Mainstream leverages our expertise in chemistry and chemical engineering to support applied R&D efforts in the fields of energy conversion, green technology and thermal management.
Internally funded R&D includes development and support of chemical-based QwikProducts™ for the commercial HVAC industry. We also perform research for sponsors including the Army, Navy, Air Force, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), among others.
Our chemical technology R&D is focused in the following three areas:
Reactions Engineering and Process Development
Working Fluid Development
At Mainstream, we focus on the R&D process rather than any particular "widget" or technology. Our research efforts start with getting a clear understanding of a user's needs and then considering all the available options. We seek to approach each new challenge with a "blank sheet" and without bias toward our own previous inventions.
We use small, focused design teams to address problems in a tight-knit setting that fosters creativity and effective communication. Computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools and rapid-prototyping are used extensively to speed development timelines.
Unlike most other small companies, Mainstream is engaged in all aspects of providing solutions from initial concept through final manufacturing, sales, and support. We encourage you to see for yourself at our Patents, Manufacturing, and Products pages.
Our Labs and Capabilities
Mainstream has a diverse set of capabilities for the development of chemical technology solutions including:
Mainstream's 85,000-ft2 facility in Rockledge, FL includes extensive laboratories and supporting facilities. The facilities used most often for our chemical technology programs are:
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