Mainstream Engineering Awarded Contract from the United States Army for Development of a Chemometric Water Monitoring System

ROCKLEDGE, FL — November 20, 2017— Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 32-year-old Brevard County manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced, lean-manufacturing, cost-competitive products, which are all Made in the USA, has been awarded a contract from the United States Army for Development of a Chemometric Water Monitoring System.

Mainstream has been awarded a contract to optimize Army water management by developing a smart control algorithm system that uses water quality measurements to classify wastewater. Mainstream plans to deliver technology that the Army can integrate into its future base camp concept of operations. The Army is developing mobile wastewater treatment and gray water recycling systems to provide tactical base commanders with more organic logistics support. The most efficient small base would recycle or repurpose as much wastewater as possible to reduce the need for potable water and reduce the need for convoys to haul water out. Mainstream has identified cutting-edge research that allows for effective classification of wastewater on a single control platform such as a small circuit board. The smart control algorithm will make decisions such as
1) water is already safe for non-potable purposes per Joint Regulations (see reference)
2) water is safe for discharge per EPA guidelines (see reference)
3) water is suitable for a microbial process
4) water can be treated by a non-reverse osmosis filtration process
5) water requires reverse osmosis filtration
6) water would damage reverse osmosis filters

Mainstream will demonstrate the feasibility of our algorithm using basic laboratory data and a data set comprising either
1) collected wastewater from laundry, shower, kitchen, latrine or
2) a statistically robust number of samples from the wastewater treatment facility.  Mainstream will then verify measurement accuracy by comparing the results to an analysis conducted using the appropriate reference method from the current edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater

About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development, and manufacturing small business with a history of leading-edge R&D that has resulted in advanced, American-made, cost-competitive products. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition thermal control, energy storage, and energy conversion technology into high-quality, cost-effective, environmentally safe green, commercial products. Products include lightweight diesel engines, thermal control units, biomass conversion technologies, refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers, and the QwikProducts line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) products. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, turbomachinery, chemical technology, and materials science.