Mainstream Engineering Awarded Contract from the U.S Army for Advanced Water Purification
Military operations frequently occur in locations where safe drinking water is not available. Water has been 30 to 40% of the daily logistical burden in Iraq and Afghanistan, risking soldiers’ lives with every water supply convoy. Soldier dehydration of 3 to 4% can reduce soldier performance up to 48%. The average water requirement is 25 liters of water per soldier per day, with the requirement increasing to 60 liters per soldier per day for a fully developed theater. Currently, the Army uses a number of water purification technologies to meet this logistical burden, but these technologies introduce additional supplies into the logistics train and require high energy costs associated with pumping. Mainstream has developed a water purification process that reduces the filtration energy by three orders of magnitude resulting in revolutionary savings in the power requirements needed to produce safe drinking water.
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. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, turbomachinery, chemical technology, and materials science.