Mainstream Engineering Awarded Contract from the US Air Forcefor a Fuel Recovery System
Fuel is critical to any military operation. Preserving fuel that is stored and transported to the battlefield is critical to maintaining a high level of operational effectiveness. Fuel convoys and storage facilities are particularly vulnerable to attack, and in the event of such an occurrence, the fuel must be recovered to mitigate the negative effects of this disturbance. Fuel that has been compromised as a result of the attack, equipment failure, or accident could contain any number of contaminants including moisture, dirt, soot, and aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs). Mainstream Engineering will develop an innovative emulsion-breaking device to separate JP-8 from aqueous emulsions containing AFFFs. Supporting system components will then separate and recover the fuel for reuse. In Phase I, Mainstream demonstrated the technology at the laboratory scale. In this Phase II, Mainstream will demonstrate a prototype fuel recovery system that will process 10 GPM of fuel.
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 QwikProduct™ 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.