ROCKLEDGE, FL – January 20th, 2012 – Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 25-year Brevard County research and manufacturing company, has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army to develop a greywater recycling system for Army field kitchens.
Army Field Sanitation Centers typically convert 240 gallons of potable water per day into greywater. Regulations require that all greywater be properly disposed or transported off-site. The Army has contracted with Mainstream Engineering Corporation to develop a compact, continuous greywater recycling system that recycles water and thereby lowers the consumption of valuable potable drinking water.
Under a competitive selection process, Mainstream was selected to develop, design and fabricate this innovative recycling system and this work represents a continued expansion of Mainstream’s prior water recycling and water purification efforts that have been ongoing for more than a decade. “Energy and water resources are going to be scarce commodities in the future, and Mainstream has been working diligently for years on methods to preserve both natural resources in a cost effective means with practical, reliable inventions”, stated Dr. Scaringe Mainstream’s President and Founder.
While many employers in Brevard County are discussing reductions in force, Mainstream has seen its staff increase by more than 20% in the last year, while also successfully spinning off a start up automotive company and dramatically expanding their manufacturing capabilities in Brevard. “Every Mainstream product is proudly made in the USA to the highest quality standards and we intend to keep it that way,” stated Scaringe. This new Army contract will allow Mainstream to create additional engineering and production positions.
“Given the state of the economy and the recent job losses at Kennedy Space Center, we are excited about the possibility of being able to employ displaced workers from the local community,”/ said Scaringe. “As I have stated with each new contract award, this new Army contract award is one small step in a series of ongoing job-creating programs that we are developing at both Mainstream and our automotive spin-off company.”
“These programs create local jobs, improve the nation’s energy efficiency and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, all while reducing emissions and preserving the environment,” continued Scaringe.
Mainstream Engineering has a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced, lean-manufactured, cost-competitive products, which are all proudly made in the USA.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development and manufacturing business founded in 1986. Our primary mission is to transition advanced thermal control, energy storage and energy conversion technology into high-quality, cost-effective, environmentally safe, green, commercial products. Products include lightweight diesel/JP8-fueled engines (including generators and hybrid vehicle drive trains), advanced thermal control units, advanced biomass conversion technologies, refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers and the QwikProduct™ line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) products. Areas of advanced research include thermal control, energy conversion, engine and emissions research, turbomachinery, chemical technology and materials science.