ROCKLEDGE, FL — September 15th, 2017 — Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 31-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 U.S Air Force for a Demulsification and Purification System to Recover Contaminated JP-8.
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 this disturbance. Fuel that has been compromised as a result of 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 the Phase I, Mainstream demonstrated the technology at the laboratory-scale. In this Phase II, Mainstream will demonstrate a prototype fuel recovery system which 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.