Accession Number : ADA078493

Title :   Development of Reverse Osmosis Desalination for Life Raft Emergency Drinking Water Supplies,

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ANNAPOLIS MD PROPULSION AND AUXILIARY SYSTEMS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Pizzino ,J F ; Adamson,W L

PDF Url : ADA078493

Report Date : Dec 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Two hand-operated reverse osmosis desalinators being developed to provide emergency drinking water for life rafts were evaluated. Following some initial operating tests, the better performing unit, incorporating an energy recovery mechanism, was operated on a life raft in the open ocean by two Navy enlisted men for 7.5 hours. Each man alternately pumped the unit for up to 35 minutes each hour and produced better than 1 gallon-per-hour of drinking quality water. The tests demonstrated the feasibility of using such a device to provide emergency drinking water on a Navy life raft. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DRINKING WATER, *REVERSE OSMOSIS, *DESALINATION, EMERGENCIES, NAVAL PERSONNEL, LIFE RAFTS, WATER SUPPLIES

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE