The Advanced Low Logistics H2O (ALL H2O) research project will develop water sustainment technologies that will enable maximal water reuse, harvesting, and monitoring in a practical and efficient manner at Army contingency bases.
Water and wastewater transport in the operational environment puts soldiers at increased risk, is costly, and can limit operational reach due to burdensome logistics. The technologies and integration concepts needed to enable maximal on-site water reuse and generation in the dynamic, austere, and energy-constrained Army operational setting in a practical and safe manner do not yet exist.
Innovative materials and methods for selective water transport, degradation of emerging contaminants, fouling resistance, in-situ generation of consumables, and efficient water vapor capture.
Modular design concepts tested at bench scale.
Optimized technologies evaluated and down selected using end user constraints for efficacy, simplicity, deployability, robustness, integration, savings, and safety.
- 25% reduction in net water demand
- 2 MIL/year savings per 1000 PAX base
- Reduced manpower and energy
- Increased security
Ongoing. An FY16-FY18 research effort.
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Environmental Processes Branch
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