Moisture and Chloride Scrubber

Period of Performance: 10/09/2014 - 10/12/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Physical Optics Corp.
1845 West 205th Street Array
Torrance, CA 90501
Principal Investigator


ABSTRACT: To meet the Air Force’s need for a high-efficiency liquid desiccant system that simultaneously removes moisture and chloride from the ambient air, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Moisture and Chloride Scrubber (MaCS), consisting of a proprietary novel liquid desiccant, waterfall dehumidifier, reservoir, circulation pump, air blower, regenerator, controller, moisture sensor, and chloride sensor. The pump circulates the desiccant between the dehumidifier and regenerator for continuous scrubbing and regeneration. The proprietary desiccant scrubs moisture and chloride simultaneously as it flows down the dehumidifier. Regenerating the desiccant to provide continuous scrubbing allows the relative humidity to be