Develop New Innovative Filtration Designs and Components for Improved Service Life, Performance and Durability

Period of Performance: 12/11/2003 - 06/10/2004


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Filtration Solutions, Inc.
432 Sand Shore Road Unit 8
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Principal Investigator


The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative engine fuel filter design that utilizes water-selective membrane technology to separate water and debris from the diesel fuel. This advanced design combines a cross-flow membrane element, a fuel by-pass valve, water detection sensor, and an automatic filter service life monitor into one fuel filter unit, which is designed to replace the water separator and the particulate filter currently used in the M998 trucks. The combination of these design features forms a compact, high efficient, rugged, and continuously operable fuel filter that is suitable for the military's vehicles deployed in field environments.