Howell Laboratories, Inc.
Potable Water Treatment
We use the hardened “Commercial-Off-the-Shelf” (COTS) approach for the most effective, most economical way to protect a ship’s potable water supply. This means that we have licensed a technology from a partner which has proven to be effective in the commercial (non-military) market and “hardened” it by incorporating it into products which meet the US military’s operability and survivability requirements.
Specifically, our potable water treatment system generates a mixed-oxidant solution on-site with fresh water and salt (sodium chloride) by passing the sodium chloride solution through an electrolytic cell. This solution is then injected in the potable water for disinfection.