Updated on January 25, 2024

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Created on October 19, 2020

Spectra Aquifer 360

The Spectra Aquifer 360 is a portable desalination and water purification unit.

Developed By
  1. Katadyn Group
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Product Description

The Spectra Aquifer 360 is a portable water purification and desalination system produced by Spectra Watermakers – Katadyn Group. The system produces an average salt rejection of 99.5% for a variety of water sources including seawater, river water, lake water, contaminated or brackish water from wells. The energy-efficient water maker means the system can be powered by solar panels.

The system is corrosion resistant and built to survive outdoor environments with military-grade molded plastic cases. The aquifer system is ideal for emergencies, disaster relief, expeditions, military, and recreation.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Market Suggested Retail Price

$15,462.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community, Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Distributed worldwide through selected stores. This product has been implemented by Operation Blessing, World Hope International and the US Marine Corps.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Desolenator and Slingshot.

Manufacturing/Building Method

This product is manufactured in California, USA by Spectra Watermakers, part of the Katadyn Group.

Intellectural Property Type

Trademark

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product by contacting dealers and showrooms , from 92 stores across 55 countries.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Target use case

Community use

Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)

55 L/hr

Bacteria reduction

Unknown

Type of membrane filtration

Reverse Osmosis

Virus reduction

Unknown

Protozoa reduction

Unknown

Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction

None

Maximum recommended influent turbidity level (NTU)

Unknown

Effluent turbidity levels (NTU)

Unknown

Material of construction

Plastic and charcoal

Safe water storage capacity (L)

None

Manufacturer-specified lifetime volume (L)

Unknown

Design Specifications

Spectra Aquifer 360 is corrosive resistant and built to survive outdoor environments. The unit pumps water approximately 6 L/min to the reverse osmosis membrane. Feed water is filtered through three stages. The first stage removes large debris through a strainer and keeps the intake several inches from the bottom. Water then passes through an 80 mesh screen and a 5 micron pre-filter to protect the pump from silt, algae and abrasive particles. 10% of the water the passes through the membrane is purified water. The remaining water is returned to the source as concentrated brine. Nothing is retained within the system. The handheld salinity tester measures the total dissolved solids (TDS) of the purified water. When the TDS is <750 parts per million (PPM), the purified water can be stored for usage. Dimensions (cm): 79 x 40 x 52 Weight (kg): 44 Voltage Options: 12 V or 24 V DC. Able to pair with wind, solar, or battery power sources for off-grid application. Power: 220 W – 4.5 W/L

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Spectra has customer service and support with technicians available by Skype, phone and e-mail in North America and Europe.

Replacement Components

Replacement components include: Suction Strainer, 20” Membrane, 5 Micron Filter Element, Clark Pump Internal Components, Filter Housing O-Ring, Feed Pump, Charcoal Filter, Alkaline Membrane Cleaner, Acid Cleaner, and Membrane Preservative.

Lifecycle

Membranes can last 8-10 years or more with proper maintenance.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The unit was designed to reduce salt by 99.5%, for an output of 56 L/h and 10% of intake water recovered. The designer specifies the system is corrosion resistant and energy-efficient.

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown

Safety

The product is shipped with a non-toxic potable water system preservative. Damage may occur if the preservative is not flushed out and the membrane is pressurized with the preservative still inside.

Complementary Technical Systems

The system requires a power source (12 V or 24 V/20 A) for use and is able to pair with wind, solar, or battery power sources for off-grid application. A 3 panel power case can be combined with the unit to create a fully self-sufficient system.

Academic Research and References

Compliance with regulations

Unknown

Evaluation methods

Unknown

Other Information

None

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