Spectra Aquifer 360
Spectra Watermakers - Katadyn Group
The Spectra Aquifer 360 is a portable desalination and water purification unit.
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.
Distributed worldwide through selected stores.
This product has been implemented by Operation Blessing, World Hope International and the US Marine Corps.
Product competitors include the Slingshot and Desolenator.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
NGO, Government and Military. Ideal for emergencies, disaster relief, expeditions, military and recreational use.
This product is manufactured in California, USA by Spectra Watermakers, part of the Katadyn Group.
Users can obtain the product by contacting dealers and showrooms , from 92 stores across 55 countries.
Is this filter designed for individual, household, or community use?
Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of bacteria
Does the system use microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, or reverse osmosis?
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of viruses
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of protozoa
Reduction levels of heavy metals and/or arsenic through this treatment system
Manufacturer-specified maximum level of inlet turbidity (NTU)
Range or value of outlet turbidity levels (NTU)
Description of materials of construction
Is there safe water storage integrated into this product?
What is the total number of liters that is recommended can be filtered?
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
Spectra has customer service and support with technicians available by Skype, phone and e-mail in North America and Europe.
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.
Membranes can last 8-10 years or more with proper maintenance.
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.
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.
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.
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