The Purification Process
Two Stage Filtration. Stage one removes sand, dirt and very fine particles. The second stage removes
harmful microorganisms such as paramecium, amoeba, giardia, cryptosporidium and other small matter down to 1 micron in size.
Water Treatment. The
replaceable multi-media water canister effectively treats 20,000 gallons of surface water containing contaminants such as
lead, barium, selenium and arsenic prior to replacement. It also removes high levels of manmade pollutants
such as solvents, insecticides and petrochemicals. When used to eliminate possible microbial contamination
in clear water, the canister may be used for up to 25,000 gallons. The 3300M is most effective when the
flow rate does not exceed 2.35 gallons per minute.
Disinfecting. The ultraviolet (UV) lamp system is rated at 3.8 gallons per minute; significantly
higher than is required by US regulatory agencies and exceeds the World Health Organization’s standards for total disinfection
and inactivation of minute organisms. UV is much faster acting than chlorine and has been found to destroy
99.99% of all bacteria and viruses found in water, such as e-coli, cholera, typhoid, anthrax and polio.
Power Source. Operates on 90 to 260 volts AC at 50 or 60 hertz, virtually any international
power source. Additionally the system operates from the NATO connection available on a Military Vehicle. Power
cords are provided. A 12 Volt option requires an inverter.
Pressure. The whisper-quiet, variable-speed, self-priming, low-voltage pump draws water
up to 12 feet and provides water on demand at pressures between 22 and 45 pounds per square inch (PSI). This
is highly desirable when filling containers or pumping through a manifold. Using quick connects and knobs,
no wiring or tools are required to change the pump.
Triple Mode Display. A digital display shows the volume of water passing through the system from 2.5
to 3.5 gallons per minute, total run time of the filter canister, and the total run time of the UV exposure unit.
Safety Features. The operating
and monitoring components are designed with a two-stage protective shutdown system. First, the overall system automatically
shuts down in the event of a failure in the disinfecting process. Secondly, a valve closes, stopping more water from passing
through the system.
Replacement Packages. Extended Use Accessory Packages are available and include expendables and spare parts.