Two Stage Filtration.
The first stage removes sand, dirt and very fine particles down to 5 microns in size. The second
stage effectively removes harmful microorganisms such as paramecium, amoeba, giardia, cryptosporidium and other small matter
down to 1 micron.
Water Treatment. The replaceable multi-media water treatment canister effectively
treats 75,000 to 125,000 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 100,000
gallons. It is most effective when the flow rate does not exceed 7 gallons per minute.
Disinfecting. An ultraviolet (UV) lamp system is integrated. Rated at 30
gallons per minute, it provides over two times the safety factor required by the US regulatory agencies and exceeds the World
Health Organization’s standards for total disinfection. 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. Additionally, the level of UV exposure in the Aspen 10,000M effectively kills or inactivates minute
Source. Operates on 90
to 260 volts AC at 50 or 60 hertz as well as 10 to 30 volts DC, virtually any power source. The military
version comes standard with a 24-volt DC input (optional on the civilian version.) Power cords with military
type quick-connects are provided. (Note: A solar option is also available.)
Pressure. The whisper-quiet, variable-speed, self-priming, low-voltage pumps can draw 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 5.7 to 7 gallons per minute, the 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.