Noah Water Systems, Inc. manufactures and sells The Nomad™, a portable water purification system capable of producing 25 gallons / 95 liters per minute or 36,000 gallons / 136,800 liters per day of safe drinking water from fresh water sources: wells, lakes, ponds, rivers or floodwaters. This unit comes complete with its own generator, pump and water inlet pickup. All hoses and connections use the quick-connect system for easy use and fast assembly. The unit is shipped in 2 custom ATA Specification 300-Category 1 Flight Cases complete with loading skids. The Nomad™ is a completely self-contained / self-sufficient water purification unit, making it the ideal choice to provide remote water service to larger groups.
Operating the unit is easy and effective, with assembly limited to quick-connect hose. The UV light source should be replaced after 9,200 hours of operation. The life of the Sediment and Carbon filters is completely determined by the amount of dirt, sediment and particulates in the source water. When the filters begin to reach the end of their useful life, the water out-flow will gradually diminish, indicating the need for filter replacement. Noah Water Systems carries a complete supply of replacement filters for your convenience.
- Production @ 25 Gal / 95 Ltr / min
- Disinfection to 99.9999% Kill Rate
- UV Lamp-Out Shut Down Circuit
- 4-Stage Purification Process
- Easy Filter Change
- Cleanable Pre-Filter
- 3-Year Limited Warranty
- NSF Rated Components
- ATA Spec 300 – Category 1 Flight Cases
- Case Dimensions: 34x29x38 in
- Weight: 600 lbs (total)
- Virtually Maintenance Free
- No Chemicals to Add
- Honda Gasoline Generator and Pump
What exactly is the purification process?
The purification process starts with a pre-filter, screening the source water at the point of entry. In the Noah product line, the pre-filter screens are incorporated with the inlet hose. This is essential in preventing the system from becoming plugged with rocks, mud, feces and other large debris.
2. Sediment Filtration
The water passes through a sediment filter. Adding a sediment filter provides 5-micron filtration to extend the life of the carbon filter by removing unseen sediment that will prematurely clog the filter.This would include the removal of:
- Sand, Silt, and Scale
- Dirt and Mud
- Other Suspended Solids
3. Carbon Block Filtration
The carbon block filtration process is actually comprised of two distinctly different procedures.
Chemical Bonding: Uses activated carbon (sometimes called activated charcoal) which has a slight electro-positive charge added to it, making an even more attractive bonding agent to chemicals and impurities. When water is forced through the solid carbon block, it is forced to slow down and increase the amount of contact time with the carbon, allowing the carbon bonding to take place.
Mechanical Straining: The carbon is compacted into a solid brick of material. Every molecule of water is forced through the microscopic pores of carbon, effectively straining out particle matter.
4. Ultraviolet Treatment
Ultraviolet treatment is the final, and in most cases, the most important step in the purification process. After the carbon filter has cleansed the water, it is exposed to intense dosages of UV light. This exposure effectively destroys viruses, bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa. The UV light destroys any microorganisms by scrambling its DNA structure.
As a result,the cells are rendered sterile and cannot reproduce, and thus no longer remaining a threat.