This single stage 10″x2.5″ caravan water filter system includes one filter housing, a stainless steel bracket, two standard clip on garden hose connectors, and a housing opening spanner for filter changes.
This filter unit is supplied with a mounting bracket, however it does not need to be mounted for use. You can connect this unit inline on your garden hose when filling your tanks or when connected to a water supply whilst camping and / or between your tank and drinking point for final filtration before drinking.
This caravan filtration system can remove sediment (dirt, dust, rust, particles, etc), chlorine, many volatile organic compounds, pesticides, herbicides, chemicals and improves taste, odour and colouration depending on the filter selected.
To remove filterable cysts such as cryptosporidium, giardia, blastocysts, etc you must select a carbon filter with at lease a 0.5 micron rating or the ceramic 0.5uM sediment filter.
Chemical / chlorine removal: The standard coconut carbon block cartridges [CBC] will filter approximately 10,000 litres of town water before needing to be replaced. The Silver Carbon, Heavy Metals CBC and Fluoride Carbon filters will filter about 20,000 litres. The Pentek CBC-10 and Matrikx PB1 metals and chloramine filters will filter about 30,000 litres and the Pentek CBR2-10 filters are a high volume chlorine removal filter and will effectively filter approximately 75,000 litres.
It’s important when using these filter system to only turn the tap on to a flow rate of less then 4 litres per minute for these systems to filter optimally.
There are many options for carbon filters listed, all of these filters can be used on all water supplies – however it is generally recommended that the Nano silver Quantum Disinfection™ [QD*] filter is used to prevent bacterial growth if you are likely to encounter water that is not of a guaranteed quality.
Quantum Disinfection™ is a new generation of Nano-composite materials with activated surfaces that kills harmful pathogens including bacteria (E. coli, Staphylococcus, Legionella, etc.), viruses (MS2) and protozoa (Cryptosporidium) in water, with no power, no chemicals and no maintenance.
How does it work?
Quantum DisinfectionTM is a revolutionary technology, exclusive to the Thirsty Nomad in Australia. QD has 7 patents worldwide.
QD uses the quantum mechanic principals of electron movement and doping, in order to create powerful catalysts with highly activated surfaces applied, since 2011, for water and air disinfection.
A quantum leap away from the classical methods (chlorine, alcohol, bromide, ozone or UV), Quantum DisinfectionTM uses a discharged surface (positive quantum field) that attracts electrons. Water, or air, simply has to pass over the Quantum DisinfectionTM ceramics and the microorganisms (negatively charged) are instantly killed.
How efficient is it.
The best results from several institutions and certified laboratories show a 99.9999% elimination for bacteria (E.coli) and >99.99% for viruses (MS2).
Does it have any certifications?
Yes. QD media has:
NSF/ANSI 42 (Certificate #: C0292640-01)
Tested and Certified by NSF International against NSF P231 protocol – which certifies that a drinking water treatment product acts as a microbiological purifier.
Tested by IAPMO to NSF/ANSI 61 (Certificate #: 23033)
Certificate Ministry of Health – China (Certificate #: 2015KF2513)
THESE FILTERS ACHIEVE STATED EFFECTIVENESS AT FLOW RATES BELOW 4 LITRES PER MINUTE
Recommended usage life for filters without anti bacterial properties is 6 months, silver infused carbon filters is 12 months and Quantum DisinfectionTM filter is 18 months.
This item is not certified for permanent connection to mains supply and if you need a Watermark certified system for permanent connection to mains supply please contact us.
We also offer a twin stage version of this unit in our store which includes a dedicated sediment pre-filter for dirtier water supplies and which also protects the more costly carbon / speciality filter from clogging prematurely.