Filtration and Ultraviolet Light Disinfection
Portable Solar / 12 volt Powered Water Purification System for Remote Applications
Cleaner and Safer Drinking Water from most any Creeks, Rivers, Lakes or Fresh Water Sources
Aqua Sun manufactures the Responder S Portable, Solar-Battery / 12-volt Powered Water Purification Systems for Remote Applications. This system has the capabilities of producing cleaner and safer drinking water from almost any creek, stream, pond, well, lake or most any fresh water source at a volume production rate of 1 gallon (3.7 liters) per minute where water purification and electrical power are impractical or unattainable. The daily water production from the solar battery mode is up to 100 gallons (370 liters) per day. For continuous water purification production a 15 ft long, 12-volt electrical power cord is provided with a cigarette lighter plug and battery jumper cable clips that can be plugged into any car, truck, boat, plane, generator or any 12-volt electrical power supply source. This System does not require any outside electrical power to operate nor is there a need to add chemical additives to the water. Water volume flow rates can be increased by using a specially designed manifold which allows 5 systems to be connected together to increase water volume production amounts to 5 gallons (18 liters) per minute or greater.
These Portable, Solar Battery / 12-volt Powered Water Purification Systems pull the water from the source and through a 5.0 micron Sediment Pre-Filter. The water is then pushed through a Carbon Block Polishing Filter that has the capabilities of removing Giardia and Cryptosporidium Cysts, Entamoeba and Toxoplasma Cysts, Schistosomiasis, Herbicides, Pesticides, Trihalomethanes (THMs), certain Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs), Chlorine and Chlorine By-Products, Sediment, Bad Taste, Odors, Color, Smell, and many other Harmful Chemicals and Contaminants down to a 0.5 micron. The polished filtered water is then channeled past an Ultraviolet Light Disinfecting Process that has the ability to kill Bacteria, Viruses, Typhoid Fever, Coliform, Dysentery, Cholera, Infectious Jaundice, Hepatitis and Influenza Virus, E-coli, Enteric Fever and many other unwanted microorganisms to a 99.999% purity.
We can ship our systems to almost anywhere in the world
Shipping sizes and weights for this system
Without Replacement Parts Kit; 22 x 18 x 12 @ 50 lbs
With Replacement Parts Kit; 24 x 20 x 18 @ 60 Lbs
We ship individually, pallets or ocean containers.
This System is approved for air shipments inside and outside the continental United States.
All water contact components carry a NSF Approval Rating and the ultraviolet light carries a Certificate of Analysis.
This system comes in 2 different powered models:
Responder S: combination of solar & battery (provided) and 12-volt auxiliary powered operating capabilities.
Responder A: 12-volt auxiliary powered operation only (solar panel and battery not provided). Purified water volume production rate is 1 gallon (3.7 liters) per minute; up to 720+ gallons (2664+ liters) per day (up to 12+ hours / day).
We can design for your needs.
The filter and UV light manufacturers are members of the Water Quality Association.
Aqua Sun International is a registered DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CENTRAL CONTRACTOR, an approved UNITED NATIONS SUPPLIER, and a member of the AMERICAN SOLAR ENERGY SOCIETY (ASES)
Aqua Sun International located in Minden, Nevada U.S.A. engineered and designed the Responder S System in 1991 and is the original / only manufacturer of this system.
All designs, product literature and names are Copyrighted 1998 – 2010 and Trademarked.
Removes ground water sediment and protects the carbon block filter from premature clogging.
APPROXIMATE FILTER LIFE EXPECTANCY depends on how dirty incoming water is or 1 year maximum.
0.5 micron CARBON BLOCK
Removes and reduces giardia lamblia and cryptosporidium cysts, entamoeba and toxoplasma cysts, volatile organic chemicals "VOC's" pesticides and herbicides, turbidity reduction, sediment, color, bad taste and odors such as hydrogen sulfide "rotten egg smell" and many other microorganisms down to a 0.5 micron. This Carbon Block Filter polishes the water crystal clear for refreshing good tasting water. This filter is made entirely from FDA-compliant materials.
APPROXIMATE FILTER LIFE EXPECTANCY 10,000 gallons / 37,000 liters or one year of clean incoming water maximum.
ULTRAVIOLET DISINFECTING LAMP
Clean, safe and natural UV light rays have the ability to kill the bacteria and virus to 99.999 % purity without any harmful side effects much like chemical agents normally added to drinking water. The ultraviolet range is ideal for killing Micro-organisms such as E-coli, Coli form, Cholera, Legionnaires Disease, Hepatitis Virus, Typhoid Fever, Dysentery, Infectious Jaundice, Influenza, Enteric Fever and many other unwanted Microorganisms.
APPROXIMATE UV BULB LIFE EXPECTANCY 8000 hours, or approx 2 Years.
1 gallon (3.7 liters) per minute, approximate depending upon head
Built-in Flexibility, 2 Power Sources
- Solar Charged Battery Powered 100+ gals. (370+ liters) / day
- 12-volt Auxiliary Powered Operation 1 gallon (3.7 liters) per minute = 60 gals per hour x 10+ hours = 600 gallons / 2,220 liters, approximate
Portable: Approx 50 lbs
Briefcase Size: 22” wide x 18" long x 10" deep
Solar Panel: Size; 18" long x 11" wide.
Rugged / Reliable: Easy to Operate
Easy, 1-minute Set-Up: Instant Production
Auxiliary Power: (12-volt) 12+ Hrs / Day
Battery Charge Storage Life = 1+ Year
Dent Proof Case with Retractable Handel & Wheels
Rated Water Pressure: 20 PSI minimum / 65 PSI maximum.
Ultraviolet Lamp Output:16,000 microwatt seconds per centimeter squared and carries a Certificate of Analysis.
NSF and FDA APPROVED on filtration and water contact components.
Battery Status: Digital Display
Standard Operating Power: Solar Electrical Producing Panel, Battery and Controls
Output Watts: Ultraviolet Light only; 10 Watts per hour
Self Priming Water Pump: 1.8 amps max per hour depending on head
Inlet Connection: 3/4 “Female Standard Hose / Swivel. 11 feet long
Outlet Connections: 3/4 “Male Standard Hose / Threaded. 7 feet long
Inlet Strainer with back flow preventer / check valve to keep pumped primed
Hoses, electrical cords and all misc. fittings included with system
UV Lamp "ON" LED
Filter / UV Replacement Parts available as kits and individually
Options (extra fees apply):
U.S. Voltage: 120 volt to 12 volt converter for AC Operation: $350.00 ea.
International Voltage: 220 volt 50 Hz. Uses a 220 volt 50 Hz to a 120 volt Power Step Down Transformer then the above 120 volt to 12 volt converter: $450.00 ea.
Back Pack: Black, $175.00
Decontamination Faucet for wash down of equipment and personnel during Emergency Response: $25.00
Optional, Lamp Out / Pump Disconnect: ( LO / PD ) Stops water flow though system if UV light is not on, Safety Feature: $500.00
Non Profit and Distributor Pricing available.
For pricing, more information, or to place an order,
call us at (775) 783-8566
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Here are some things people have said about the Responder S
To: Aqua Sun International
Subject: Water Purifier –Vessels of Mercy Intl.
You should be very proud of developing such a wonderful product that can help so many lives around the world, especially in Honduras. I have traveled in 43 countries over the past 16 years and seen many water purifiers in the field, and I would have to say that is the best one yet, excellent product!!!!!!
Vessels of Mercy Intl.
To: Aqua Sun International
Just back from the Honduras and will discuss in much more detail later, but wanted to let you know that the water purifiers are great success. I was almost moved to tears to see the first machine in operation- a sight to behold definitely exceeded 1 gallon per minute (for the small machine).
You should take great pride in producing a system that provides such a direly needed basic necessity- they are a thing of beauty in a settling like Yoro province, Honduras now. We thank you and so do the people of Yoro! The Richmond Times-dispatch will be running an article tomorrow which will focus on the water purification effort and, I think, will have photos of it in action in Honduras, courtesy of us.
Dr. Billy Lennarz
Department of Defense The US ARMY begins "Operation Aqua Sun" with the Outpost S
United Nations Aqua Sun is approved as a United Nations Supplier
World Vision News Aqua Sun assists World Vision with the 2007 floods in Bolivia
MSNBC News Aqua Sun colleague Leon McLaughlin was featured in an MSNBC news story about his time in Bolivia with the Aqua Sun systems.