Nanolum - A New Filtration Technology
Posted - 8/5/2014 1:02 PM by Dan B.
Welcome to our most adaptable filtration module, Nanolum. Nanolum is one of the many modules you can use in the Oasis filtration system. This new technology will fundamentally enhance your capability of filtering any water anywhere in the world. Let's first cover what Nanolum can do and then we will talk about how it is able to perform so well.
Quite simply, Nanolum can remove most water borne contaminants including:
- Viruses (Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E, Poliovirus, Meningitis, etc)
- Bacteria (E. Coli, Cholera, Typhoid, etc)
- Protozoa (Cryptosporidium, Giardia, etc)
- Heavy Metals
- Bad Taste
Nanolum cannot desalinate water so if you filter water from the ocean the Nanolum will “clean" it but you will still taste the salt in the water (or salt in urine if you are hardcore #toiletbowlchallenge).
Because of the wide scope of filtration, Nanolum is best used when clean water is crucial. Like when traveling, backpacking, or when the water source is really questionable.
How does Nanolum work?
If you need a refresher on how water filters work check out our article on how water filters work.
As opposed to hollow fiber membrane, which works by size exclusion, Nanolum works through absorption. Nanolum is manufactured with non-woven highly engineered water filter paper which is also impregnated with Granular Activated Carbon (GAC). Nanolum module has a strong positive electrostatic charge when wet. Like a strong magnet, the positive electrostatic charge of the Nanolum attracts and traps organic contaminates. Contaminates stick to the Nanolum like white on rice.
The GAC takes care of all the chemicals and inorganic contaminants that may be in the water. Impregnating the Nanolum with GAC allows the Nanolum to not only provide you clean and safe water but also water that tastes great. Nothing is worse than choking down clean water that tastes like it was filtered through a sumo wrestlers jockstrap.
After passing through 400 layers of the Nanolum membrane, the now clean water is allowed to pass through the the filter membrane and provide you clean, fresh tasting water. The modularity of the Oasis filtration system allows you to add other modules to the Nanolum to make a super filter designed just for you.
If you want to geek out on the technical mumbo jumbo with large scientific words and measurements check out the white sheet, "Nanolum- A geeks Guide to Better Filtration."
- You don't need to back-flush.
- When the filter is clogged or performing slow you can easily replace it.
- Like all water filters, do not allow Nanolum to freeze with water in it.
- Nanolum does not use any chemicals.
- When using in turbid water it is recommended to pre-filter the water to remove large sediments which can clog the Nanolum.