Nimon Bondurant Invented a Solar-Powered CamelTrain, the World’s First Nanofiltration Portable Water Purifier

Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 per cent of your body weight. Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body need water to work properly.

Access to clean potable water is a challenge for millions of people across the globe. The researchers are continuously striving in search of new ways for water filtration techniques; with an aim to provide easy access to our basic right to clean water to everyone.

In recent years, the Nanofiltration (NF) process has prospered at a faster pace compared to other filtration systems, Reverse Osmosis (RO) in many applications due to lower energy consumption and higher flux rates.

During NF process, the separation takes place based on molecule size using membranes. It’s mainly applied in drinking water purification processes such as water softening, micro pollutant removal or decoloring.

There are many water filtration systems are available in the market today. They have been used with varying degrees of effectiveness for decades. They become less effective when the water is cloudier and/or running. A kind of physical barrier created by nanofiltration technique is lacking in those filtration processes.

A social and nature caring inventor Nimon Bondurant, founder of the Bondurant Technologies International Inc., has developed a portable all-membrane Nanofiltration-based filtration unit ‘the CamelTrain’ to help people proving clean water for better health, reports PRNews Wire.
Nimon Bondurant got inspired to invent the CamelTrain when he saw a portable car wash vendor wasting gallons of water without any filtration technique, which could otherwise have been used for replenishing water for the whole day. 

He decided at that moment, using his scientific background, to invent an affordable and more portable water purifier which would help people as well as our environment.

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The Nanofiltration CamelTrain runs from AC/DC and solar power. It includes membranes that have an organic and inorganic matter rejection rate comparable to reverse osmosis (RO). The compact, but very effective filter pulls lower electricity than RO!
It produces near reverse osmosis quality water of up to 10 gallons per minute, at a minimal cost of US$.05 per cubic meter. The unit weighs less than 200 pounds and takes less than one minute to set up.

One unit can provide water hydration for around 17,000 people daily and its configuration ranges from .01 nanometers (a nanometer is one billionth of a meter) to .0001 nanometers in size, erects a physical barrier of microscopic pores. 

It results in a clean drinking water which is effectively free of microbials, chemical pollution, heavy metals (including lead and chromium-6), and even radionuclides. The filter is ideal for water softening, as it removes calcium and magnesium from hard water.

The CamelTrain can easily either be moved individually or stacked in multiples and transported on pallets to remote villages, emergency needs, or more point-of-use applications such as converting dirty water in boats, recreational vehicles, camp sites, homes, or hotels along with any commercial application.


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