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Purus H20 - Water Filtration Technology

The Purus H2O solution is a nanoscale water filtration technology system that can remove non-dissolved particulates as small as 10 nanometers. This includes 99.99% of all water borne pathogens. Our filtration system requires minimal maintenance and is designed and built on a scalable, modular platform, and can be customised to suit any water cleaning requirements.


Manufacturing facilities, plant or contaminated water supplies that are in search of a water filtration technology that can clean polluted water for reuse, will benefit immensely from the Purus H2O system.



The Purus H2O system is made up of two key pallet mounted module types: a Control Module, and a Filtration Module. Each of these modules are designed on top of a standard Australia sized pallet for ease of transport and deployability. The filtration pallet module is equipped with 14 individual filtration boxes, where each of the boxes can be interchanged for replacement or maintenance purposes.



The design of the Filtration Module allows the system to be configured in a parallel setup to ensure continuous and increase flow rate as desired. Each Filtration Module is equipped with a suite of sensors to detect the flow rate within the filtration system. If the flow rates drop below a predetermined threshold, an alert will be raised and a maintenance action will ensue. The maintenance action will either be a replacement of a filtration box or an automatic backwashing event. The backwashing technology is under development and Blue Quest expect the backwashing technology to be available by Q3 2020. The automated backwashing technology is a very important feature of the next generation Purus H2O design. Operationally, the cost benefits are up to one-tenth of the operational costs compared to a standard replaceable filter module approach. It will be possible to have an automated filter membrane replacement with logic control at predetermined intervals or when encountering a flow rate issue.



This water filtration system will initiate a backwash cycle, where it will automatically release a new gel solution into the Filter Module to replace the previously backwashed gel membrane.


Purus H2O reduces non-dissolved pollution and contamination at a nanolevel ensuring that organisations and industries can maintain a high degree of compliance in accordance with increasingly stringent standards. This is a tremendous opportunity to offer a solution that cost effectively removes nanoparticles such as bacteria, disease and contaminants, which many existing processes leave untreated.

The Features

There are several key features within the Purus H20 design that make it truly unique when compared to its competitors. One of the key features is its capability to be easily transported and the ability for the product to operate with a comparatively high flux rate with low-pressure requirements. All of the key features within the Purus H20 system can be found below.

Purus H2O key features

The design is such that dependent on operational requirements, up to three Purus H2O Filtration Modules can be interconnected to a single Control Module, giving a total nominal flow rate of 9,000L/hour in a 4 pallet setup (1 control and 3 filtration). The modularity of the design allows the end user to filter different amounts of water depending on their clean water needs. A Control Module is required for every three Filtration Modules.

The Technology

Blue Quest’s Hydrate Membrane is a new nanofiltration separation technology using a proprietary gelatinous material, developed by The University of Queensland. The Purus H2O system enables simple and cost-effective production of filtered water. The water filtration technology removes all non-dissolved particulates as small as 10nm, helping to solve many environmental challenges.


Through extensive research and development, Blue Quest has determined the optimum design and manufacturing method for the Filtration Module and boxes. Each filtration box contains a measured layer of filtration gel membrane. Filtration is achieved partly by mechanical straining with a size exclusion of 10nm and partly by physical absorption. As a result, by using the Purus H2O system to filter water sources which may be contaminated with pathogens (including viruses and bacteria) and other particulates, it will provide clean and clear water that can be reused again.