ACI Household Filter
Aqua Clara International (ACI)
The ACI Household Filter for drinking water treatment is constructed using local materials and uses an imported hollow membrane technology.
Filters have been distributed in Belize, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia.
The $65correspondence with manufacturer filters are distributed by partner organizations who provide filters by donation or locally established micro-enterprises.
Household water treatment methods and products available in local markets.
Individuals and households in developing countries.
Filters units are assembled in country. Locally available components include: 1/4 inch PVC housing; 1, 3/4 inch tap with rubber seal; 1, 75 micron pre filter screen; 1. 5 gallon bucket or larger; 1, large back-flushing syringe. Imported components include: 2, 0.1 micron hollow membrane units.
Users can obtain the filters from local partner organizations. ACI requires that interested parties participate in a training program to ensure proper construction, use and monitoring of the units built in the field. Their approach centers on training and supporting individuals and/or organizations to establish and manage micro-enterprises based around purifier construction, sales and service with a focus on sustainability.
More than 10,000 distributionscorrespondence with manufacturer.
How often/when should maintenance be performed?
The filter is comprised of a 20 L bucket, pre-filter screen, and two hollow fibre membrane units. Pre-filter has 50-75 micron screen and membrane filters have 0.2 micron pore size.
ACI provides technical support to implementing organizations.
Filter housing replacement components available on local market.
Manufacturer claims filters can treat more than 300 liters of water and last for 10 years if properly maintained.
Manufacturer claims filters are capable of 6 log bacteria removal.
Filters have been tested at Michigan State University Bio-E facility.
Safe water storage container for treated water.
Depends on regulations in country of distribution.
Aqua Clara International works with a number of technologies for household, facility and industrial water treatment.
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