ACI Household Filter

Aqua Clara International (ACI)

The ACI Household Filter is a hollow-fiber membrane tabletop filter that can include one or two buckets for safe water storage and is suitable for turbid waters.

Product description Brand name and product description

The ACI Household Filter is a tabletop filter manufactured by the US‐based organization Aqua Clara International (www.aquaclara.org). It comes with two 0.1‐micron hollow fiber membrane elements in a single PVC housing, a tap, necessary installation hardware, a 75‐micron pre‐filter screen, and a backwashing syringe. The buckets must be procured separately and can be configured with one or two 20L buckets for safe water storage.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

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.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Filters have been distributed through partner organizations including: Fifth Reformed ChurchMars Hill Church, and World Relief.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The $40 filters are distributed by partner organizations who provide filters by donation or locally established micro-enterprises.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Membrane filters for household use, such as these options from the Engineering For Change Solutions Library membrane filter category.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Individuals and households in developing countries where water turbidity is too high for a ceramic water filter, such as surface water.

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