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Created on September 10, 2020

AguaClara Reach PF 300

Open-source

AguaClara Reach PF 300 is a gravity-fed water filtration system.

Developed By
  1. Agua Clara LLC
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

The AguaClara Reach PF 300 is a compact gravity-fed water treatment system that uses a five-step process to treat and filter water for up to 300 people.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$3,000.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product is implemented and distributed by Cornell University and Agua Clara LLC

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include GravityPure UF.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is produced within the community using local materials.

Intellectural Property Type

Open-source

User Provision Model

This product is distributed by Cornell University Engineering Department

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Description of the combined methods

Grit removal, chemical dose, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration

Manufacturer-specified water treatment rate (L/hr)

3600 L/hr (1 L/s)

Bacteria reduction

Unknown

Virus reduction

Unknown

Protozoa reduction

Unknown

Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction

Unknown

Maximum recommended influent turbidity level (NTU)

1000 NTU

Effluent turbidity levels (NTU)

0.3 NTU

Safe water storage capacity (L)

N/A

Manufacturer-specified lifetime volume (L)

Unknown

Consumables

Coagulant and chlorine

Design Specifications

The AguaClara PF 300 removes large sediment and grit before introducing coagulant and chlorine through a chemical dosing process. After this, the water begins a flocculation and sedimentation process where the sediment and particulate matter is collected in a flock blanket and disposed of as waste. The residual water passes through angled plates and enters a six-layered Stacked Rapid Sand filter. The effluent water is collected in a distribution tank for use.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer

Replacement Components

N/A

Lifecycle

Unknown

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

<0.3 NTU effluent turbidity

Vetted Performance Status

0.3 NTU effluent turbidity

Safety

Provided by the manufacturer

Complementary Technical Systems

N/A

Academic Research and References

Chavez, Kenichi, 2013, Introducing AguaClara: The Process of Establishing a Pilot Plant in the State of Chiapas, Cornell Institute of Public Affairs.

Kelley C., Krolick A., Brunner L., Burklund A., Kahn D., Ball W., Weber-Shirk M., 2014, An Affordable Open-Source Turbidimeter, Sensors 14(4), pp. 7142-7155.

Adelman M. et. Al., 2013, Floc Roll-up and its Implications for the Spacing of Inclined Settling Devices, Environmental Engineering Science, 30(6).

Adelman M. et. Al., 2013, A novel fluidic control system for stacked rapid sand filters, Journal of Environmental Engineering.

Swetland, Karen, 2012, From stock to floc: an investigation into the physical/chemical processes controlling aluminum sulfate and polyaluminum chloride behavior in a gravity powered drinking water treatment plant, Cornell University.

Swetland K. et. Al., 2012, Predictive performance model for hydraulic flocculator design with polyaluminum chloride and aluminum sulfate coagulants, Journal of Environmental Engineering.

“Partners & Projects —,” AguaClara Reach. Available: https://www.aguaclarareach.org/partners-projects 

E. Murray, “Agua Clara LLC,” Agua Clara LLC. Available: https://aguaclarallc.com/

C. Koplinka-Loehr, “This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants,” YES! Magazine, 09-Mar-2017. Available: https://www.yesmagazine.org/democracy/2017/03/09/this-invention-lets-rural-hondurans-clean-their-water-and-own-the-treatment-plants. 

Goal 6. (n.d.). Sdgs.un.org. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

W. Sun and M. by Winny, “AguaClara Project Team Develops Water Treatment System for Small Honduras Town,” The Cornell Daily Sun – Independent Since 1880, 19-Nov-2019. Available: https://cornellsun.com/2019/11/18/aguaclara-project-team-develops-water-treatment-system-for-small-honduras-town/

“Technology —,” AguaClara Reach. Available: https://www.aguaclarareach.org/technology

“Training —,” AguaClara Reach. Available: https://www.aguaclarareach.org/services

Compliance with regulations

Effluent turbidity is in compliance with the WHO standard of <5 NTU turbidity

Evaluation methods

Unknown

Other Information

None

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