Updated on December 7, 2023

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Created on November 17, 2019

Agualogic water filter

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A ceramic pot filter developed in Colombia for use in the household.

Developed By
  1. Agualogic
Tested By
  • Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Universidad Nacional, Colombia
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

Agualogic filters are silver-enhanced ceramic filters that are designed and distributed by Agualogic, a Colombian-based business that is committed to offering solutions for water purification in rural and urban areas. This product eliminates sediments, bacteria and parasites producing drinkable water with a flow rate of 1.5 – 2.0 liters per hour.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 1: No Poverty

Market Suggested Retail Price

$83.40

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Filters are directly distributed by Agualogic throught its multiple channels for customer service. It also has 60 distributers nation-wide in main cities of Colombia.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Ekofil filter, EcoFiltro, Stéfani Filtro Flex, and Arcifiltro.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Agualogic filters are designed and manufactured by Agualogic, a colombian-based company. Units are manufactured in 3 facilities located in Ocaña, Silvania and Pasto. Agualogic uses local materials and allies with artesanal families which fabricate ceramic pots to whom the ceramix pot mix is provided for this. oduction capacity ranges around 4,000 units per month. <sup>Interview with representative</sup>

Intellectural Property Type

Trademark

User Provision Model

Agualogic has various channels for customer service. Filters can be requested through the Agualogic webpage, facebook and instagram or directly contacting Agualogic by phone or at their headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia. Agualogic also has 60 distributers in main cities of the country. <sup>Interview with representative</sup>

Distributions to Date Status

More than 2,900 Agualogic filters have been distributed throghout Colombia since its commercialization in December 2018. <sup>Interview with representative</sup>

Type of filter

Household use

Primary material of construction

Filtering unit contiains clay, activated carbon and colloidal silver. Outside container is made of high density polietylene plastic or carbon steel coated with a color glass.

Additives

Colloidal silver and activated carbon

Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)

1.5 – 2.5 L

Bacteria reduction

Unknown

Virus reduction

Unknown

Protozoa reduction

Unknown

Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction

Unknown

Maximum recommended influent turbidity level (NTU)

Unknown

Effluent turbidity levels (NTU)

Unknown

Maintenance schedule

Unknown

Manufacturer-specified lifetime volume (L)

44,800 L

Safe water storage integration

20 L

Design Specifications

Agualogic filters are composed of a ceramic filtering unit (made of clay, activated carbon and colloidal silver) that hangs inside a container equipped with a top and a spigot for the filtered water. In the filtering unit the clay traps sediments, bacteria and parasites. Activated carbon eliminates chlorine, color, smell and taste from water. And Coloidal silver eliminates coliforms, parasites and bacteria present in water, including E. Coli. This unit has a processing capacity of 8 liters, with a filtration rate of 1.5 – 2.5 liters per hour. Approximate dimensions are: 320 mm diameter, 300 mm high and 187 mm base. The outside container has a capacity of 20 liters and can be made of plastic or enamelware. The plastic container is made of high density virgin polietylene with approximate dimention: 445 mm high and 330 mm in diameter. The enamelware outside container is made of carbon steel coated with a color glass cover and comes in different colors. Aproximate dimentions are 420 mm hight and 325 mm diameter.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support for sales, maintenance and repairs is provided throught the different channels Agualogc has for customer service including agualogic’s webpage, call center, headquarters, facebook, instagram and the various distributers it has nation-wide. <sup>Interview with representative</sup>

Replacement Components

The filtering unit must be replaced every 2 years. Other replacements available are stainless steel and plastic spigots.

Lifecycle

The lifetime of an Agualogic filtering unit is 2 years; The outside case can last up to 30-40 years if well maintained. The filtering unit comes with a 1-year warranty against damages during transportation. User has 72 hours to report any damage after receiving the filter. <sup>Interview with representative</sup>

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Agualogic filters are designed to eliminate sediments, bacteria and parasites.

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown

Safety

Unknown

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

Agualogic. (n.d.). Agualogic. available: https://www.agualogic.com/

Nuestros Filtros. (n.d.). Agualogic. available: https://www.agualogic.com/nuestros-filtros/

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

“(4) Facebook,” Facebook.com. Available: https://www.facebook.com/Agualogicfiltro/

“Agualogic Filtros (@agualogicfiltro) • Instagram photos and videos,” Instagram. Available: https://www.instagram.com/agualogicfiltro/

“Contacto,” Agualogic. Available: https://www.agualogic.com/contacto/

Repuesto Filtro Cerámico,” Agualogic. Available: https://www.agualogic.com/product/repuesto-filtro-ceramico/

Compliance with regulations

Unknown

Evaluation methods

Unknown

Other Information

See here Agualogic facebook, instagram and Youtube channel.

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