Kevin Kassel, Aqus
Aqusafe filters are handheld membrane filters that attach to faucets or gravity-fed bucket attachments.
Aqusafe filters are small membrane filters that have 2 types of adapter systems: (1) Faucet adapter used to filter running water from tap and (2) Bucket adapter for places that do not have running water.
Organizations and investors include ENVenture, UNIOM, Palau Ministry of Education, and Right Now; along with the government of Ghana, Panama, Uganda and the Vatican.
The competitive landscape for AquSafe filter includes VF 100 Village Bucket Filter, Ekofil filters, Flex Filter, Arcifiltro, and Katadyn Drip.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
The target user for this products are households, communities, villages with limited access to clean water.
Users can buy the product online or become a partner with Aqus.
Is this filter designed for individual, household, or community use?
Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of bacteria
Does the system use microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, or reverse osmosis?
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of viruses
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of protozoa
Reduction levels of heavy metals and/or arsenic through this treatment system
Manufacturer-specified maximum level of inlet turbidity (NTU)
Range or value of outlet turbidity levels (NTU)
Description of materials of construction
Is there safe water storage integrated into this product?
What is the total number of liters that is recommended can be filtered?
The Aqus filters comprise one filter, one adapter and one filter cleaning syringe. The Aqus filter can treat down to 0.01 micron size with bacteria removal up to log scale 6. The design and installation do not require electricity and the product has no moving parts. The following video demonstrates the functionality. The filter weighs 46.4 g. The different parts included in the bucket kit and faucet kit are available in the tech specifications.
The installation manuals of bucket filter adapter and faucet filter adapter are available. For technical assistance contact the manufacturer.
Filter replacements are available from the manufacturer.
3 years. The product comes with a lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects.
This product was developed to simplify the water treatment process in the household setting.
Water from the Aqusafe filter was tested for filtration efficacy by Biological Consulting Services and found to remove microspheres and bacteria. The filter was also analyzed by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards and passed their seven water quality parameters.
It is recommended to soak the filter occasionally in a water bleach solution to prevent potential bacterial growth.
Safe water storage container
The water treated by the product has been evaluated for biological contamination by US and Ghana accredited laboratories. The filters went through a filtration efficacy study.
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