Asociación Ocañera Comercializadora de Productos de Arcilla y Afines (ASOPAFIN)
The Arcifiltro is a silver enhanced ceramic ‘pot’ water filter for household drinking water treatment. This product is manufactured in Colombia and is an open source technology promoted by Potters for Peace.
Colombia, South America
~USD 40.00 (120,000 COP) (updated: August 2016)
Household water treatment methods and products available in local market.
Locally sourced clay and sawdust are processed then mixed with water, pressed into the filter shape, fired to a ceramic state, flow rate tested to ensure production consistency and coated with silver nanoparticles.
Non-governmental organizations and individual sales
~30,000 units (updated August 2016)
How often/when should maintenance be performed?
Specifications Diameter: 32 cm, Height: 25 cm height, Dirty water volume: 10 Liter; Flow rate: 2 liter per hour when full.
Instructions for use: To rejuvenate flow rate when filters clog, users scrub ceramic filtering element with a brush.
Available in country: tap for dispensing water, safe storage container, ceramic filtering element.
>2 log bacteria reduction, 2 Liter per hour flow rate.
Pre-filter or settle very turbid water (>5 NTU).
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Video on ceramic filter maintenance.
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