Updated on January 12, 2024


Created on June 19, 2016


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Biopipe is a wastewater treatment system that recycles water for irrigation and secondary applications.

Developed By
  1. Biopipe
Tested By
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Content Partners


Product Description

Biopipe is a decentralized wastewater treatment pipe network that treats domestic wastewater for reuse in irrigation and secondary use applications. The system is comprised of a tank, pipe modules, circulation and water pumps, and a UV filter. Microbiological pathogens are removed by bacteria that lines the inside of the pipe. Biopipe can also be scaled up to accommodate the treatment demands of large cities.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Community

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The product has distributors across the globe. These include Environest (India), BPipe (Philippines), Abrimix Ltd (South Africa), Pureland LLC (California), Biotech Innovations (Bangladesh), Biopipe (Ethiopia).

Competitive Landscape

Manufacturing/Building Method

Biopipe uses PVC pipes, tanks, and pumps to allow for a flexible and modular design to fit specific needs.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product by contacting the manufacturer directly, or through their local distributing office.

Distributions to Date Status

As of 2020, approximately 40 units have been implemented.

Flow rate (L/min)

Batch system: 0.69 L/min

Power Supply Type


Technology type

Aerobic decomposition, UV filtration

BOD Removal Efficiency


COD removal efficiency


NH4-N Removal Efficiency


TSS removal efficiency


Total Phosphorus Removal Efficiency


Fecal Coliform Removal Efficiency


Design Specifications

In a Biopipe system, a sewage tank is used to store inorganic waste and wastewater. When an operational level is reached, a pump separates organic materials from wastewater, and wastewater is circulated. Once the Biopipe is full, bacteria are engaged on the pipe walls. Air is passively vacuumed by a pressure differential to facilitate aerobic decomposition. The wastewater then passes through a cartridge/mechanical filter and a UV filter. Biopipe can treat the wastewater generated by small buildings to cities of millions; Biopipe brings energy consumption to a minimum as it can store wastewater in a horizontal position which better distributes water pressure and requires less energy. Biopipe's water treatment always for recycling of water for secondary purposes like irrigation or toilet water.  

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer in the form of an annual maintenance plan.

Replacement Components

Contact the manufacturer for replacement components.


Biopipe guarantees a wastewater treatment system good for life and warranted by an annual maintenance agreement.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Performance targets include Biopipe producing no sludge, no odor, no sound, and no waste; no added chemicals are required to operate the Biopipe wastewater treatment system; no noise pollution.

Vetted Performance Status

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology conducted a water test report, finding effective removal of coliforms, TSS, TDS, BOD5, by <99%.


No known safety hazards are related to this product.

Complementary Technical Systems

Fully automated controls to be operated from remote locations.

Academic Research and References

Goal 6. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

Compliance with regulations

According to the designer, Biopipe meets international and EU standards.

Evaluation methods

The product is evaluated for the removal of total suspended and dissolved solids, coliforms, nitrates, and chemical oxygen demand.

Other Information

Additional resources on this product can be found in their brochure and presentation. Biopipe is also active on the following social media platforms: Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Patent of the Biopipe. Water test report from the BUET.  

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