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.
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).
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
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
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.
Provided by the manufacturer in the form of an annual maintenance plan.
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
Compliance with regulations
According to the designer, Biopipe meets international and EU standards.