BushProof Biosand Filter

Dr. David Manz, University of Calgary

BushProof biosand filters are a slow sand filtration product for household use. Biosand filtration is an appropriate and low-cost method for household water treatment, and is proven to reduce the incidence of diarrhea.

Product description

BushProof biosand filters are a slow sand filtration product for household use. Biosand filtration is an appropriate and low-cost method for household water treatment, and is proven to reduce the incidence of diarrhea.

Target region(s)

Madagascar, Kenya, Sudan, Congo, Uganda, Somaliland, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan.

Distributors/implementing organizations
Market suggested retail price

$1687.41 USD (1500 EUR) for training on how to build the biosand filters. Individual filter price unknown.

Competitive landscape

Membrane filtration systems, Community scale purification systems, Point-of-use filtration equipment, Chlorination and other Biosand Filters

Target user(s)

Individuals and households in low-income countries where the majority of people rely on untreated, contaminated surface water.

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