BushProof Biosand Filter

Dr. David Manz, University of Calgary

BushProof biosand filters are a slow sand filtration product for household use.

Product description Brand name and product description

BushProof provides trainings to make biosand filters, which 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 diarrhoea.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

As of 2018, product training provided in Madagascar, Kenya, Sudan, Congo, Uganda, Somaliland, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Individual filter price varies. BuchProof charges $1687.41 USD (1500 EUR) for training on how to build the Biosand filters.


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

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

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

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

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