The Kenya Ceramic Project (KCP)
The CeraMaji is a silver enhanced ceramic ‘pot’ water filter for household drinking water treatment. This product is manufactured in Kenya and is an open source technology promoted by Potters for Peace.
Kenya and East Africa
Sold in supermarkets and through health care and health good providers, and through the Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP).
~15 USD accessed 6/30/2016
Household water treatment methods and products available in local market.
Locally sourced clay and a burnout material 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.
Filters can be purchased in supermarkets and through health care and health good providers.
Ceramaji filters have reached > 100,000 people (~20,000 units) in communities in Kenya and neighbouring countries.
How often/when should maintenance be performed?
The ~10 L capactiy filter membrane is manufactured with clay and a burnout material and suspends in a 20 liter receptacle. Flow rate is not specified.
Manufacturer, local distributor, end user
Available in country: ceramic filter element, receptacle, tap, lid.
3 years, unless it breaks
2 log reduction in bacteria
Pre-filter or settle very turbid water (>5 NTU)
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