Ceramic Filter UTP

Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira

Ceramic Filter UTP is a silver-enhanced clay filter developed in Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Colombia.

Product description Brand name and product description

Filtro Cerámico UTP is a ceramic filter impregnated with colloidal silver developed by the Water and Environmental Sanitation investigation group at Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira (UTP), Pereira, Colombia. It was designed with a research grant from COLCIENCIAS (Colombian Science, technology and Innovation administrative department) to improve water quality for adults and children at the Education Service Units of the ICBF (Colombian Institute for Family Welfare) and successfully implemented with Embera-chami indigenous reservation in the department of Quindio, Colombia in 2014. As of 2019, it is discontinued. All information listed, however, is open source.

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

Urban and rural areas in Colombia

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The Water and Environmental Sanitation investigation group at Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira (UTP). See contact information.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

From 244.26 USD (798,250 COP)Converted on June 7, 2019 per unit for 1 to 10 filters to 80,90 USD (264,387 COP)Converted on June 7, 2019 per unit for >100 filters. The terms of purchase include 2 workshops; one about the importance of water for health and the second about the use and maintenance of the ceramic filter. Purchase includes one follow-up visit as well.

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

Other ceramic colloidal silver-impregnated filters like Ecofiltro

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

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

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

Urban and rural households in Colombia

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