Colempaques ceramic candle filter
The Colempaques filter is a ceramic candle filter developed in Colombia to provide drinking water.
The colempaques filter is a household ceramic candle water filter with two Stéfani Sterilizing filter candles assembled and distributed by Colempaques, a colombian based company comited to making plastic products for water treatment and storage. This filter removes turbidity and microbiological contamination.
This filter is distributed by Colempaques.
To purchase filters, Colempaques company must be contacted.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
People from urban or rural areas in need of fresh clean water.
Description of the type of ceramic filter (pot, candle, or disk)
What primary material is used (ceramic, mud, clay etc.)?
Additional materials added to improve disinfection
Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of bacteria
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of viruses
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of protozoa
Reduction levels of heavy metals and/or arsenic through this treatment system
Manufacturer-specified maximum level of inlet turbidity (NTU)
Range or value of outlet turbidity levels (NTU)
How often/when should maintenance be performed?
What is the total number of liters that is recommended can be filtered?
Is there safe water storage integrated into this product?
The filter candles contain microporous ceramic wall for particles removal, granular activated carbon for chlorine, unpleasant tastes and odor removal, and colloidal silver for disinfection.
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