Nippon Basic Co. Ltd.
Cycloclean is a water purifying case that attaches on the rear seat of a bicycle.
CycloClean is a point-of-use, bicycle-driven water purification system that is comprised of four filters attached to the rear seat of the bicycle.
Initially Japan, with a goal to reach other Asian countries including India, Myanmar, Thailand and Bangladesh.
There is a prototype called the Aquaduct but seemingly no other cycle powered water filters on the market.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
The product is manufactured in Bangladesh. However, it’s two main components pumps and filters are imported from Japan
IP Protected Inventions regarding CycloClean: are protected under
Japanese Patent No. 3575442, Chinese Patent No. 173454, Taiwan Patent No. 159795 and The US Patent 6641729
The unit can be ordered from the manufacturer directly.
How often/when should maintenance be performed?
CycloClean bicycle is comprised of a bicycle that doubles as transportation and water purification. The purification system is made of four filters, a pre-filter and three filters to purify water for drinking – 1 microfiltation membrane filter, 1 hybrid carbon filter and 1 primary filter. Cycloclean filters dirt, bacteria and smell from the raw water (rainwater, river or lake). The system can purify 6 L of raw water in one minute.
Technical support is provided by Nippon Basic Co. Ltd.
Parts are not sold seperately.
CycloClean can produce 5-6 liters of drinking water per minute. Cycloclean removes bacteria, dirt, and green matter.
UNIDO states that a unit of this technology can produce 5 liters of clean drinking water per minute from raw water, however, there was no evaluation of microorganism reduction.
Sea water is not appropriate to be used as a water supply.
Clean water storage container and supply of untreated water
Bicycle Powered Water Filtration Systems – BSc Thesis not peer reviewed
Field tests and laboratory analysis of filtration rate.
Other products by the manufacturer available on the same mechanism.
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