Updated on December 27, 2023

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Created on August 27, 2015

CycloClean

Cycloclean is a bicycle-driven water purifying case that attaches to the rear seat of a bicycle.

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  • Florida International University
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Product Description

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. The product was developed by Nippon Basic Co. Ltd. Water is pumped via pedal action, from the source through a series of filters to output clean water.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Market Suggested Retail Price

$6,600.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The product is distributed by the manufacturer, Nippon Basic Co. Ltd.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is manufactured in Bangladesh. However, it's two main components pumps and filters are imported from Japan.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product by contacting the manufacturer directly.

Distributions to Date Status

As of November 2014, 200 units have been distributed.

Target use case

Household use

Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)

300 L/hr

Bacteria reduction

Unknown

Type of membrane filtration

Microfiltration

Virus reduction

Unknown

Protozoa reduction

Unknown

Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction

Unknown

Maximum recommended influent turbidity level (NTU)

Unknown

Effluent turbidity levels (NTU)

Unknown

Material of construction

Microfiltation membrane, carbon filter, bicycle components

Safe water storage capacity (L)

None

Manufacturer-specified lifetime volume (L)

Unknown

Design Specifications

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 microfiltration 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 5 L of raw water in one minute.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support is provided by Nippon Basic Co. Ltd.

Replacement Components

Parts are not sold separately.

Lifecycle

Unknown

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

CycloClean can produce 5-6 liters of drinking water per minute.

Vetted Performance Status

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.

Safety

Seawater is not appropriate to be used as a water supply.

Complementary Technical Systems

Clean water storage container and supply of untreated water.

Academic Research and References

Gonzales, B., et al., 2014, Bicycle Powered Water Filtration Systems, BSc. Thesis, Florida International University

“Water treatment: Bicycle-powered water purifying equipment,” United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Available: http://www.unido.or.jp/en/technology_db/1675/

“Bicycle-mounted water purification device,” Ecnet.jp. Available: https://nipponbasic.ecnet.jp/bicycle/

“CauseTech.net,” Causetech.net. Available: https://causetech.net/innovation-zone/tech-inspirations/cycloclean  

quaduct and V. my C. Profile, “the Aquaduct,” Blogspot.com. Available: http://theaquaduct.blogspot.com/

“Goal 6,” Sdgs.un.org. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

“Water treatment: Bicycle-powered water purifying equipment,” United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Available: http://www.unido.or.jp/en/technology_db/1675/

“Water treatment: Bicycle-powered water purifying equipment,” United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Available: http://www.unido.or.jp/en/technology_db/1675/

Fiu.edu. Available: https://mme.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/EML4551-T2-Report.pdf

 

Compliance with regulations

None

Evaluation methods

The product has been evaluated through field tests and laboratory analysis of the filtration rate.

Other Information

Other products by the manufacturer available on the same mechanism.

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