EAWAG System

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (EAWAG)

A gravity fed household water purification system.

Product description Brand name and product description

EAWAG is an ultrafiltration low-pressure system for household water treatment. Ultrafiltration is an effective technology to treat water and can be applied on a decentralized scale. Most ultrafiltration membranes have pores, which are smaller than the size of bacteria and viruses. Thus, water filtered through these membranes is micro-biologically safe.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

EAWAG – Swiss-based and internationally active research institute within the ETH domain (Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology)

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

Projected Cost: ~20 CHF ($20 USD) per household

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

Lifestraw, Ceramic and candle Filters, PureIt, Aquasure, Tata Swach, Ensign, Seefar, PureIt, Marvello, Aquaguard, Emrald.

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

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

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

Low-income families

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