Glanris is a filtration medium made from rice husks used for individual and household water treatment.
Glanris is a biodegradable water filtration medium. The medium is available for purchase in batches as small as 1m3, as individual filtered bottles, or as filter systems for household use.
Target regions include areas with poor water quality.
This product is distributed directly from the manufacturer. However, as of 2020, Biopipe is a listed distributor.
Unknown, prices for the product are attained by contacting the manufacturer directly.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Target users include individuals and households with unsafe drinking water. Target buyers include humanitarian organizations and governments.
This product is produced by Glanris in Memphis, TN. Glanris is mass-produced and sold by the medium itself, as a household kit, or individual use filter bottle.
Patented technology: US2020140299A1
Users can obtain the product by contacting the manufacturer directly.
As of 2020, distributions to date are unknown.
Is this filter designed for individual, household, or community use?
Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of bacteria
Does the system use microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, or reverse osmosis?
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)
Description of materials of construction
Is there safe water storage integrated into this product?
What is the total number of liters that is recommended can be filtered?
The filter medium is produced by systematic heat treatment of rice hulls. Rice hulls are heated to 250-500 degrees in 1-10 minute cycles to char the organic fiber material. The husk fibers are removed with sodium biocarbonate, before further treatment with nitric acid. The remaining product is treated with Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA, C10H16N2O8), and mixed with Portland Cement, and sand. The mixture is dried and pulverized, to produce individual particle sizes of between about 2-5 mm. The mixture is about 1 part organic fiber material, about 1 part EDTA, about 3 parts Portland Cement, and about 3 parts sand.
This mixture is sold as the media itself or as filter kits for individual use or household use. The individual use kit comprises of a 1L bottle with a filter at the mouth. The household use kit consists of a pump, tank, and filter for which untreated water is fed through.
Provided by manufacturer.
No testing has been completed
No known safety hazards.
There are different systems available that utilize the Glanris medium. Larger systems for industrial and municipality use are available by contacting the manufacturer.
As of 2020 the manufacturer is seeking certification of compliance with regulations.
Glanris is a joint venture partner of LifeQuest Corp.
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