LifeWell Water Filter
LifeWell Water filter is a portable 10-L hollow fiber ultrafiltration unit.
LifeWell is a water filter consisting of a 10-liter water bag and a detachable hollow fiber UF filter. It is capable of removing log 6 of all pathogens from untreated water i.e. 99.9999% removal which includes e. Coli, campylobacter, vibrio cholera, pseudomonas aeruginosa, shigella, and salmonella. It is mainly designed for use in developing countries and for disaster response.
The distributor for this product is Real Relief Way.
The price offer to wholesalers is between 10-12 USD from Shanghai, China, subject to quantity. Interview with manufacturer
Primary competitors include Sawyer Point ZeroTwo Water Purifier, Sawyer PointOne Filter, ROAMfilter Lite, Aqusafe Filters, Tapp™ Filter, VF 100 Village Bucket Filter, and Grifaid Family Filter.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Target users include individuals in remote or refugee settlements, while the target buyers include humanitarian organizations, individuals, and governments.
This product is mass-produced in China. Interview with representative
This product is manufactured in China and sold to wholesalers and NGOs around the world. Interview with representative
As of 2018, approximately 100,000 units have been distributed.Interview with representative
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?
LifeWell water purifier is a point of use portable filter that weighs around 460 grams and consists of a water bag (PVC sheet), a UF filter (Polysulfone), a carbon filter (GAC coconut 12×40 mesh) and a residue filter (PP). The initial flow rate of the filter is 0.1 liters per min and the water bag capacity is 10 liters.
Water is filled in a 10 Liter water bag with the facility of large built-in handles which allows easy handling. The detachable hollow fiber UF filter, (9 x 3 x 13) cm that weighs 0.4 kg is then used to purify the water approximately 1000 liters before replacement.
Technical support provided by the local distributors.
Depending on the turbidity of the water, the product can filter between 500 and 2000 L. The end of life is indicated when there is no more flow. Users can perform a backflush to extend the life of the filter.Interview with manufacturer
This filter was designed to reduce bacteria by 99.9999%.
No third-party organizations, only testing performed by the designer.
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
Safe water storage container for treated water.
The product is evaluated for removal of bacteria.
User instruction video in English.
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