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.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Household, Public Sector Agencies, NGOs
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
The distributor for this product is Real Relief Way.
This product is mass-produced in China. Interview with representative
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
This product is manufactured in China and sold to wholesalers and NGOs around the world. Interview with representative
Distributions to Date Status
As of 2018, approximately 100,000 units have been distributed. Interview with representative
Target use case
Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)
Type of membrane filtration
Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction
Maximum recommended influent turbidity level (NTU)
Effluent turbidity levels (NTU)
Material of construction
It consists of a water bag (PVC sheet), a UF filter (Polysulfone), a carbon filter (GAC coconut 12×40 mesh) and a residue filter (Polypropylene).
Safe water storage capacity (L)
Manufacturer-specified lifetime volume (L)
Between 500 and 2000 L, depending on turbidity.
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 representative
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
This filter was designed to reduce bacteria by 99.9999%.
Vetted Performance Status
No third-party organizations, only testing performed by the designer.
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
Complementary Technical Systems
Safe water storage container for treated water.
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations
The product is evaluated for removal of bacteria.
User instruction video in English.