MSR SE200 Community Chlorine Maker
Cascade Designers, Inc.
MSR SE200 Community Chlorine Maker is a portable device that generates chlorine, which can be used to disinfect water.
MSR SE220 Community Chlorine Maker is a device that can generate up to 200 litres of chlorine solution in a single back and requires salt, water and power for the functioning. Users pour the chlorine solution in water which becomes potable after 5 minutes.
249.95 USD for one unit. Pricing can vary for larger quantities.
Chlorine-producing products such as Wata-Standard by Antenna Technologies.
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Low resource communities
PATH, an international non-profit organization in collaboration with MSR Global Health, a Seattle based manufacturer and division of Cascade Designs Inc., developed the product in the US. The product is manufactured in US and some parts are imported.
Technology patent from MIOX Corporation. Product trademark registered by MSR.
The product can be purchased directly by MSR.
As of October 2017, 1500 devices sold or distributed globally.
Active chemical and concentration (%) of the product (not the concentration of the treated water)
Form of the chemical disinfection
Does the water flow through a treatment system or does it remain in a container?
Is the dose of the chemical administered automatically or manually?
Manufacturer-specified dosing quantity
Manufacturer-specified time until water is potable, measured in minutes
Remaining level of chemical concentration after manufacturer-specified contact time
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of bacteria
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
How long can the treated water remain protected and safe to drink?
Manufacturer-specified maximum level of inlet turbidity (NTU)
This product works on Electrochlorination technology. Users mix salt brine, add it to the chlorine maker, and push the start button. Indicator lights and sounds signal a successful completion or troubleshooting. The product requires a 12-V battery.
Accessories– Chlorine Residual Test Strips, Chlorine Maker Power Supply Kit, Chlorine Maker 12V Auto Adaptor
Instruction Manual available with the product
Repairs and warranty available through MSR
The product comes with a limited warranty but can run for a lifetime of 5+ years.
Validated by end users in over a dozen low-resource settings, including communities in Kenya, Mali, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Thailand.
Field trials were performed in 2010 in 10 countries with the help of field implementing partners like World Vision, Mercy Crops, Antenna Technologies and US and Thai Militaries. Based on their feedback, the product was modified.
Caution when working with electricity near water
Safe water storage units, water filtration units
30 households were selected for testing in Kenya in 2010. A study was conducted on them determining the water behaviour, norms and water quality of the water. Water quality was analyzed before and after adding chlorine from MSR SE200.
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