MSR SE200 Community Chlorine Maker
Cascade Designers, Inc.
MSR SE200 Community Chlorine Maker is a portable chlorine generating device which is used for disinfecting water.
MSR SE220 Community Chlorine Maker is a device that can generate up to 200 litres of chlorine solution in just 5 mins with the help of only salt, water, and electricity. The product is commercially available and is manufactured by Seattle-based outdoor company Mountain Safety Research(MSR) and PATH, a global health NGO remote for the functioning. The portable disinfection unit is effective in pathogen removal (bacteria, virus, protozoa).
This product is implemented by Mountain Safety Research (MSR) and other implementing partners such as World Vision, Mercy Crops, Antenna technologies, and Operation Blessing.
249.95 USD for one unit. Pricing can vary for larger quantities.
Primary competitors include Wata-Standard by Antenna Technologies and other secondary competitors include Zimba, LOTUS Water, PurAll Water Purification Device, Valac, WaterGuard, Aquatab, P&G Purifier of Water, and Chlorine dispenser.
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Target users include communities, schools, medical centers, and households while the target buyers include humanitarian organizations and governments.
The product is commercially manufactured in the US by Cascade Designs Inc., but some parts are imported.
Technology patent from MIOX Corporation.
Product trademark registered by MSR.
The product can be purchased directly through MSR or through a few eCommerce markets like amazon and REI Co-Op.
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 provided by MSR.
Replaceable components include the Salt, Chlorine Residual Test Strips, Sample Bottle, Chlorine Maker Power Supply Kit, and Chlorine Maker 12V Auto Adaptor.
The product comes with a limited warranty but can run for a lifetime of 5+ years.
Designer specified performance targets include lightweight, durable, portable, and locally available.
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.
Users must have caution when working with electricity near water.
Safe water storage units and water filtration units
Credit, P.A.T.H., 2015, Water treatment made easy.
30 households were selected for testing in Kenya in 2010. A study was conducted on them determining the water behavior, norms, and water quality of the water. Water quality was analyzed before and after adding chlorine from MSR SE200.
PATH Publications links:
1. Developing the electrochlorinator, 2011
2. Commercial Launch of MSR SE200, 2017
4. Chlorine Test Strips Technology, 2013
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