Updated on January 17, 2024

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Created on September 28, 2018

Tech-Jal

Tech-Jal is Technorbital's gravity-based community water filter that uses hollow fiber membrane to provide clean drinking water.

Developed By
  1. Technorbital
Tested By
  • National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)
Content Partners
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Author

Product Description

Tech-Jal is a water purifier that can produce 500-2000 L/hr of drinking water per hour. The filter utilizes a polypropylene pre-filter, an activated carbon pre-filter, and a hollow-fibre membrane. The unit is developed by Technorbital company which is based in India. It removes all viruses and bacteria from the raw water causing diseases like Jaundice, Polio, Diarrhea, Cholera, Typhoid, and Dysentery. Moreover, it is eco-friendly and operates without electricity.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$3,276.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community, Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Distributors present across India. Interview with the manufacturer

Competitive Landscape

Manufacturing/Building Method

Tech-Jal is manufactured in Technorbital's plant near Kanpur, India. Interview with the manufacturer

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

The user can purchase the product directly from the manufacturers. 

Distributions to Date Status

Almost 450 as of July 2018. Interview with the manufacturer

Description of the combined methods

Prefiltration, Activated Carbon, Membrane,

Manufacturer-specified water treatment rate (L/hr)

500-2000 L/hr

Bacteria reduction

6 log

Virus reduction

5 log

Protozoa reduction

Unknown

Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction

Unknown

Maximum recommended influent turbidity level (NTU)

Unknown

Effluent turbidity levels (NTU)

Unknown

Safe water storage capacity (L)

None

Manufacturer-specified lifetime volume (L)

N/A

Consumables

Prefilter

Design Specifications

Tech-Jal water purifier has about 2000+ hollow fibres of 1-meter length each. Once the water is passed through the membrane the porous fibres trap the impurities (biological, physical, and chemical) and allow clean water to pass.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Installation of Tech-Jal is provided by the manufacturers with a 1-year warranty. Interview with the manufacturer

Replacement Components

The replacement component for this product includes polypropylene pre-filter, activated carbon pre-filter, and hollow-fiber membrane.

Lifecycle

Prefilters usually lasts about 3-4 months depending on the quality of water being treated. Whereas, the membrane lasts for 3 years and the system frame as a whole can last for after .Interview with the manufacturer

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Tech-Jal removes dust, dirt, chlorine, and odor while retaining minerals in drinking water. The specially designed membrane has inherent anti-fouling properties.

Vetted Performance Status

Testing performed by National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL) and National Chemical Laboratory(NCL) determined a 99.9999% reduction of bacteria and a 99.999% reduction of viruses. Interview with the manufacturer

Safety

Though it should be cleaned and maintained regularly, no known safety hazards are related to this product.

Complementary Technical Systems

Clean water storage containers or attached delivery system and a external source of unfiltered water.

Academic Research and References

“Competitors,” Kent.co.in. Available: https://www.kent.co.in/water-purifiers/ro/

“Competitors,” Eurekaforbes.com. Available: https://www.eurekaforbes.com/water-purifiers 

“PAULA Water GmbH – POTABLE AQUA UNIT – LASTING & AFFORDABLE,” Paula-water.com. Available: https://www.paula-water.com/ 

“Aquabox – Clean Water in a Crisis,” Aquabox, 10-May-2023. Available: https://aquabox.org/ 

“PWNT – Nijhuis Saur Industries (NSI),” Environmental-expert.com. Available: https://www.environmental-expert.com/companies/pwnt-nijhuis-saur-industries-nsi-40994

“SkyHydrant Water Filtration Unit,” Techxlab.org. Available: https://www.techxlab.org/solutions/skyjuice-foundation-skyhydrant-water-filtration-unit

Goal 6. (n.d.). Sdgs.un.org. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

“Tech-Jal – Water Purification Unit – Technorbital,” Technorbital.com. Available: https://technorbital.com/products/tech-jal-water-purification-unit/

Compliance with regulations

Tech-Jal follows the WHO drinking water guidelines.  Interview with the manufacturer

Evaluation methods

The membrane technology is tested in NABL accredited laboratories.  Interview with the manufacturer

Other Information

Tech Jal video links: Introduction Tech Jal gallery

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