WateROAM ROAMfilter Lite
A portable ceramic membrane filtration unit.
ROAMfilter Lite is a light and portable water filtration kit. The product filters water through a gravity-fed ceramic membrane, with the ability to remove 6 log bacteria and 4 log. The product is manufactured and distributed by WateROAM.
From November 2018 the product has been discontinued.
Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Target users include individuals in remote, rural, or refugee settlements. Target buys include humanitarian organizations and governments.
Manufactured by WateROAM Ltd.
The product is manufactured by WaterROAM, users can obtain the product directly from the manufacturer. Humanitarian organizations purchase and distribute products.
The exact number of ROAMfilter Lite units distributed to date is unknown. As of 2019, Wateroam has reached 83,000 people across 33 countries. Since 2019, Lite units have been distributed through humanitarian organizations to support disaster relief efforts in the Philippines (270 households) and Myanmar (2500 residents).
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?
The ROAMfilter Lite is lightweight plastic bag primed internally with a membrane. The ceramic filter membrane has a pore size of 0.5μm. The system weighs 400g, with a membrane area of 0.025m2. The filter is functional in the pH range of 4-10, and operating pressure between 0.005 – 0.03 bar.
The filter is made out of Alumina Silicate and is 0.5μm and weighs 300 g, with an attached tube tap of 100g.
Technical support available from the manufacturer.
The product has a lifespan of 2years at recommended use. After this time the system must be replaced.
The ROAMfilter Lite filters >95% for particulates above 0.5µm at a flowrate of 3-6 L/hr.
Tested by manufacturer to remove 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.99% of viruses.
This product has not been third-party tested.
This product is not designed to remove taste, chemicals and heavy metals.
Safe water storage containers
The manufacturer states filter performance that complies WHO standards for bacteria and virus reduction. However, no specifications for other regulations are published.
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