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Created on September 27, 2018

WateROAM ROAMfilter Plus

ROAMfilter Plus is a simple, portable ultrafilter system designed for rural and disaster-stricken communities without electricity.

Developed By
  1. wateroam
Content Partners
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Author

Product Description

Roamfilter Plus is a water filtration system designed for the development of rural and disaster-struck areas. It is a lightweight, simple and durable system which can produce more than 250 litres of clean water per hour. An introduction video about WateROAM filter Plus is also available.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Market Suggested Retail Price

$250.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Partners include NUS, Singapore Red Cross, Relief Singapore, PUB, World Vision, Shell, Spring Singapore.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Manufactured by WaterROAM.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product from the manufacturers directly.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Description of the combined methods

Ultrafiltration

Manufacturer-specified water treatment rate (L/hr)

200 L/hr

Bacteria reduction

6 log

Virus reduction

4 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

Filter cartridge

Design Specifications

The product can operate as handpump, solar pump, pedal pump, gravity fed or tap pressure and doesn't require electricity. The product schematics are as follows:   Filter: ultrafilteration up to 0.02 microns Weight: 2.7 kg (System, dry weight); 3.2 kg (with packaging) Dimensions: 10 x 16 x 73 cm (system); 20 x 20 x 75 cm(with packaging) Pressure: 1.5 bar max Operational pH: 3-10 Flow rate: 200L/hr (handpump)

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Contact the manufacturers or visit their Singapore office

Replacement Components

Filter cartridge in 1-2 yrs; available by the manufacturer.

Lifecycle

Depending on the input water quality and the frequency of maintenance, the filter can last for to 2 years. Replaceable filter cartridge can extend the lifespan.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

This includes product being simple, lightweight, safe and durable.

Vetted Performance Status

Tested by manufacturer

Safety

Sea water can not be filtered by the product

Complementary Technical Systems

Safe water storage units, products reducing chemical contents.

Academic Research and References

This product is discussed in the following paper:

Pooi, C.K., Ng, H.Y., Review of low-cost point-of-use water treatment technologies for developing communitiesClean Water, 2018, 1:11.

“Portable water filters for emergencies and rural development,” WATEROAM. Available: https://www.wateroam.com/

“Thank you to our amazing sponsors for making a difference,” WATEROAM. Available: https://www.wateroam.com/partners.html 

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

Wateroam.com. Available: https://www.wateroam.com/uploads/2/8/6/0/28600353/roamfilter%E2%84%A2_plus__brochure.pdf

“Wateroam HQ,” WATEROAM. Available: https://www.wateroam.com/contact.html

“ROAMfilter Plus, a simple water shortage solution,” WATEROAM. Available: https://www.wateroam.com/roamfilter-plus.html 

Wateroam, “ROAMfilter Plus Introduction,” 04-Mar-2016. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6l_Kcwh8ow 

M. S. A. Greentech, “Roamfilter plus,” 08-Jan-2018. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URWYBXGpEfQ 

“Facebook,” Facebook.com. Available: https://www.facebook.com/wateroamsg/

“See Wateroam’s impact in reducing the shortage of water,” WATEROAM. Available: https://www.wateroam.com/our-impact.html

Compliance with regulations

The filter is NSF certified

Evaluation methods

Unknown  

Other Information

Videos available on the product introduction and use.

 

Latest updates available on their Facebook page.

 

Product donated in refugee camps, disaster relief and villages

 

Awards received by the product- Best Innovation Award(ASEAN Impact Challenge, 2016), UN Young Leader Representative(Sustainable Development Goals for Clean Water and Sanitation, 2017)

   

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