WateROAM ROAMfilter Plus
ROAMfilter Plus is a simple, portable ultrafilter system designed for rural and disaster-stricken communities without electricity.
14 countries in Asia including Nepal, China, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia
Partners include NUS, Singapore Red Cross, Relief Singapore, PUB, World Vision, Shell, Spring Singapore.
Household water filtration systems and other low-cost purification systems.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Disaster struck and rural areas
Manufactured by WaterRoam.
Patented and trademarked
Users can obtain the product from the manufacturers directly.
List of the methods used for purification
Manufacturer-specified water treatment rate, measured in liters per hour
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
Manufacturer-specified maximum level of inlet turbidity (NTU)
Range or value of outlet turbidity levels (NTU)
Is there safe water storage integrated into this product?
What is the total number of liters that is recommended can be filtered?
List consumables of this product (power, filters, etc.)
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)
Filter cartridge in 1-2 yrs; available by the manufacturer
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.
This includes product being simple, lightweight, safe and durable.
Tested by manufacturer
Sea water can not be filtered by the product
Safe water storage units, products reducing chemical contents.
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 communities, Clean Water, 2018, 1:11.
The filter is NSF certified
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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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