WateROAM ROAMfilter Ultra System
This WateROAM ROAMfilter Ultra is a Ultra Filtration hollow-fibre water filtration system for community use.
The product has been distributed across 33 countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia Vanuatu, Philippines, and Cambodia for humanitarian aid.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Target users are remote, rural, or refugee settlements requiring water treatment. Target buyers include humanitarian organizations and governments.
The product is mass-manufactured by WateROAM Ltd.
Patented technology: 10201509365Q
Although the exact number of ROAMfilter Ultra Systems distributed to date is unknown, they have been distributed to countries in Southeast Asia through collaborations with aid organizations. As of 2019, WateROAM technologies had collectively been implemented in 33 countries reaching over 83,000 people.
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 Ultra System filters 800 L/hr using hollow-fiber technologies with a pore size of 0.02 micron, and surface area of 480m2. The product can be gravity fed, requiring no electricity, or powered by a 400W submersible pump. The weight of the system is 45kg.
Technical support is provided by WateROAM.
Replaceable components include the membrane filter, tubing, valves, and taps.
The product has an expected lifespan of 2 years.
The ROAMfilter Ultra System is designed to filter up to 1500 L/hr removing sand, sediments, 99.9999% bacteria and 99.99% viruses.
Testing by Setsco determined a 6 log coliform reduction.
WateROAM’s products are not designed to remove compounds affecting taste such as soluble, chemicals and heavy metals.
Safe water storage available through the manufacturer.
Pooi, C., Ng, H., 2018, Review of low-cost point-of-use water treatment systems for developing communities, NPJ: Clean Water. Vol 11.
WateROAM has received various awards for their products.
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