In emergency situations access to safe water is often disrupted. It is of great importance to provide the affected population with access to safe drinking water to prevent diseases like cholera and diarrhoea from spreading. This requires a method of making water safe that is:
The Tulip FLOW filter (or FLOW filter), is a portable, gravity operated water purifier that is easy to use and store. It purifies an average of 25 liters of water per hour. Its intuitive backwash function ensures that the filter stays clear and fit for purification and has a fast flow rate. The water filter is based on a micro membrane filtration technology and is an improved model of the existing Tulip Siphon filter, which has a ceramic filter element.
We will finalise the prototype of the FLOW filter and test it in households in Nepal, Zambia and Ecuador. Based on our findings and feedback, the design will be finalised and the product will be made ready for largescale production.
At the finalisation of the project, we expect to have a water filter that can provide a household of five with safe drinking water for at least three years and is appropriate for (post-) emergency situations due to its affordability, intuitive usability, durability, packability and sustainability.
How can we make sure that people in emergency situations have access to safe water in an easy, affordable way? That’s the challenge Basic Water Needs have accepted!View
The bad news is: time flies. The good news is: you’re the pilotView
Basic Water Needs test their prototype in the field.View
Basic Water Needs explore the three phases of human-centred design.View
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