Start-up filter production and dissemination North Bengal

The project was aimed at getting an overview of the filter activities and the current technical state of affairs of the partner organisation CDHI in Jalpaiguri, India. Basic topics that have been covered include technical performance of the ceramic silver (CS) filters that have been produced so far, evaluation of the production process of the potter that produces the filters, evaluation of the market potential for filters in the region and evaluation of available laboratories that are needed for testing the filters on bacteriological performance.

Goals

  • gain insight in the technical characteristics and the consistency of technical characteristics of the locally produced CS filters;
  • gain insight in the potential market for CS filters in North Bengal;
  • gain insight in the potential role of CDHI as key player in the intensification of production and promotion of CS water filters.

Activities

  • Testing filter quality
  • Evaluation of the filter production process
  • Evaluation of the market potential for filters in the region
  • Evaluation of available laboratories that are needed for testing the filters on bacteriological performance.

Budget

13,000 euro

Results

  • Current filters do not meet quality standards
  • The production process needs to be upgraded
  • A laboratory for bacteriological performance tests was found
  • CDHI will be the main facilitator for a project to establish local production of good quality CS filters
  • PRACTICA will provide technical expertise to set up the filter production
Status
Closed
Terminé
Period
PĂ©riode
2005
partner
partenaire