Agua Munda filters are designed to be durable, highly functional and cost effective. With proper assembly and maintenance, our units can be used to filter continuous volumes of contaminated water for up to ten years without the need to replace the filter element.
Implementation of Agua Munda water purification technology has resulted in tremendous cost benefits for our South American partners as they have been enabled to transition away from relying on unhealthful water sources or the expensive, energy inefficient practice of boiling drinking water or other impractical solutions.
About the Agua Munda Condor Filter
Agua Munda water filtration systems are perfect for urban and rural locations. For seven years
our filters have produced purified water in communities, schools, emergency centers, daycare
facilities, and orphanages worldwide. Agua Munda filtration systems are easy to operate and do
not require electricity. Indispensable during a natural disaster, each filter produces sufficient
purified water for a thousand people a day. Lightweight and portable, Agua Munda water filters
are ideal for supplying drinking water to remote or urban locations where water sources vary
between surface water, trenches, rain, or municipal water supplies. The filters function as
individual independent units or distributed throughout a town or a large institution. With proper
maintenance, Agua Munda filters last for ten years, continuously eliminating pathogens and
many viruses and 99.999% of bacteria, protozoa, cysts, and parasites from contaminated water
at a level classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as suitable for drinking water.
How a hollow fiber membrane functions
All Agua Munda filtration systems use Hollow Fiber Membrane filters. A hollow fiber
membrane, composed of small plastic tubes of less than one millimeter in diameter, and several
tens of centimeters long, walls are porous. Inside a hollow fiber membrane water filter,
hundreds of tubes are bundled together to create a filter matrix. The walls of these tubes have
microscopic pores or holes invisible to the naked eye. The hollow fibers act as a sieve, physically
straining out contaminants as the water flows through the filter. Pores in the fibers' walls are
too small for the pathogens to fit through so as you pump water through the walls of these
fibers, any microbiological threats lurking in contaminated water trapped inside the filter.
Agua Munda water filters produce 19 liters a minute, 1,140 liters per hour of purified water. The
efficiency of Agua Munda Water filtration systems comes because of the siphon created by the
hand pump. With each turn, the pump draws the water through the hollow fiber membrane at
the bottom of the filter system to produce large quantities of purified water for drinking,
washing hands, rinsing dishes, cooking and more.
See below how to use and maintain one of the filters designed by Agua Munda, the
Condor Filter. Also visit the Agua Munda website below.