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Water treatment: Bicycle-powered water purifying equipment

Water treatment: Bicycle-powered water purifying equipment

Nippon Basic Co., Ltd.



Conceivable applications

Even in an area where there is no power source, this technology can make clean drinking water from raw water such as water obtained from the rivers, lakes, swimming pools, etc.

Competitive advantage

In our understanding, there is no other similar product in the global market

1. Operated by a bicycle 2) Can provide large amounts of clean water. 3) Movable to any spot 4) Easy operation.
2. Filters consist of microfiltration membrane, hybrid carbon filter and primary filter.

Technology Data

Technology data


A unit of this technology can produce 5 liters of clean drinking water per minute from raw water. This device unit is fixed at the rear seat of a custom-made bicycle. Users can produce clean water by only working the pedals. No electricity or fuel is required. Raw water used as input can be very dirty, but should not be rotten or gassy. Sea-water is not applicable. Size measurements are W 620 x L 1,780 x H 1,100 mm. The unit weighs 50 kg.

Technical maturity

Past record of application

Cycloclean (bicycle-powered water purifier) usage in past 7 years
Used in many cities, condominiums, old-age care homes, laboratories, municipal offices, private enterprises, etc.
Used at;
Bangladesh: a local assembly company
Indonesia: the leading hamburger restaurant chain
Myanmar: 3 hospitals
The Philippines : an NGO
China : at UN related EVNET
China: exhibited at Shanghai EXPO
China: presented to President Hu Jintao
Thailand : at a private enterprise
India: Government*


Conceivable risk

Nothing particular

Information on patent related to this technology

Inventions regarding Cycloclean are protected under
Japanese Patent No. 3575442,
Chinese Patent No. 173454,
Taiwan Patent No. 159795 and
The U. S. Patent 6641729

Company Data

Company data

Name Nippon Basic Co., Ltd.
Address 767-2,Shinmaruko-cho,Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan
Capital JPY 30,000,000
Contact person Mr. Yuichi KATSUURA
Tel.:    +81-44-738-2215
Fax:     +81-44-738-2216
Mob.:   +81-90-9317-9260
Number of employees 3
Date of company foundation 2005
The type of business  Water purifying equipment maker

International operation

Number of employees for international operation(including overseas operation, if any) 2
Overseas offices* Dhaka, Bangladesh Desh-Bidesh Enterprise

* Overseas offices of alliance members and/or consortium members are also accepted.

Modality of business transaction

Offering distributorship and patents of Cycloclean

Export of product
Selling products both in Japan and overseas markets targeting BOP business.

Licensing of patent
Offering patents of Cycloclean to prospective assembly makers overseas.


Schematic illustration of the technology



Registered Category

  • Prevention & destruction of pollution : Land water