Lifesaving Water Bottles

In a world where clean drinking water is scarce and every year 3.575 million people die from water-related disease, engineer Michael Pritchard is literally a lifesaver…

After witnessing the challenge faced by aid agencies to provide easy, quick access to clean drinking water during the aftermath of natural disasters – tsunamis, earthquakes and hurricanes, this Ipswich water-treatment expert decided to do something about it. He designed a water filter that could be used to turn polluted dirty water into drinkable water in seconds.

At the heart of the Lifesaver bottle and jerry can is non-chemical nano-filtration hollow fiber membrane (with 15 nanometer pores) that is designed to block viruses and bacteria. This filter can clean 6,000- 15 000 liters of water and hugely reduces the cost of shipping water to disaster areas.

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