The Filter Bottle named
developed by Michael Pritchard
A Suffolk man has invented a new way of purifying water which he believes could save disaster victims around the world.
Michael Pritchard, from Ipswich, developed the Lifesaver bottle which has a mini-filtration system inside.
This removes bacteria, parasites and viruses, and can handle 6,000 litres before the filter needs changing.
Mr Pritchard came up with the idea after watching people struggling in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Mr Pritchard said the bottle is able to turn polluted water into drinking water within seconds and means people can have fresh water whatever the circumstances.
The bottle has won a military award for innovation and production is being stepped up.
Reference: BBC website: Monday, 17 September 2007, 14:05
The filter bottle named LIFESAVER bottle.
What is LIFESAVER bottle?
LIFESAVER bottle is the world’s first all in one ultra filtration water bottle.
It will remove bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and all other microbiological waterborne pathogens without using chemicals like iodine or chlorine which leave a distinctive foul taste.
It does all this without the aid of any foul tasting chemicals like iodine or chlorine relying instead on a membrane with afilter size of 15 nanometres to remove all waterborne pathogens.
LIFESAVER bottles hold approximately 750ml of water.
LIFESAVER bottle is approximately 300mm in height and 90mm in diameter at its widest point.
LIFESAVER BOTTLE 4000
(4000UF cartridge is rated to last for up to 4000 litres)
Price: £195.00 + VAT
LIFESAVER BOTTLE 6000
(6000UK cartridge is rated to last up to 6000 litres)
Price: £230.00 + VAT
To purchase the Filter Bottle named
or to order replacement parts
+44 (0)1473 252831
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.00pm (UK time)
Old Bakery, 7 Tuddenham Avenue
Ipswich, IP4 2HE. United Kingdom.
Fax: +44(0)1473 232656
information correct at 18/09/2007