Sep 13, 2007

Life Saver Bottle

The "Life Saver Bottle" has arrived! Michael Pritchard, a Ipswich-based businessman invented a bottle that makes dirty water drinkable in seconds. This invention could be a life-saver for refugees in disaster regions and helpful for people in remote regions, where drinking water is not available. Mr Pritchard's bottle can clean up any water - including faecal matter. It uses a filter that cuts out anything longer than 15 nanometres, which means that viruses can also be filtered out without the use of chemicals.

This "Life Saver Bottle" will also be beneficial for soldiers. So, military chiefs are very excited about it. It was such an important invention that, within four hours of it's launch all the 1000 bottles were sold out at £190. This bottle was voted "Best Technological Development" at the Soldier Technology conference in July.

Mr Pritchard, who runs a water treatment business in Ipswich, was inspired after watching coverage of the tsunami in south-east Asia and of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana the following year. He was amazed to see refugees waiting for days to get any fresh water.He said: "Something had to be done. It took me a little while and some very frustrating prototypes but eventually I did it." Link


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