Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Look what arrived in the mail!

Michael Pritchard's water filter turns filthy water drinkable.

(Wikipedia) In 2007, a few LifeSaver bottles were tested by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and found to completely filter out bacteria and viruses. [6]

The bottle's interchangeable filter can purify between 4,000 and 6,000 liters (1,050 to 1,585 gallons).[2] It filters out objects wider than 15 nanometres—including viruses, bacteria, and heavy metals.[3][4] The carbon filter does not require chemicals.[4] The process of filtering the water takes 20 seconds, allowing for 1.5 pints of water to be filtered.[4] Once a filter has reached its limit, it will not allow contaminated water to be drunk.[4] The Livesaver bottle has been used by soldiers for drinking water as well as cleaning wounds.[2][3][4]

Arrived just in time for the early August canoe/camping trip! Thanks again Justyna!

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