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Compact System Yields Pure H20 for Troops

September 24, 2008

By Williams, Robert H

HIT, a Virginia Beach, Va.-based company, is marketing a water purification system in a bottle that was conceived by inventor Michael Pritchard of the United Kingdom. Called, Lifesaver, the bottle relies on a proprietary filtration process that strips bacteria, fungi, parasites, microbiological pathogens from water without chemical additives. According to the veteran-owned company, Lifesaver is able to filter out impurities down to 15 nanometers, which produces sterile water with “no foul taste.”

The mini-filtration system has been used by British forces in Iraq. In this photo, Pritchard demonstrates the Lifesaver bottle to Rep. Thelma Drake, R-Va. Copyright National Defense Industrial Association Sep 2008

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