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the military are already latching on to his idea. Four hours after Mr Pritchard launched his new "Life Saver" bottle at the DESI defence show in London yesterday, he sold out his entire 1,000 stock.
Conventional filters can cut out bacteria measuring more than 200 nanometres but not viruses, which typically are 25 nanometres long.
Mr Pritchard's bottle can clean up any water - including faecal matter - using a filter that cuts out anything longer than 15 nanometres, which means that viruses can be filtered out without the use of chemicals.
Determined Michael Pritchard has spent almost three years and all his life savings to develop his remarkable invention. And now the 40-year-old’s idea has been brought to life by manufacturers Omega Plastics of Gateshead.