Have a look at this nifty invention that we stumbled across while surfing the web. Lifesaver US has designed unique water bottle and jerry can with a filtration system built right into the bottle.
The water bottle and can filter microbiological contaminants without the use of any chemicals. Fill them up with water from anywhere: lakes, rivers, ponds, and dirty puddles, all without a thought to contaminants. The Lifesaver cleans the water and makes it safe to drink.
How does the it work? Both items work through a 4000UF (services up to 4000 litres of water) or 6000UF (services up to 6000 litres of water) cartridge that is replaceable. This cartridge removes viruses, bacteria, parasites, cysts, fungi and other microbiological pathogens from water. A per-filter disc protects the Lifesaver’s membrane from debris such as sand, mud, gravel and sticks which gives the cartridge a longer life.
The Lifesaver also comes with a carbon filter which is made out of activated carbon block and is made to last up to 250 litres. The activated carbon block reduces chemical remains such as pesticides, medical residues, endocrine disrupting compounds and metals such as copper and lead. The carbon filter also removes bad odors and tastes such as sulfur and chlorine. But note that the Lifesaver does not remove salt from water.
What happens to the contaminants that are filtered out of the water? All contaminants that the Lifesaver filters out of water are moved to the dirty side of the LIFESAVER. These contaminants can be washed away with a front-side wash. They can also be washed away by filling the Lifesaver up with water and then emptying it.
For more info, visit http://www.lifesaversystems.co.za. You can also watch the video on the Lifesaver below.