LifeSaver water is combining two independently developed technologies into one, to enhance the quality and availability of drinking water for those who need it the most. Using graphene to improve existing water filtration technology will achieve this.
“LifeSaver, a UK-based manufacturer of portable and reusable water filtration systems, is thrilled to announce an exclusive contract with the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester.
The 18-month research project will focus on developing graphene technology that can be used for enhanced water filtration, with the goal of creating a proprietary and patented, cutting-edge product capable of eliminating an even wider range of hazardous contaminants than currently removed by its existing high-performance ultra-filtration process….
By incorporating graphene into its existing market-leading water purification technology, LifeSaver hopes to reduce the sieve size of its hollow fibre filtration membrane from the current 15 nanometers (which effectively removes bacteria, microbial cysts and viruses) to about 1-3 nanometers.
At that size, LifeSaver products could remove a much wider range of contaminants, such as heavy metals, pesticides, certain chemicals and potentially even nuclear radiation, from drinking water supplies….
When LifeSaver approached the NGI in 2017, they were seen by NGI as a strong Subject Matter Expert with which to partner to develop and apply potential graphene applications in water filtration. The team at NGI, which is the UK’s national center for graphene and two-dimensional materials research, seized the opportunity, and a promising partnership was born….”