Swiss startup says high-tech water filter can remove bacteria, viruses and plastic

As people unfortunate enough to find themselves in the path of the recent string of hurricanes and other natural disasters scramble to access clean water, a Swiss startup says it has a product that could help.

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The product called DrinkPure is the brainchild of a team of scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, who have developed a high-tech membrane that filters water and removes pathogens, the bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that can cause disease. Unlike other filters that can reduce the levels of certain contaminants, the membrane can filter out plastic and other damaging particles and neutralize unpleasant odors, such as chlorine from water.

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