Pasteur-Chamberland-type water filter, London, England, 1884

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Pasteur-Chamberland-type water filter, London, England, 1884. This type of filter was invented in 1884 by Charles Chamberland (1851–1908), a French bacteriologist who worked with Louis Pasteur (1822–1895). He developed a porcelain filter that could be used to remove micro-organisms from pressurised water. Not only was it useful for sterilising techniques in the laboratory, it also filtered and purified water for drinking. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: ru4qcxv3.

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