By Chris Nicholls

COVENTRY, UK: An inventor at Coventry University in England has filed a patent with the World Intellectual Property Organisation for a new type of dishwasher that could drastically cut water use.

The investor, Paul Frigout, designed the dishwasher to work even when split in half vertically by a divider, thanks to multiple rotating water jets on each side that can work independently.

The waterproof divider means smaller loads can be washed using only one side of the machine, saving water, while the other half can be used to dry dishes.

The patent is filed to cover all American states, African nations, European nations and Eurasian nations.