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KIPP Houston High School
Houston, Texas
Air pollution absorbing paint additive


The KIPP Houston High School InvenTeam invented a formula that combines pollutant-absorbing additives with paint. When painted on surfaces, the formulation reduces the concentration of atmospheric pollutants at a rate of .016 mg per min. As a result, the paint formulation not only improves aesthetics, but also reduces air pollution within its immediate vicinity. One gallon of the paint formulation reaches absorption capacity within 10 years.