Los Alamitos High School
Los Alamitos, Calif.
Ozone water purification system
The Los Alamitos High School InvenTeam will invent a new ozone (O3) water purification system designed for use by community members, mainly women and children, in locations that lack easy access to clean water. Using a zeolite oxygen concentrator to provide high amounts of oxygen gas (O2) to a corona discharge element, a high output of ozone is produced (up to 300 to 400 mg per hr) which can quickly disinfect biological pathogens. The device is designed to purify water at a rate of approximately 7.6 L per hr, enough to support fifty plus persons. An addition of various charcoal based filters will remove most chemical and mineral toxins. The system will cost approximately $200 to $300 per unit in mass production and can be adapted to the power resources of each location it is used in.