Los Alamitos High School
Los Alamitos, Calif.
High efficiency ozone water purification system
The Los Alamitos High School InvenTeam invented a water purification system for locations that lack easy access to clean water. A corona discharge element produces a high output of ozone that can disinfect 95% of all biological and viral pathogens. The device is designed to purify water at a rate of 50-100 L per hr, enough to support 50 people per day. It runs primarily off a 100 W solar panel and is completely energy independent. Coconut shell charcoal based filters and .1 micron ceramic filters enable the system to remove 90% or more bacteria and mineral contaminants.