Davenport, IA

Water Filter for Muamba, Kenya

The Davenport West High School InvenTeam will invent a water filtration system for Muamba, Kenya. The system will be a hybrid of existing water-purification systems including porous clay, slow-sand, and UV light filtration. The stages will be designed with as many local materials as possible.

Recent Team Blogs

November 28, 2018
The Kenya Water Project is making major progress towards inventing solutions. The Technical Team has split into smaller sub-teams to research both charcoal filtration and UV filtration. These possible solutions are still in the testing phase, with various prototypes both in use and being...
October 24, 2018
West High School's INSPIRE program was selected as one of thirty-six finalists to apply for the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam™ grant after surpassing initial application stages in April. The Lemelson-MIT Program announced the fifteen recipients of the $10,000 InvenTeam grant, including INSPIRE's...