Teen Wins EPA Award For Invention Which Turns CO2 Into Oxygen While You Drive!!
Who knew a teenager just learning how to drive could come up with a device to reduce pollution coming from his car?
A Plano high school student has won an award from the Environmental Protection Agency for his environmentally friendly invention. It cleans up car exhaust that would normally pollute the air.
“I was driving and I was at a stop sign and I saw the car in front of me, where you could see the carbon dioxide being released,” said Param Jaggi, a 17-year-old senior at Plano East High School.
That was three years ago. Since then, Jaggi has been working on a solution. He designed a device called the “Algae Mobile,” which is inserted into the exhaust pipe on the back side of a car.
Through photosynthesis, algae inside the gas-permeable, aluminum alloy tube converts carbon dioxide into oxygen and releases it into the air for humans to breathe.