Skip to comments.Researchers in Ohio are studying the power of pee
Posted on 05/14/2011 12:07:08 PM PDT by mandaladon
ATHENS, Ohio - Researchers at Ohio University are studying a new energy source you can produce yourself. Theyre studying the power of pee.
Its something everyone does, every day. Even though urine is nearly 99 percent water, there is a lot of hydrogen in the remaining one percent from an organic compound called urea.
To break it down, if you could collect the urine from all 24,000 students at Ohio University, you could power 60 buildings every day.
Researchers say there is still a lot of work to be done, but there are some applications of this new technology that could start paying off for businesses very soon.
Until then, our number one power source will just keep going down the drain.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcactionnews.com ...
The “power of pee” is used in the newest diesel automobile engines to reduce their emissions.
Probably pure spirit.
The urine from the people at OU will most likely be more alcohol than water.....
Does this mean Obama’s advice about gas prices during the coming campaign will be to drink more water? (similar to the tire gauge crack)
Blimey!!! I’m a walking power plant... I peed 10 times between 4AM and 10PM yesterday. (I take a diuretic daily)
It sure seems less of a bother to just drill for the damn oil.
Most libs smell like pee anyway, so pee-gas might work out for them.
From my old home town of Kitale, Bio-latrines in Kenya use the "yellow" and the "brown".
"In Kitale, Kenya, 14 schools are facing closure. Not because of governmental reforms, lack of funds or a shortage of resources - but because of their sanitation. And yet a gift of just £50 could be enough to help keep a school open.
But there is an answer which would help rescue these schools from closure.
As little as 6,750 Kenyan shillings - just £50 - can help to build bio-latrines. Because they are a "dry" toilet, they neither require water to work (which is already scarce) nor is there any danger of waste leaching into the groundwater and polluting water supplies, causing disease.
The bio-latrine system also brings with it a surprising and marvellous range of added benefits, including helping to both heat and light the school."
A tiny urine powered turbine in every urinal. Think of the possibilities. And we thought it was only good for writing our name in the snow...
My wife busted me following his advice under the orange tree, and gave me a ration of sh*t - maybe because it was the front yard tree, versus the backyard....
Liberals fascinated by their own waste. How appropriate.
I had a Texas friend tell me that the best cure for athletes foot - pee on 'em.
If you have a composte heap, pee is one of the best things you can add. Mine,thankfully is block by a big tree .
I pee around my corn crop to thwart the Raccoons but I always turn my back to my neighbors...
Keep the beers a’coming I’m a walking power plant!
When my Dad was managing big space programs at GE back in the early 70’s, they received an earnest letter from a woman who suggested they build a “human turd battery” for space flight. She said she had tasted her baby’s poop and detected a tingle that she thought could be converted to power. I remember dear old Dad and his colleagues having a good laugh at that one. I don’t know if that letter is in Dad’s collection today or not...I think it got lost.
Speaking of diuretics.... Soon mochelle will be forcing us to eat one pound or more of dandelion greens daily. That stuff makes one go go go NOW! Then peeps will have to lug gallon jugs everywhere, get into their electric cars and zap over to the pee deposit station.
Brings a whole new context to the word ‘peon’, doesn’t it?
Did they REALLY need to write that sentence.
that's why the French call dandelions "Pissenlits." (Pee in bed)
I have to gather up my last mess of dandelions today, before I mow the grass. (I don't have a 'lawn'. I have a 'yard.' But I still have to keep the level of the grass down. I'd really like to rent a sheep or a goat and have the yard fertilized at the same time as they 'mow' it.)
The inspiration for this must have been an all night kegger.
Only ten times? Piker.
Is that why she planted all those watermelons in front of the White House...
It may have been much more than that but the keeper of records is at the Blue Haired Church Ladies luncheon. How is the Civil war going these days?
The Emperor Vespasian already thought of that.
LOL! I want to see how they sell this to the thousands of co-eds.
Seriously, check thou it out: http://tinyurl.com/pee-fertilizer
What’s a nice girl like you doing on a thread like this Mrs D-O???
Minding my P’s and Q’s.
Never fail to read her tagline
With all the sh*t that comes out of DC you could power all 57 states for 60 years.
LIBERALS are ALWAYS preoccuppied with bodily functions -
sex, peeing, pooping, masturbation etc.
I’m suprirsed they don’t recyle it and mkae students DRINK it so they can claim they are SAVING THE EARTH!
I wonder how much that STUDY cost TAX PAYERS?
Any giesses as they PISS OUR MONEY AWAY?
Someone is payign for it!
LIBERALS NEVER work for “free”.
Urine has a lot of nitrates in it. During the Civil War Southern ladies donated theirs to have the nitrate distilled from it to make gunpowder.
I swear FR is the most educational website ever.
I’ve always thought there could be a use for urine. There’s so much of it, and it’s so rich in organic compounds.
The logistics of dealing with it seem impractical though.
In colonial times, the runoff of stables and outhouse were collected. John Adams sent letters to his wife asking the ladies to make gunpowder. I am descended from a woman who was arrested for running guns and ammo during the revolution.
A South African pig farmer, John Fry, used a bio-digester to convert his pig manure into methane gas which he used to fuel his Diesel electric generator. This was back in the 1970’s.
It's a foundation ingredient for an explosive.
AFRL has demonstrated the ability to make fuel from grass, flowers, biomass—just about anything. They’ve already done it.
Yup. Seems you can distill the nitrate of of pee and BANG!! It blows up. Don’t that beat all?
LOL. I was tempted to write the french version, but chickened out. Speaking of chickens, get chickens, they'll mow your lawn right down to the dirt.
I'm also gathering the dandelions. Plan to make some wine, for the first time. Should be an experience. I'm wondering if one can make crabgrass wine.
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