Skip to comments.Urine-powered generator unveiled at international exhibition
Posted on 11/12/2012 6:56:29 PM PST by jakerobins
Four African girls have created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel.
The generator was unveiled at last week's Maker Faire in Lagos, Nigeria, by the four teens Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all age 14, and Bello Eniola, 15.
So how exactly does the urine-powered generator work? Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen. The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder. The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which is used to remove the moisture from the hydrogen gas. This purified hydrogen gas is pushed into the generator.
And as for delivering the fuel itself? Well, we'll leave that up to the consumer
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Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen. The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder. The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which is used to remove the moisture from the hydrogen gas. This purified hydrogen gas is pushed into the generator.
And what is doing all of the pushing?
Some of them really piss me off!
Oh, it's a mixed stream. If you're eating, you don't want to know what else is in it.
Asparagus increases the octane.
Urine powered generator? No sh*t!?
Does that mean that now all the MLK boulevards will have their names changed to electric avenue?
I can see the conversation now:
“Honey...I have to drink all this beer. I know there has been a tornado, and I know we have to begin putting things back together, but...I owe it to you and the kids to keep this generator going. I have to do it. It’s for the children.”
And what powers the water filter.
What’s the difference between beer and a pea?
About twenty minutes.
A whole new meaning to pissing away their
Greetings to you!
My name is Ontulu Mbeke and I represent four Nigerian inventors seeking investors for ...
“Someone is going to make a fortune off of this! But ... theyll probably piss it all away.”
What a comedian! I don’t know who laughed louder-—
me or the wife.
Helps get odumba out of our senses-—Thanks
LOL... we’d still hit the floor.
It only works when they go pissing in the wind.
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