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Urine-powered generator unveiled at international exhibition
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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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Hmmmm finally a way to recycle beer. Now to stock up for the comming Baracklypse....
1 posted on 11/12/2012 6:56:33 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

They should pay us now


2 posted on 11/12/2012 6:57:38 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Now all we need is a brd plant


3 posted on 11/12/2012 6:58:25 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: jakerobins

P-power.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 6:59:00 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: jakerobins

Someone is going to make a fortune off of this! But ... they’ll probably piss it all away.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 6:59:27 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: jakerobins

So if someone steals the patent, will they be pissed?


6 posted on 11/12/2012 6:59:27 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: jakerobins

And what powers the electrolytic cell for step one?

Just askin’.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 7:00:16 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: jakerobins
Four African girls have created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel.

We finally have a good use for that unending stream issuing from Washington.

8 posted on 11/12/2012 7:00:23 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: al baby

lol!

The sewer lines go right to the power plant. Obama voters might actually become useful.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 7:01:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jakerobins

P power is intriguing, but I’d want to know if it consumes other material such as zinc metal. There’s no need to use P if its power is really coming from the consumption of an easily oxidized metal.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 7:01:36 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: jakerobins

Bars could install these in the men’s toilets ...


11 posted on 11/12/2012 7:01:45 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Da Coyote

prbably creates less power than it needs, right?


12 posted on 11/12/2012 7:02:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

prbably creates less power than it needs, right?

Exactly what I was thinking.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 7:04:53 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Lonely Bull
You're confusing urine with methane...

just sayin.

The whole, what comes out of Washington.

The end result is we get pissed of, or is is pissed on?

Perhaps a duality of outcomes.

None of which are good for us/US

14 posted on 11/12/2012 7:05:57 PM PST by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: jakerobins

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it’s a fraud. It’s like perpetual motion claims


15 posted on 11/12/2012 7:06:04 PM PST by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: Da Coyote

South Park theory?? LOL!

Step 1: Collect Urine
Step 2: ????????
Step 3: Profit


16 posted on 11/12/2012 7:06:08 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Da Coyote
And what powers the electrolytic cell for step one?

Well, you need less that 1.5v to power it, (and they are in Africa) so you could use a photovoltaic cell.

17 posted on 11/12/2012 7:06:08 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: GeronL

Obama made aqueous chemistry exempt from conservation of energy laws. Didn’t you get the memo?


18 posted on 11/12/2012 7:06:47 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: jakerobins

19 posted on 11/12/2012 7:08:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: jakerobins

Now, I am not going to read the article yet.

I have to guess, first.

Is it a urine powered water wheel?


20 posted on 11/12/2012 7:11:39 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: jakerobins
Sounds like it needs a lot more than urine...

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?

21 posted on 11/12/2012 7:12:15 PM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: jakerobins
I came here to read the comments.

Some of them really piss me off!

22 posted on 11/12/2012 7:14:37 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Da Coyote; GeronL
Octoberfest!


23 posted on 11/12/2012 7:14:59 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: SERE_DOC
You're confusing urine with methane...

Oh, it's a mixed stream. If you're eating, you don't want to know what else is in it.

24 posted on 11/12/2012 7:15:01 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: jakerobins

Asparagus increases the octane.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 7:15:33 PM PST by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: jakerobins

Urine powered generator? No sh*t!?


26 posted on 11/12/2012 7:16:03 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Romney did in 2012)
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To: aynrandfreak
Well...it WOULD be a perpetual motion machine if they installed it in the bathrooms at Nippers Beach Bar & Grill, Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
27 posted on 11/12/2012 7:19:23 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: rlmorel

lol


28 posted on 11/12/2012 7:27:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Rebelbase

29 posted on 11/12/2012 7:27:34 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: jakerobins

Does that mean that now all the MLK boulevards will have their names changed to electric avenue?


30 posted on 11/12/2012 7:29:26 PM PST by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: rlmorel
I'm looking forward to the pee-car


31 posted on 11/12/2012 7:29:54 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: bramps

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.”


32 posted on 11/12/2012 7:30:18 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Da Coyote

And what powers the water filter.


33 posted on 11/12/2012 7:30:59 PM PST by tbw2
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To: SpaceBar

What’s the difference between beer and a pea?

About twenty minutes.


34 posted on 11/12/2012 7:32:01 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: jakerobins

A whole new meaning to pissing away their
money.


35 posted on 11/12/2012 7:35:57 PM PST by ully2
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To: aynrandfreak
"I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it’s a fraud. It’s like perpetual motion claims"

Greetings to you!
My name is Ontulu Mbeke and I represent four Nigerian inventors seeking investors for ...

36 posted on 11/12/2012 7:39:00 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Someone is going to make a fortune off of this! But ... they’ll 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


37 posted on 11/12/2012 7:39:46 PM PST by cliff630
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To: SpaceBar
Haha...it will be made first in Germany, and they will call it the "Sitzpinkler"
38 posted on 11/12/2012 7:40:07 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American kLiberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Army Air Corps

LOL... we’d still hit the floor.


39 posted on 11/12/2012 7:41:00 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: jakerobins

It only works when they go pissing in the wind.


40 posted on 11/12/2012 7:42:22 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (yup)
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To: jakerobins

Just make sure you have the polarity correct or its like peeing on an electric fence.


41 posted on 11/12/2012 7:44:14 PM PST by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: jakerobins; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Unfortunately, and expectedly, it stops working once they get pissed off!


42 posted on 11/12/2012 7:46:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Gator113

That is where we place ‘em!


43 posted on 11/12/2012 7:48:13 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: rlmorel
Is it a urine powered water wheel?

Great idea! Put one of these outside of every football stadium. Have the guys pee from the upper deck onto the water wheel. Enough juice to run the scoreboard!

44 posted on 11/12/2012 7:49:00 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: jakerobins
The Belgians have known it for a couple of centuries!


45 posted on 11/12/2012 7:49:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Never on my watch
And what is doing all of the pushing?

They harness the bladder pressure of guys who haven't peed in a couple days.

46 posted on 11/12/2012 7:50:59 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: jakerobins

According to the inventors the invention was for the time being an industrial secret. Police are currently seeking the source of the leak.


47 posted on 11/12/2012 7:52:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

And so I can say, Piss Be Upon It.

and thats a good thing?? :P


48 posted on 11/12/2012 7:55:39 PM PST by Gasshog
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To: Revolting cat!

Well if the police get involved it could be a sea change.


49 posted on 11/12/2012 8:01:47 PM PST by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Hahahaha! This is so entertaining!


50 posted on 11/12/2012 8:08:23 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American kLiberals have a lot in common.)
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