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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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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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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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Once this becomes standard...here come the rap stars...

my stream aint no c stream, aint no b stream its a a stream, fully charged, I got power by the hour...etc


51 posted on 11/12/2012 8:10:38 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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Maybe this will give Alanis Morissette a career resurgence...Isn’t it ionic...don’t you think.


52 posted on 11/12/2012 8:18:57 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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If you dont know make magazine it is a MUST. Maker Faire in the bay area every year is A MUST.


54 posted on 11/12/2012 8:35:49 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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Urine, urout. Simple process really.


55 posted on 11/12/2012 9:16:12 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
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6 hours running time from the hydrogen in the urea (Yahoo's article elided the urea clause in step 1 of the explanation in the original article it links to.) in 1 liter of urine?

20-35 g of urea, CH4N2O, is excreted daily in human urine in a volume of about 1 - 1.5 litres.

That's 1/3 of a mole/liter, so about 1-1/3 moles of H runs for 6 hours, so 1/9 mole of hydrogen/hour running time.

This gives ~32,000 joules used per hour running time, which comes to a whopping 8.9 watts/hour, or a total of ~53 watt-hours/liter of urine...assuming 100% efficiency throughout the system, including 100% recovery of the hydrogen in the urea in the urine.

Questions: What is the "electrolytic cell"; can it be be made cheaply, with local materials; how long does one last; can it be scaled to a useful level, or is it on par with a 'lemon battery'?

Oh, and a final questions: Did the generator run for 6 hours; or did the system require 6 hours to produce the hydrogen from the liter of urine; and, did they actually run the generator at all, or was it a 'conceptual' exhibit?

I would love to see a real report on this, rather than a journalist's story about it.

57 posted on 11/13/2012 1:18:01 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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What part does the urine play in all this? It sounds like regular water could be used to achieve the same result.


59 posted on 11/13/2012 2:00:52 AM PST by Paisan
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Oh great! Another “Green” (or maybe yellow in this case) technology for Odumbo to sink a trillion dollars or so of taxpayer money, that we don’t have, into.


62 posted on 11/13/2012 3:37:27 AM PST by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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