According to the inventors the invention was for the time being an industrial secret. Police are currently seeking the source of the leak.
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
Maybe this will give Alanis Morissette a career resurgence...Isn’t it ionic...don’t you think.
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Urine, urout. Simple process really.
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.
What part does the urine play in all this? It sounds like regular water could be used to achieve the same result.
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.