Sunday, 11 November 2012

Urine powered Generator

Maker Faire Africa is an annual pan-African event which hosts a community of innovative 'makers' from around Africa. This year, in Lagos Nigeria, an unusual product was showcased which presumably attracted alot of attention; and I'm not surprised it did.
"A Urine powered generator created by 4 girls namely; Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15).  
1 Liter of urine gives you 6 hours of electricity.

           The system works like this:
  • 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.
  • Along the whole way there are one-way valves for security, but let’s be honest that this is something of an explosive device…" - Maker Faire Africa

I was going through a couple of sites that featured this post and some people have been complaining about the safety of the device. I'm hoping this will not allow the project to be neglected but rather make room for modification and improvement.

This could cater for some of the world's energy crisis if enough research is carried out.

Great Job girls. Up Nigeria! :-D

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