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Urine-powered generator unveiled at international exhibition

Yahoo News -- 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.


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Submitted Nov 13, 2012 By: BIGOILEATURCRUD
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NOTSOGRN
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 11:52:06 PM

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More beer please I need the fuel...
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Thinking of all the fuel I've P'd away!
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Good luck with the patent.
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What is the cost per KW
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 11:14:25 PM

ə a friend sent me a link to the story.
it sounds interesting, but i wonder how accurate the assessment is. ə
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 11:10:54 PM

The girls said.... When Urine it, Urine it.... To Win it!
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Wolfman_TJack
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 11:08:41 PM

Stay tuned.

The girls said the situation remains "fluid" in Nigeria and they plan to "stream" more information to the public on their research into "urine" power.
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This should be good. I want to see them refill the tank.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 11:00:46 PM

On a scale of 1 - 10 girls.... Urinate (ur an 8).
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The girls may have been piss-poor.... But not anymore.
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Wolfman_TJack
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 10:51:39 PM

Who leaked this story?

[Edited by: Wolfman_TJack at 11/14/2012 12:57:37 AM EST]
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Hydrogen from me?
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 10:27:08 PM

Love it, very cool
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bs
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Okay
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Good luck to them (& us)...
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 10:07:36 PM

There is an outside source of energy that makes this cell work. It is not like the filtration process used aboard the space station.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 10:07:16 PM

Interesting. I hear biological wastes that we all produce has lots of food for other living organism and produce biofuel.
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dang that was smart
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Sounds like a great job for someone
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Too bad Washington is only full of 'number two'.
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Gives a new meaning to "piss off".
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really ...............
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now that's recycling
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Yummy.
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Interesting
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 9:52:35 PM

@chris46 got it right. "Will this work for beer drinkers? I wonder?"

Finally, the proper use for ethanol. :)
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 9:52:08 PM

The process does not make sense, because an electrolytic cell is an electrochemical cell that undergoes a oxidation reduction reaction when electrical energy is applied. What is the source of that electricity (please don't answer "the generator")?
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 9:51:08 PM

Very interesting
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Nothing wasted.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 9:47:51 PM

sounds like a great idea!
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 9:47:45 PM

I don't think I am interested in the water from this process. Engine fuel ok, but not potable water!
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It's a pissa idea!
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Every bar will want one
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Will this work for beer drinkers? I wonder?
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Great potential solution. Interesting way of "making water".
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that will piss people off
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Let's hear it for teenage innovation!
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But there is more power in cow phoo.
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I heard drinking JACK DANIELS makes it run all night
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Oh that is great ....
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I produce lots of urine.
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A renewable resource for certain.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 9:27:41 PM

Intriguing. Not practical but innovative.

Takes electrolytic cell - electricity runs this.

Takes Borax to dry the hydrogen.

Takes time to do the production of hydrogen.

Be careful with hydrogen or boom!

Pretty and smart girls came up with this. Good going.

Not practical but innovative.

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Come on! Really?
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This would be great if they get it to work on large Quantities
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What's next? Fecal-powered motorcycles from China?
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Ummmmmmmmm. Do we really need to be teen again and have this bathroom humor? OHHHHHHHHHHHHH....the article is about teens who feel that need. OK.

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This might be one of the best articles I've seen.
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Ok.
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