This website is an old one, but still very relevant. Without saying i told you so…. but it was always inevitable!
Scientists functioning at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol, UK, have figured out one way to power a mobile phone with Human pee.
The company has been in a position to charge a Samsung smart phone by placing the fluid through a cascade of microbial energy cells. With this method, enough energy may be generated to send text messages, browse the Web and also make a quick phone call.
As outlined by the scientists responsible, the next step is to totally recharge the device with pee…Seemingly cleaning their hands straight afterwards.
Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has worked for a long time with microbial fuel cells; he is thought to be a specialist in harnessing energy from strange options. The possibe purposes of his work are very appealing from an environmental standpoint.
Dr. Ieropoulos said, “We are very excited as this is a world first, no-one has harnessed energy from pee to try this so it truly is an exciting finding. Using the final waste product as the supply of energy to provide electricity is about as eco as it takes.” Eco-friendly technology is, apparently, the great doctor’s main area of interest.
The microbial cells work as an energy converter, they take the organic substance straight into electricity, via the metabolism of live microorganisms. The electricity is the by-product of a microorganism’s natural life phase, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the urine, they create energy the energy that powers the phone. Now that’s what we call ‘pee as you go’.
Toilet humour aside, the team have engineered a world first, as nothing as large as a phone battery has ever been charged using this method before.
There are, nowadays, no plans to promote this tech on a large scale, but maybe someday we can be signing a ‘P’ mobile agreement, the trick, as they say, shall be pissistance.
PS – I’m sorry about this one. The task and its implications are instead astonishing. All credit to the UWE team. On the other hand, I continuously needed to do one of those ‘And Finally’ type tales and now I finally get to. Please forgive me, one and all.