Can not get over how economical the technology is, an incredible deal for any top-end product!
Scientists working at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol, UK, have found out one way to power a cell phone with Human urine.
The company have been in a position to charge a Samsung smart phone by placing the liquid through a surge of microbial fuel cells. With this process, enough energy is generated to send text messages, browse the Internet and also make a brief telephone call.
Based on the scientists in charge, the next phase is to fully charge the device with urine…Presumably washing their hands immediately afterwards.
Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has worked for ages with microbial energy cells; he’s considered an expert in harnessing power from extraordinary sources. The potential purposes of his work are very appealing from an environmental standpoint.
Dr. Ieropoulos said, “We’re very excited as this is the world’s first, no-one has harnessed energy from pee to try this so it is an exciting finding. Using the ultimate waste product as the source of energy to produce electrical energy is about as eco as it takes.” Eco-friendly technology is, seemingly, the good doctor’s main area of interest.
The microbial cells work as the energy converter, they turn the organic substance straight into electrical energy, via the metabolism of live bacteria. The electricity is a by-product of the microorganism’s natural life cycle, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the pee, they create power the energy that powers the phone. Now that is what we call ‘pee as you go’.
Bathroom humour aside, the team have engineered a world first, as nothing as large as a mobile battery has ever been charged using this method before.
There are, nowadays, no plans to promote this tech on a huge scale, but perhaps someday we could be signing a ‘P’ mobile agreement, the trick, as they are saying, will be pissistance.
PS – I’m sorry about this one. The work and its implications are instead amazing. All credit to the UWE team. However, I always needed to do one to those ‘And Finally’ type tales and now I conclusively get to. Please forgive me, one and all.