Urine Powered Generator

written by mr.paul on October 28, 2013 in Fuel Cell Tech with no comments

photo by Erik (HASH) Hersman

Created by four girls and presented at the Maker Faire Africa [2012] in Lagos. These young ladies are Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15).

1 Liter of urine gives you 6 hours of electricity.

How the system works:

  • 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…

original article @ MakerFaireAfrica.comphotos by Erik (HASH) Hersman on flickr