“Pee As You Go?” – Pee Can Charge Smart phones, Apparently

Some of the professional writers on the internet are at such a high level that i ponder if any of them have ever printed a book? well from time to time i like to highlight these first-rate articles and here’s one i found interesting the other day.

Scientists working at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol, UK, have figured out a way to power a cell phone with Human pee.

The team has been capable of power a Samsung phone by putting the fluid through a surge of microbial energy cells. Using this method, enough energy may be produced to send text messages, browse the Internet and also make a brief telephone call.

Based on the scientists in charge, the next stage is to fully charge the phone with urine…Presumably cleaning their hands immediately afterwards.

Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has labored for a long time with microbial fuel cells; he is believed to be a guru in harnessing power from extraordinary sources. The possibe purposes of his work are very interesting from an environmental viewpoint.

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 is an exciting finding. Using the ultimate waste product as a source of power to provide electrical energy is almost as eco as it gets.” Eco-friendly technology is, obviously, the good doctor’s main area of interest.

The microbial cells work as the energy converter, they take the natural matter directly into electricity, via the metabolism of live microbes. The electricity is the by-product of the microorganism’s natural life cycle, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the urine, they produce power the energy that powers the phone. Now that is what we call ‘pee as you go’.

Toilet humour aside, the team have engineered a world first, as nothing as large as a mobile battery has ever been charged using this process before.

You’ll notice, at present, no plans to promote this tech on a huge scale, but maybe someday we can be signing a ‘P’ mobile agreement, the trick, as they are saying, will be pissistance.

PS – I’m apologetic about this one. The work and its implications are astonishing. All credit to the UWE team. On the other hand, I always needed to do one of those ‘And Finally’ type tales and now I conclusively get to. Please forgive me, one and all.

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