“Pee As You Go?” – Pee Can Power Mobile Phones, Seemingly

headphonesArticle of the Day………ok so i don’t have a piece of writing every day, but when i get an opportunity I’ll post posts that I find interesting. Fortunate enough here’s one of those articles that I read and needed to share. Should you enjoy it as much as me, please add one of those special social media likes, you know the one which tells everybody that you enjoyed something, rather than you sat on your arse and watched Television!

Scientists working at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol, United kingdom, have figured out one way to power a mobile phone with Human urine.

The company has been able to power a Samsung mobile by placing the fluid through a cascade of microbial fuel cells. With this method, enough energy may be produced to send text messages, browse the Internet and also make a quick telephone call.

According to the scientists responsible, the next phase is to totally charge the phone with urine…I assume cleaning their hands immediately afterwards.

Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has labored for ages with microbial energy cells; he is considered to be an expert in harnessing energy from abnormal options. The potential applications of his work are very attractive from an environmental point of view.

Dr. Ieropoulos said, “We’re very excited as this is a world first, no-one has harnessed power from pee to try this so it is an interesting discovery. Using the ultimate waste product as a supply of power to provide electrical energy is about as eco as it takes.” Eco-friendly technology is, apparently, the good doctor’s main area of curiosity.

The microbial cells work as an energy converter, they take the organic matter directly into electricity, via the metabolism of live bacteria. The electrical power is a by-product of the microorganism’s natural life phase, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the urine, they generate power the energy that powers the mobile. 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 the phone battery has ever been charged using this method before.

You’ll notice, nowadays, no plans to market this tech on a large scale, but perhaps someday we could be signing a ‘P’ mobile contract, the trick, as they say, shall be pissistance.

PS – I’m apologetic about this one. The work and its implications are astounding. All credit to the UWE team. On the other hand, I continuously wanted to do one of those ‘And Finally’ type stories and now I finally get to. Please forgive me, one and all.

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