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

So i found this short article on the web and i was told that just posting it as the whole piece isn’t an excellent thing, I got consent from the original author and read up the way to curate content, so that is it…….i thought this was interesting as it highlights some of the highs and lows that I encountered when i was working inside the business.

Scientists functioning at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol, UK, have found out a way to power a mobile phone with Human urine.

The team has been able to power a Samsung smart phone by placing the fluid through a surge of microbial fuel cells. Using this method, enough power may be produced to send text messages, browse the Web and also make a short telephone call.

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

Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has labored for ages with microbial fuel cells; he is thought to be a specialist in harnessing energy from abnormal options. The possibe purposes of his work are very attractive from an environmental viewpoint.

Dr. Ieropoulos said, “We are very excited as this is the world’s first, no-one has harnessed energy from pee to do this so it is an exciting discovery. Using the final waste product as the supply of energy to provide electrical energy is almost as eco as it takes.” Eco-friendly technology is, obviously, the great doctor’s main area of appeal.

The microbial cells work as the energy converter, they turn the natural substance directly into electricity, via the metabolism of live microbes. The electricity is the by-product of the microorganism’s natural life phase, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the urine, they create power the energy that powers the phone. Now that’s 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 market this tech on a huge scale, but maybe someday we can be signing a ‘P’ mobile contract, the trick, as they say, will be pissistance.

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