What is your favorite feature of my technological advancement? Personally, I like the design job – It is cooler than an Inuit’s underpants!
Scientists functioning at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol, United kingdom, have found out one way to recharge a cell phone with Human urine.
The team has been in a position to charge a Samsung mobile by putting the fluid through a surge of microbial fuel cells. Using this process, enough power may be produced to send text messages, browse the World-wide-web and also make a short telephone call.
As outlined by the scientists responsible, the next step is to fully charge the phone with pee…I assume washing their hands straight afterwards.
Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has labored for a very long time with microbial energy cells; he is thought to be an expert in harnessing energy from unusual options. The possibe 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 energy from urine to try this so it truly is an interesting finding. Using the final waste product as a source of energy to provide electricity is about as eco as it takes.” Eco-friendly tech is, seemingly, the good doctor’s main area of interest.
The microbial cells work as a energy converter, they take the natural substance straight into electricity, via the metabolism of live microbes. The electrical power is the by-product of a microorganism’s natural life cycle, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the pee, they create energy the energy that powers the mobile. 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 process before.
You’ll notice, nowadays, no plans to market this technology on a huge scale, but perhaps 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 instead amazing. All credit to the UWE team. However, I always wanted to do one to those ‘And Finally’ type stories and now I conclusively get to. Please forgive me, one and all.