Four Nigerian Female Secondary School Students Display Urine-Powered Generator At Inventors’ Exhibition

Four female Nigerian secondary school students, Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15) who participated in the 4th Maker Faire Africa exhibition held in Lagos on the 5th and 6th of November 2012, displayed a urine powered generator that’s capable of generating 6 hours of electrical power working on 1 litre of urine.
Here’s how the device works:

  • 1. Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen.
  • 2. The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder.
  • 3. The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which is used to remove the moisture from the hydrogen gas.
  • 4. This purified hydrogen gas is pushed into the generator
  • How amazing is this!!!! If only they’d get the kind of funding they’d need… *sigh*

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    1. Briggs Patrick Alexander November 8, 2012 — 6:20 pm

      Nice work girls.


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