The New Stuff

Credit:
35 Views

Four Secondary School Students Present The Urine Powered Generator!


Credit: Maker Faire Innovation Competition

Four students of a private secondary school in Lagos have put chemistry and the power of energy conversion to play by using urine—as fuel, to power an electric generator. This was displayed at a Maker Faire Innovation Competition that was held a few days ago in Lagos. The girls – Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15) – showed that 1 litre of urine can give 6 hours of electricity.

According to the Maker Faire website, the system works like this:

  • Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen.
  • The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder.
  • The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which is used to remove the moisture from the hydrogen gas.
  • This purified hydrogen gas is pushed into the generator.

 

 

Recently Published

monday-motivation-01
»

Monday Motivation: 3-Year-Old Dancer Entertains World

Are you discouraged this morning? Are you having feelings of ...

kumoodi
»

Nigeria Today: Top 10 News Stories You Shouldn’t Miss

1. The 2014 edition of the Nigerian Risk Awards (NRA) organized by ...

dele odule
»

Dele Odule Emerges President of Theatre Arts Practitioners

Popular Yoruba movie actor, Dele Odule, yesterday emerged President ...

mistakes
»

Tips to Falling Forward: Using Mistakes as Stepping Stones

“There is no doubt in my heart that there are many ways to be a ...

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - September 25, 2013
»

Movie Reviews: 2 Awesome Christmas Films

The much awaited Christmas season is upon us and with the holidays ...

positive thinking
»

Motivational Video- Training Your Mind to be Positive

“Negative thoughts stick around because we believe them, not ...

desk
»

The Negative Effects of Sitting for Long Hours

Do you know that sitting for six hours or more consistently is bad ...

Cajetan's Profile Picture
»

Meet The Boss; Cajetan Ezeorah

One of Connect Nigeria‘s primary objectives is to promote ...

ConnectNigeria-HotelsNG
»

Hotels.ng Reaches 6000 Hotel Milestone in Nigeria

  Hotels.ng, the biggest hotel booking website in Nigeria, has ...