‘urine powered electricity generator’ at maker faire africa
images courtesy of maker faire africa
making its debut at maker faire africa 2012 in lagos, nigeria, a group of teenage girls have developed a urine-powered electricity generator.
the system works by separating the hydrogen from the ‘yellow stuff’ with an electrolytic cell. a gas cylinder then pushes the hydrogen into a liquid
borax container, removing the moisture from the substance, resulting in a purified version of the gas that can be used for fueling the machine.
conceived using one-way valves as a security measure, the energy source provides six hours of electricity for every liter, which isn’t too bad
considering how often humans go to the washroom.
extracting the hydrogen from the urine
view of the set up and its components