Video: 3 teenage girls in Africa create electricity using this common substance
According to ITN News, the most unique innovation has recently come out of Lagos, Nigeria with the help of 3 teenaged girls – Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin.
Using none other than urine, these girls were able to create a urine-powered generator, with one liter of urine powering the generator for six hours!
The system works by pouring urine into an electrolytic cell to separate the hydrogen. The filtered hydrogen then goes into a water filter for purification where it then is pushed into a gas cylinder.
Afterwards, the gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax in order to remove the moisture from the hydrogen gas. Lastly, the purified hydrogen gas is then pushed into the generator to provide power to the bulb.
Not bad for an alternative source of electricity! The urine-powered generator could prove to be useful, especially in Africa, where power shortages are rampant.
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