Sunday, 11 November 2012

Four Nigerian teenage girls develop a urine-powered generator

Four Nigerian teenage girls - Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15) have created something truly incredible, even if it's a little dangerous..:-).

The girls invented a urine powered generator which was showcased at this year's Maker Faire Africa held in Lagos aAccording to Maker Faire Africa, an annual event which showcases inventions, 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.
  •  1 Liter of urine gives you 6 hours of electricity.
 Why is it a little dangerous? Maker Faire Africa ended their report by saying - Along the whole way there are one-way valves for security, but let’s be honest that this is something of an explosive device… 

And I agree...but great one girls. All they need now is people who will collaborate with them to improve on it.

1 comment:

  1. While the invention isn't solely theirs, their boldness is worthy of note. Let talent be encouraged, then industry will thrive.

    For safety, proper modifications would make it as safe as or even safer than the gasoline powered generators.