NEW DISCOVERY: Electric Generator that uses Urine was invented by African students in Nigeria


NIGERIA, Africa - A group of four African  students headed by Duro-Aina Adebola invented an electric generator that is powered by urine, as their school project in a chemistry class at Lagos's Doregos Private Academy in Nigeria.

It was supposedly a simple chemistry project, but it turned out as a promising innovation. Four African students in Lagos's Doregos Private Academy created a unique electric generator fueled not by gas, but by human pee. "We opted for urine, since, one, it's a waste product, and if we use urine as we carry out electrolysis, if we use urine, our waste product or our exhaust gas is going to be water and that's not poisonous to our environment," according to Duro-Aina Adebola, who is the head of the group.


The generator uses an electrolytic cell that divides the urine into water, nitrogen and hydrogen. It also has liquid borax that clears the hydrogen and eventually can produce up to 6 hours of electricity in every liter of human pee. "This hydrogen, oxygen gas mixture goes into our water filter and the function of the water filter is to remove any impurities from our hydrogen oxygen gas mixture. The hydrogen, oxygen gas then goes into our cylinder here, which temporarily stores the gas whenever we need the gas," Adebola added.


According to Lawal Olaide, head of science of Doregos Private Acedemy: "You know people get repelled at the odor of urine. If it's their own urine, they don't mind, but somebody else's urine they don't like touching it. To avoid that they added two molar solution of washing soda at point one percent, inside the urine, so it suppresses the odor of the urine."


The four young African inventors' age bracket is just 14 to 15 years old, but they already have the heart to introduce their creation, to rural families who cannot afford electricity produced by solar and wind energies, which are rampant in Nigeria. They actually just spent $64 to finish their project, however, they are hoping that this innovation makes them one step closer to providing affordable and efficient source of electricity to every citizen of their country.


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