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Forget Piss Clear.... PISS POWER!!!!

Postby happydragon » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:08 pm

These people must be reincarnated Burners.... I mean, recycle your urine, get both power and explosive gas... it's the perfect trifecta of awesome! It could only be better if it ate sparkleponies and shat bacon!

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Re: Forget Piss Clear.... PISS POWER!!!!

Postby Rice » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:40 am

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Re: Forget Piss Clear.... PISS POWER!!!!

Postby BBadger » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:14 am

Or not...

I was wondering about how they proposed to actually generate more electricity than it takes to break the urea itself apart. Stretch80's article clears it up with references that the technique can be used to offset energy use for waste-water treatment that is already ongoing. Using urea instead of just water also uses less energy for the production of hydrogen, so that's a plus.
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Re: Forget Piss Clear.... PISS POWER!!!!

Postby Bob » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:11 pm

Well, you can power at least one LED using a pair of stakes of dissimilar metals and peeing around them.

Also known as a "playa battery".
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Re: Forget Piss Clear.... PISS POWER!!!!

Postby Foxfur » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:00 pm

I read a journal article about the increased production of H2 from urine in 2009. I was excited about it so I set up a 1 liter experimental system in my lab at work. When asked what it was I said it was an electrochemical method for making hard cider from apple juice. That cover worked until a coworker sampled some of it one night. He told me it was the saltiest cider he'd ever tasted. I couldn't hold back and ended up telling him what it really was.
Priceless!
Later that day my supervisor, barely suppressing giggles, asked me to disassemble the system and not repeat it :D
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Re: Forget Piss Clear.... PISS POWER!!!!

Postby Gonzo Frothwood » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:25 pm

You have my unending love as a person who has seen too much piss. FYI if you piss in a cup and pour it out, when you pour beer in it won`t foam over.........so I have heard........ hmmmmm.
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