“Pee As You Go?” – Urine Can Charge Cellphones, In fact

What’s your favorite feature of the technological advancement? In my opinion, I like the design job – Its cooler than an Inuit’s underpants!

Scientists working at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol, United kingdom, have found out a way to power a cell phone with Human pee.

The company have been in a position to power a Samsung phone by placing the liquid through a cascade of microbial fuel cells. With this method, enough energy may be generated to send text messages, browse the World-wide-web and also make a short telephone call.

According to the scientists responsible, the next stage is to totally recharge the device with pee…Presumably cleaning their hands immediately afterwards.

Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has labored for a very long time with microbial fuel cells; he’s believed to be a specialist in harnessing power from unusual options. The possibe purposes of his work are very appealing from an environmental standpoint.

Dr. Ieropoulos said, “We’re very excited as this is a world first, no-one has harnessed energy from urine to do this so it is an exciting finding. Using the final waste product as the source of energy to provide electricity is nearly as eco as it gets.” Eco-friendly tech is, obviously, the great doctor’s main area of curiosity.

The microbial cells work as a energy converter, they turn the natural substance directly into electricity, via the metabolism of live bacteria. The electrical power is the by-product of the microorganism’s natural life cycle, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the pee, they generate power the energy that powers the phone. Now that is what we call ‘pee as you go’.

Bathroom humour aside, the team have engineered a world first, as nothing as large as a mobile battery has ever been charged using this process before.

You’ll notice, at present, no plans to promote this technology on a sizable scale, but perhaps someday we can be signing a ‘P’ mobile contract, the trick, as they say, might be pissistance.

PS – I’m sorry about this one. The task and its implications are instead astounding. All credit to the UWE team. Though, I always needed to do one to those ‘And Finally’ type tales and now I conclusively get to. Please forgive me, one and all.

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