Plugging into the power of sewage
Now here’s a great way of generating electricity. Forget about solar, wind or generators. The waste you flush down the toilet could one day power your equipment on board. And….“even better, the device breaks down the harmful organic matter as it generates the electricity, so it does the job of a sewage-treatment plant at the same time. Penn State’s microbial fuel cell (MFC) harnesses chemical techniques similar to those the body uses to break down food – but diverts the electrons liberated in the reactions to produce electrical energy.”
But, don’t get to enthousiastic to soon since this system would produce only 51 kilowatts on the waste from 100,000 people….
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