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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Compared to other consumer electronics, batteries, especially for lithium-ion battery, are developing much more slowly in standby time, capacity, appearance and so on. Recently, according to the report from Ohio University, Urine is possible to be the next new primary material for power batteries to improve the performance and technologies.

It is evidently that it seems to be ridiculous for us to believe that such wasted urine energy can be applied to our motor vehicle, laptop computer, digital camera and other consumer electronics.

Urine, lithium-ion batteries

In fact, the work principle for urine to support lithium-ion batteries is very simple. Scientists have taken advantage of nickel electrode that can extract a great deal of sixpenny hydrogen from urine energy resources that can be fuel and original resource for lithium-ion power battery. The professor of this technology has also told us that a cow urine can supply enough power energy to produce boiled water. Although it sounds very funny, it has become the reality from now on.

As raw material for lithium-ion batteries, urine is mainly composed by urea, including four hydrogen atoms and two nitrogen atoms. If we have a special nickel electrode put into urine container, after the current being added, the hydrogen can be released from the container. The current prototype battery produced by Porter can only release about 500 mw output power while they need to take this technology to the large factories to enter into industrialized production stage.

It is estimated that each gallon of urine is ensured to support the vehicles to run about 90 miles, laptop computers to run for more than 12 hours and field to run without mains supply. Obviously, it is also a way to protect our living environment and save more time in dealing with urine and hydrogen extraction.

In my point of view, such an invention has told us that the whole industry has already realized the importance of environmental protection. In the process of manufacturing, we should not only pay attention to the performance improvement and cost reduction but should consider more about the green resource and environmental optimization factors as well.

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