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Old 08-15-2019, 10:08 AM   #1
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convert urine to pure water and energy to power a generator

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Be nice if all one had to do was simply piss into the fuel tank, but its way more complicated than that. And it seems to be way~way more inefficient as a source of fuel than the local Exxon station.

Interesting study though...
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Be nice if all one had to do was simply piss into the fuel tank, but its way more complicated than that. And it seems to be way~way more inefficient as a source of fuel than the local Exxon station.

Interesting study though...
definitely needs work but has potential for the off griders who want to live in the desert, maybe - the article repeats that you can't get more energy out than is put in, but I wonder if the energy contained in the oxygen and the hydrogen is fully used or counted in the energy required to produce the urine - wouldn't surprise me that some of the new techniques of getting hydrogen from water wouldn't make this idea into something very useful - I'm a big fan of hydrogen's potential and I think I might see hydrogen powered on board generators in cars in the next very few years
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