Urine-The Source of Energy
Amruta Matkar1, Tanmay Mhetre2, Ashish More3, Neha Gangraj4
1Amruta Matkar, Student, Department of Electrical Engineering, JSPM’s BSIOTR, Wagholi, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
2Tanmay Mhetre, Student, Department of Electrical Engineering, JSPM’s BSIOTR, Wagholi, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
3Ashish More, Student, Department of Electrical Engineering, JSPM’s BSIOTR, Wagholi, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
4Neha Gangraj, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, JSPM’s BSIOTR, Wagholi, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 13 April 2017 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 April 2017 | Manuscript Published on 30 April 2017 | PP: 78-82 | Volume-6 Issue-4, April 2017 | Retrieval Number: D4912046417/17©BEIESP
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Abstract: The proposed work is all about electricity generation, whilst cleaning the urine ‘fuel’ and producing clean water in addition to fertilizer, and is focusing on small-scale MFC units, which have been shown to be more efficient and energy-dense. The continuous flow nature of the MFC technology facilitates continuous growth of the constituent biofilm organisms, which clean the input, and can be subsequently used as fertilizer. In essence, the more powerful the MFC is, the greater are the rates of urine utilization. A microbial fuel cell is a device that uses natural biological processes of ‘electric’ bacteria to turn organic matter, such as urine, into electricity. These fuel cells are efficient and relatively cheap to run, and produce nearly zero waste compared to other methods of electricity generation. In practice, urine will pass through the microbial fuel cell for the reaction to happen. From here, electricity is generated by the bacteria which can then be stored or used to directly power electrical devices. Microbial fuel cells could be a great source of energy in developing countries, particularly in impoverished and rural areas. To have created technology that can potentially transform the lives of poor people who don’t have access to, or cannot afford electricity, is an exciting prospect. I hope this will enable those in need to enjoy a better quality of life as a result of our research.e spacing. Fore more details, please download TEMPLATE HELP FILE from the website.
Keywords: ACID (Anode Current Into Device), CCD (cathode current departs), MFC (Microbial Fuel Cell), CH4N2O (Molecular Formula of Urea), C5H4N4O3 (Uric Acid), Oxidant (Oxidizing Agent).
Scope of the Article: Renewable Energy Technology