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Old 11-13-2012, 07:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Christ View Post
Did you read the article? They're attempting to electrolyze human urine into "brown's gas" (not really, but close enough) to burn in a generator.

They're suggesting it will provide "6 hours of electricity" (their words), which one can only assume means 6kW/h, from one liter of urine.
I think the 6 hours is just idling the generator. But you should read the link in the article "cracks the urea" You'll need to redo your math.

There they say that the energy to electrolyze urea is about 1/3 of that required for water. Of course a liter of urine only contains a few grams of urea.
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