Generating electricity from waste water!

waste water can generate electricity

Imagine that the light in your home, which you have turned on, is powered by the water you flushed down the toilet! Yes, some Belgium scientists are claiming just that – generating electricity from wastewater.

Here is a technology to increase the output of microbial fuel cells. The technology helps capture the energy generated during the break down of waste in water by bacteria, turning it into electrical current. Thanks to the Ghent University researchers for designing this emerging technology.

Associate Professor Zhiguo Yuan, from the Advanced Wastewater Management Centre at Australia’s University of Queensland said,

At the moment we are still at the stage of basic research, but the potential for the technology is good.

The researchers successfully generated higher voltages and increased current by stacking six small fuel cells together.

Via: ABC News