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Chinese team develops device that cleans water while producing electricity!

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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 08:49 AM
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Go China!

Chinese team develop fuel cell that can clean water as it generates electricity

Yanbiao Liu and his colleagues from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, have succeeded in building a device capable of both cleaning wastewater and producing electricity from it. Using light as an energy source the team created a photo-catalytic fuel cell that used a titanium dioxide nanotube-array anode and a cathode based on platinum. The light energy degrades the organic material found in the wastewater and in the process generates electrons which pass through the cathode converting it into electricity. The team has published its results on Water Science & Technology.

This is awesome. Needs to be put everywhere...




posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 08:57 AM
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This is great! We need free energy to reign!!!!



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:05 AM
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yes china !


always ahead doing what it takes


chinese put innovation to practice!

u.s just likes to talk about innovation lol



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:06 AM
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Hold your horses. "Free"? Check the list of components again.

Platinum - This is the reason why it will be cost prohibitive.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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Wow, if this is self-sufficient it would be a massive achievement. I hope that what the article said is true as this would revolutionise human waste treatment.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:19 AM
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So once the bugs are worked out, how long will it be before we stop using human waste as a powersource and start using the humans themselves?

Matrix anyone



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:22 AM
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I have a friend in Israel who is working on something similar to this process, as well.
And, I have a friend in the U.S. who develops processes and patents them, who no doubt will find a way to do this even cheaper and cleaner, and for sure, the buyer of his process will be, CHINA! Because usually, Chinese companies are more prone to buying such advancements in technology than American companies.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
Go China!

Chinese team develop fuel cell that can clean water as it generates electricity

Yanbiao Liu and his colleagues from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, have succeeded in building a device capable of both cleaning wastewater and producing electricity from it. Using light as an energy source the team created a photo-catalytic fuel cell that used a titanium dioxide nanotube-array anode and a cathode based on platinum. The light energy degrades the organic material found in the wastewater and in the process generates electrons which pass through the cathode converting it into electricity. The team has published its results on Water Science & Technology.

This is awesome. Needs to be put everywhere...



I did the same thing with a couple of nails, a coil of wire and some baking soda. Nothing new here. The Chinese are known for Patent theft on a grand scale.





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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 05:31 PM
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can you explain how you managed to produce electricity from this method? what were you able to measure the output at?
As regards patent theft, damn right, those sneaky chinese have been doing it for a while and in the process been able to supply the rest of the world with cut price technology / clothing that is more affordable than the 'big player' companies who believe that they should be able to charge sky high prices which are not realistic.
Damn those Chinese and their ability to provide the USA with $283 billion of goods a year. Surely if patent theft was such an issue there would be some kind of embargo etc?



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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Originally posted by donatellanator
This is great! We need free energy to reign!!!!

fuel cell technology is not free.it uses "hydrogen"
hydrogen is an"energy carrier" not a source.

The permeable membrane"fuel cell":
1.)You split a water molecule into oxygen and hydrogen with an electrolysis reaction (i.e. put electricity in)
2you introduced the water and oxygen into the fuel cell membrane where it recombines and the electricity basically is "released" and the resultant "recombined" pure "water" is the waste product..



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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Originally posted by crimsonred
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can you explain how you managed to produce electricity from this method? what were you able to measure the output at?
As regards patent theft, damn right, those sneaky chinese have been doing it for a while and in the process been able to supply the rest of the world with cut price technology / clothing that is more affordable than the 'big player' companies who believe that they should be able to charge sky high prices which are not realistic.
Damn those Chinese and their ability to provide the USA with $283 billion of goods a year. Surely if patent theft was such an issue there would be some kind of embargo etc?

sorry deleted "drivel...."
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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 08:22 PM
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Drivel, fair enough, heres a breakdown of US to China and china to US imports exports.Trafe between US/China



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