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Sat Jan 31, 2015, 01:25 PM

Water purification: Running fuel cells on bacteria

Researchers in Norway have succeeded in getting bacteria to power a fuel cell. The "fuel" used is wastewater, and the products of the process are purified water droplets and electricity. This is an environmentally-friendly process for the purification of water derived from industrial processes and suchlike. It also generates small amounts of electricity in practice enough to drive a small fan, a sensor or a light-emitting diode. In the future, the researchers hope to scale up this energy generation to enable the same energy to be used to power the water purification process, which commonly consists of many stages, often involving mechanical and energy-demanding decontamination steps at its outset.

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Sat Jan 31, 2015, 02:19 PM

1. We will definitly need this in the near future.

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Sat Jan 31, 2015, 02:35 PM

2. K&R



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