Best Use of Poop: Discover the top uses of poop as an alternative energy source – top 5 video

Best Use of Poop: Discover the top uses of poop as an alternative energy source – top 5 video


Discover5 Energy is all around us. Everything in the Universe is made of energy. We are learning to tap into a variety of alternative sources of energy. Examples of alternative energy sources include plants, water, heat, wind, sunlight, and… POOP! 5. Shipping Container Sewage System Engineers from Duke University and the University of Missouri have created a portable alternative energy system. With help from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the researchers have developed a sewage treatment system that fits inside a 20 foot shipping container. The Supercritical Sanitation System can process the waste from 1,200 people and can be operated at a cost of less than a nickel per person per day. The system uses heat and pressure to turn raw sewage into drinkable water, energy/electricity, and useful byproducts carbon dioxide, benign salts and nitrogen. The neighborhood scale sewage treatment system is designed to be self-sustaining, making this alternative energy technology suitable for developing countries. The system operates without connections to water, sewer or electrical lines. 4. Biodiesel from Sewage Sludge Researchers in South Korea have derived a method for creating biodiesel from sewage sludge. The process uses heat to extract lipids from the sludge (biodiesel is made from lipids). About 98% of sludge lipids are converted to biodiesel. The sludge produces 2,200 times more lipids per gram than soybeans and the process is much cheaper. Each liter of lipids extracted from sludge costs $.03 compared to $.80 per liter from soybeans. Making alternative energy fuel from crops diverts resources (food) from human consumption. Using sewage sludge for fuel keeps the sludge out of our landfills and other disposal facilities. 3. Cowplop Power! According to a 2006 report published by the United Nations, about 18% of the global warming greenhouse gases come from livestock, which is more than planes, cars, and all other forms of transportation combined. Due to high methane content, manure from Livestock is 21 times more efficient than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere. A single cow produces an astounding 800 to 1,000 liters of gas each day. Subscribe to Discover 5 Inspiration provided by Dark5 and AllTime10s. Check out their channels for more great top 5 and top 10 videos! © 2015 Discover5TV

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