Pee for Petrol?!!!
This idea and innovation is copyright and trademark protected and is the exclusive property of Mr. Mario D’Cunha and Mr. Pramod Kamath. Any violations will be strictly taken into task. Â© 2010 Pee for Petrol. All Rights reserved. Pee for Petrol has won the first place for at IIT Techfest, Bombay, Jan 2010Â for the [...]
Â© 2010 Pee for Petrol. All Rights reserved.
Crude oil is a carbon-rich liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, occurring naturally in rock formations. The extraction and use of this fossil fuel is one of the pillars of the modern industrial economy, because oil is the source of nearly all liquid fuels. This black gold is the 15th non-renewable resource set to disappear, thanks to intensive exploitation by mankind. Remaining world oil reserves are estimated at 164.4 billion tons, about half the original energy stock has already been pumped out!
At the rate weâre going today, all our petroleum deposits will last only for 42 years!! Extractable deposits of this fossil fuel will therefore disappear in 2050 and the reconstitution of oil reserves will take millions of years, which is only possible with another earth!! So is it really possible to preserve petrol for all our future generations?? No!!!
The formation of oil requires the following three successive conditions: Accumulation of organic matter; itâs gradual transformation into hydrocarbons and then becoming trapped by impervious rock layers.
My friend and I tried to simulate this process in the laboratory for over five years, and after all that hardcore research we finally found THE MAGICAL REACTION… a reaction which does not need any valuable resources or even a huge amount of money!!
A reaction that uses the by-product of human metabolism, urine… colloquially called as âPeeâ. Hence, the project Pee for Petrol (PFPâ¢) was born!!! The reaction alone was not sufficient. We had to present it to the world in the most user friendly and hygienic form.
The petrol thus generated is not just any petrol… itâs a high octane, eco friendly, green petrol which works perfectly with all the existing petrol engines. Though methods of having other compounds as fuel (Bio-Fuels) are existent but are not very feasible. Then again, there arises the problem of space which is massive, in case of these existent products. On the other hand PFPâ¢ is deliberately mobile and compact. The speed of conversion and creation of a resource which is exhaustible from an arguably inexhaustible resource is a revolutionary modern concept!
PFPâ¢ is available in two separate models, the P-Home (PFPâ¢ installed at home) and P-Booths (PFPâ¢ installed in public toilets). But the basic working behind both is the same. Explained below is the technology behind PFPâ¢ and the working of the device. The whole system can be divided into three basic units based on their functionality: Input, Reaction and Output Unit. Watch the entire working of PFPâ¢ here:
This is connected to the normal toilet interface that we provide the user; the only difference being a Pee-vot mechanism given at the top. If you turn the Piss-ton to the left the toilet enters into the normal drainage mode (for crap) and if you turn it to the right, PFPâ¢ is activated. There is no flush but just an Accept button for the source liquid (Pee) to be accepted.
The next stage is the Analyzer where the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the source liquid is done. This is especially needed in the case of diluted source liquid or in the case of high-sugar-source-liquid (having more carbon). PFPâ¢ loves diabetic users. More the carbon, more the petrol generated. The corresponding composition along with the approximate amount of petrol that can be generated from the collected source liquid will be shown on the LCD display (playing happy music tones for sugary liquids).
Next, the source liquid moves into the Pee-Buffer, where a minimum level is required for the PFPâ¢ to work under safe and optimum condition. Upon reaching the level, the liquid is pumped into the reaction unit.
The first part of the reaction unit is the Fractional Distillation chamber where the source liquid is separated into fractions of urea, dissolved salts and water; according to the general fractional distillation principle (lighter substances fraction out first and the heavier ones later). The purpose of separation is to obtain them in a balanced proportion for optimum conversion, in the ratio 3:1:5.
The distilled proportions are mixed with a catalyst, Creatinine (a top-secret compound created by our research team during those 5 years of hard work) in the Mixture-Fixture. This mixture is then compressed to 400k Pascal in the Come-Press-Soon unit and sent to the next chamber.
This chamber is the revolutionary MUTHRA-PETRO CONVERSION CHAMBER where the actual magic happens. The Semi-Permeable Double-Layered Osmotic membrane extracts the Carbon and Hydrogen before passing it to the Cooling unit. The main reaction that takes place is given below:
(NH2)2CO + C4H7N
b>3O + Salts + H2O ——â> C5H12 + C6H14 + C7H16 + C8H18
Urea + Creatinine + Salts + Water ——â> Mixture of Alkanes i.e. PETROL
Lets see how these elements of your Pee give us Petrol:
Salts: Some pass through the Semi-Permeable Double-Layered Osmotic membrane and some donât.
Urea has Nitrogen, Oxygen, Carbon and Hydrogen. Carbon and Hydrogen pass through the membrane.
Oxygen in urea forms oxides with the non-permitted dissolved salts and the Creatinine catalyst. This is eliminated.
A powerful beam of electricity is made to hit the nitrogen atoms, which decomposes it into Carbon and Hydrogen atoms.
Atomic No. of Nitrogen (7) = Atomic No. of Carbon (6) + Atomic No. of Hydrogen (1)
The Carbon and Hydrogen atoms thus formed are again permitted into the cooling unit through the membrane.
Thus, we obtain a huge amount of Carbon that gives us the âhigh octaneâ content from a Urea dominated solutionâ¦ your Pee! The Cooling unit uses normal (cool) tap water along with a slight amount of liquid nitrogen (this cylinder can be replaced on a yearly basis), to form a solution that is sent to the cooling rods, to cool the mixture of the carbon and hydrogen compounds (along with a few salts).
The cooled mixture is then filtered to remove any dissolved salts and unwanted substances and then stored in the storage unit, which will contain the readily usable, high octane and NATURAL Petrol. This storage unit can be cleaned or utilized at any time as desired. Hence, we have converted Pee to Petrol!
People will drink more water to produce petrol, save money and drinking lots of water is very good for health.
Heavy import burden of petroleum will stop and India will be a âself reliantâ, powerful nation which will progress to be a developed country soon!
Production of refined quality and natural fuel will bring down the pollution levels drastically.
Requires power for heating and electricity (but thatâs a household utility)
Converts only a part of the source liquid to petrol and requires a minimum amount; Not a problem in joint families!!!
So go on people, leak out and save your money, save your health and save the earth! Rememberâ¦ from now onâ¦
…when Nature calls, Petrol falls!
This technology is the joint venture of my friend Pramod Kamath and myself. After 5 years of struggle in the labs, we finally brought out the revolutionary MUTHRA-PETRO Conversion Reaction!
This idea and innovation is copyright and trademark protected and is the exclusive property of Mr. Mario D’Cunha and Mr. Pramod Kamath. Any violations will be strictly taken into task.
Â© 2010 Pee for Petrol. All Rights reserved.
What is the real carbon footprint of this project though? It seems like a very elaborate and fairly power intensive mechanism to produce quite nominal quantities of fuel. Do you have any data on the power input required to produce a joule of fuel energy output? As an aside, the information on petroleum running out within 50 years is inaccurate. You can read Daniel Yergin's prognosis online for a more accurate picture of the oil availability. Also, you might want to take a look at shale oil reserves.
WTF !!! Such stuff needs to be published the day after March 31st ...
Gotta commend your tomfoolery skills though... you've got a wicked yet creative little mind there, buddy.
Amazed at how many suckers we've got here... ha ha ha !! The suckers must have failed in chemistry every year.
1. Bolt of electricity on a 'N' atom --> 'H' atom, 'C' atom... ? WTF !!!
2. Combine (how?) 'H' atom + 'C' atom --> Petrol ... WTF !!!
You created the Petrol HC molecular structure by Nanobots ???
u know what... exactly 5 yrs back, me and a friend of mine were thinking abt this idea... but all we cud do was just think coz, the implementation part was beyond our scope of study and imagination... but seeing it in reality is awesome... making this compulsory for all households like the solar water heater, might help us all to a great extent...
the concept is awesome. but just wondering about one statistic tho...
given that for an average Indian family (of 4-5 ppl per household), with an average of 10-15ltrs water consumption per day, at normal health and weather conditions, how much petrol can be extracted? a minimum quantity of around 2-3 litres would be awesome! if it is lesser, then it must justify the maintenance and cost of consumables like liq-N.
what about the space occupied by it?
LOL, i had a nice laugh reading it all way long till the end!! specially the Slogan "when Nature calls, Petrol falls!" But to say its a great evolutionary idea to ponder on!!! If your idea is materialized it will sell like hot cakes hehe, i would definitely promote it bro... You won the bet I loved the post :)
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@D2: will approach Shell soon ;-) nitrogen spilts to C and H, oxygen forms oxides :-)
@rashmi: the pee is analysed first in the analyser. only proper solution is allowed :-)
The idea is brilliant. Shell should start looking into this idea of yours. :D
And your presentation is impeccable. I wonder if you're serious with this idea! I have voted for you, and I hope you win. This is by far the best post for this contest I have read.
Just one question.Where did Nitrogen and Oxygen disappear in the reaction? :P
okay! :P so if this really works then the whole sanitation industry will be revamped..... I can actually imagine restrooms with a sign saying take a leak for fuel....
but what about the cases in which a person is suffering from some disease ... hmm pros and cons will be there but its really a good research and I do hope it succeeds.
Pee for petrol! :D
A great idea! That Pee for Petrol has won the first place for a at IIT Techfest, Bombay, Jan 2010 for the most innovative idea and also at Impulse 2010 (a State Level Technical Symposium, Karnataka) is a clear proof of the feasability of the idea. Congratulations! Keep it up!
hahhaahahaaa...... you are really into it...so much of research ...... and you simplified it too
instead of asking HP to make it.......just show this to Indian gov and i'm sure you'll get a grant for this.....as much as you want......... :)
you made a who new swf......glad to see that you have put in a lot of effort into it..........
by far you have the best post....... \,,/
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