• South Korean researchers generate elecricity from a toilet flush

  • flushing-toilet-energyFlushing a toilet has been known to serve just one purpose, until now. Besides taking away all your waste to a land where you never have to look at it again, toilet flushes will now help power up homes in South Korea. Scientists in South Korea have developed the means to harvest the mechanical energy generated from the flushing of a toilet and convert it all to usable electricity. From the experiments conducted, these researchers have concluded that the movement of a single droplet is enough to power up a green LED.

    The research was conducted by folks from the Seoul National University and Korea Electronics Technology Institute, who have together developed the equipment that makes this concept possible. With this, South Korea will soon have its living spaces powered up by toilet flushes!

    Posted in Topics:Alternative Energy, Tags: on April 22, 2014