Due to recent developments, when we hear about Pen State University, we don’t exactly have positive thoughts. That’s exactly why the school needed the positive publicity it recently got, even if it has nothing to do with the athletic department.
University researchers recently claimed to have developed a device capable of converting waste water into electricity by combing gradients from salt-water and fresh-water. This creates what is known as “mictrobial revers-electrodialysis (MRC) and is converted into about .94 kilowatt hours of electricity per kilogram.
The salt will typically dissolve in fresh water as it dissociates into positive and negative ions, releasing protons into the water.
If the project is a successful one, not only will it help provide more energy but it may also help in solving the clean water crisis in other parts of the world.
Chances are, the discovery will have no effect (at least no immediately) on local electricity rates, but the state of Pennsylvania is deregulated, which means its residents can shop and compare multiple electric providers and rates and sign up with whichever deal is the best fit for their situation.
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