After a few beers, you can find yourself needing to rush to the toilet to relieve yourself.
But there may soon be a way to reverse this process, using urine to relieve thirst. (eww right!!)
Researchers have created a device that uses solar energy to turn urine into drinkable water, which can then be used to brew beer.
A team of scientsts at a Belgium University says they have created a machine that turns urine into drinkable bewarage. They stated that this technique could be applied in rural areas and developing countries.
While other options for treating waste water already exist, the researchers say their new system is more energy-efficient and could be applied in areas off the electricity grid.
Originally this amazing process was referred to as “piss-to-pilsner”. Nowadays it is called “From Sewer to Brewer”. The device collects urine in a large tank, heating it using a solar-powered boiler.
The heated urine then passes through a membrane, which separates out the water, as well as nutrients such as potassium, nitrogen and phosphorous.
The nutrients collected can then be used to make fertilisers.
Water collected can be used to brew beer.
The beer-piss cycle is now a closed loop. That’s beautiful. lol..