What if houses were powered by milk?

Phillips, N., Adamatzky, A. and Mayne, R. (2017) What if houses were powered by milk? BioSystems, 153. pp. 1-5. ISSN 0303-2647 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/31668

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystems.2017.01.002

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Living architectures and green energy are hot topics of the applied sciences. They aim to develop buildings that co-live with their environment and co-habit with people they house. An ultimate goal would be to make every block in a building capable of producing energy. We present results of scoping, and somewhat illustrative, experiments on generating electrical energy in modified aerated concrete blocks. These blocks are commonly used in modern building industry and therefore make an ideal candidate for 'inbuilt' microbial bio-reactors. We fill the blocks with milk to evaluate electro-generation potential of a pasteurised milk and to study power generating potential of the medium nutrient rich for micro-organisms. We assess the practicality of using bio-reactors which become colonised by local micro-flora.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:living architectures
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:31668
Deposited By: Professor A. Adamatzky
Deposited On:26 Apr 2017 14:07
Last Modified:03 Feb 2018 23:32

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