Title

(Em)powering the Future

Date

5-28-2015 8:30 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 8:45 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

General Science Honors

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Energy Resources and Public Communication

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Philip Wade and Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

In 2005, the money generated from the battery industry was approximately $48 billion. Ten years later, that number has increased as our society continues to rely on battery power for much of our daily lives, ranging from car engines to children's toys. This video explores two kinds of batteries and their energy output and efficiency: wet cell and environmental. The team compared the commonly used wet cell batteries to environmental batteries by using kits to make environmental batteries out of potatoes, oranges, and grapefruits. The team measured energy output and compared it to the wet cell battery and a D-Volt battery, which is dry cell. Finally, the team examined ways society could expand their use of environmental batteries to improve sustainability and reduce waste.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
May 28th, 8:30 AM May 28th, 8:45 AM

(Em)powering the Future

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

In 2005, the money generated from the battery industry was approximately $48 billion. Ten years later, that number has increased as our society continues to rely on battery power for much of our daily lives, ranging from car engines to children's toys. This video explores two kinds of batteries and their energy output and efficiency: wet cell and environmental. The team compared the commonly used wet cell batteries to environmental batteries by using kits to make environmental batteries out of potatoes, oranges, and grapefruits. The team measured energy output and compared it to the wet cell battery and a D-Volt battery, which is dry cell. Finally, the team examined ways society could expand their use of environmental batteries to improve sustainability and reduce waste.