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Amazing! Electricity from rotten tomatoes

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Published on 1 April 2016 8:29 AM GMT

Amazing! Electricity from rotten tomatoes
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Lucknow: A recent study done by scientists on tomatoes says that rotten tomatoes can be a powerful source of generating electricity. Many scholars and professors are behind the study which will help people and farmers.

  • The research was presented at the 251st national meeting and exposition of the American Chemical Society in San Diego, California.
  • The research was being done for the last few years to save the wastage of tomatoes .
  • Scientists found that the spoiled tomatoes can be a powerful source of energy when used in a biological or microbial electrochemical cell.
  • Microbial electrochemical cells use bacteria to break down and oxidise organic material in defective tomatoes.
  • Through this process the tomato contaminated solid waste can be also purified.
  • In Florida around 396,000 tonnes of tomatoes are wasted every year.
  • The electro chemical cells can exploit tomato waste to generate electricity.
  • The bacteria found in tomatoes oxidises, releasing electrons which can be captured in a fuel cell and be used as a source of electricity.

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