WIT Press


A Urine-powered Cell, Wheat Straw And Paper Plaster Walls: Recyclable Elements Of A Sustainable Dwelling House

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC140541

Volume

191

Pages

5

Page Range

647 - 651

Published

2014

Size

611 kb

Author(s)

G. Luna-Sandoval, C. F. Contreras-Flores, P. Cruz-Camargo, M. Santacruz-Tirado, E. Jiménez-López, V. H. Yaurima-Basaldúa, M. A. Maciel-Monteon

Abstract

To recover and recycle materials to be reused to build and operate a sustainable dwelling house is a new alternative using a urine-powered cell to produce hydrogen, wheat straw walls and paper plaster walls. Hydrogen from the urinepowered cell can be used as a biogas substituting conventional gas in stoves and boilers used to cook and heat water respectively. Constructing and applying wheat straw walls and paper plaster to obtain ±10°C inside the rooms in winter and summer will provide a comfortable environment inside a dwelling house without air conditioning. Residents will save money by building sustainable dwelling houses and also will stop paying high energy bills. The environment and the general population will gain by using this alternative construction and operation system.

Keywords

urine, wheat straw, paper