A Li–urine battery based on organic/aqueous hybrid electrolytes†
Urea/urine as a renewable energy source is attracting extensive attention, which represents a promising prospect toward ensuring a clean environment and energy utilization. We herein report a new Li-urea battery architecture with organic and aqueous hybrid electrolytes. The concept of urea decomposition was first proposed in a Li-fuel battery. This low-cost portable device provides a new potential for power generation in the desert or remote regions.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2019 Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers HOT articles