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Urinotron

Urinotron is a large-scale installation that takes our organic waste (urine) and transforms it into power for your mobile phone, before recycling it back to pure water.

When: Thursday, August 1 2019 till Sunday, August 18 2019. 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Where: Macfarland Court
The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, 3010
Topic: Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
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Sandra and Gaspard Bébié-Valérian (France) and Professor Peter Scales (Australia)

Are you flushing a valuable wee-source?

Urinotron is a large-scale installation that takes our organic waste (urine) and transforms it into power for your mobile phone, before recycling it back to pure water.

Contribute your urine and then put your feet up as the salts in your liquid gold turn into sustainable pee power.

Why are we flushing such a valuable resource? Urinotron combines scientific equipment, engineering skills and reems of electronic wires in an artistic equivalent of an alchemist’s workshop, producing a different kind of gold.

The first iteration of Urinotron was co-produced by Sandra Bébié-Valérian, Gaspard Bébié-Valérian and Dorian Reunkrilerk. Urinotron 2.0 is a collaboration with Professor Peter Scales.

The University of Melbourne, Macfarland Court

1–18 August
Open Monday to Saturday 11am–6pm, plus Sunday 18 August 10am–4pm.

Contact details:

Ellie Michaelides
Science Gallery Melbourne
Email: ellie.michaelides@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: 03 8344 6106

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