Parks are great for relaxation and for getting a good amount of fresh air and they are especially welcome in cities where getting away from the hustle and bustle of the inner city is nice from time to time. While this is the case, because not everyone is absent from owning a dog, they take their dogs with them and have to clean up after them and throw it away causing the park and those who go there to have to rely on those with pets doing the right thing. Well, scientists have taken this fact and created a light for parks that is powered by nothing other than dog business.
You’re not seeing things – they really did come up with park lamps that are powered by dog poop. So, if the lamp is powered by dog poop, how does it work? Well, you have probably heard before that cattle are the biggest producers of methane gas because when they do their business they release large amounts of methane gas. This same concept is seen in your dogs business as well and so scientists have used the methane to create a unit that then uses the gas to power itself. Instead of letting nature take its course and break down the waste from your dog naturally you will instead drop it into a unit and then use a stirring mechanism which will then mix the waste with microbes that will then increase its breakdown and create and release methane gas that will then power the park lamp.
This idea may seem farfetched and it may seem like something out of science fiction, but the process is natural and methane is a natural gas that is created by many animals’ wastes. The key thing that makes this even greener in terms of things is that Methane is one of the leading greenhouse gases and if we can continue to create and produce concepts like this to use the excess methane gas that we have we can then cut down on methane gas emissions in general. The main issue with projects and ideas such as the Park Spark which will be powered by your dog’s poop is convincing people that doing so is worthwhile and getting people to remember to use it.
The best part about projects and ideas such as this is that with its concept scientists will be able to create other daily things that we use that could also run on methane and not only save energy but save the environment.