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Researchers have developed a novel way of producing electricity from water at room temperature without using any power or chemicals.  Soon, a device that runs on a few drops of water could revolutionize the way electricity. Team of scientists at Delhi’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) generated electricity from water.

Electricity using few drops of water

Electricity Using Few Drops of Water

Electricity using few drops of water

Benefits and Features of Development

  • It is a portable source of electricity as it can be used as a dry cell.
  • Once it goes into production, will be cheaper than solar energy.
  • There is no potential harm from the battery upon disposal as no chemicals are used in its making.
  • A team led by R.K. Kotnala (the Chief Scientist at NPL) proved the workability of producing electricity from water at room temperature without the use of any chemicals after working on it for 13 years.
  • They spend two years on building the device.
  • All the components and raw materials were from India.
  • The path-breaking work has done by Kotnala straddles three different disciplines of science – chemistry, physics and material science.
  • Claimed to be the biggest breakthrough in the world of batteries since 1980.

About National Physical Laboratory of India

  • Formed: January 4, 1947
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Agency executive :  Dr. D.K. ASWAL, Director
  • Parent  agency: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

The main aim of NPL

  • To establish, maintain and improve continuously by research, for the benefit of the nation, National Standards of Measurements and to realize the Units based on International System (Under the subordinate Legislations of Weights and Measures Act 1956, reissued in 1988 under the 1976 Act). To identify and conduct after due consideration, research in areas of physics which are most appropriate to the needs of the nation and for advancement of field
  • To assist industries, national and other agencies in their developmental tasks by precision measurements, calibration, development of devices, processes, and other allied problems related to physics.
  • To keep itself informed of and study critically the status of physics.
 The Main Aim of NPL

The Main Aim of NPL

The Main Aim of NPL

Organizational Structure of CSIR

Organizational Structure of CSIR

Organizational Structure of CSIR

- Published/Last Modified on: December 20, 2016

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