Dirty Battery, an Alternative Source of Electricity (DBASE) for the Community


Extension service is one of the functions of Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines. It is a service thrust of the University where community development projects and programs are served among the various sectors of community. With the University of Rizal System’s commitment to empower community through relevant and sustainable technical instruction, research and extension services, a research in the development of a low-cost electrical energy generating system that can be utilized by the communities particularly from the remote areas became imperative. DBASE for the Community is a system that can produce direct current voltage, enough to be used to operate direct current loads. It was technically developed following the principle involved in electrical energy generation by chemical reaction. Though small in scale, its uniqueness lies on the way it produces electrical energy utilizing electrolytes being filtered out of kitchen wastes and low-cost electricity conducting materials. As the study disclosed in terms of electrical charge generation, DBASE can be used to supply electricity to DC loads in a ten-hour continuous operation. The study utilized the developmental and descriptive methods of research. Experimental method of research was also applied to lay down concrete data and scientific observations. Considering that technology transfer is inevitable as directed by the result of the study, community based training was organized for the community folks to teach them the procedure and technical aspect on how to construct and utilize DBASE. This lets them depend on their very own generating system to supply their simple home appliance.

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Marites Rio, University of Rizal System, Philippines
Leo Rio, University of Rizal System, Philippines

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Conference: ACE2019
Stream: Education

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