Poo Business Human Feces Contains Gold Worth Millions

It is always healthy to free your bowels regularly but guess what.... you can be the world's most richest just by taking a dump everyday

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Human feces contains gold and other precious metals that could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, experts say.

Now the trick is how to retrieve them -- a potential windfall that could also help save the planet.

"The gold we found was at the level of a minimal mineral deposit," said Kathleen Smith, of the US Geological Survey, after her team discovered metals such as platinum, silver and gold in treated waste.

A recent study by another group of experts in the field found that waste from one million Americans could contain as much as $13 million worth of metals.

Finding a way to extract the metals could help the environment by cutting down on the need for mining and reducing unwanted release of metals into the environment.

"If you can get rid of some of the nuisance metals that currently limit how much of these biosolids we can use on fields and forests, and at the same time recover valuable metals and other elements, that's a win-win," said Smith.

"There are metals everywhere -- in your hair care products, detergents, even nanoparticles that are put in socks to prevent bad odors."

More than seven million tons of biosolids come out of US wastewater facilities each year: about half is used as fertilizer on fields and in forests and the other half is incinerated or sent to landfills.

Smith and her team are on a mission to find out exactly what is in our waste.

"We have a two-pronged approach," said Smith. "In one part of the study, we are looking at removing some regulated metals from the biosolids that limit their use for land application.

"In the other part of the project, we're interested in collecting valuable metals that could be sold, including some of the more technologically important metals, such as vanadium and copper that are in cell phones, computers and alloys."

The findings were presented at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, taking place in Denver through Thursday.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Hurray!! By 2045 death will be 'optional' and ageing 'curable' - Genetic...bullet
2 Ashaley Botwe Lady allegedly brutalised by boyfriend for cheating with...bullet
3 Bumper Harvest This woman is making millions from the sale of her...bullet
4 Last Opportunity Deceased Food vendor pounds Fufu as she was laid...bullet
5 Annoying!!! “I'm a man, there is no law on morality" -...bullet
6 Heartless!!! Father brutally murders 6-month-old baby with pickaxebullet
7 21st century Students tied to cross and flogged for...bullet
8 Sad 18-year-old girl kills father with hammer for telling...bullet
9 Sad! Driver’s mate beaten to death for overcharging...bullet
10 Royal Wedding Meet Bishop Michael Curry who officiated...bullet

Top Videos

1 Sex Doll First Sex doll brothel opens in Germanybullet
2 Homosexuality Ghanaian lesbian says she sleeps with 10 women everydaybullet
3 Bestiality Dog owner sues model who seduced his dog until it ejaculatedbullet
4 Video Woman sues boyfriend for failing to satisfy her during a...bullet
5 Video Obinim visits heaven, chastises Angel Gabrielbullet
6 Testimony My husband is 'splitting' me in bed having used...bullet
7 Blasphemy? God and Jesus must be "fools" to watch me mislead...bullet
8 National Science and Math Quiz 5 Senior High Schools who...bullet
9 Slay Queen Drama Facebook slay queen's nude video resurfacesbullet
10 Watch Obinim makes woman carry bag of cement for lotto...bullet

Filla