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Johnyfive Provides LENR Recipe “Almost Guaranteed to Work” (LENR Forum)

Mon, 20/08/2018 - 16:32

Thanks to Bob Greenyer for sharing about the following.

There had been a poster on the LENR Forum who goes by the nickname of johnyfive (he has not revealed his identity) who claims that he has been able to produce radiation signals clearly above background regularly using an experimental setup. His posting history can be found here: https://www.lenr-forum.com/user/2744-johnyfive/

Yesterday on the LENR Forum he has posted a recipe that he claims is “almost guaranteed to work”.

The post is here: https://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/thread/5597-atom-ecology/?postID=91443#post91443

“RECIPE written just in 2 minutes:

1. Cathode: Get approx. 10x5x5 mm flake of Titanium sponge, preferably 99,9% purity – Sigma Aldrich or Alfa Aeasar will be fine for sure
2. Anode: Get Nickel Wire around 26AWG. 99% purity
3. Get D2O, preferably 99,9% purity
4. Get Lithium metal
5. Use nickel wire for attaching Titanium sponge at the top, so that nickel wire will be not immersed in D2O mixture.
6. Get LiOD from Li + D2O reaction, 100mg Li in 5ml D2O.
7. Use stabilized DC power supply (Cathode -, Anode +) and power it, let it run at around 0.5W for over 3 days.
8. Get a paper and put it above the cell so that vapor is trapped by it.
9. Get Pancake GM detector (I think Russian detectors are the best and cheap) and measure radiation of the paper after 3 days.

Almost guaranteed to work. This is just the beginning so that if you really want, you can replicate it now. No hesitation, no tricks.”

We can’t know if it’s the real thing unless someone tries to replicate it. So for replicators interested in testing out a recipe, here’s something to work with.

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‘Antigravity’ Experiments on Video

Sun, 19/08/2018 - 23:58

Are we seeing a genuine antigravity effect displayed in some videos coming out of Russia?

I don’t claim to know what we are looking at here, but here is something that came into my email that I am afraid that I can’t provide much information at all because it’s all very new to me, and everything is in Russian.

But I thought I’d share here and see what we might be able to learn together.

The videos are from the YouTube account of Alexey Chekurkov

The first one, titled “The Flight of Gravity” is described as “an experiment of antigravity” and was published on July 10, 2018. It shows some kind of disk contraption hooked up to a car battery apparently levitating in an outside setting.

The second one is titled “Take-off and landing of the disk (answers to questions)” and was published on August 18, 2018. It shows the same disk being operated inside.

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Russ George on “Goldilock’s Fusion”

Sun, 19/08/2018 - 15:08

Russ George has updated his Atom-Ecology website with a new post (http://atom-ecology.russgeorge.net/2018/08/14/goldilocks-fusion/) which gives a little more information about the testing that he is carrying out with his reactors, and has come up with the phrase “Goldilocks He writes:

Cold fusion fuel must be not only well heat sunk the reacting hot materials have to be dilute so that they don’t stay too cold, or get too hot, but make porridge that is just right . . . My present observations of coupling of the gamma and heat-producing reactions at a considerable distance make this process all the more mysterious. It is surely not neutron coupling. Some preliminary looking for anomalous magnetic effects offer hints but nothing on a grossly observable magnetic scale seems to be present. If there is a magnetic entanglement it is taking place via some here-to-fore unknown transfer medium. Does the magnetic force present itself as both a wave and particle?

“Today six cold fusion reactors are baking atom-ecology fuel mixtures and are reliably producing periodicity in both the cold fusion heat and gammas. It would seem that the reactions are self-moderating as well as being responsive to my chef’s tender care. It is a Goldilock’s reaction, the fuel pellet must be not to cold and not too hot, but just right for the optimum reactivity.”

Alan Smith, who is working alongside Russ, and whose lab Russ is working in, has been posting some comments here, and on this thread on the LENR Forum, regarding their work, and answering questions from interested followers.

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Rossi: 40 MW E-Cat Plant to be the First

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 04:32

We get little bits of information from Andrea Rossi about his E-Cat plans. It’s a drip by drip feed of information that helps clarify (a little) what his plans are. This week, from asking questions on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, we have been told that the 40 MW E-Cat plant that Rossi has been discussing is going to be the first plant installed. He’s planning on starting big. It seems to mean a great deal to Rossi, who posted rather poetically:

Andrea Rossi
August 14, 2018 at 5:44 PM
Abe Vincent:
It will be a magnificence as I can see it inside my brain. Pure Art of technology and a window with the view of the sun of the future. My life has been also a series of failures and errors and resiliency, but if all the enormous work for which I spent my life will have as a result this plant, my life will have been worth to be spent.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

At this point, it sounds like the plant is still in the planning stages, and I believe that the reason is that Leonardo has still not decided whether to build this plant from QX reactors (1 kW) or SK reactors (10 kW). I believe the this decision will be made only after further testing. Rossi wrote today:

Andrea Rossi
August 16, 2018 at 7:58 AM
Toussaint Francois:
Thank you for your kind wishes. Yes, an extremely important test will be made at the end of August through the first 10 days of September. After that, strategic decisions will have to be made.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I think that this “extremely important test” involves determining whether the SK is fit for purpose. Rossi has said that he hopes it is, because it will mean far fewer reactors (and presumably controllers) will have to be built, and the overall dimensions of the plant will be much smaller, since far fewer reactors will need to be built.

We’ll have to wait to find out how that testing goes. If there are still unresolved problems with the SK, than he may have to go with the larger plants using the QX. Rossi has said in the past that the QX is ready now, and he is holding fast to the projection of the January product presentation. From recent comments it sounds like the presentation will go forward even if the first industrial plant is not installed. When I asked if the first plant would be up and running before the presentation, Rossi replied: “maybe, but it is difficult.”

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Leonardo to Index Price of E-Cat Heat to Maintain 20% Discount to Current Fuels

Tue, 14/08/2018 - 18:14

Today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Andrea Rossi revealed a pricing strategy for heat sold to customers from E-Cat plants. He was asked by Robert Dorr to clarify what the discount of E-Cat-produced heat for customers would be compared to the current fuel sources they are using.

Here is Rossi’s response:

Andrea Rossi
August 14, 2018 at 5:34 AM
Robert Dorr:
If our Customers now are spending 100, with the Ecat plants they will spend 80 and the price will be indexed with the variation of the market price, to maintain the 20% of earning for the Customer.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I followed up with a couple of questions of my own just for clarification:

Frank Acland
August 14, 2018 at 6:57 AM
Dear Andrea,
When you say that the cost of E-Cat heat will be “indexed with the variation of the market price”, do you mean:
1. That it will always be 20 per cent less expensive than whatever the customer would normally use (e.g. natural gas)?
2. That if the price of (for example) natural gas rises, the cost of E-Cat heat will also rise?

Andrea Rossi
August 14, 2018 at 8:58 AM
Frank Acland:
1- yes
2- no
Warm Regards,
A.R.

So it seems that Leonardo’s plan is to make sure that E-Cat-provided heat is always cheaper than alternative sources. From Rossi’s answer to my second question, it would appear that the indexing does not follow price increases in competing fuels, just price decreases. Whether a 20 per cent discount will be attractive enough to entice customers to contract with Leonardo remains to be seen (assuming the plants work as described).

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Rossi Values 40 MW at $20 million.

Sun, 12/08/2018 - 15:01

We know that Andrea Rossi’s plan is not to sell E-Cat plants to customers, but to retain ownership and sell heat. But here is a Q&A that gives us an idea of how he values his technology.

Dom
August 11, 2018 at 8:40 PM
Dear Dr Rossi,
Can you tell us the price of the 40 MW plant?

Andrea Rossi
August 12, 2018 at 1:52 AM
Dom:
The Client will pay nothing for the plant, because it will remain of our property and the Client will pay only the heat. Should it be for sale its price would be 20 million $, but for the time being we are not going to sell.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

That puts an industrial E-Cat plant at $500,000 per MW. We don’t know how much it will cost to build these plants, it will likely to be more expensive in the beginning until economies of scale are improved if he can get mass production off the ground. Since Rossi is not selling plants outright, and only selling heat once it is used, there will be a lot of upfront investment required for Leonardo. They will only be able to make money once the plants are up and running well, and customers are paying their bills.

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Rossi: Building 40 MW E-Cat Plant for Customer

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 14:31

Andrea Rossi has been posting recently about a contract Leonardo Corporation has made with a customer (unidentified) for a 40 MW E-Cat installation.

Rossi states that the plant is already under construction, although he says that they have not yet decided whether it will be using SK or QX reactors.  He says they are still testing the SK 10 kW version and will have to make a decision in the near future whether it is ready for production.

According to Rossi, the SK and QX reactors are the same size, so presumably they can start building the plants before they make the final decision of which type to go with. However, if they go with the QX reactors (1 kW each), they will need 10 times the number compared to the SK. When asked about the size of this plant he replied:

Andrea Rossi
August 9, 2018 at 6:28 AM
Anonymous:
Assuming we use the SK 10,
Reactors plus heat exchanger 4 cubic meters, plus the control systems and the steam circuits.
Warm Regards
A.R.

So if the QX is used, then it will be 40 cubic meters in size which will be considerably larger, so I am sure that Rossi hopes that the SK is ready.

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Russ George Reports Production of Excess Heat from Rice-size Fuel Grains.

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 01:17

Russ George is reporting on his Atom-Ecology website that he has been consistently been seeing ‘heat after death’ in experiments he has been running in Alan Smith’s Looking for Heat lab near London.

The article is titled : “Glimpse of the end of the fossil fuel/fool age”, link is here: http://atom-ecology.russgeorge.net/2018/08/08/glimpse-the-end-of-the-fossil-fuel-fool-age/

Russ states that he has been using small rice-grain size fuel pellets made “out of incredibly cheap and common materials” to heat a test bench reactor of several kilograms, and that he has been seeing gamma rays being produced over a period of about 100 days. In addition, he says has seen these fuel pellets producing heat in a cyclical fashion ranging from hot to not-so-hot.

He provides this image to show the cooling curve of one of his fueled reactors (red trace) after the power input has been turned off, compared to an unfueled one (green trace). The fueled reactor is shown to be delivering 25+ watts of heat output.

Russ says that the construction of his fuel pellets can be taught to the poorest of the world, and that he believes soon (in months rather than years) the world can start to end its dependence on fossil fuels, and the harmful effects of their emissions and waste.

Thanks to Russ for sharing more of his work. Clear demonstration ofeExcess heat is what many people have been hoping for in LENR experiments. I am sure there will be a lot of interest amongst LENR followers in how he is achieving his results, and I would expect there is more to come.

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Brilliant Light Power Provides 3rd Quarter Update

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 09:54

Brilliant Light Power has posted their 3rd Quarter 2018 update on their website here:

https://brilliantlightpower.com/third-quarter-2018-update/

The update provides a lot of information about of BLP’s technology, including testing data and photographs and diagramas of laboratory experiments and equipment. It also includes references to recent publications about BLP’s scientific research, including the article “Power determination and hydrino product characterization of ultra-low field ignition of hydrated silver shots” published in the Chinese Journal of Physics here.

As far as recent developments go, here are a few highlights:

They are developing a “Pyrex-Stainless Steel SunCell for 400 °C Heater” which they say is currently in operation. Images are provided.

Recent and upcoming events include:

“•Major OEM team performed due diligence with visit on July 16th.

•Major Sovereign Wealth Fund Delegation visit on June 29th.

•Planning Energetic Materials Open House for Defense Agencies in October.”

As far as commercialization of their technology goes, they state that “Levers for Commercial Success” involve:

“Prove our power source to the world in the near term through power measurements, identification of the Hydrino® products of the reaction, and engineered power systems”

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Rossi: Ex-Military Specialists Working on Securing E-Cat Control System

Sun, 05/08/2018 - 12:43

Andre Rossi wrote yesterday on the Journal of Nuclear Physics that Leonardo Corporation has set up a remote control system that they “deem almost impossible to be cracked.” He said that the remote control monitoring system for all the world will from a location in Miami, Florida:

Andrea Rossi
August 4, 2018 at 8:28 AM
Gerard McEk:
What we are proposing, as I said, is exclusively the installation of our Ecats in the factories of our Clients to sell the heat, controlling the plants in remote from our headquarter in Miami, wherever the plants might be in the world. We will maintain full property and control of the plant, while our Clients will save money paying our Joules much less that the normal market price. This will remain our policy for a long time, to maintain full control of our IP. We already have set up a remote control system that we deem almost impossible to be cracked.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I asked Rossi if the remote control system was being tested out, and if so, how it was working. He replied:

Andrea Rossi
August 5, 2018 at 3:45 AM
Frank Acland:
We are making tests and we are satisfied of them so far. Obviously the difficult part is not to make a remote control, as modulated as it might be, but to make it impossible to be hacked. We are being helped also by retired military specialists of the field.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

If the remote control system works as described, one vulnerability will be that E-Cat plants worldwide are going to be dependent on a reliable internet connection between themselves and Miami. There are many reasons why internet connections can fail — e.g. equipment failure, to natural or man-made disasters, to government actions — and of course there are places in the world where reliable internet is just not available.

Rossi has made it clear IP protection is paramount, and he is unlikely to be deterred from this business plan. Above he says this policy will be in force for ‘a long time’. If you are a business that is willing to contract with Leonardo to purchase E-Cat heat, you will have to have a standby backup source of heat ready to deploy in cases when the internet signal goes down.

Whether the IP will be well-protected with this system is another issue. Rossi states he thinks that it will be ‘almost’ impossible to hack, but also says they are still working with ex-military experts on what he calls a ‘difficult’ issue, so they cannot be totally confident that they have safeguarded their IP with this measure.

I expect they will try as hard as they can to become hack-proof, and remain so, but they must realize that if E-Cat technology is as revolutionary as Rossi maintains, Leonardo will become a huge target for people trying to find out how they do what they do.

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Which Businesses Will Sign Up to Try the E-Cat?

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 19:57

A couple of posts by readers on this thread caught my attention as they bring up a subject that I’ve thought about quite a bit. Assuming the E-Cat and the remote control system both work as described by Andrea Rossi, what is the likelihood of industrial companies signing up to use it?

Vinney wrote this:

Rossi has been very clever in his marketing plans, the distribution costs are bourne by Leonardo Corporation, so to the customer the adoption costs are the same whether you are in America or Europe, and thus practically nil.

There are virtually no reasons not to try Rossi’s E-cat in some portion of your manufacturing enterprise.

The maintenance costs are also nil to the customer.

The cost of heat (like the cost of power) are 100% deductible as a business expense.

This is an extremely difficult model to compete against.

Causal observer replied with this:

Reasons why people might not give the E-Cat a try:
> might fail, causing a lot of wasted time
> people might cast aspersions
> board members own carbon energy stock
> cost of hookup in parallel with existing systems (who pays?)
> general overhead cost of doing the contract and managing the customer part of the install
> too busy to stop and talk about it
> don’t want to be laughed at if it fails
> subordinate managers and employees express concerns about radiation
> someone starts a negative PR campaign about Rossi (although they’d better be ready to receive letters from Rossi’s lawyers on that!)
> general resistance to change

The trick in sales is not to focus on your product’s virtues, but to think about the customers’ resistance.

My guess is that Rossi already his early customers lined up via C-level contacts who have already brushed all of the above considerations aside. Class chasm problem, though.

I think both posters have valid points. On the face of it, signing on for cheaper, cleaner energy without any upfront investment would seem like a no-brainer. But there is a tension between both embracing and rejecting it which I think rests upon whether you are willing to take a chance on trying out a brand new, as-yet unaccepted technology, or if you are afraid of being wrong.

I think many decision makers in business worry about looking foolish and running the risk of being ridiculed if things go wrong. In business, many executives worry about investors/partners/press/public think. If you make a big misstep, you could be fired, if you’re a public company you company could lose market value on the stock market, you could be the laughing stock of the business or scientific press, you could be trashed on social media.

Then there are those who are willing to take a risk, to try something news in order to be on the cutting edge. With the E-Cat, as Vinney writes, Leonardo’s business model puts all the financial risk on Leonardo and not on the customer, so if the E-Cat doesn’t work, you haven’t lost out financially. If it works, you stand to gain a lot in saved energy costs.

Keeping your involvement with Leonardo secret makes sense for early adopters. If you try it and it doesn’t work, then few people will know about it, and you save face. If you try it and it does work, then you save money and become more competitive without your competitors figuring out how you are able to do so.

For Rossi and Leonardo, the best situation to be in is to have satisfied customers with good reputations publicly stating they are using the E-Cat with good results. That is the best form of advertisingm and I think Leonardo might be able to persuade some early adopters to go public if they offer the reduced costs of energy in return for them publicizing their use of the E-Cat

I think the hardest lifting will be at the beginning. If the E-Cat plants work well, and satisfied customers start talking, it will become less risky for people to give Leonardo a chance.

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Rossi Expects E-Cat Production Lines to be Operating by End of November

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 11:46

As we approach the end of summer, Andrea Rossi’s stated goal of having a public presentation of the E-Cat by January of next year is just a few months away. Many E-Cat followers, including myself, wonder if he can actually get a working product to market in such a short period of time.

In a recent comment, when asked when he expected the first E-Cat products to be delivered to customers, Andrea Rossi stated “Within December, I think”.

I followed up with a few questions:

Frank Acland
July 29, 2018 at 11:06 PM
Dear Andrea,

Your reply to Noble Grabow you said you think that you will deliver your first E-Cat products to customers in December.

1. About how many different customers will take delivery of your first batch of E-Cats?
2. Will the first products delivered be E-Cat QX’s
3. Are your first customers all in the USA?
4. Have you finalized the manufacturing system for the first products?
5. Does this mean you expect your production lines will be in operation by the end of November?

Andrea Rossi
July 30, 2018 at 1:09 AM
Frank Acland:
1- Deals are on course, premature to answer
2- So far the answer is yes
3- No
4- To be completed
5- Yes
Thank you for your attention to our work,
Warm Regards,
A.R.

There still seems to be a great deal to be done in a short time, and I think we should not be surprised if the projected timeline changes. Having said that, Andrea Rossi has proved to be a driven man, a very hard worker with strong determination and persistence, and I am sure he is doing all in his power to see this project to its completion, and I think he will be trying his very best to get his products into the marketplace as soon as possible.

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To The Stars Academy Announces ADAM Research Project for Exotic Technology

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 14:21

Thanks to Jason Cook for sharing the following announcement from To The Stars Academy which has been posted on their website here: https://dpo.tothestarsacademy.com/blog/an-introduction-to-the-adam-research-project

To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science Announces The ADAM Research Project, an Academic Research Program Focused on Exotic Materials for Technology Innovation

From time to time, various sources have collected material samples reported to have come from advanced aerospace vehicles of unknown origin (popularly known as UAP – Unidentified Aerial Phenomena – or UFOs.) Those sources include private citizens, foreign aerospace investigatory committees, aerospace operators and government organizations. As these materials have come to light, they can be made available for inspection.

Given the potential significance of such findings, To The Stars Academy has made it a Tier-1 priority to use its resources to subject these materials to detailed and rigorous scientific evaluation whenever feasible. As soon as TTS Academy is notified that materials are available, a thorough effort will be made to document their origin and credibility, followed by the establishment of chain-of-custody procedures and ownership protocols. In addition to reviewing the materials for their potential significance as evidence of exotic origin, the analysis will evaluate materials for such characteristics as exceptional strength, lightweight build and any unusual advanced properties that potentially could contribute to the development of exciting new technologies in the future.

As a first step, TTS Academy has established a contract with EarthTech International, Inc., (www.earthtech.org) a well-respected research think tank in Austin, Texas, to evaluate the properties of the available materials. Under the leadership of Dr. Harold E. Puthoff, a former Senior Advisor and Subcontractor to the Pentagon’s AATIP program (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) and current VP of Technology for TTS Academy, EarthTech is well-positioned to head up this materials research plan.

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Rossi: Working on ‘Fantastic’ New Heat Exchanger, ‘Close to 100% Efficient’ in Producing Steam

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 18:30

As if he did not need one more thing to work on, Andrea Rossi has stated that his team is now working on a new invention to help him make the most of his E-Cat. Here are some comments on the Journal of Nuclear Physics about it:

Mary Kleftogiannis
July 23, 2018 at 9:12 PM
Dr Andrea Rossi,
Have you resolved the problem of the heat exchange with a so high energy density as in the Ecat SK?
All the best,
Mary

Andrea Rossi
July 24, 2018 at 2:24 AM
Mary Kleftogiannis:
Yes, we have invented a fantastic system, now to be tested. If it works, it gives close to 100% efficiency of exchange to produce steam.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I am not sure whether this means that the Gas Turbine invention has fallen out of favor for the time being, as this would be another major project for him to focus on. Note that Rossi is here talking about producing steam, not hot air, which would require a steam turbine if they are wanting to generate electricity with the E-Cat SK.

Rossi says that this system is not yet built; they plan to carry out tests in August.

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Rossi on the Next Presentation: E-Cat Plant to be Shown Operating on Video

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 12:05

Andrea Rossi was asked on the Journal of Nuclear Physics whether the planned presentation of the Industrial E-Cat will feature operating E-Cats.

Rossi’s answer:

Andrea Rossi
July 25, 2018 at 3:01 AM
Debbie:
No, it is impossible to get the authorization to light up a reactor in a conference room. We will show a video of it in operation and, of course, will show the product, like a “sleeping beauty”.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

This seems to represent a change in plans for the presentation. At one point Rossi was suggesting that the presentation might take place at the factory of one of his customers, where the E-Cat would be in operation, but now it seems like it will be held at a conference center where it will not be possible to install an industrial system.

So this will mean that this won’t be the kind of demonstration that people who are skeptical about Rossi’s claims have been looking for, since there will be no chance for engineers or technicians in the audience to test the products on display. It sounds like this is to be a commercial event to introduce Leonardo’s business plan of selling heat to industrial customers.

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Problems Adapting the E-Cat to a Gas Turbine

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 02:19

Xavier Pitz on the Journal of Nuclear Physics seems to have hit the nail on the head regarding problems Andrea Rossi seems to be having in connecting the E-Cat QX with an existing gas turbine:

Xavier Pitz
July 19, 2018 at 5:27 PM
Dear Andrea,

Do you envision the SK being able to be retrofitted into the combustion chamber of already existing gas turbines, or wouldn’t it be better to design new kind of SK-optimized gas turbines ?
I’m also not an engineer, and this maybe total nonsense, but as there is no real combustion taking place, the combustion chamber maybe skipped altogether ?
The challenge will then be to transfer the heat from the SK somewhere else in the airflow. Maybe through the stators blades ? Would this make sense ?

Andrea Rossi is in agreement with the assessment, although he does mention that he has help which he seems to esteem very highly.

Andrea Rossi
July 19, 2018 at 11:21 PM
Xavier Pitz:
This is the core of the problem. It is premature to be able to answer. I can say that the power of fire of the Partner we are dealing with to resolve the problem is very high in the whole world.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Here’s a nice animation from GE that shows the workings of a conventional gas turbine. The E-Cat does not have any combustion, just heat, so Rossi and his team must be trying to figure if they adapt it to work in a satisfactory way.

When asked what he thinks the chances were of having the SK-Turbine configuration ready to show for a projected January presentation, he stated “33%”. Rossi is normally quite optimistic in his projections, so I would take this as a sign that it likely won’t be ready to show alongside the QX which according to Rossi is ready.

Here’s a nice animation from GE that shows the workings of a gas turbine.

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Rossi Provides E-Cat Theory Outline

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 12:21

Andrea Rossi answered a question on the Journal of Nuclear Physics today asking him to explain in a few words what his theoretical thinking was about the E-Cat effect.

This is his reply:

Andrea Rossi
July 18, 2018 at 5:13 AM
Prof:
Standard Model:
elementary particles are tiny vibrating waves, quantistically defined, in a particular field.
When the temperature reaches the mass of an elementary particle, waves are formed corresponding to those elementary particles.
When the field of these elementary particles resonates with another field during their interaction, new waves can be raised in the second field corresponding to its temperature and if a third field is resonating with these two fields, further particles are raised corresponding with its temperature.
This is what I an consider to be tha base of my effect and I also am convinced that the “source field” is made by electrons, the resonating ones are of virtual e.p. and their antiparticles. Due to the fact that the source field has a T=1-2 eV, this explains why we do not have strong radiations during the thermalization process.
Carl-Oscar and I are preparing a series of heavy experimentation to prove this.
Maybe I am wrong. I think to be right.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

This seems to be a theoretical framework Rossi has been settling on for quite some time now, and he has mentioned previously that he and Carl-Oscar Gullstrom are planning experiments to test this hypothesis, although he has not reported carrying out any of these experiments yet.

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Rossi: Maximum Temperature from the E-Cat SK is 20 000°C

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 18:41

I had not seen any report from Andrea Rossi until now about the temperatures that he is achieving with the E-Cat SK.

Here is a Q&A from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today:

E. Hergen
July 17, 2018 at 8:11 AM
Dear Mr. Rossi,

in a former reply you said you have reached a power density with the ecat SK you have never reached before.

What was the highest temperature you reached with the ecat SK ever, and what is the maximum temperature you can operate the ecat SK without damaging the module?

I hope you give us notice when you for the first time will produce electricity. This will be a monumental event.

Andrea Rossi
July 17, 2018 at 11:58 AM
E.Hergen:
The max T we reach is around 20 000 °C.
The production of electricity by means of heat is an old and consolidated technology. The difficult is to make the first source of energy, the eventual conversion of it in other forms is not difficult, albeit some efficiency has to be lost.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Temperatures of that magnitude are suitable for pretty much any purpose on can think of. Rossi has mentioned that a major challenge has been to keep the reactor cool enough to avoid a meltdown. He has said that the turbine configuration has provided help with cooling, but he has emphasized that it is not yet ready for commercialization. From Rossi’s reply it sounds like they have not yet generated electricity using the turbine, but that should be a trivial task compared to getting the E-Cat to run the turbine in a reliable way.

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Rossi: E-Cat SK-Powered Gas Turbine ‘Power Density is the Highest I ever Reached’

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 13:21

Andrea Rossi seems to be concentrating his efforts now on developing the 100 kW E-Cat SK reactor, which he reports he is combining with a gas turbine. Here’s a Q&A on the subject from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today:

Chuck Davis July 14, 2018 at 7:01 PM

Dr Rossi:
1- do you already have a gas turbine operating?
2- if yes, which dimensions vs power?
Regards,
Chuck Davis

Andrea Rossi July 15, 2018 at 2:39 AM

Chuck Davis:
1- yes
2- the power density is the highest I ever reached. Premature to give numbers.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Rossi has said previously that the ratio in size of the 1 kW QX to the 100 kW SK is 1:10 which, if true, would make the power density of the SK 10 times that of the QX. There will of course be losses when combining the SK with a gas turbine, but even if the turbine was only 20 per cent efficient, it would be twice the power density of the QX.

Steven Karels asked Rossi about how they are dealing with the very high temperatures the E-Cat SK is reportedly producing:

Steven N. Karels
July 14, 2018 at 3:40 AM
Dear Andrea Rossi,

It is difficult for me to envision of 100kW eCat SK reactor that can sustain the temperatures you report without damaging or melting the containment structure. Is the containment structure transparent?

Andrea Rossi
July 14, 2018 at 5:04 AM
Steven N.Karels:
The gas turbine configuration resolves the problem. We are working on this issue for other configurations.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Still, Rossi has said that the SK is not ready for production, and apparently they will have to make a decision at some point whether it will be launched as an initial product. When I asked him whether the SK and QX both need to be ready before they can do a product launch he replied, “No. If the SK will not be ready, we will start with the QX anyway.”

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New Patent Applications from Industrial Heat Published

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 15:02

Thanks to John Littlemist for bringing attention to new patent applications from Industrial Heat that have been published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Thanks also to Lou Paggnuco who found them and posted them on the LENR Forum here.

U.S. Patent Application 20180193816 — July 12, 2018

DESIGNS OF EXOTHERMIC REACTORS

Inventors: Letts; Dennis G.; (Austin, TX)
Applicant: Industrial Heat, LLC Raleigh NC US
Filed: August 22, 2017

ABSTRACT: An exothermic reaction chamber includes at least one of an annular sleeve hosting a hydrogen-absorbing metal, and an electrode having either an outer diameter greater than 50 percent of the reaction chamber bore diameter, perturbations formed on the electrode outer surface, or both. The anode-to-cathode distance may be varied by controlling either or both of the thickness of the annular sleeve and the electrode diameter. Perturbations on the electrode outer surface, which facilitate electrical discharge, may be formed by winding wire around the electrode in a helical pattern, by machining the electrode, or by drilling holes through the electrode and inserting metal rods having pointed or rounded tips into the holes. Both by reducing the anode-to-cathode distance and via perturbations on the outer surface of the electrode, electrical discharge is enhanced. Electrical discharge may drive more hydrogen (deuterium) ions into the hydrogen-absorbing metal, enhancing the efficiency of exothermic reactions.

http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=1&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20180193816.PGNR.&OS=dn/20180193816&RS=DN/20180193816

Excerpts: “Exothermic reactor power is proportional to the volume of hydrogen-absorbing metal.”

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U.S. Patent Application 20180197643 — July 12, 2018

Monitoring and Controlling Exothermic Reactions Using Photon Detection Devices

Inventors: Morris; Julie A.; (Flower Mound, TX) ; Murray; Joseph A.; (Raleigh, NC)
Applicant: Industrial Heat, LLC Raleigh NC US
Filed: October 26, 2017

ABSTRACT: A method includes vacuuming an environment containing a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) system and flowing a gaseous material into the environment. The method includes heating the reactor to a first temperature range and applying a voltage to an electrode passing through a core of the LENR system. The method includes imaging one of the core or the system with a spectrometer and determining that the core is at a desired temperature based on the imaging.

http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=1&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20180197643.PGNR.&OS=dn/20180197643&RS=DN/20180197643http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…0197643&RS=DN/20180197643

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U.S. Patent Application 20180193815 — July 12, 2018

PLASMA FREQUENCY TRIGGER

Inventors: Letts; Dennis G.; (Austin, TX)
Applicant: H IP Holdings Limited, St. Helier GB
Filed: June 6, 2017

ABSTRACT: An exothermic reaction of hydrogen/deuterium loaded into a metal or alloy is triggered by controlling the frequency of a hydrogen/deuterium plasma in a reaction chamber. The plasma frequency is controlled by adjusting its electron density, which in turn is controlled by adjusting the pressure within the reaction chamber. An exothermic reaction is generated at certain discrete plasma frequencies, which correspond to the optical phonon modes of D-D, H-D, and H–H bonds within the metal lattice. For example, in palladium metal, the frequencies are 8.5 THz, 15 THz, and 20 THz, respectively.

http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=1&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20180193815.PGNR.&OS=dn/20180193815&RS=DN/20180193815

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