Friday, May 20, 2011

University of Belize to explore Cold Fusion heat source?


You use a container that can heat nickel ( Ni ) nano size grains of powder, pressurized by hydrogen gas. This produces massive amounts of heat, over a period of time, and copper.

Can this be used as a heat source in Belize for an Organic Rankin micro generator? Maybe our lab students at the University of Belize in the practical, APPLIED MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT can tell us?


My understanding is that they have produced 250 kwh from a consumption of 0.25 g of H2 ( hydrogen gas ) and nano sized powder NI ( nickel grains ), for a continuous period of six months.
Now how would you use this in an experiment? I presume you could use either a special made copper pot, or pyrex glass container? Just guessing, you would heat the bottom where the nickel dust is lying in the pot, heat the pot with a bunsen burner, or candle maybe? The nucleur reaction that turns the nickel into copper, would provide heat. how much pressure is needed for the hydrogen gas I don´t know? Certainly you can provide 30 to 100 lbs of pressure with local materials and tanks. Instead of a conventional lid, you would want a flat lid, so you could heat water, or tubing outside the pot, with glycol, antifreeze liquid, or something similar until it vaporizes and goes to the spiral aluminum turbine, which in turn would spin the generator up to 20,000 rpm I think car alternators draw down the rpms as the load slows it down to around 8000 rpm someplace I read on this high rpm spiral turbines, producing 50 amps. From there, the vapor would go to a condensor and be cooled back to a liquid. I believe I read you can get 300 to 500 celsius heat out of this fusion nuclear reaction.
Back in my sailing yachting days, we used to run a 3 hp Briggs and Stratton engine, to spin a car alternator and charge a yacht battery. Took about 15 minutes at 30 to 50 amps. So I can see such a micro generator charging a bigger battery bank at 50 amps. If one went to LED reading lights, that are very low wattage, but focused beams and instead of having fluorescent lights covering a room, you had a half dozen reading LED lights of micro wattage scattered around the walls of a room, you could get enough light to do anything needed in a rural area and cheap electricity at that.
Seems to be a worthwhile lab experiment for the University of Belize, applied mechanical engineering ( RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ) department? Curious minds want to know how it works out?
If we are going to copy the example of the Growth of BRAZIL, we need to do this stuff at our PUBLIC UNIVERSITY in Belize.

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