Monday, May 23, 2011

WHO CARES IN BELIZE IF COLD FUSION IS CONTROVERSIAL? Either it works and is replicable, or it doesn´t.

Latest additions of information.

Some new additional tidbits of information. June 3rd, 2011. The Rossi reactor ( small stainless steel pipe ) is heated with an electrical resistor inside the pipe. The powdered nickel is the catalyst, and theories are that it is the hydrogen gas, that produces the reaction. How is not clear yet theoretically. Anyway, you hit the reactor with a 1000 watts of heat to start the process, then turn it back to 80 watts of heat for operation. This produces around 10 KW of heat which must be siphoned off, usually with water. To stop the reaction, you turn off the 80 watts of heat and release hydrogen gas, to reduce pressure. There is a limit you can go with pressurizing the hydrogen, as otherwise the heat grows so much, the reactor will blow up.
There is an alternative company working with this, using radio frequency waves from outside in a coil, to provide input heat. They call their company BLACKLIGHT POWER.

Rossi catalyzer demo for Swedish skeptics society. The shielding was taken off so you could see other units and how they are made and work.


I disagree Lan. First off, it is a cheap experiment. Secondly the payoff, if replicable, is HUGE for Belize. Thirdly, I dislike the term COLD FUSION, it seems to be no more than a chemical reaction, like poyester resin with catalyst, or epoxy resin with a catalyst. Both create heat, according to the amount of catalyst added and the ambient atmospheric temperature.( 5 minutes to 1 hour normally ) In the case of hydrogen gas and nickel grains, with pressure effecting the reaction and ambient temperature raised by the addition of a small amount of heat to the nickel to get it going. I wonder actually if it is the nickel being effected? Because hydrogen gas with heat would expand enormously and increase the pressure astronomically? Don´t know enough though.
Can the experiment be replicated? That is the question. If it can, it makes possible micro generator production of electricity at the rural farm level in Belize very practical, for a 5 kw generator, or a simple automobile junk alternator to charge a battery bank. Exportable product to Guatemala for sure. All you would need for a ranch house, or farm house.

The difference seems to be in the length of time for the reaction that creates heat. They are saying they stopped after six months of heat production. That the reaction continued in the catalyctic process. Don´t let COLD FUSION jargon confuse you, or throw you off from if replicable, a possible source of cheap home electricity around the world.

Plus a bit of advertising of the experimental results, failing or confirming the results would go a long way to put Belize on the map of the world in a different manner than done with tourism.
A real science competition as easy as this to do, would be a real kick in the butt of our educational system, if the REPORTER or some other media did a series of articles on it.

--- On Sun, 5/22/11, Lan Sluder wrote:

From: Lan Sluder
Subject: Re: Bz-Culture: Think of the interest and possibilities with a series of articles on a science experiment?
To: "Ray Auxillou"
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2011, 10:44 AM

Interesting idea, Ray, but so-called cold fusion is such a controversial idea it might be better initially to get Belizean students involved in something more mainstream and practical.

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 9:38 AM, Ray Auxillou wrote:

To the EDITOR OF THE REPORTER newspaper.

Care to RISK a $1000 PRIZE on a science competition experiment? Could be good for a series of articles on science and students applied science in Belize. If the prize for a science experiment is not won, you gain a series of useful and interesting, articles on our society of youth. If it is won, you have just vindicated a heat source, that can quickly be turned into micro generators manufactured in Belize for the production of electricity. Open to High School students, ITVET, University of Belize students, or even freelance groups. First one to achieve proof, WINS! If nobody does, you lose no money. That is a story or a lot of stories in of itself.

$1000 PRIZE for the first group, to replicate the April, 2011, COLD FUSION experiments held in Italy, in which nickel and hydrogen gas, create heat in a catylictic reaction.

Experiment parameters to qualify: 1) Use a candle to provide heat to the nickel.
2) Container for the experiment should be registering heat of 100 C or greater. Enough to boil water. 3) Sustained heat for 4 weeks, or 1 month.

WINNER TO do this claims the $1000 PRIZE. FAILURES are good fodder for articles to encourage youth in Belize to innovate, but do not collect anything. Cost of materials for the experiment are less than $100. Well within the ability of Belizeans science groups to attempt.

Applications are primary as a heat source for ORGANIC RANKIN CYCLE micro generators to produce electricity, can replace more expensive solar parabolic collectors. Articles are found on:

What is claimed by the Italian exeriment, is that they get 300 C to 400 C temperatures for a six month period.

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 ( catalytic process like mixing fiberglass resin ) 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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All size of heat operated micro generate FREE production of electricity plants.
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The return of cold fusion?
As example -- in the comments:

gernos on May 19, 2011 - 3:47pm

I understand why you have got this impression, because it is what Rossi and Focardi themselves tend to believe. However, they are not theorists, admit they haven't the slightest notion of what is going on, and have absolutely no evidence to support Widom's or any other proposed mechanism. Focardi (Rossi is really only the backer) has taken a entirely pragmatic suck-it-and-see approach to this since he first published in 1994. He just claims to produce heat at 400 celsius - lots of it - from a miniscule consumption of H2 and Ni nanopowder.

(circa 250 KWh from a consumption of 0.25g H2 and 2.5g Ni each and every day for around six months)

[My comment: Tack on a low and very fair 30% thermal to electric conversion efficiency -- 250 * .30 = 75 kwE (meaning electric power "out") -- for six months -- using "0.25g H2 and 2.5g Ni" -- now that is as close to "free" as one can get!!]

Having met him a couple of times, I am completely convinced by his honesty. Of all the possible interpretations, this is NOT a scam. For one thing, R&F wouldn't have invited the boss of the physics dept of Bologna from whom they lease the lab space to the public demonstrations in February. Needless to say, he left the meeting entirely convinced by the huge exothermy, in common with all other 50 participants, many of whom are highly qualified scientists.

I have every sympathy with people who see this as yet another free energy scam. Thermodynamics-violating free energy scams annoy me more than most, probably because I studied, researched and taught quantum physics at Oxford University from 1978-1999. However, for a number of reasons that I find compelling, the details of which I will not bore you all with here, I remain convinced that: Its Different This Time.
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Smaller System with Great Results

The test was performed on a much smaller version of the E-Cat. The previous version of the E-Cat had a reactor volume of about one liter. This system has a reactor volume of only one twentieth of a liter. Four E-Cat systems were present, but only one was tested. The remaining units had their shielding and insulation removed. This allowed for their construction to be seen.

This new model of E-Cat consists of a stainless steel reactor vessel which is placed inside of a copper pipe. Water flows between the copper pipe and the steel reactor vessel. There are inlets for both water and hydrogen gas. The reactor is activated by current flowing through a resistor which is wrapped around the outside of the copper pipe. When a certain temperature is reached the reaction begins. The setup is truly simple. It reminds me of old pipework from many years ago.

Additional items found out, 2.2 lbs of nickle powder produces 10 kw over 10,000 hrs.
The experimental unit had lead shielding, as there is some gamma ray, during the turn on and turn off time. Nobody understands how it works atomically. There is no waste radiation when you turn it off.

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