Monday, November 14, 2011

ECAT electric plant test supposed to be successful?

Andre Rossi and ECAT setup to make heat to boil water to make low pressure steam.

ECAT Energy catalyzer plant was successful on 28th October, 2011 and Andrea Rossi and his investors, sold the plant to a USA customer. In the meantime, the US Patent Office and many scientists say Cold Fusion is impossible at room temperature. Which supposedly belied the fact that a customer inspected the test with his own scientific team, amidst a cloud of steam, then CLOSED THE PURCHASE DEAL. Looks like ROSSI will become rich. Far as we know, it involves an ion transfer from nickel, and with hydrogen gas under compression, with a tiny bit of heat added. This heat is then used to run a steam engine, which turns a generator.

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Some updates.

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Catalyzer description at new Leonardo-ecat website

Rossi has a new website

The site has the involvement of Hank Mills and Sterling of PESN (Pure Energy Systems Network).
The site has descriptions of how the energy catalyzer is supposed to work, the 1 MW unit and an upcoming 5 KW version.


Leonardo Corporation is offering one megawatt E-Cat plants for sale, that are capable of producing hot water, or low temperature steam. These plants consume small quantities of nickel powder and hydrogen gas, to produce vast amounts of continual power – up to one megawatt of output in the form of heat. They require infrequent refueling (once every six months), and can operate 24 hours a day, regardless of weather conditions or external environmental conditions. In addition, they emit no pollution, do not release any radiation, and do not utilize any radioactive or hazardous substances. The one megawatt plants offered can operate with a “drive” (continual input power) that is a fraction of the output power, or in a “self sustained” mode. In the self sustt nuclear reactions.
Once the nickel powder is placed in the reactor core, an even smaller quantity of catalyst material is inserted into the same metal tube. Without the catalyst, the E-Cat could not produce practical levels of output. The catalyst is composed of one or more chemical elements that are not radioactive, rare, or expensive. In fact, the cost of the catalyst is considered to be insignificant.

Next, the reactor core is filled with a small quantity of pressurized hydrogen gas, from an external canister. The pressure of the hydrogen gas is a key factor in moderating the intensity of the reactions that take place in the reactor core. Higher hydrogen pressure increases the rate at which nuclear reactions take place, and lower hydrogen pressure reduces the rate.

Once the hydrogen gas has been inserted, external electrical resistors apply heat to the reactor core. At this point, the catalyst starts breaking down the molecular hydrogen gas (the normal form of hydrogen gas in which two hydrogen atoms are bonded together to form a single molecule), into atomic hydrogen gas. In the atomic state, the hydrogen atoms are not bonded to another hydrogen atom, and are isolated from each other.

These atomic hydrogen atoms then start interacting with tubercles on the surface of the nickel powder, where the reaction sites are located. The atomic hydrogen starts to fuse with atoms of nickel located at these reaction sites. As the nuclear reactions take place, the vast majority of gamma radiation that would be produced in such a nuclear reaction, are instantly converted into heat energy. A portion of this heat energy helps keep the reactions going, and at a certain point when the reactions are frequent enough, the input resistors can be cut off. At this point, the device is in a self-sustaining mode of operation.

Upon entering the self-sustaining mode of operation, a radio frequency generator may be turned on to help perpetuate and stabilize the cold fusion nuclear reactions taking place inside of the reactor core.

Extracting Energy

The reactor core is only one part of an E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer). It is simply the part that generates energy in the form of heat. To extract energy from the sealed reactor core, a coolant flows past it extracting heat energy from the outer surface of the reactor core. The coolant can be water, glycol, or another liquid with appropriate heat transfer properties. In some experiments, it has even been a flow of air.

Five Kilowatt E-Cat

The five kilowatt E-Cat is still in research and development phase. Upon completion (2013), it will be offered for sale to the general public. The unit will provide a constant yet adjustable output of up to five kilowatts of heat (in the form of hot water).



"Wired UK is reporting that Andrea Rossi has received orders for at least 13 one megawatt cold fusion power units. The units would generate 1MW of heat not electricity.... Wired is reporting that he will sell the units for $2 million US a piece."

Nov. 3, 2011 - NBC - Italian physicist and inventor Andrea Rossi has conducted a public demonstration of his "cold fusion" machine, the E-Cat, at the University of Bologna, showing that a small amount of input energy drives an unexplained reaction between atoms of hydrogen and nickel that leads to a large outpouring of energy, more than 10 times what was put in. The first seemingly successful cold fusion experiment was reported two decades ago, but the process has forever been met with heavy skepticism. It's a seemingly impossible process in which two types of atoms, typically a light element and a heavier metal, seem to fuse together, releasing pure heat that can be converted into electricity. ....The physicists who were invited to the demonstration in April gave the E-Cat a solid thumbs-up. It produced too much excess heat to have been originating from a chemical process, they wrote in their report, adding that, "The only alternative explanation is that there is some kind of a nuclear process that gives rise to the measured energy production."

"nextme, a popular Italian science mag: The E-Cat could soon become synonymous with energy revolution.... It seems that the experiment is successful, convincing the buyer, although there was a technical problem ..... how much energy was produced during the 5 hours of testing? 2.635 kWh for an average power of about 470 KWB. Not bad, but we need to go cautious. It would be really good news to know that there is a way to produce energy after oil."

October 29, 2011 - "The October 28th E-Cat test is over now.nnn The event was essentially a private test ... The testing done by the Customer’s agent, Domenico Fioravanti, was satisfactory enough for them to purchase the plant from Rossi, and take possession of it. This sale will provide Rossi with much-needed funds, and among other things allow him to contract a two-year research and development program with the University of Bologna, and begin negotiating with the University of Uppsala for a similar R&D program there. .... Mats Lewan reported that “according to the customer’s controller, Domenico Fioravanti, the plant released 2,635 kWh during five and a half hours of self sustained mode, which is equivalent to an average power of 479 kilowatts.”

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