Rossi Provides Radiation Readings Close to E-Cat SK

Here is another interesting piece of data that Andrea Rossi has not previously revealed.

Kelly
November 16, 2018 at 1:52 AM
Dear Dr Andrea Rossi,
which value in microSievert do you read close to the Ecat SK when it is operating?
Thank you if you can answer,
Kelly

Andrea Rossi
November 16, 2018 at 9:16 AM
Kelly:
Background 0.05-0.07 microSv/h, operation 0.12-0.16 microSv/h at 1 cm of distance.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

It is interesting that a slight elevation in value of microS/vh during the operation of the E-Cat, again indicating that there is some kind of nuclear effect taking place.

For comparison, here is a chart from PBS showing different levels of radiation that one can be exposed to in various places and situations.

radiation

‘Strange Radiation’ Not so Strange After All? (Catman)

Thanks to Catman for posting this comment.

When it comes to reality, maybe the “strange radiation” SR, is not so strange after all?
According AR the SK reactor can generate heat and light, both coming from electromagnetic radiation with different wavelengths. He also stated that a certain percentage of the output can be directly harvested into electricity.

This could suggests that SK also generates a significant amount of “invisible” electromagnetic radiation (microwaves) that in high doses certainly can cause health issues if not handled well.

We can get proof of this almost daily using our own strong generator of electromagnetic radiation (microwave owen) where even by the name we could get a hint of what can be the fatal effects.
Obviously a close exposure to microwaves of enough power can be fatal but also quite lower field strenghts are documented to cause health effects. E.g a study of airport radar operators gives some indications this: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24082641

Unfortunately studies of health effects of microwave exposure are not very popular subjects for research. Could one reason be that the same radiation frequency range emitted by the magnetron in the microwave also is used in our smartphones and wifi nets?

In the microwave ovens the radiation is easily shielded and the generator allowed to be used by everyone if used according instructions. I see no reason for the same thing not happening with the SK domestic version.

P.S. If someone really likes to study the “SR” effects more in detail this brave guy has some ideas although I fully support his warning message. http://danyk.cz/magn_en.html

Rossi: “Open Heart” Inspections of the E-Cat During Doral Test Damaged his Health

Here is a very interesting comment on the Journal of Nucelar Physics from Andrea Rossi regarding the relationship between the E-Cat and his health in response to questions from Brokeeper.

2- Also, could you shed some light on how your recent illness may have been affected by the yearlong test inside the container? Some are concerned it may be due to some ‘Strange Radiation’. I am very glad to hear you are recovering.
Thank you. God be with you.
Brokeeper

Andrea Rossi
November 14, 2018 at 10:03 AM
Brokeeper:
1- yes
2- no, we will not give any particular related to the factory
3- during the year long test in Doral I covered the shift from 5 PM through 10 A.M. and during the night, when I was alone, many times I opened the shielding to look inside to understand things. The Ecat does nor have emissions of ionizing radiations out of the Ecat body, but the inspection I made “open heart” were a risk and I knew it, but these inspections have allowed me to understand important things and this knowledge has born the QX and the SK versions of the Ecat. I spent a dear price in terms of health, but I could work very well and now I am healed. Also the voice returned. The fury to know I had was stronger than the good sense to be prudent, also because I was alone, the risks were all upon me. The Ecat SK you will see on Jan 31st is the son of this decision.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

So Andrea Rossi’s curiosity may have had a serious personal cost, even though he credits his “open heart” inspections with important information connected with the development of his invention. Rossi again admits that there is radiation inside the E-Cat, and harmful radiation at that, although not enough to kill him outright — so the theme of Strange Radiation again appears in the LENR story.

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LENR Reactor Design Concept “QX Replication”

The following comment has been submitted by ‘The Director’.

Gerold.S, a visitor to E-Cat World and a user on LENR Forums, has provided a preliminary 2D drawing of the E-Cat QX. The purpose of this drawing is to provide the information needed for a detailed 3D model that could assist potential replicators. It’s requested that E-Cat World visitors compare the drawing to the image of the QX in the paper written by Rossi and Gullstrom and provide comments on how the drawing can be made more accurate. A wide assortment of issues need to be addressed such as the size, shape, and scale of components, the probable materials utilized, and so forth. Although discussion on other issues are more than welcome (such as the production of emitter tips, the coating of the nickel with platinum, the most optimal power supplies, methods of staying within the abnormal glow discharge regime, etc) the focus should be on making the drawing match the photograph as closely as possible.

All assistance and advice would be appreciated.

LENR_QX_replication_concept_v1 (1)

http://e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/LENR_QX_replication_concept_v1-1.pdf

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Date and Time Set for the ‘Commercial, Not Scientific’ E-Cat Presentation

Andrea Rossi posted today pn the Journal of Nuclear Physics the date and time of the the January Presentation:

Andrea Rossi
November 13, 2018 at 7:51 AM
JPR:
1- the streaming will begin at 9 A.M. US Eastern Time and will last 2 hours
2- the video will remain on youtube and a link will be maintained in our website http://www.leonardocorporation.com or http://www.ecat.com
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Having it early in the morning US time is a good idea, as it allows for daytime viewing in North and South America, Europe and Africa. Our friends in East Asia, and Australasia and the Pacific will have to get up early, or go to bed later.

Regarding the type of presentation this is to be, Rossi has not published details yet, but has written:

Andrea Rossi
November 9, 2018 at 10:38 AM
John C Evans:
Thanks to you for your kind attention to the work of our team.
The aim of the January 31st presentation is not to get a validation. We are presenting a service that is based on an industrial production, not on a prototype that needs to be validated. The goal of the presentation is commercial, not scientific and has to be object of clear distinction from a work of R&D, that we continue to do, and of theoretical study, that we continue to do.
We are prepared to answer the questions we will receive: any kind of questions.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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Bob Greenyer’s Presentation at Sochi Conference

Bob Greeyer has posted a new video on YouTube of his presentation on October 4th 2018 at the Sochi, Russia LENR conference. His talk is titled “Seek <&> Share”

Bob analyzes various structures in fuels used in LENR experiments and provides some of his thoughts on what he thinks is going on to make these structures.

The slides from the presentation can be downloaded at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16T533MVQQZJ-GYS5RIXfrmUFBF63QBeX/view

E-Cat Calculator for Presentation (Gerard McEk)

I received the following spreadsheet from Gerard McEk with this explanation:

“I thought it would be good if you would verify the SK output power on the 31st of January 2019.

“I made a little spreadsheet to calculate this.

“You put in the output power (20,000 W) and a delta temperature (difference between in- and output temperature in C or K) and the period in which you collect water, and this spreadsheet calculates the amount of water that should be collected (in litres or kg, doesn’t matter).”

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1N0mZF6LVrcWTTz8I4zcJfQwND2PY8q79GPVMacfA6JI/edit?usp=sharing

I told Gerard that I would be very happy to use this calculator, providing that the information is made available at the presentation. At this point we don’t know exactly what information will be provided at the January presentation. Andrea Rossi has made a few comments on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, such as saying that the temperature of the water before and after passing through the heat exchanger will be shown, and also that data related to the current going into the controller will be presented.

But I think it’s a good idea to be prepared, so I will be happy to report on anything that is available and enter it into the spreadsheet. People viewing the presentation online will probably be able to see much of the data also.

Gerard has said he would be happy to alter this sheet based on suggestions too.

T

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20 kW from a Standard AC Power Outlet?

I have been asking Andrea Rossi some questions regarding the power outlet that can operate the 20 kW E-Cat SK reactor:

Frank Acland
November 4, 2018 at 7:43 PM
Dear Andrea,

Does the controller to the E-Cat SK plug into a regular AC wall socket, or is a different kind of connection required?

Andrea Rossi
November 5, 2018 at 12:57 AM
Frank Acland:
It ia a regular plug-in outlet.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Frank Acland
November 5, 2018 at 12:31 PM
Dear Andrea,

Thank you for your answer,

1. So by a “regular plug-in outlet”, you mean a regular domestic socket you would use for a computer, TV, etc.
2. Would any regular domestic socket in the USA, Europe, Asia, etc. (they differ slightly in voltage and amps depending on country) be able to operate a single 20 kW E-Cat SK?
3. Would the E-Cat SK be able to operate with AC at either 50 or 60 Hz?

Frank Acland:
1- yes
2- yes, it is very easy to convert
3- we make the control panels fit for the voltage and frequency they have to operate with
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I think this is quite useful and potentially important information. We know that in previous demonstrations there have been questions about the measurement of input power. However if the E-Cat SK is plugged into a regular AC power outlet, even if Rossi does not provide an exact measurement of input power going into the controller, we will know the maximum possible amount of power in because AC power outlets are standardized.

In the USA, the standard residential circuits are either 15 or 20 amps at 110 volts. So the maximum load that can be put on a single power outlet is 2400 W. Beyond that, the circuit breaker will trip and you have no power. If the E-Cat can be demonstrated to be operating at 20 kW, and it is shown to be plugged into a standard power outlet and it is not tripping the circuit breaker, then it will be clearly running at ‘overunity’ — the COP would be at least close to 10.

So this will be something to look for at the January demonstration: what is the E-Cat plugged into, and what is the maximum possible load it can handle — plus, can Rossi actually demonstrate that the SK is running at 20 kW. So far he has said that at the presentation he will be using the E-Cat to heat water, and that he will be showing the temperature of the water at both the input and the output.

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Rossi: 20 kW E-Cat SK to be Shown Working at January Presentation

There have been some questions and comments on the Journal of Nuclear Physics recently about what will be shown at the scheduled January 31 E-Cat presentation. Andrea Rossi has announced that the largest E-Cat SK that he can make for now is 20 kW, and says that this will be the model of the E-Cat that will be presented.

Here  are a few questions and comments on the subject:

Frank Acland
November 2, 2018 at 4:09 PM
Dear Andrea,
What is the size of the 20 kW E-Cat SK? Will this be shown at the upcoming presentation?
Thank you very much,
Frank Acland

Andrea Rossi
November 3, 2018 at 3:52 AM
Frank Acland:
It will be shown at the presentation.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Mark Saker
November 3, 2018 at 7:22 AM
Dr. Rossi,

For the presentation in January you have said that you will show the Ecat SK in operation.
Do you mean
a) A single Ecat SK heating some water with digital display of the water temperature on both ends
b) Multiple ecat SK heating some water with temperature readouts
c) Multiple Ecat SK driving a turbine?

Something else?

Many Thanks and I wish you success
Mark Saker

Andrea Rossi
November 3, 2018 at 9:14 AM
Mark Saker:
a
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Drew G.
November 2, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Dr. Rossi:

You may have already answered this question so forgive me if you previously did so. Will you have an independent engineer present at the 31 January industrialization demonstration responsible validating the accuracy of all the test and measurement equipment utilized as well as the resulting measurements? I’m sure all your followers on this website can suggest one if you haven’t already done so. Continued success and I look forward to 31 January after following your progress since 2011.

Andrea Rossi
November 3, 2018 at 3:51 AM
Drew G.:
No, we will not have any engineer to validate anything. It will be a presentation of a service supplied by means of an industrialized product, not a validation test.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

From these responses, its sound like the presentation will be just Andrea Rossi and/or some of his team members operating the E-Cat, displaying it, and talking about the business plan of selling heat, similar to any company introducing a new product or service. Rossi/Leonardo will be in full control of the event, and there will be no third party validation taking place, which I know many people were hoping for. Nevertheless, I think it will be an interesting event, as is any event involving the E-Cat (for me at least), and I hope to learn as much as I can. No doubt there will be considerable scrutiny from supporters and critics alike, as there has been in the past.

Ben Franklin, the first Cold Fusion Researcher?

Thanks to Bob Greenyer for the following post which provides an interesting historical perspective about LENR

E. H. Lewis in August 2006 notes that Benjamin Franklin may have been one of the earliest ‘Cold Fusion’ researchers all the way back in the 1700s.

“Microscopic Ball Lightning” by E. H. Lewis Proceedings Ninth International Symposium on Ball Lightning, ISBL-06, 16-19 August 2006, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.  http://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/LewisEmicroscopi.pdf

“For example, several hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin as a part of his research which helped to establish the paradigm of electrical and heat fluids for physics, studied what he called, ironically, “cold fusion” phenomena. By this term he meant the anomalous effect of lightning strikes on metallic objects. These metallic objects, such as coins in a pocket or a sword in a scabbard, seemed to have melted, but he thought it was odd that there was no trace of burning or scorching of the material around the objects, as would be expected if the metals became hot enough to melt. He called this phenomenon “cold fusion” because the objects fused though they were cold. The modern cold fusion phenomenon of atoms fusing or changing behavior is really a part of this same effect of atoms behaving anomalously under stressful conditions such as the presence of BL or electricity.”

And further on in the same document Ed notes:

“K. Shoulders published Figs. 6 and 7 as an example of this behavior of material(19). He wrote that two plasmoids passed all the way through a sample of aluminum oxide, and then hit a 6-micrometer-thick sample of aluminum that was coated with wax and passed through that also. The two plasmoids left the two small holes in the aluminum sample as shown in Fig. 6. Fig. 7 is a magnification of one of the entry pits into the aluminum target. He reported that the plasmoid passed all the way through the aluminum sample target also. The white deposit around the holes is aluminum oxide from the aluminum oxide sample. He reports that though the aluminum oxide atoms traveled from the aluminum oxide sample to spread themselves on the aluminum target sample, they were not hot. He wrote that the atoms of aluminum oxide had spread themselves out on the target to a thickness of a 1-atom layer, but a coating of wax on the sample was not melted at all. He wrote: “Aluminum oxide has a melting point of 2,050 degrees centigrade, and yet, it has not raised the temperature of the thin substrate material in any perceptible way. Even a thin coating of low temperature wax on the surface, to serve as a temperature indicator, remains undisturbed.(19)”

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