What to Expect at the E-Cat QX Presentation

Turning our attention away from the court case/settlement for a moment, and looking towards October, when Andrea Rossi says that his presentation of the E-Cat QX will take place, here’s a Q&A on the Journal of Nuclear Physics this evening gives us an idea of what to expect if and when Andrea Rossi makes the planned presentation.

Rick
July 19, 2017 at 1:41 PM
Dear Andrea Rossi,
The measurements you will make on the Ecat QX during the presentation of October will be based on the Wien and Boltzmann equation as the ones described in the Gullstrom-Rossi paper?
Thank you,
Rick

Andrea Rossi
July 19, 2017 at 9:13 PM
Rick:
No, It will be plain and simple calorimetry. We will have a flow of water that will not change phase, well below 100 Celsius degrees, a measurement of the water flowing through the plant and a measurement of the delta T and of the electric energy consumed by the E-Cat QX. Plain and simple.
Warm Regards,
A.R

in the experiment described in the Gullstroem/Rossi paper, the temperature was measured using a spectrometer, and therefore it was necessary to employ the Wien and Boltzmann equations to determine the energy output of the reactor. The calorimetry experiment that Rossi describes should make things much simpler.

Now, I am sure that like any other test that has been published over the years, there will be a great deal of critical analysis of this test. The key data in this test will be the input power (electrical) and output power (heat), and it will be very important that they are calculated correctly. Rossi, or whoever is taking measurements, will need to have accurate, calibrated measurement instruments, and the reporting of the results will need to be clear.

As preparations are made for the test, maybe Andrea Rossi and/or others involved would be reading threads like this, so it might be helpful if readers posted any suggestions or advice in the comments.
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What’s Next for the E-Cat? (Final Name: “E-Cat QX”, Presentation ‘Within October’)

UPDATE: Not that it makes any difference to the technology, but today Andrea Rossi posted this today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

Andrea Rossi
July 11, 2017 at 6:10 AM
JPR:
Also today the E-Cat QX is in good standing. By the way: this is the final name: “E-Cat QX”
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I guess that Rossi does not want to get away from the E-Cat name, for which he has a trademark, and this seems to confirm that this is not something brand new, but simply a development, or variant of the E-Cat technology he has been working on for many years now. I later put a question on the JONP about the reason for the name, and Rossi responded:

Andrea Rossi
July 11, 2017 at 9:26 AM
Frank Acland:
Sure. Because “E-Cat” is a strong trade mark, already registered in America and Europe and because I consider the QuarkX an evolution of the E-Cat.
“QuarkX” has been used just as the name of the project: “quark” because ir is very small and fundamental and “X” because it had not a name, so we put a variable.
Now we decided it is our lead product and it will be the E-Cat, while QX will indicate the type of E-Cat.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Another Q&A on the JONP was about the planned presentation of the QuarkX:

“Congratulations to the concilliation, very positive. You said that you should delay the demonstration of E-cat QX to after the trial, probably to september. Is this still the plan?”

Andrea Rossi
July 11, 2017 at 9:20 AM
Nils Fryklund:
Thank you for your kind words.
Yes, the E-Cat QX will be presented within the end of October.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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As we move into the second half of 2017, and the court case begins to diminish as we look into the rear view mirror, I start thinking about what is coming next in the E-Cat story. Andrea Rossi has said that he is now back in the lab full time, working with the QuarkX, and it sounds like, as is typical, he’s working on improving and refining his product. Hear are some Q&As from yesterday on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

Frank Acland
July 8, 2017 at 1:22 PM
Dear Andrea,

A few questions, if you don’t mind:

1. What needs to be accomplished before you can bring you QuarkX to market?
2. When do you expect to start production of QuarkX devices for customers?
3. Are you currently working with outside partners in the development of the QuarkX?
4. Will there still be a joint statement released from both parties in the litgation regarding general terms of the settlement?

Andrea Rossi
July 8, 2017 at 2:53 PM
Frank Acland:
1- more R&D
2- possibly this year for industrial plants. Probably next year. For non industrial I do not know, because the certification issue does not depend on us, while for the industrial applications we already have the certifications
3- no
4- my attorneys told me so
Warm Regards,
A.R.

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Andrea Rossi
July 8, 2017 at 2:55 PM
JPR:
After the tests of today with my QuarkX I was probably the happiest man in the world.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Frank Acland
July 8, 2017 at 5:54 PM
Dear Andrea,

Can you tell us something about why you are so happy with the QuarkX today?

Andrea Rossi
July 8, 2017 at 9:13 PM
Frank Acland:
Today I invented a new particular that makes the E-Cat QuarkX simpler: first day full time with my toy since a long, long time with the brain focused on the litigation.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Andrea Rossi
July 8, 2017 at 9:23 PM
Dr Joseph Fine:
I was in good mood because I won for the first time after 35 years a tennis match with my wife: 7-5 ( one only set: after one set, when they are more tired than me, they are usually buried ).
Warm Regards,
A.R.
P.S.
I have also strongly simplified the E-Cat Qx making it much easier to make and it worked very well

So it sounds like typical Rossi, lots of work, lots of modifications of the E-Cat, and one wonders when the lab work will end and he moves into the manufacturing stage. Rossi has said that he intends to hold a presentation event for the QuarkX this year, but as far as I know no date for that has been set.

It’s interesting that he says that he is not working with any external partner now. I doubt that any serious entity would want to have gotten involved during the period of litigation, and we still don’t know anything about any possible continuing relationship with Industrial Heat that was part of the settlement. We also don’t know anything about the level of funding that Rossi has available to move into the commercialization phase, but certainly starting any kind of production level is going to take considerable amounts of money.

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Rossi Industrial Heat Lawsuit Settled

The comedy of errors known as Andrea Rossi’s lawsuit against Tom Darden and Industrial Heat is over. The jury trial before U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga ended after just 48 minutes in court on July 5, 2017. Rossi and Darden’s attorneys apparently hammered out some sort of agreement and shut down the farce, a [...]

Rossi vs. IH: Case Settled (Rossi: “Satisfied” with settlement, Joint Statement to be Issued)

Thanks to Abd Lomax for posting the following on his Cold Fusion Community website:

http://coldfusioncommunity.net/rvd-settled/

“All claims and counterclaims withdrawn. Jury dismissed. Agreement, if any, was private. Full details, such as I have, when I get home.”

What an interesting turn of events. We don’t know how things will pan out going forward — does this mean that IH and Leonardo are again partners, or was there an agreement to part the ways with certain terms settled on? I hope we will find out, but it does mean a new chapter for the E-Cat has opened.

We will certainly be following this news, and reporting on any developments, but since the details are private we may never know the terms.

Thanks to Engineer 48 for this:

From LENR Forum:
PAPERLESS Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga:
Jury Trial completed on 7/5/2017.
Case settled.
Total time in court: 48 minutes.
Attorney Appearance(s): Francisco J Leon de la Barra, Rodolfo Nunez, Christopher Rebel Jude Pace, Erika Stephanie Handelson, Bernard P. Bell, Christopher Martin Lomax, John William Annesser, II, Brian W. Chaiken, John Charles Lukacs, Court Reporter: Stephanie McCarn, 305-523-5518 / Stephanie_McCarn@flsd.uscourts.gov. (cmz) (Entered: 07/05/2017)

UPDATE: Here is a comment from Andrea Rossi on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

Andrea Rossi
July 5, 2017 at 5:53 PM
Gennady:
The terms of the settlement will remain under NDA for ever, as per request of the Attorneys of both Parties.
Personally, I am glad to be free to return to work full time for my E-Cat.
I will never anymore talk about the issues of the litigation. They belong to the past. The war is over, now we must build a constructive future.
From now I return to talk with our Readers.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

UPDATE (July 6, 2017)

Some Q&As on the Journal of Nuclear Physics

Prof
July 6, 2017 at 6:25 AM
Dr Andrea Rossi:
1- will you make the presentation of the QuarkX within this year? AR: Yes
2- are you still preparing the manufacturing of the E-Cat in the USA and in Sweden? AR: Yes
3- are you satisfied with the settlement? AR: Yes
4- will the general terms of the settlement be explained in a joint release from the attorneys of both parties? AR: Yes
5- will remain under NDA the economic terms of the settlement? AR: Yes
Thank you if you can answer,

Prof

So it sounds like we can expect a joint statement from attorneys of both parties — should be interesting reading.

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