Skip to comments.Cold fusion: The impact of Rossi's E-cat to the world
Posted on 12/16/2011 6:08:38 AM PST by Titus-Maximus
The prospect of an energy source that is environmentally clean and free has also been considered a Utopian ideal, something that won't happen in real life. Andrea Rossi's Energy Catalyzer or E-Cat for short is now promising to bring about that Utopia as the dream of cheap energy could suddenly become real.
The E-Cat is a cold fusion device that works fuses hydrogen atoms with nickel to transform it into copper. The resulting fusion reaction creates heat that will drive a turbine. The turbine would then generate electricity. Andrea Rossi and physicist Sergio Focardi have demonstrated the device last October and the E-Cat actually produced an average of 470 kilowatts for more than five hours.
Despite the promising results there are still many questions left unanswered about the E-Cat. For one thing Rossi is tight-lipped about the secret catalyst that's supposed to transform nickel into copper. Scientists are still unconvinced about the device and only repeated demonstrations can prove that it will work for the long term. The process has to be verified and tested exhaustively. Still if the device actually works, there could be a technological revolution that will transform the world.
Ultra cheap energy would be a boon to the flagging world economy. Manufacturers will be able to provide cheaper goods. Households will have a cheaper utility bill which means extra cash to buy products on the market. Energy intensive industries will become more financially feasible.
Transportation will also be affected. With cheaper electricity, electric cars will be a better alternative than combustion engine cars. If the E-Cat works it can be used as a steam engine to propel trucks, trains and even planes. The trucking and shipping industry will be transformed. Shipping prices will go down.
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Which scam is that? Yours?
Why stop there? Why not turn iron into gold?
I hear it can turn rich suckers into poor saps.
Because if you had been paying attention instead of sneering there are several theoretical models that allow for the reaction to copper.
There are several papers posted that describe the process, search is your friend.
Sarcasm you are not so good at...
I mean, are you worried that someone will trick you into buying an E-Cat against your will?
Gosh this is WONDERFUL~!!
Let me see it work.
What? He won’t? um... why?
This process, if it is real, would seem to fly in the face of practically all thermodynamics and the principle of conservation of energy. What is to keep the process from reversing, and in doing so, ABSORB a great deal of energy?
Getting the nuclei of four Hydrogen atoms (protons) to somehow fuse with the nucleus of ANY other element runs into a serious problem, right away. The existing nucleus will RESIST the approach of any additional protons, because of being a like charge, much like a magnet. Only the force of HUGE gravitational pressure will force the nuclei of hydrogen atoms to fuse, and that is what is at the heart of fusion. Which is what ignites the fire within a very large closely packed quantity of hydrogen, is this very great gravitational pressure.
This will not occur at anywhere near room temperature, or even the temperature of the sun’s surface. It takes the “millions and millions” of degrees of temperature found at the core of a star, plus the pressure.
I have a working Bunny F-REP: a food replicator! For real.
I even have a blog that says it’s for real!
I could - all at once - file 20 patents around the world and put a video on YouTube that conclusively shows how my food replicator works but instead, I’m going to pretend that I don’t have a way to protect my invention from everyone on the planet.
So I’m going to need 20 or 30 million dollars to continue to develop it and attract “investors” with closed, unverifiable experiments.
That’ll show everyone. I’ll just stay poor while I dick around and pretend I’ve solved the world’s food supply problems.
I’d love to believe this, but I’ve heard about this for going on two years now, and I would have expected by now, E-cats everywhere.
Perfect. This I am going to steal....
Uh, yeah. What kind of independent test results do you have to verify that?
OTOH, if it were true, it would be easy to do a demo that would convince everyone without a doubt.
Pipe E-Cat steam into a turbine, which spins an alternator. Alternator lights up a big array of incandescent light bulbs that form letters that spell out "E-Cat Works."
Wouldn't even be necessary to use the whole 450 kW thermal that they claim. A 20 kW tubine not much bigger than a centrifugal pump for a pool filter would do the trick. I bet some turbomachinery company over in Europe would loan them the hardware for a demo. They'd need a condenser and heat sink for continuous operation, of course.
As I say, this wouldn't be too hard. I mean, it's not like steam-to-electricity technology is exotic.
Such a demonstration would silence the skeptics in one shot. Orders would pour in to Rossi's company. He'd become super-rich overnight, and the mideast oil sheikhs would feel the Earth move beneath their feet.
Why not do it?
Sounds like the kind of change our President has brought us.
Mine is better. Send me a million dollars and I will set up a demo for you
hee hee hee~ good one~!
Yeah - I’m asking for money.
It will only take one of these devices being in private hands, outside of Rossi’s control, and having that device run successfully for many days to demonstrate that Rossi is or is not selling a scam. We will know shortly.
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