George Miley working on 3KW and 30KW LENR designs
|September 21, 2012||Posted by Jack Cole under George Miley - Lenuco|
Infinite Energy has a report on the Williamsburg, Virginia LENR conference (International Low Energy Nuclear Reactions Symposium ILENRS-12) that was held at William and Mary College. The report is interesting on a number of fronts with researchers correlating excess heat with measured nuclear reaction byproducts, theoretical advancements, and more discussion about the conditions necessary to achieve LENR.
News has been somewhat sparse on Dr. George Miley’s work with his company Lenuco, which has the goal of developing a commercial LENR product. If I understand this report correctly, it suggests that Miley’s results demonstrate a COP of 7 after a few minutes but rises to a COP of 70 over 4 hours. However, it appears that the nanoparticles he is using begin to break down after 4 hours. They are working on methods to try to overcome this problem and already have conceptual designs for a 3KW home unit and 30KW industrial unit.
Miley then presented results from a series of deuterium gas loaded nanoparticle experiments running at the 100-300 watt level. Results were shown where the energy gain (LENR/chemical) started at about 7 after a few minutes, but increased another order of magnitude over four hours. Longer runs had problems due to deterioration of the nanoparticles, attributed to sintering. They are now studying methods to overcome this problem, including increasing the layer oxide thickness on the nanoparticles and configurational changes to flatten and control the temperature profile. Changes in nanoparticle composition are also under study. The goal is to get a minimum of six months run time before replacing the nanoparticles. His belief is that this would lead to an economical system; he showed some conceptual designs for a modular 3 kW unit for home use plus larger 30 kW ones for industrial use. Both were intended for co-gen operation using thermoelectric energy conversion. A new company, LENUCO, has been founded in Champaign, Illinois that has the goal of commercializing this technology.
Dr. Miley has some of the best scientific credentials of those working in the LENR field. Combine this fact with his recent LENR-related patent and openness about the technological issues he is facing, make him a major player on the path to commercialize LENR. Additionally, his conceptual designs are not based on heat generation alone, but the co-generation of heat and thus electricity by thermoelectric processes.