Automated Android Electrolysis System – Update
|May 1, 2013||Posted by Jack Cole under Hobbyist LENR|
In my quest to produce LENR results, the most recent set of experiments have provided some of the most convincing results. I am not fully convinced yet, as more replications will be needed. I had previously been using power supplies that were constant voltage, which made it more difficult to evaluate results because of changing power levels over the course of the experiment due to factors such as loading of hydrogen into the metal lattice and changes in electrolyte composition due to chemical effects with long experimental runs.
The current setup uses a programmable power supply that adjusts the power level every 5 seconds to maintain a constant power output of 5.5 watts regardless of the impedance of the circuit to which it is connected. That allowed for a good control run with 5.5 watts into a joule heating wire vs. electrolysis with thoriated tungsten with the same input power levels. Below is a chart of the results.
What is interesting in the above experiments is that the Delta T (temp change) for the experimental conditions (96-98) should have actually been less than the control condition (95) because of power lost to the electrolysis process.
In order to further explore this, several more experiments are planned.
1. Use a different joule heating wire (standard constantan wire vs. nitinol used in the above).
2. Run a control electrolysis experiment using an aluminum cathode.
3. Run a comparison electrolysis condition using Isotan44 wire to compare with thoriated tungsten.
4. Repeat run with thoriated tungsten.
On a side note, it was found that nitinol performed poorly in electrolysis in that the wire would complete dissolve in as few as 24 hours of run time. This may be related to embrittlement with hydrogen loading into the metal lattice as this does not happen when nitinol is used as a joule heater.