Scientific Report #2 on E-Cat Released
|October 8, 2014||Posted by Jack Cole under Uncategorized|
A new pre-publication report has been released on a 32-day long run of Andrea Rossi’s (now Industrial Heat, LLC) E-Cat device. Mats Lewan, a science reporter from Sweden, and author of the book, An Impossible Invention, received a copy of the report from Hanno Essén, one of the report’s authors. The authors of the paper are the same group who conducted the original scientific examination of the E-Cat, but other groups conducted isotopic analysis of the reactor fuel before and after the tests. The ratio of power output to input ranged from 3.2 to 3.6 even though the reactor was setup to run in a way that was convenient for the researchers rather than to maximize its performance. They ran the reactor input power continuously rather than allowing for periods of self-sustaining operation.
The authors noted:
The total net energy obtained during the 32 days run was about 1.5 MWh. This amount of energy is far more than can be obtained from any known chemical sources in the small reactor volume.
A sample of the fuel was carefully examined with respect to its isotopic composition before the run and after the run, using several standard methods: XPS, EDS, SIMS, ICP-MS and ICP-AES. The isotope composition in Lithium and Nickel was found to agree with the natural composition before the run, while after the run it was found to have changed substantially. Nuclear reactions are therefore indicated to be present in the run process, which however is hard to reconcile with the fact that no radioactivity was detected outside the reactor during the run.
We have clear evidence of a nuclear reaction without the typical detection of radiation. There was heat generated beyond what could have been produced by chemical sources even if the volume of the entire reactor is taken into account. There were also significant shifts in the isotopes of Nickel and Lithium, which again suggests a nuclear reaction took place. The study was conducted in an independent laboratory where the power was supplied by the lab. There were multiple devices used to measure and verify power input and two thermal imaging cameras used in the detection of heat output.
Of course, there will be those skeptics who do not believe the results because “it can’t happen; therefore it didn’t happen.” Fortunately, for the rest of us, those who can put this knowledge to use will do so. It is an exciting time, and it will be very interesting to see the products emerging from this technology over the next 10 to 20 years.