Russian Group Claims Rossi/Parkhomov Replication Success
|October 5, 2015||Posted by Jack Cole under Andrea Rossi, E-Cat|
A paper by Stepanov, Malahov, and Quoc, claims to have replicated the results of the Rossi E-Cat system utilizing nickel powder and lithium aluminum hydride. They also displayed pictures of their mass-flow calorimetry system and reactor. The group claimed a COP of 2.54.
From the paper (translated by Bob Higgins):
The water temperature at the calorimeter outlet increased by ΔT=+34°C at an average temperature inside the reactor cell of 1100°C. The corresponding heat generated was 2100 watts with a constant water flow rate in the calorimeter of 1.0 liter/minute and a constant input electrical power to the heater of 850 watts. The resulting COP is approximately 2.47. The generated excess heat is 1250 watts, which corresponds to a specific power per unit fuel weight ratio of 1.25 MW/kg. During the period of this excess heat mode (4000s until the machine was switched off), 1g of fuel produced in excess of 5MJ of energy, which is much higher specific heat than known chemical reactions.
Presuming these results are accurate, this provides additional support for the reality of the E-Cat and the results are consistent with the work of others in terms of the temperature range at which the reaction is seen. A weakness of the paper is that a control run is not reported. A control run would help to support the validity of the measurements.