“Independent Report” Verifies Ecat as Nuclear Device, confirms it Generates Excess Heat
The long related Independent Third Party report on Andrea Rossi’s E-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology has finally appeared. The report makes two conclusions that seem to verify Rossi’s claims.
The first is that a nuclear reaction of some sort that is generating energy in the form of heat. The second is that the energy released is greater than that from any known chemical reaction. Unfortunately the researchers did not say what the nuclear reaction is or how it is occurring.
The paper entitled: Observation of abundant heat production from a reactor device and of isotopic changes in the fuel was posted on a Swedish website called Sifferkoll.se. Don’t worry folks it’s in English so we Americans, British, Australians, Canadians and others can read it.
The paper was written by our friends Giuseppe Levi, Evelyn Foschi and Hanno Essen with help from Bo Hoistad, Roland Petterson and Lars Tegner of Uppsala University in Sweden. These experts apparently tested the ecat at Rossi’s facilities in Bologna Italy.
The tests involved both Rossi’s new technology and an improved Ecat at Industrial Heat LLC in the United States. The paper does not say if the researchers travelled to the facility in the USA or not. Nor does it say where in the US the facility is located.
Here’s how the paper described the tests:
“This paper presents the results from a new extended study carried out on the “E-Cat” reactor, a device invented by Andrea Rossi. Various tests of this reactor have indicated that an excessive amount of heat is generated from a fuel consisting of hydrogen-loaded nickel powder plus some additives. The heat generating process is initiated by heat from resistor coils around the reactor tube. In addition, the resistor coils are fed with some specific electromagnetic pulses.”
Photographs released with the Report show a much smaller Ecat. Here’s how the current device is described:
“The E-Cat’s control apparatus consists of a three-phase TRIAC power regulator, driven by a programmable microcontroller; its maximum nominal power consumption is 360 W. The regulator is driven by a potentiometer used to set the operating point (i.e. the current through the resistor coils, normally 40-50 Amps), and by the temperature read by the reactor’s thermocouple.”
The scientists were able to determine that a nuclear reaction is occurring because they detected a dramatic shift in the isotopic composition of the fuel after the testing, Swedish journalist and author Mats Lewan noted. This means the atomic nuclei of the fuel changed indicating that a reaction of some sort took place.
Even though they weren’t able to figure out exactly what was going on the scientists did see some dramatic results. It’s obvious that Rossi seems to be onto something here unfortunately they couldn’t tell exactly what. One problem with the results is that Rossi didn’t let the scientists open up the Ecat and examine it to see how the reaction was occurring. Their conclusion is quite dramatic:
“In summary, the performance of the E-Cat reactor is remarkable. We have a device giving heat energy compatible with nuclear transformations, but it operates at low energy and gives neither nuclear radioactive waste nor emits radiation. From basic general knowledge in nuclear physics this should not be possible. Nevertheless we have to relate to the fact that the experimental results from our test show heat production beyond chemical burning, and that the E-Cat fuel undergoes nuclear transformations. It is certainly most unsatisfying that these results so far have no convincing theoretical explanation, but the experimental results cannot be dismissed or ignored just because of lack of theoretical understanding.”
So what can we make of this? Basically the Ecat seems to defy current theoretical physics yet it actually seems to be working and delivering upon Rossi’s promises. One has to wonder what will come out next. Hopefully they’ll generate some power with it next and prove it is a practical technology. I also hope that some other researchers in particular Dr. Michael McKrube, Peter Hagelstein and Jean-Paul Biberian are allowed to examine the Ecat and replicate it.