Follow-up to the blog text below.
Published on a Polish blog
To: Chemia popularnonaukowa
Subject: Re: Rzekomo 1 MW elektrownia rzekomo
zasilana ZIMNĄ FUZJĄ!
From: ll <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 18:14:34 +0100
Zadalem kilka pytan autorom tej publikacji w ArXiv:
Oto odpowiedzi prof. Hanno Essena (ktore przekazuje na ChemFana za
wiedza i zgoda):
> 1. Why is the quantity of Ni in the charge of the internal
> small, i.e. only 0.3g?
> If it is so small why is the internal reactor so relatively
> to the small quantity of the powder charge?
> Why is there no picture of the internal reactor, just a
I do not know the answers to the first questions. We had a picture
the internal reactor in the original manuscript but it was deemed
uninteresting. It is just a steel pipe.
> 2. If the reaction in the internal reactor is exothermal then
why on the
> picture from the thermal camera we cannot see the internal
> hotter than the rest of the external tube?
I suppose that this is because the material is not sufficiently
transparent to the microwaves. They originate from the surface;
is no see through.
> 3. Why was the "dummy" test carried out with different
> regarding the supply of power, than the non "dummy" test?
It was not. It was carried out with everything as equal as
The on/off mode was due to a thermostat that prevented the reactor
getting too hot and this was not relevant in the dummy test.
> 4. Have you tried to test the output of the power supply to
> also a DC current is supplied to the device, which clamp
> could not detect?
No, we did not think of that. The power came from a normal wall
and there did not seem to be any reason to suspect that it was
manipulated in some special way. Now that the point is raised we
check this in future tests.
> 5. Did the Ni powder also melt when in the test of November
> performance of this device was such that the reactor was
> melting the internal steel cylinder and the surrounding
> If the Ni powder melted was the reaction still running
despite the Ni
> melted or did it stop running when Ni melted?
I do not know this since only the Bologna group was there when
happened. I take for granted that also the Ni melted and that the
reaction stopped, but the interior physics is still an industrial
secret that we do not have access to. Sorry.
> 6. Are you going to perform the 6 months test in the Leonardo
> facilities or in the facilities of the universities in Sweden
> Would Andrea Rossi agree to lend you the device and its power
supply for 6
> I believe the he could ensure his industrial trade secrets
> when he would seal the power supply and weld the internal
reactor or make
> you sign NDA, and then he could release that device for you
for testing. I
> hope that you manage to convince him about that. This would
> independency of the long term test.
Andrea will not part from his device. Tests in Sweden is a
but then he or his coworkers would be present. There are many who
to steal his e-cats. So the 6 month test will be in Ferrara. It
however be continuously monitored by cameras so as not to be
> 7. Will you test the power supplied to the device with
> the next test?
This is a question for Prof. G. Levi who provides the
It is desirable, I agree; everything can always be done better,
have very limited time and resources unfortunately.
> Woudn't you think that it would be a good idea to install in
> where experiment would be carried out a webcam with a live
> internet available 24/7, so that everyone on internet could
observe the 6
> months experiment live through internet?
I do think that the plan is precisely that.