In this summary and FAQ we highlight interesting Q&A’s from the Journal of Nuclear Physics. All the answers are given by Andrea Rossi himself.
Question: Will there be two 1 MW stations in November, one in Greece and another in the USA?
Answer: Not impossible.
Question: By this date, will you give full E-Cats to certain universities to test them in any way they want?
Answer: Yes – University of Bologna, University of Uppsala.
Question: Have you ever tried Superplasticizers to enhance the catalyzer? I mean, nickel is a solid, but it would be good to improve its area of contact to water and keep the grains of powder separated.
Answer: I do not give information regarding the catalyzers.
Question: Is 1 MW the total output heat power (including heat from input E-Cats power) or this is the net output power (excluding E-Cats input)
Question: What is the input electricity power for the 1 MW reactor?
Answer: Max 1/6 of the output.
Question: What material is the pipe made?? of which goes into your device?
Answer: The external pipe, within which runs the water, is made by copper. The reactor is made by stainless steel.
Question: What is the consumption of Hydrogen in the standard E-Cat?
Answer: We consume about 1 gram of hydrogen in 24 hours.
Question: Have you ever observed the inside of your reaction chamber through a window of some sort when it is operating? If there is electron movement in the nickel from shell to shell there should be energy jumps which will produce visible photons. The area about the nickel should be illuminated.
Answer: Yes, I did. The information about what I saw is confidential.
Question: The Rossi Reactor seems to create stable copper from nickel and hydrogen – with no radioactive or unstable bi-products. So only real neutrons are being created and only stable proton to neutron connections are being made in the nucleus since anything else would yield decay radiation, right?
Answer: It is wrong, no neutrons are produced. I will release the theory ( which is at this point is ready) in due time.
Question: Do you anticipate any problem with obtaining product liability insurance for E-Cat sales in the USA?
Answer: Our attorneys are working on this issue.
Question: Great work with your amazing device, will the device be available globally in November?
Answer: In november we will start our commercial operation everywhere possible.
Question: Will the first models produce electricity (i.e. convert the heat)?
Answer: We are not ready yet for electrical power, it will take some more time.
Question: How many J or kWh you “gain” from one gram of Nickel?
Answer: With a charge of 1 g of Ni we consume 94 kWh of energy, considering the consume of Hydrogen and of power, and produce 750 kWh.
Question: Your fuels are both Hydrogen and Nickel if I have understood you correctly, but can we suppose that all the Nickel isotopes participate in the Ni+H reaction or only a particular isotope of Nickel make the reaction and the other isotopes are useless?
Answer: We think that all the Ni participates in the reactions, even if some isotopes should be more efficient. Anyway, we use regular Ni, because the isotopes separation is too expensive, at least right now.
Question: Do you also think that there are also H+H reactions going on in the catalyzer?
Answer: I do not think we have H+H reactions: much higher energies would be necessary to produce He. We use low energies, high energies make the nucleons too energetic to build something useful. This, at least, is my opinion, which, as everything in theoretical physics, can be wrong.