Clarification of Hot Cat Capabilities

Andrea Rossi provided a more clear distinction concerning the capabilities of the Hot Cat. A poster to Rossi’s Journal of Nuclear Physics asked him about the difference between the actual temperature the unit reaches, and the amount of power it generates. The poster used a very good analogy:

“The power output is not related to temperature in any simple manner. Consider a simple sparkler (firework) has a tip temperature in excess of 1200 C, but is certainly nowhere near 10kW output.”

This is partly to do with the sustainability issue that has always surrounded LENR and cold fusion. Sure, you may be able to get a spike of high temperature, but can you sustain that spike long enough to get any benefit from it? Not only have scientists tried to sustain the reaction, but they have striven to sustain the temperature created.

Rossi’s answer is that the Hot Cat produces power of 10kW. The temperature, when it reaches the heat exchanger, is 1000 to 1200 C. Those are stable, sustained numbers, verified now by two independent observers.

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  1. I believe this has been rather simple for Rossi to accomplish and it
    shows that LENR is a nuclear reaction. Rossi is using HC hydrocarbon
    combustion to create a temperature platform for the LENR reactor to
    use as a basis, then the LENR reaction adds it’s energy to this basis.
    This is because nuclear energy sees room temperature plus one thousand
    degrees as being piddling and it doesn’t affect the nuclear processes at all.
    So all he had to do was retune his reaction to run at higher temperatures
    and use HC combustion to put it’s temperature up there initially. The HC
    reaction also is used as a basis of control LENR reaction. While this may
    be interesting initially, I think it is ultimately wasted effort because LENR
    is going to obsolete HC fuels in the future. Automatic gas appliances use
    standardized controls because the gas main must be shut off if the primary
    burner doesn’t light for any reason. Safety controls for a gas based LENR process would then have to be included and become a cost redundancy.
    What Rossi is trying to do is make LENR processes competitive to
    chemical combustion in all cases but chemical combustion is often
    dangerous because inaccurate methods of control were a necessity
    before electronic controls became available.Therefore Rossi is going
    to be compromising safety for unit cost because LENR is inherently
    safer then HC combustion processes if controlled accurately. So I
    would recommend people carefully second guess what Rossi is
    saying.

    :S:MarkSCoffman

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