The E-Cat, a powerful source of heat for industrial applications and the production of steam, stands to be a significant player in the energy market. It has supposed to be capable of generating from 13 to 26 times the amount of energy necessary to run the unit, with no toxic residue or any waste at all. This has made some people wonder if there might be a chance that the technology might be used to operate weapons.
The first customer for an E-Cat was an anonymous military customer who presumably used it to provide power for heating. Steven Karels recently asked Andrea Rossi about the possibility of using E-Cat power in weapons:
“My greatest fear for eCat technology is that a way will be found to weaponize it. Not just put it in a pressure cooker and generate heat until the container explodes.
“My greatest fear would be finding that a truly nuclear type explosion would result from using a purified or enriched Nickel isotope (i.e., weapons-grade) or a replacement for Hydrogen and a geometry that would cause a reaction like U-235 in a nuclear weapon detonation. Or some other combination of possible events or controls that could cause a very rapid increase in energy output before the consistene parts melt or are destroyed.
“For now, I will continue to believe this is not possible. But someone will eventually make the claim and you (AR) must be able to address it.”
Rossi quickly and simply squelched this worry:
“The Rossi Effect is intrinsically too slow to be used for that kind of things.”
That is something that has been discussed, before. In addition, since the reaction stops if the nickel gets too hot, a nuclear reaction like you get with an atomic bomb is out of the question.
What is interesting, too, about this comment is Andrea Rossi’s reference to “The Rossi Effect.” which seems to be something that catches on.