United States Patent US 9,115,913 B1

 

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  • Andrea Rossi

    Russ:
    Thank you for your insight,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Sandra

    Dr Andrea Rossi
    Very important the paper published today on the Journal Of Nuclear Physics by Dr Vitaly Uzikov and Irina Uzikova.
    Very nice to read that a woman, a nuclear physicist, is in the front line in this difficult field.
    Could be a game changer in the field of the nuclear wastes treatment, what do you think?
    Sandra

  • The Paris Accord just drafted does little but provide a 15 year extension for the born dead Kyoto Accord which officially expired a couple of years back. The problem the world has today with CO2 is entirely about the CO2 put into the air in our YESTERDAYS of our fossil fuel age, reducing TOMORROWS CO2 is a good thing but it does nothing about the catastrophe of the present. Here’s some details on my blog/post about the new Paris Accord and a far better solution to yesterdays, todays, and tomorrows CO2 crisis. http://russgeorge.net/2015/12/12/paris-cop21-agreement-notes/

  • BroKeeper

    Dear Andrea,
    With very high operating temperatures, how long do you hope the lifespan of the E-Cat and/or E-Cat X module casings to last? In other words what optimum warranty period may be hoped for after assumed positive test results?
    Thank you,
    Brokeeper

  • Andrea Rossi

    Susanne:
    We have still much work to do to consider it publicable.
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Frank Acland:
    It depends on how things go: hopefully 6 months.
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    New Energy (Paul Calvo):
    Thank you for the interesting links
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Steven N. Karels:
    Thank you for your insight.
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

  • Steven N. Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    Maybe a Mouse, Cat, Tiger and Saber Tooth?

    Seriously, I suspect there is a limit on the number of cascade reactors that would be both practical and controllable.

    Musing, I would foresee an input eCat (to accept start-up energy from the local grid), followed by one or two cascaded control eCats driving a single large eCat reactor that spends most of its time in SSM. The efficiency of the output eCat reactor would be optimized by operating it over a narrow control range to maximize SSM time.

  • New Energy

    This Is The Beginning Of The End Of The Fossil Fuel Industry

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/end-of-fossil-fuels_564f7457e4b0258edb316faf

  • Frank Acland

    Dear Andrea,

    When do you expect the preliminary testing of the E-Cat X to conclude?

    Best wishes,

    Frank Acland

  • Andrea Rossi

    Danny Seneker:
    Thank you! Let’s hope the tests on course will confirm the new fire burns.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Steven N. Karels:
    E-Zoo?
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.
    p.s.
    Description of the E-Cat X will be released when the preliminar tests will have been completed

  • Andrea Rossi

    Orsobubu:
    He,he,he…
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Susanne

    Dr Andrea Rossi
    How is going on your theoretical work with Prof Norman Cook?
    Cheers
    Susanne

  • orsobubu

    I agree with Rossi’s criticism about the meeting. There are
    also two considerations which put in a different perspective the problem of CO2:

    -new systems for competitive power generation will drive the development of technologies to capture CO2 from the air, and I think this in the future could resize the issue

    http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/531346/can-sucking-co2-out-of-the-atmosphere-really-work/

    -the real irreversible damages are the destruction of tropical forests and nuclear pollution, especially of the seas

    Obviously there are indications that these agreements hide imperialist strategies for the cooptation of popular support and do not give any response to the underlying structural economic/political problems

  • orsobubu

    Ilarious comment by Gerard McEk on ECW :)

    Because they (of the CPO21) were not able to reach an agreement, Ban Ki-moon telephoned with Rossi and asked if he could agree with the agreement, when looking to the 1 MW plant test to limit the CO2 to 1.5%. Rossi said that it could be positive or negative.

  • Steven N. Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    On the Ecat X, do you still use the “Cat and Mouse” design or are you using a “Mouse, Cat and Tiger” approach?

  • Danny Seneker

    Dr Andrea Rossi
    Here is the thousandth congratulation for your materpiece-US Patent.
    It marks the discovery of the new fire.
    Godspeed,
    Danny

  • Andrea Rossi

    Frank Acland:
    Yes.
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

  • Frank Acland

    Dear Andrea,

    Did you say at one time that the output power of the E-Cat X unit under test was 3.5 kW — is that because it is made up of 3 separate units each around 1 kW?

    Many thanks,

    Frank Acland

  • Andrea Rossi

    Frank Acland:
    You are right. We need at least 6 month before we declare ready a product like this.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Dr Joseph Fine:
    the modules will be of 1 kW. The density of power should be doubled at the least.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    JDB:
    Much ado for nothing: there are no details about how every Country will be controlled by a third party: we’ll have a control “a’ la carte”.
    Kind of naif, isn’t it?
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Joseph Fine

    Dear Andrea,

    What is the (thermal) power rating for the E-Cat X?

    I think it was in the 10-25 kW range, but I don’t recall.

    If multiple E-Cat X’s were assembled into a 1 MW version, would the E-Cat X volume be the same size as the current 1 MW volume? Or rather, if the E-Cat X were optimized, would the volume be the same as the current 1 MW plant.

    Best regards,

    Joseph Fine

  • Frank Acland

    Dear Andrea,

    You seem to be quite excited about the E-Cat X running for one month now. Why is this timeframe significant for you? I know you have had other E-Cats running for much longer than a month.

    Many thanks,

    Frank Acland

  • Andrea Rossi

    Jeff S.:
    Here are not exceptions, Saturdays and Sundays for us are working days ( and nights), as well as will be Christmas and the New Year First.
    To take care of myself I have to remain inside the plant.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Gregory:
    Yes.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Anthony:
    Is operating and still very promising. Now is going well since close to one month, so we are beginning to be very interested.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • JDB

    Dear Rossi:
    All the Countries of the world signed in Paris an agreement against the global warming: isn’t it a success?
    JDB

  • Anthony

    Dr Andrea Rossi:
    How is going today the E-Cat X?

  • Gregory

    Dr Rossi,
    Are you able to know exactly what happens inside the reactor and to know the spectre of the radiations inside it?
    Regards,
    Gregory

  • Jeff S.

    Dear Andrea Rossi
    Today is Saturday: are you taking some rest?
    Take care of yourself.
    Cheers,
    Jeff

  • Andrea Rossi

    Carlo Shrier:
    Thank you for your attention.
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Daniel G Zavela:
    Thank you for this interesting link.
    A thing like this to reach the market takes minimum 20 years.
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

  • Dear Dr. Rossi,

    The mainstream press reports hot fusion success – The first plasma: the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device is now in operation.
    “The first plasma in the machine had a duration of one tenth of a second and achieved a temperature of around one million degrees.”
    Probably will take the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald longer than the Leonardo Corporation to get their domestic Wendelstein 7-X fusion device home-unit UL approved and certified for retail sale in the USA. Do you agree? :)

    Best of Luck this Holiday Season.

    Best Regards,

    Daniel G. Zavela

  • Carlo Shrier

    Dr Andrea Rossi,
    I read that your US patent ha taken 3 years and 6 momths of reviewing before being approved: impressive.
    Thank you for this fantastic work.
    Regards
    Carlo

  • Andrea Rossi

    Darius:
    No: the mass of protons and neutrons is given by the quarks and the virtual particles that glue the quarks together, therefore the atoms’ mass is independent from the Higgs field.
    But the Higgs field defines the mass of electrons: should the value of the Higgs field become more and more close to zero, the mass of the electrons would become smaller and smaller until a single atom should become as big as a solar system. This evolution would make impossible the formation of molecules and, consequently, of life.
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

  • Darius

    Dr Rossi:
    Does the mass of particles depend on the Higgs Boson?
    Thank you for your patience,
    Darius

  • Andrea Rossi

    Frank Acland:
    Now we are studying our jet engine; the hybridization will be considered in a second step, provided the first step makes it worth the while.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Woeppel:
    He,he…I answer with pleasure.
    Obviously, I answer based on my preferences.
    1- Washington, DC: the Smithsonian Institute is the most instructive museum I ever have visited. Among the many sections, it is mandatory to visit the Air & Space museum. A second concern of it is in the Washington Dulles Airport. Strolling between the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol Hill, through the flags obelisk is unfergettable.
    2- Niagara Falls
    3- Yellowstone Park: the view of the Yellowstone Fall is the most beautiful natural sight I ever saw in my life. Impossible a description, you must go and see.
    4- New York: mandatory the Metropoitan Museum, the Guggenheim Museum and the Planetarium ( the best planetarium of the world).
    5- San Francisco
    6-Los Angeles
    7- Miami
    Miami ( half hour of flight from Orlando) and Los Angeles allow you to go to Disneyland if you have kids.
    For all this, with a good flights plan, you need 10 days plus 2 days for the flights to arrive and the flight to return to your Country.
    Schedule the long flights during the nights, so you can use the flights to sleep and save daytime for the visits.
    Obviously there are infinite other places worth to be visited, but in 10 days ( plus the 2 days for the trip) this is the best, I suppose.
    Remember to check with the closest US Consulate the VISA program before leaving.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Frank Acland

    Dear Andrea,

    As you conceive it, would the jet engine be a hybrid (as you had previously mentioned), or powered solely by the E-Cat X?

    Many thanks,

    Frank Acland

  • Andrea Rossi

    Jan:
    Yes,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Rudy:
    In the core, yes.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Dear orsobubu,

    Nasa MSFC’s E-sail effort is rather independent from ours, although I am also a co-investigator there. My role in their effort is duly explained in the space dot com news item that you linked to.

    You are right that interstellar dust is an issue that must be taken into account when designing the spacecraft. At the speeds we are thinking of, it shouldn’t yet be a major problem. Dust density in interstellar space is anyway much less and the dust particles are very small, compared to the inner solar system.

    By the way, in another post recently you raised the topic of O’Neill type habitats. I like that idea also, and I included it in my E-sail lecture in Estonia in their university Autumn School a month ago (http://www.electric-sailing.fi/slides/Voore2015.pdf ). The beauty of the rotating habitat concept is that per square metre of 1g living space produced, it needs a million times less mass than a planet. The small body material available in the solar system would therefore in principle be sufficient to build livable 1g,1bar and fully radiation protected surface area which is equivalent to many Earths, in fact, even millions of Earths, if one is ready to move as far out as the Oort cloud. Probably at some point people will notice (or rather, rediscover) this economic expansion possibility and then start to work with the habitat idea seriously. (I say “rediscover”, because it was a mainstream thing already in Gerard O’Neill’s time in the 1970’s and also appeared as cover article of Physics Today magazine back then.)

    best regards, /pekka

  • Rudy

    Dear Andrea
    Also the jet engine is covered by your US Patent?
    Cheers,
    Rudy

  • Jan

    Dr Andrea Rossi,
    Are you continuing to organize the massive manufacturing plant, F9?

  • Woeppel

    Mr Andrea Rossi
    If a tourist comes for the first time in the USA and has ten days to spend which destinations would you suggest to visit as a priority?
    Thank you if you can answer, but you love the USA and live there since many years, so I think you can help.
    Regards,
    Woeppel

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