United States Patent US 9,115,913 B1

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  • Frank Acland

    Dear Andrea,

    Regarding the 1 kW modules:

    1. Is the control system inside the box?
    2. Is the heat exchanger inside the box?
    3. Is the box sealed? If so, will opening it prevent it from working?
    4. When you replace the box at the end of the E-Cats’ useful life, will you recycle the old box, or dispose of it?

    Thank you and best wishes,

    Frank Acland

  • Andrea Rossi

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

  • Karisa Sedrakyan

    Which material will be made with the box that will contain the Ecat QX?
    Thanks if you can answer,
    K.

  • Eric Ashworth

    Dear Andrea, I have just been investigating ‘ultraviolet catastrophe’ on the Wikipedia site which I found most interesting and which mentioned an unpublished law of Stokes and the ‘photoelectric effect’. This I believe could be of interest to both yourself and Carl if you are unaware of this effect with regards to light. However my own thoughts regarding light is that it is a transfer of a vibration and that dependent upon the vibration it is able to entangle, isolate or dislodge with regards an electron/electrons, dependent upon the configuration of the electron/electrons involved and as mentioned earlier I believe magnetic fields resonate due to being on an event horizon. Regards, Eric Ashworth

  • Andrea Rossi

    NRG di Casadei Marco:
    The Ecat QX can remain shut down for as long as you want without losing any power or efficiency.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • NRG di Casadei Marco

    Dear Dr Rossi,
    I am following your work years since and I can’t wait your revolutionary product.
    Question: how long can the Ecat QX remain shut down without losing power and efficiency?

  • Andrea Rossi

    Don Gillmer:
    We had an attack from some hacker and the security system has disconnected all, but our IT guy has ripristinated the service.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Don Gillmer

    Dr Rossi:
    Today for several hours it has been impossible to navigate through http://www.ecat.com

  • Andrea Rossi

    Jim Rosenburg:
    When I write “module” means that it is a fundamental component, not made with smaller modules. A “reactor” can either be a module itself, or an assembly of modules. This for the semanthics.
    In substance, we can make a 10 or 100 or 1000 kW plant made by modules of 1 kW, or modules of 80 W, or we can try, as we are, to realize fundamental reactors – which means modules- of higher power, like 10 or 100 kW. Whereas the assembly of smaller modules option has already been achieved, this is not yet true for bigger modules.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Jim Rosenburg

    Dr Rossi:
    there seems to be confusion over the terme reactor and reactor module. Are the 10 kW and 100 kW configurations comprised of 80 W modules?
    Thank you,
    Jimr

  • Andrea Rossi

    Frank Acland:
    We will change the box.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Frank Acland

    Dear Andrea,

    When the 1 kW E-Cat modules need recharging, will you replace the QX reactors inside the box, or will you simply replace the box?

    Thank you,

    Frank Acland

  • Andrea Rossi

    Sean:
    Yes.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Jacinto Elerick:
    cm 25 x 25 x 18 all included.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Prof:
    Anyway, we’ll see.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Prof

    Dr Andrea Rossi:
    I totally agree with what you wrote about the hot fusion proposal made by Lockeed Martin.
    Prof

  • Jacinto Elerick

    Can you give the dimensions assumed for the module of 1 kW?

  • Sean

    Dear Dr Andrea Rossi:
    Are you making new patents after the Ecat QX?

  • Andrea Rossi

    Hal:
    No.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Steven N. Karels:
    a. also
    b. at the very edge
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Hal

    Is a better theoretical understanding at the base of the impressive progress of the Ecat QX?

  • Steven N. Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    I suspect the increase in output power is likely due to the following two areas:

    a. Better control understanding and implementation. Correct?

    b. Better thermal transfer (so the delta temperature is about the same). Correct?

  • Andrea Rossi

    DT:
    Thank you for the information and the link,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • DT

    Dear Andrea,
    here is the last paper of Dr Alexander Parkhomov:
    http://www.unconv-science.org/pdf/e2/parkhomov2-en.pdf
    Warm Regards,
    DT

  • Andrea Rossi

    Robert:
    First: the Ecat can compete in almost every field of application.
    Second: to start from exotic applications would be an error, because this strategy could put the Ecat in a ghetto. I am not saying that exotic applications are wrong, I am just saying that the Ecat must be launched in the core of the mass market, then can be diffused also at the edges of the market.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Robert

    The Ecat could be employed in exotic situations where normal generators of heat are of difficult deployment, like for example to make air conditioned in a desert village.
    Why don’t you start from these particular situations where the Ecat has more competitivity?

  • Andrea Rossi

    Raffaele Bongo:
    In our case the shielding is light, because we do not use radioactive materials and our radiations are not ionizing, due to the low energy inside our Ecat.
    In all the experiments we made ( tens of thousand hours now, with me as the Guinea pig ), we never found ionizing radiations exit the Ecats.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Steven N.Karels:
    To shield an operating reactor like the one proposed by LM you need tons of lead with at least three zeros… the ionizing radiations exiting from there would be in the range of MeVs, not to mention what could happen in case of an accidental fall of the aircraft. Think to the fun about permissions and certifications from all the Countries such aircraft is supposed to fly the skies of, manned or unmanned as it might be.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Steven N. Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    In your post to Domenico Canino, you dismissed hot fusion for aircraft, presumably because of the weight of shielding. Your exclusion assumes manned aircraft. UAV (unmanned aircraft vehicles) might be able to use that technology although I think eCat technology would be a better choice. Please keep up the R&D.

  • Raffaele Bongo

    Hello A. Rossi

    I understand that your technology is evolving exponentially. It is difficult for you to imagine today what will be the definitive characteristics of the E-Cat 1 MW. There is still a trend that is emerging. It was probably less bulky and lighter.
    Do you have an idea of ​​the shielding weight / total weight ratio and the power per unit mass and volume of the E-Cat boiler?
    Tough wishes for success and all the best for your team

    Your support Raffaele

  • Andrea Rossi

    Domenico Canino:
    This patent is related to a hot fusion classic application, nothing new there, apart the small dimensions. The patent covers some particulars, not the core of the process, that is well known.
    It is a hot nuclear fusion reactor that would work at millions Celsius degrees, using highly radioactive fuel that does not exist in nature and is produced by nuclear reactors after decay of Uranium 235 and Plutonium.
    The very weak point consists in the impossibility to harness the plasma produced by nuclear fusion by means of a magnetic shielding: this confinement has been impossible so far in big reactors- that every 10 years get 10 years delays 70 years since – therefore it will be by orders of magnitude more difficult to be obtained in small reactors like this. It was foreseen ten years ago to become a working prototype by the year 2019, now delayed ten years, so it appears to me that its destiny will be an endless series of delays, getting along with the tradition of hot fusion.
    To light up this device is extremely dangerous and the emission of strong ionizing radiation will require many tonns of lead all around, for example a PET positron accelerator used in hospitals, that is by orders of magnitude less powerful, needs about 20 tonns of lead as a shielding, so the perspective to use this hot fusion reactor in an aeroplane or in a vehicle is ludicrous. Good for funding, though.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Kerry Beck:
    No.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Gennady:
    Not yet, but it is realistic to assume that the model shown in Stockholm on November 24th will be the 1 kW module dimensional point of reference.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Stephen:
    A- yes
    B- premature
    1- it is a work in progress
    2- not yet, it is purely a theoretical R&D so far
    3- not yet
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Stephen

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    I hope you as your team had a very good Easter. It seems to me you gave been working very hard with huge progress from a he start of this year.

    I while a go you I think you replied to me that it might be possible to run the Ecat QX at say 20% of power for may be 5 times as long. Is this correct?

    If so is this possible also for the higher powered Ecat SK’s?

    If so this could be interesting I think for suppplying a stingle maybe complete fully self contained package for say for 5 years operation.

    I wonder if that could help witg the domestic boiler certifications at least with the initial units.

    Most boilers need to be replaced after say 10 years due to parts wearing out, obsolescence of equipment and expertise, or new technology developments.

    May be a complete tamper proof unit tgat lasts 10 years with out replacements would fit very well with that time frame.

    Perhaps such a unit could safely be made in a self contained tamperproof way that meets the immediate concerns of the certification bodies.

    On a separate point regarding your testing with Carl Oscar Gulstrom. May I ask:

    1. How this testing is progressing?
    2. Has this testing results or test method itself led to insights that helped you develop the E-catQX?
    3 did this testing also give give insights that led Ecat SK?

    Looking forward to what comes up this year both the science and the devices production

    All the best for the way forward

    Stephen

  • Gennady

    Dear Andrea,

    It is great to see your progress toward the industrialization stage of eCat. As you getting closer, have you settled yet the dimensions of various units? What will 1 KW, 10 KW, 20 KW, 1 MW units be in terms of (L x W x H)?

    Kind regards,

    Gennady

  • Kerry Beck

    Dr Andrea Rossi,
    Do you use magnetic circuits to confine the plasma in the Ecat QX?

  • domenico canino

    dear Andrea,
    you usually do not comment about your competitors. But i would like to know your thoughts about last Loocked work about fusion. Hot fusion or LENR?
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-30/lockheed-martin-patents-nuclear-fusion-powered-fighter-jet

  • Andrea Rossi

    Michel:
    No, the treasure of the Ecat are the People that need the Ecat.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Michel

    Do you think the treasure of the Ecat is in the investors?

  • Andrea Rossi

    Dr Mike:
    We are working very hard to arrive to sell an industrialized product this year. I am not sure we will succeed, but the effort is brutal under every point of view and very risky too.
    Thank you for your kind attention.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Dr. Mike

    Dr. Rossi,
    I believe achieving 1KW of power with 13 E-Cat QX’s in a box the size of the one used in the Stockholm demonstration is extremely encouraging. Congratulations on your and your team’s progress!
    Dr. Mike

  • Andrea Rossi

    Dr Mike:
    1- yes
    2- 13, to make 1 kW in a box as big as the one you can see in the Stockholm demo video.
    Warm Regards

  • Dr. Mike

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    It was certainly good to hear that the output power of an individual E-Cat QX device has been increased from 20W to 80W. What calorimetry method did you use to measure this higher output power? Did you measure the output power using a water flow rate and delta temperature as was done in the Stockholm demonstration? How many E-Cat QX devices were used in the output power measurement?
    Dr. Mike

  • Andrea Rossi

    Robert Curto:
    Thank you and Happy Easter to you to and again to all our dear Readers ,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Gustavo:
    Thank you and Happy Easter to you and all our Italian friends,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Gustavo

    Dear Andrea Rossi,
    Enjoy this day of Easter to take some rest in your quest to give us a product by the end of the year. Also in Italy we are proud of you.
    Happy Easter to you and all the readers,
    Gustavo

  • Dr. Rossi, about Rocky P.S.
    That goes for this Italian too.
    My Grandparents were born in Italy, they came to this Country in 1903, and ended up in Archbald PA about 140
    miles from New York City
    Robert Curto
    Ft. Lauderdale Florida USA

  • Andrea Rossi

    Albert Ellul:
    Thank you for your kindness and Happy Easter to you and your family,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Rocky:
    Thank you for your kind attention to our work and for your inspiring P.S.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

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