H-Cat heater project nearing prototype
We're getting closer to having the first consumer prototype for the
H-Cat effect. In this open source project, we're focusing on identifying
components that are widely available. Update on IP status, source for catalytic
converter nano-metal and configuration customization, testing set-up. Donations
This is not properly to scale. The items in
the bottom are drawn about 2x smaller than the items in the top, and will
need to be arranged more efficiently. (The hole in the insulation between
the cabinets is for illustration purposes only, as a cut-away, so you can
see the flashback arrestor.)
Above, are some of the images of the
components we've sourced:
Pure Energy Systems News
For a couple of weeks now, we've been giving a lot of attention to the concept
presented by Justin Church of what he calls the H-Cat,
which takes HHO gas (highly energized H) and runs it across the nano-platinum
and nano-palladium contained in off-the-shelf catalytic converters (yes, the
same found in most automobiles for the last decade or so), resulting in copious
amounts of heat -- likely because of an LENR (aka cold fusion) process.
Some of the people who are experimenting with this estimate that there is as
much as 10 times more heat output than the electrical input required to make the
What's awesome about this is that it is open source. And I
think we have enough information to begin implementing product -- even
before we know all the exact data about how much overunity it produces, which nano-metals work best,
and what combinations and configurations are optimal. All of that can come in due time.
last week, I've been heavily involved in a project to actually build a prototype
heater implementing this concept.
I've been spending a lot of time sourcing the components, finding people to help
build it, ordering the parts, and designing the layout.
Frank Crowther, who lives in a dome home of his own design about 5 minutes down
the road from me, where I saw my first Brown's gas demonstration nearly a decade
ago, has agreed to build my first prototype.
In sourcing the components, a key consideration has been to make this something
that many people could begin building and selling locally -- creating jobs and
clean, affordable energy solutions.
We do ask that anyone who does start selling things remit a 5% royalty, but
we're not going to be trying to enforce that. It's an honor thing. We help you,
you help us. This holds true for any commercial endeavor, whether selling plans,
translations, kits, components, finished units, installation, maintenance,
The basic concept is to use a catalytic converter that doesn't have the
insulation around it, and put aluminum heat sinks around it, then blow air
across it to convey the heat into the surroundings.
While that sounds very simple, I'm finding that implementing it by actually
rounding up the parts and putting them together properly is not all that easy --
especially on a limited budget.
Each time I find more information, I update my open source H-Cat
heater plans page so that it contains the latest, best information.
Catalytic Converter Manufacturer
One of the best developments has been finding the guys at thunderboltperformance.com,
which is a manufacturer of catalytic converters. They are extremely friendly to
this idea, and have a lot of options they can offer us, including integrating
different nano-metals in various combinations (e.g. Palladium, Platinum,
Nickel), leaving off the insulation around the catalytic converter, embedding
heat exchangers in the matrix. It's pretty much just a matter of pressing some
buttons, and out comes the product type you want.
To get ours going, we just went with an off-the-shelf matrix combination of
palladium and rhodium on a metal substrate (300 cells/inch) in a 4" (outer
diameter) stainless steel pipe, with an extra 2.75 inches on the incoming side
to place some ceramic insulation to prevent back-flash, and with no insulation
around the catalytic converter. That was easy for them to make. He'll make those
available for $100, and shipping was only around $14 from Florida. It would be
easy for him to make this just Nickel, or Nickel and Palladium, or just
Palladium; but would require a lead time of about a week or two; and he wasn't
sure what the price would be for that kind of custom order.
At Least Two Types of Reactions
One thing to bear in mind in doing these experiments is that there are most
likely at least two types of reactions taking place.
One is just classical catalysis of HHO gas to H2O, liberating heat, in typical
Another is LENR. And there may be various varieties of cold fusion. H + H -->
He; O + O --> S, etc.
It could be that tritium is at play as well, as HHO sometimes contains tritium.
Ditto for deuterium.
Because nuclear is one possible option, all set-ups should be checked with
radiation detectors to make sure they are not emitting dangerous radiation.
No Radiation Detected Thus Far
Neal Ward has been checking his set up for alpha, beta, and gamma rays. So far,
he hasn't detected anything. Neither has anyone who has been experimenting with
this reported having any negative health effects. So thus far, it looks like we
are dealing with a safe process.
Hunt for HHO Generator
There are a lot of highly qualified HHO generator systems out there. After
putting out a request for recommendations, I ended up selecting GreenFuelH2O.com
. The owner lives just a little more than an hour north of here. He's been
experimenting with the H-Cat arrangement, and his systems are available now.
Here's a video he
posted on March 20th of his HHO Cat Heater:
When we start optimizing, then we'll compare the output/productivity of
various types of the advanced designs, including George Wiseman's, Brother Andrew's,
H2Hypod, and Justin Church's.
All Clear on Intellectual Property
One of the things we discovered this past week is that all aspects of this H-Cat
concept are wide open to the public. There are no intellectual property claims
standing in the way.
The concept of the catalytic converter serving as a LENR host site, was broached
publicly in 2010 by Lattice Energy LLC. (Link)
The concept of using HHO in the catalytic converter was actually published by
"airbilder" on YouTube
exactly a year ago, March 21, 2013.
Before we assemble the components in the cabinet, I would like to run a test to
see what level of energy efficiency we are achieving with this combination of
We have a 13.75 gallon tub that we can use to submerge the catalytic converter
in to take some rough calorimetric measurements of the heat gain versus watt
input to make the HHO gas. I'm guessing we can get an accuracy with a margin of
error of less than 10%. I've been told that running it long enough to get about
a 20 ΊC change in temperature of the water -- staying away from the boiling
point (phase change...) would be the best way to do this. We'll probably also
wrap insulation around the metal tub to reduce heat loss.
Bear in mind that the conveyance of heat from the catalytic unit to the water is
going to have substantial losses as well. But if the gain from LENR or other
factors isn't enough to push the math well in excess of 100% efficiency over the
watt input to the HHO generator, then I think my level of enthusiasm is going to
subside substantially. In fact, I would say that if the math doesn't show at
least a 200% gain in this set-up, then I'll probably be backing down in my
direct involvement in this particular technology.
We appreciate those of you who have been sending us donations. While we do have
a couple of major finance deals percolating, those take time, and meanwhile we
need to stay afloat. Some day soon, a lot of us (including most of you reading
this) are going to be growing very wealthy as we help the planet be a better
place by providing products and services they need to implement exotic free
energy solutions. Until then, thanks for chipping in, to help us bridge the gap
prior to arriving at that point. Justin Church likewise needs
Donations to PES will be used both for this project as well as for maintenance
of survival. We've got some heavy expenses we're under right now, so we
appreciate those of you who are chipping in.
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