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This is an archive version of a story we posted September 26, 2011; which subsequently was corrected.

Nobel Prize Laureate to Test Cold Fusion E-Cat

Brian Josephson, a physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, will be cooperating with invited scientists from around the world to perform an important test on Andrea Rossi's E-Cat on October 6th. This test will be held at the University of Uppsala and should hopefully erase all doubt about the validity of the Energy Catalyzer technology.

Brian Josephson
, a physicist
and Nobel Prize laureate.


by Hank Mills
Pure Energy Systems News

There have been many tests of Andrea Rossi's E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer) this year. They have inspired hope that the technology is real and work as claimed. However, some of the tests were not as well thought out as they could have been, and hence left issues for the skeptics to point out. In the near future, these "issues" may become "non-issues" due to an upcoming test of the E-Cat that will be performed by Noble Prize laureate Brian Josephson, and scientists invited from around the world.

This test -- to be held on Oct. 6 -- will try to resolve some of the issues with previous tests that have created controversy. A few of these issues include the dryness of steam, the phase shifting of water from liquid to steam, the concept of thermal inertia, the ability of the system to self sustain with no input, and the length of the tests that have been performed. 

The following is a list of what we know so far about the upcoming test.

  • It will be a test of the new model of E-Cat module that will be used in the one megawatt plant.
  • The module will be opened so the scientists present can measure the weight and volume of all components.
  • It will be an extended test of at least 12 hours, but maybe longer.
  • The ability of the system to run in a self sustaining mode of operation will be tested.
  • There will be two circuits of water, and a heat exchanger that will transfer heat between the two circuits. The first circuit will be closed, and the water in it will be continually recycled. This eliminates the issue of steam dryness.
  • The test will be biased against the E-Cat, because some of the heat produced by the reactor will be lost. This is because the efficiency of the heat exchanger will be less than 100%.
  • Scientists from around the world have been invited to attend this test.
  • Radiation measurements will be taken to show that no radiation is escaping from the reactor. 

It is important to note that the new model of E-Cat module has significant differences from the previous model. Inside the module, there are multiple reactor cores. Rossi has stated that these reactor cores have the same power density as his previous model of E-Cat (the previous reactor cores were rated at 2.5 kilowatts in 50cc of volume), although the new reactor cores have a different volume. All together, the reactor cores in the new module can produce an output of 27 kilowatts, but for safety and stability purposes, the output will be limited to one third of that.

Another difference between the new module and the previous one is that there are two layers of lead instead of just one. This improves the safety of the system, because if one layer of shielding breaks, there will be another to stop any radiation. 

Andrea Rossi's and Brian Josephson's Comments

Both Andrea Rossi and Brian Josephson have made comments about the upcoming test. In addition, Rossi has made multiple comments about his new E-Cat module. In this section of the article, we will provide the comments that have been made.

Here is a statement from Brian Josephson about the upcoming test. 

On October 6th we will have the opportunity to make a long [run] (more then 12 hours) of testing one of the modules of the RC 1 MW generator. The module will be Opened to us and we will have the opportunity to verify weights and volumes of the internal components. Heat measurements will be done at condensing the steam produced in heat exchanger and a secondary circuit where no water will be vaporized. This is NOT an official test of the University of Bologna because the contract is not active yet. 

Brian Josephson

(Note that there is some confusion as to whether this was a statement from Brian Josephson, or if he was posting a statement made by Dr. Levi. However, Daniele Passerini confirms Josephson will be attending.)

Here are a few statements (slightly edited) from Rossi about the same test, and the new model of E-Cat, plus a bit of information about a "Fat Cat" E-Cat that has not yet been revealed. 

Andrea Rossi
September 26th, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Dear Italo:

I confirm
The energy measurements will be made only on the water heated by the reactor’s primary circuit in the heat exchanger that will heat the water using the steam made by the reactor. The steam will be in a closed loop and will be condensed by the heat exchanger. One thermometer will be put along the water circuit at the input of the heat exchanger and one thermometer will be put at the exit of the heat exchanger so that the delta T to calculate the energy will be taken only from the liquid water flow of the secondary circuit. This of course will penalize us, because some energy will be lost in the heat exchange, but the energy we produce is so high that we can accept it. The E-Cat will work also in self sustained mode. We have invited selected scientists from Sweden, USA, France, G.B., Germany, Italy, Greece, Japan, China, Russia.

Every component of the circuit will be inspected and weighed before the test, and also external measures will be taken of the reactors. The test will last at least 12 hours. At the end, all the components will be again disassembled, weighed, etc. Measurements will be taken from a specialist expert to be certain that no radiations modify substantially the background radiations of the room.

Warm Regards,

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Andrea Rossi
September 25th, 2011 at 7:24 AM

Dear MT:

Thank you for your important question, I already answered to these questions, but when it turns into safety, repetitions are useful.

1- The E-Cats we will put in the market will be regulated to work at 1/3 of their power, and they will work in conditions of stability. This is why they will not work only in self sustained mood, but will maintain a drive. If the stability is lost, automatically the pressure inside the reactor will be zeroed and the E-Cat will be turned off, as we have experienced in thousands of tests. But there is an intrinsic safety system: if the temperature goes above the stability limit, an essential component of the charge will melt, and at this point, not being in the status of powder, the reactor cannot work.

2- As you know, we do not use radioactive materials and we do not produce radioactive wastes, therefore no radiations are left when the E-Cat is turned off. By the way: we have a double shield of lead, and it is impossible that the 2 walls break at the same time. It is absolutely impossible that the E-Cat is opened during the operation, because it is tightly sealed with multiple casing, and each case is very difficult to be opened not intentionally. As for the reactor, it is impossible to be opened, if not by our specialized personnel. The opening of the reactor has been made impossible both for safety and security reasons. In fact, to change the charge, we change the whole reactor, and the recharge will be made in our factories.

Warm Regards,

- - - - 

Andrea Rossi
September 20th, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Dear Enrico Billi:
The Swedish test will be very important, because we will make the primary circuit of steam produced by the reactor exchange heat with a secondary water circuit, while the steam will be condensed and the condensed water will be recycled to the reactor. The measure of energy will be made on the base of the delta T between the water that exits from the heat exchanger and the water that enters in the same heat exchanger, so that the energy is calculated independently from the steam circuit. Of course the heat exchanger heats the water in counter current with the steam. The delta T will be data logged and the water flow will be measured by means of a flow meter. We are already making this test on the modules of the 1 MW plant, and the results are the same as before. This system is ready for household application, because this is, basically, a water boiler.

Warm Regards,
(No lidele, lavolale, lavolale!)

Events seem to be accelerating as October approaches. In addition to the test of the one megawatt system and the home heating system, the upcoming test in Uppsala on October 6th should be very important in putting to rest any doubts about the E-Cat technology. If the results are positive, I wonder if the mainstream media will yet ignore them, or finally admit that cold fusion is a reality?

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This story is also published at BeforeItsNews.

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