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Old Apr 22nd 2011, 03:19 PM
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Nuclear electricity ten times less expensive than from coal? And without any dangers?

An Italian inventor, Andrea Rossi claims to develop a new kind of a nuclear reactor. Each unit contains about 100 grams of powdered nickel fuel mixed with a secret catalyst, inside of a sealed container. The container is filled with compressed hydrogen. The unit uses electric energy at the rate of 0.4 kW but it generates thermal energy at the rate of 12.4 kW. The released energy is said to be due to nuclear reactions resulting from turning nickel into copper. In one case Rossi’s reactor operated for six month[, heating several rooms. During this time 30% of nickel was converted into copper. Three demonstrations were performed in 2011, at the University of Bologna.

References:
1) A. Rossi, http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com
2) A. Rossi, Journal of Nuclear Physics http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=62
3) F. Celani, New Energy Times, http://newenergytimes.com/v2/news/20...f-celani.shtml
4) H. Mills, http://pesn.com/2011/03/07/9501782_C...st_University/
5) M. Macy, http://pesn.com/2011/01/19/9501747_c..._breakthrough/
6) M. Lewan, http://www.nyteknik.se/nyheter/energ...cle3108242.ece
7) J. Rothwell, http://www.lenr-canr.org/News.htm
8) M. Levan, http://www.nyteknik.se/nyheter/energ...cle3144827.ece
9) A. Rossi, http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physic...p=338#more-338
10) A. Rossi, http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=62&cpage=2
11) S. Chubb. INFINITE ENERGY • ISSUE 96 • MARCH/APRIL 2011
http://www.infinite-energy.com/image.../IE96Rossi.pdf

Here is the link to my self-published article. It show why I am not optimistic.

http://pages.csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/cf/rossi.html

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Old Apr 22nd 2011, 06:02 PM
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That'd be nice. But I suspect that the "secret catalyst" is 7-12 grams of bullshit.
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That'd be nice. But I suspect that the "secret catalyst" is 7-12 grams of bullshit.
I was thinking copper.
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The alchemists were right! Philosopher's Stone, here we come!
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Nuclear electricity ten times less expensive than from coal? And without any dangers?

An Italian inventor, Andrea Rossi claims to develop a new kind of a nuclear reactor. Each unit contains about 100 grams of powdered nickel fuel mixed with a secret catalyst, inside of a sealed container. The container is filled with compressed hydrogen. The unit uses electric energy at the rate of 0.4 kW but it generates thermal energy at the rate of 12.4 kW. The released energy is said to be due to nuclear reactions resulting from turning nickel into copper. In one case Rossi’s reactor operated for six month[, heating several rooms. During this time 30% of nickel was converted into copper. Three demonstrations were performed in 2011, at the University of Bologna.

References:
1) A. Rossi, http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com
2) A. Rossi, Journal of Nuclear Physics http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=62
3) F. Celani, New Energy Times, http://newenergytimes.com/v2/news/20...f-celani.shtml
4) H. Mills, http://pesn.com/2011/03/07/9501782_C...st_University/
5) M. Macy, http://pesn.com/2011/01/19/9501747_c..._breakthrough/
6) M. Lewan, http://www.nyteknik.se/nyheter/energ...cle3108242.ece
7) J. Rothwell, http://www.lenr-canr.org/News.htm
8) M. Levan, http://www.nyteknik.se/nyheter/energ...cle3144827.ece
9) A. Rossi, http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physic...p=338#more-338
10) A. Rossi, http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=62&cpage=2
11) S. Chubb. INFINITE ENERGY • ISSUE 96 • MARCH/APRIL 2011
http://www.infinite-energy.com/image.../IE96Rossi.pdf

Here is the link to my self-published article. It show why I am not optimistic.

http://pages.csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/cf/rossi.html

Ludwik
Have you attempted to contact Rossi with your questions? I am curious to hear the answers.

Thanks for providing the links. I'm not nearly good enough at chemistry and physics to evaluate the data.
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Have you attempted to contact Rossi with your questions? I am curious to hear the answers.

Thanks for providing the links. I'm not nearly good enough at chemistry and physics to evaluate the data.
Yes, I did. But he said my questions were about "privilege information." Here is an update:


An Italian inventor, Andrea Rossi, claims that a 1000 MW nuclear reactor, being constructed in Greece, will become operational in October 2011. I hope he is right; how can one not be happy to have electricity which is ten times less expensive than from coal, and without any pollution? But I am skeptical. Why? Read this paper:

http://pages.csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/cf/rossi.html

But many reputable people take his claim seriously, as illustrated in these two posts:

http://www.rainews24.rai.it/it/video.php?id=23096

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzL3RIlcwbY

How can such optimism be explained?

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