Mats Lewan, a reporter from a Swedish technology magazine Ny Teknik , contributed to the confirmation and validation of the experiments of the E-Cat. It (the E-Cat) seemed to produce a nuclear energy by a process of new type, which does not emit deadly radiation and does not produce radioactive waste.
The E-Cat experiments took place on 19 and 28 April in Bologna, Italy. The heart of the experiment is a brainchild of Andrea Rossi, and it only runs in a laptop that works at room temperature and uses nickel and hydrogen as fuel.
All data indicates that the invention of Andrea Rossi (the E-Cat), is significant of a change point in the low-energy nuclear energy research, and in the future may go to other broader implications in the field nuclear energy in general. In the past, researchers have generally observed LENR few mill watts of excess heat, but the measurements are made by Rossi in terms of kilowatts.
Lewan, who has a Master of Science in Engineering Physics Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, reported the result of two positive tests in an article titled Ny Teknik has tested the Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat) . Its independence, data, and a video presentation very clear give credibility to the claims by Rossi.
According to data reported by Lewan, the first test lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes, in which production are net of 20 mega joules of energy, with a net heating power of 2.6 kW on average.
The second test lasted 2 hours and 58 minutes, produced 25 mega joules of energy net, with a net heating power of 2.3 kW on average. The data are similar to those offered by other recent demonstrations of equipment Rossi.
Lewan has personally designed the tests of the E-Cat conducted by his hand or experiments inside the laboratory of Bologna Rossi, but are not limited to the observer. On the advice of the Swedish physicist, has made three improvements in the development, as explained in the article.
Today, Lewan told New Energy Times he’s role in testing and adding some comments.
Lewan said: “I measured it myself: I weighed the water and hydrogen, I measured the intensity of current and voltage, I checked the water out and controlled the flow of steam.”
“I also discussed the set-up before the test and among other things, which maintained the water outlet pipe always in full view, without putting it into the drain of the sink, as it had done in previous texts.”
“My only regret is that I forgot to do one simple checking: I just measure the current on a single cable, the” zero “or” neutral. ” Of course, this leaves open the possibility of deception was employed if a current very intense on stage, spreading it in part (1.6 amps) and partly on the neutral ground wire (it would take about 10 amps to reach 2.5 kW).”
“Nevertheless, I spoke with both [Giuseppe] Rossi and with Levi, and I think it highly unlikely for several reasons – not least of which that Levi, in the test lasted 18 hours , the input power was measured with a meter that controlled all three cables.
Shocking technology and disturbing science.
Twenty-two years from now, among those who have followed the research on low energy nuclear reactions, the suspicion arose that this kind of research could become overwhelming. As the device Rossi becomes more credible as a result of increasingly large demonstrations, the disruptions are likely to be significant. Current LENR researchers in the field will be the first to feel the impact, if they feel right now.
But if Rossi’s device will be recognized on a large scale, researchers would have failed to distinguish between reality and mythology of LENR cold fusion will not be fully redeemed. It is not a mere matter of semantics .
For some of the most fervent followers of the cold fusion, perhaps there will be no redemption at all, because they have rejected decades of work of their colleagues on the nickel-hydrogen work.
Rossi himself denies that his unit is based on “cold fusion” would be based on weak interactions vice versa.
The effect is shocking that Rossi has the concept of cold fusion follows a theoretical upheaval occurred five years ago, in 2006, when Allan Widom and Lewis Larsen released a cutting-edge theory , that the LENR not be explained in terms of the merger, but basically as a result of weak interactions.
When the New Energy Times has given credence to the theory of “non-merger” of Widom and Larsen, Fuzion acluni followers of the cold as Scott Chubb and Andrew Meulenberg reacted with fury viper, charging violations of Widom and Larsen “ethical” and cheating unfounded and unsubstantiated.
“It seems like an operation of pressure,” wrote Meulenberg.
Taken together, the theory of Widen and Larsen, and the experiment of Andrea Rossi – always to continue to grow in credibility – are like a “double hook” in boxing.
Peter Gluck, who has been in charge of industry, has managed to capture the potential upheaval that Rossi could cause the prevailing lines of research in cold fusion, and the reasons that the researchers of “cold fusion” would have to discredit him or at least slow down progress.
If the nickel, cheap and abundant, works in conjunction with the ubiquitous hydrogen, there will be no – sponsor or organization that is – so “generous”, that is idiotic, to buy palladium, a rare and precious, and the deuterium, which is expensive. No more funding … just with toys, with useless theories. Therefore, for CMNS [Condensed Matter Nuclear Science] is essential for that Rossi disappears.
A month later, in February of 2011, as Gluck had predicted, many of the participants in the 16th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science in Madras, India, expressed themselves bitterly cynical about Rossi and his statements.
Michael Melich, who has a background in theoretical physics and is a leader within the subgroup of cold fusion, stood up at the end of a talk by a colleague, throwing for ten minutes in a polemic against Andrea Rossi and his improvised experiment .
Kenneth Grabowski and David Knies researchers from the Naval Research Laboratory, in a paper that did not include the device name of Andrea Rossi, but was clearly written on the developments [produced by] Andrea Rossi, have pointed out that the NRL had the skills and requirements necessary to replicate those arrangements.
“Before that similar devices may be in transit in a market area,” wrote Grabowski and Knies, “tests are required independent and trustworthy. A put to the test of this kind is a prerequisite to any sale of existing or prototype developed the procurement of any intellectual property right, or additional investment in existing technologies incorporate in prototypes. ”
Rossi has already granted licenses for the use of its intellectual property.
Another participant all’ICCF-16 [ XVI Conference on Cold Fusion ], the theory of cold fusion Vasudev Godbole, wrote today to the New Energy Times revealing the bitterness, jealousy and envy that lurk among some proponents of the “fusion cold.
“Smith”, Godbole writes, “never said anything in favor of the WL theory. All his overdo for secrecy is a bad sign for us. The patents, business affairs and so on Stano making the obscene hand of ‘science’. But in fact not belong to science. Rossi is inaugurating a trend following or unhappy, if not evil. The selfless act, under the old, abandoned and derided, is what our society urgently needs. Rossi disappoints me. Where is an Einstein, and where is this red? “.
The comment by Godbole, and that of others like her, focusing on being “selfless”, has hardly professional. Most theorists and researchers LENR who had tried to patent new ideas in order to gain personal and social, by means of a commercial development.
Apparently, a scientific competition becomes “obscene” or “evil” compared to their peers only when he or she is strongly committed to patent or develop a product. Not surprisingly, Widom, Larsen and Smith have opted not to seek the approval of the community of “cold fusion” with the latter’s conference speeches.