Thanks, David for finding this short Q&A with BLP CEO Randell Mills regarding the upcoming Jan 28th demonstration. The conversation can be found on the Society for Classical Physics in Yahoo Groups, where Mills sometimes posts.
Q: Will the demonstration produce electricity that can be compared to input versus output or will the constructed device showcase just the highly energetic plasma?
A: The energetic plasma will be demonstrated. The energy and power balances will be measured using a commercial calorimeter that will quantify megaWatt power at a density of billions of watts per liter.
I will also go over the system engineering, hydrino product characterization, and talk about applications and commercialization.
We have to build the MHD converter for plasma to electric conversion, the basis of a later public demonstration.
Q: In my spare time I’ve been trying to absorb this incredible announcement of a cubic foot device that can power 10,000 homes. The patent and the animation are very helpful. Solid fuel (common chemicals that can be induced to undergo hydrino transitions under certain conditions) appears to be delivered into the reaction chamber by cogs and a high amp current delivered to induce an extremely dense hydrino reaction (based on H20 catalyst reactions) that converts most of the solid fuel into a pulse of highly energetic ions (plasma). The plasma pulse expands at high speed leaving the reaction chamber and entering the MHD. This requires a superconductor and liquid helium and nitrogen but hopefully results in up to 50% of the energy of the plasma being converted into electricity.
A: The conversion could be much more efficient than 50% with a fully ionized supersonic plasma.
Q: The products of the solid fuel are conveyed to a section of the device where the addition of water from a tank regenerates the fuel to an active form and it is conveyed back to the cogs and reaction chamber to facilitate further plasma pulses.
A: that’s the process.
So it sounds from this that there will be no direct electrical conversion demonstrated (but maybe in a later demo), and we will be reliant upon a calorimeter to accurately measure power levels — familiar territory when it comes to demonstrations of many of these advanced energy systems — and no doubt power measurements will provide plenty of material for much discussion and analysis.