Many thanks to ECW reader satviewer for bringing this to our attention. A Russian physicist named Alexander G. Parkhomov of the People’s Friendship University in Moscow published a report, on December 25th in which he describes a replication attempt of a device modeled on the Hot Cat described in the Lugano E-Cat test report, and states that he finds this device can produce more energy than it consumes, with a maximum COP of 2.58.
The published document seems to be a serious report of an attempt to create an analogue of the Hot Cat. I am at a disadvantage working with a Google translation which might not be fully accurate.
This could turn out to be a key document in verifying the validity of Andrea Rossi’s Hot Cat. From a quick search, it seems that Alexander Parkhomov is a well published researcher in the field of physics.
Any assistance from Russian-speaking E-Cat World Readers in helping with a more accurate translation would be greatly appreciated. Here are some key excerpts and images from the report.
The design of the reactor
For the manufacture of reactors used tubes Al2O3 ceramics length of 120 mm,an outer diameter of 10 mm and an inner diameter of 5 mm.
Wound on the tube electric heaters. Inside the tube is 1 g Powder Ni + 10% Li [Al H4].
On the outer surface tube contacts thermocouple.The ends of the tube are sealed heat-resistant cement. Likewise coated cement the entire surface of the reactor.
The reactor is closed metal vessel. This vessel is immersed. When the water boils part of its leaves as a vapor. By measuring the decrease of water, the well-known the value of the heat of vaporization it is easy to calculate the separated heat. Correction for heat loss through the insulation can be calculated as cooling rate after shutdown reactor.
Used by experts at verification technique for reactor Rossi based on thermal readings too complex. In this experiment, used a methodology based on the amount of water boiled out. thistec hnique worked and repeatedly verified in experiments
Temperature Changes in the Heating Process
The power supplied to the heater stepwise varied from 25 to 500 watts. Tysyachegradusny [?] level was overcome after 5 hours of heating. On the same diagram shows the count rate Geiger counter SI-8B. this counter responsive to alpha, beta, gamma and X-rays. It is seen that all during heating, the radiation situation is not very different from the background.
A slight increase in temperature is noticeable only about 600 to 1000 ° C. further studies have shown that this chance or regularity. Dosimeter DK-02 is not found during the experiment set dose within the measurement error (5 MP)
Here is shown in more detail in the temperature change of the heating power 300, 400 and 500 watts. It can be noted that for the same heat output there is a gradual increase in temperature, particularly strong in the last site. At the end of the site with the highest temperature is the temperature oscillations. This section ends with the termination of electric heating as a result of Heater burnout. Thereafter, at the temperature for 8 minutes kept at nearly 1,200 ° C, and then begins to fall sharply. Is This indicates that in the reactor at this time heat is produced at kilowatt without any electric heating. Thus, heat generated from the already seen that the reactor is capable of generating a lot of heat in excess of electric heating.
Determination of the extracted heat and coefficient of thermal
At 1150 ° C and 1200 ° -1300 reactor heat greatly exceeds the energy consumed. During his time at These conditions (90 minutes) of electricity consumed in excess produced about 3 MJ or 0.83 kilowatt-hours of energy. Calculations are made for three modes of operation with a temperature of about 1000 ° C, about 1150 ° C and 1200 – 1300 ° C
Experiments with analogue high-temperature heat source Rossi, loaded with a mixture of nickel and lithium aluminum hydride, showed that temperatures of about 1100 ° C or higher. This device does produce more energy than it consumes.