Rossi on QuarkX Problems and Solutions

While we don’t have very much detail on the issues involved, Andrea Rossi has been reporting on the Journal of Nuclear Physics on some problems that have come up in testing the QuarkX reactor (the latest and smallest version of the E-Cat so far)

There are two specific events he has referred to recently. The first was on August 20th where he stated:

“Lost the power, not knowing why. Eventually we understood and resolved the problem. F8.”

Shortly after, he reported:

“The problem was in the control system. The electronic engineer resolved it.”

Then, on August 24th he reported:

“We have problems to resolve and we are working on them very hard.”

When asked about the type of problem this was, he said that this was a different problem, and later that it had been resolved:

“Now, at 10.42 P.M. ( Miami time) we have resolved the problem and the QuarkX is going well. The Team can go to sleep… me too. It was a problem of stability.”

Another questioner asked Rossi “Rating from 1 ( lowest) to 10, which is the rate you deem proper right now for the behavior of the QuarkX?” Rossi’s answer was “6.”

So it sounds to me like there are still issues to be worked on with the QuarkX. Rossi’s team is still in the R&D phase with it, and that it is not yet suitable for a commercial product. I think his is to be expected with a brand new technology that is still immature, and these reports can maybe help us set realistic expectations with regard to commercialization of the QuarkX.

  • Jimr

    And I would bet that within a few days someone will ask when Rossi thinks it will be ready for mass production. He should answer not before 2020. About a year ago Bill Gates said he felt a new energy source would be available in 10-15 years, I think he was referring to LENR. He is more familiar with the length of time it takes to develop a new technology/product than most of us.

  • Rene
    • sam

      Besides the Electrical Engineer does
      anyone have an opinion of what other
      types of Engineers,etc would be
      working on the Quark:X R&D team.

  • Observer

    What you call “replication”, industry calls theft.

    Many U.S. companies have had the honor of having their technology “replicated”.
    Many of them have been driven out of business.

  • Observer

    You can not have a cookie until they come out of the oven. And even then, it is prudent to wait awhile or you may burn your fingers.

    Let go of the us-against-them-ism; it is the source of all evil.

    • sam

      August 26, 2016 at 3:46 PM
      is the e cat quark x more or less reliable ,stable ,consistent then the larger e cats

      Andrea Rossi
      August 26, 2016 at 4:01 PM
      Not yet.
      Warm Regards,

  • sam

    Daniel G. Zavela
    August 27, 2016 at 10:11 AM
    Dear Dr. Rossi,

    Based on your recent comments about reliability and progress with the QuarkX, I wonder if this cell version using near sub-micron materials requires such a level of purity and material consistency that it is actually 2 generations past the Hot Cat? Would an intermediate cell size of 10 mm diameter or more and 10 cm or so in length be easier and faster to develop?

    You always take on the hard tasks. Best of luck with your research.

    Best Regards,

    Daniel G. Zavela

    Andrea Rossi
    August 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM
    Daniel G. Zavela:
    Thank you for your attention to the work of my Team. Yes, the QuarkX is not an easy ting, but it is worth the while. Its development, anyway, does not make an impedance for the classic E-Cat.
    Warm Regards,

    August 27, 2016 at 6:03 AM
    Dear Andrea Rossi,
    I loved the 2 years ager comment. It mirrors your nature of experimentalist.
    How is working the Quarkx today ?

    Andrea Rossi
    August 27, 2016 at 10:55 AM
    right now, Saturday at noon, is working in good standing.
    Warm Regards,

  • cashmemorz

    Have you put in an application to him or his company?