Thanks to Sanjeev for sharing about a new report from a group of Russian researchers that has just emerged.
Everything is in Russian, of course, so I feel at quite a disadvantage, but I decided it would be best to post the article here and let everyone work on figuring it all out together.
A Russian-speaking friend has given me this summmary:
“”Looks like another replication effort. claims COP>3 at 1347C. Another claim is that excess heat can be obtained at lower temps (800-900C) using thin-wall reactor (0.2 mm) comparing to thick-wall reactor. The mode of thermogeneration for the reactor with thick walls can be initialized at the temperature of 1350 C.”
Here’s a link to the original report — https://yadi.sk/i/iqXw2rM9iCwAJИсследование-режимов-работы-теплогенератора-Ni-H_1
UPDATE: Thanks to Peter Gluck for providing the following translation, which he has given permission to use here:
This is the raw translation of the report published this morning at the official Russian site. I ask those colleagues who see better than me and are good in IT to try to combine my text with the Figures etc. that are
A group of Moscowite researchers, using a reactor of stainless steel with fuel of nickel and lithium aluminum hydride have obtained excess heat release (COP>3)
at a temperature
Группа московских исследователей в реакторе из нержавеющей стали с топливом никель + алюмогидрид лития получила избыточное тепловыделение (COP > 3) при температуре 1350оС.
I think this paper is especuially imporatnt due to revealing a procedure of previous force hydrogenation of nickel.
Study of the working regimes (modes) of the Ni-H thermogenerator
Lenz@Co Lab Group of researchers from Moscow
Mode of preparation for the regime of increased thermogeneration.
In part 1 it is described the process of preparation for the reaction by sequential cyclic “hydrogenations” of the nickel at temperatures of ~ 450 C above the room temperature. Characteristic time of a cycle is 72 minutes, fig 3.
In part 3 the saturation of nickel with hydrogen is performed by repeated heating during 10 hours to T= 1150 C, It is shown that the regime of hydrogenation is starting at temperatures higher than 200 C.
It exists a process of inverse hydrogenation of nickel. At room temperature this leads to the decrease of the COP from ~2.4 to 1.6… 1.2 see 3’
Conclusion: for preparation to the mode of increased thermal generation it is necessary at the lower limit one times to perform a hydrogenation cycle of nickel for 3-5 hours at a temperature of ~ 500 C.or to use the procedure described in 3’
The process of initializing the mode of increased thermogeneration
The process of initialization is attained by a jump of temperature or pressure, Fig. 4 or Fig. 5 respectively in 1’.
For the evaluation of the parameters of the modification of the temperature of the fuel mixture, necessary for the initialization of the regime of thermogeneration it was built a hermetically closed reactor from a tube of nickel having thin walls (0.2 mm)
Features of the construction and mode of construction of the Parkhomov type reactor.
The construction and technology of building the ceramic reactor is described in 2’ and 4’. It is important to mention that the ceramic tube should be gas-tight. It can be remarked that during the process of hardening of the cementing composition it can take place the process of hydrogenation of the nickel in the reactor. The process of activation of the lithium aluminum hydride must be done in a hermetically closed reactor.
Scheme of the experiment with one thermocouple (air) for
evaluation of the parameters of the initializing of the regime of thermogeneration.
Reactor from nickel tube with wall thickness of 0.2 mm before the experiment, charge nickel 0.2 g. lithium aluminum hydride 0.02 g
Process of hydrogenation of nickel
Temperature, deg C, Time. seconds
Initialization of the mode of thermogeneration with the destruction of the reactor during the transition 900- 1000 deg C
Power Watt 400…Transition 800-900 deg C
Scheme of the experiment with two thermocouples
Source of the seriesN57xx used in combination with the computer on an USB channel. Multimeter UT61Bconnecte with ports RS 232
Reactor from stainless steel with thermocouple of the K type
The tube is made of stainless steel 8/4/70 as plugs M5 screws, M5 thread is cut in the tube. Screws made in the laser repair shop
Thermocouple wires are welded to the tube.
Reactor assembled with heater.
There are used heaters of wires Nichrom 0.5 mm and Fehral 0.6 mm.
Reactor and heater assembled.
The second thermocouple is located at the end of the reactor.
The setup assembled
The composition of the mixture in the reactor:
0.07 g LiAl H4 + 1g nickel (previously “hydrogenated” + 0.3 g nickel (powder PNK –OT2) It is usedviously hydrogenated nickel with a part of the nickel tube.
It is shown the thermocouple and the dosimeter in function.
The setup in function.
Conversion to the mode of thermogeneration (hours)
The interval 120 – 200 deg. Is almost 2 hours, then heating to 600 C approx. 2.5 hours. In the zone of 750C it is seen a critical point for steel, its heat capacity is increasing.
Conversion 1250-1300 C in time (seconds)
Conversion to the mode of increased termogeneration (during interval of 1300-1350 C.
Initiation of mode of increased thermogeneration with the destruction of the heater in time, sec.
The destroyed heater
Evaluation of COP.
Calibration with empty reactor. Evaluation of average power of heater and temperature of the reactor in the increased thermogeneration mode: 268 W and >1347C
COP >3 Mode of thermogeneration in time, sec.
The initializing of the regime of thermogeneration for the reactor with thin walls (0.2 mm) can take place already at 800-900 C
The rate of the temperature in the heater (air) for initialization of the mode of thermogenaration can be greater than 0.5 deg/second.
The mode of thermogeneration for the reactor with thin walls
Can be initialized at the temperature of 1350 C.
Estimation of COP (1347C) >3
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