Another day, another detail from Dr. Rossi about the E-Cat X.
Update #7 (March 30, 2016)
Andrea Rossi was asked on the JONP how they were going to sell the E-Cat QuarkXs — he said:
March 30, 2016 at 2:09 PM
Very small, like a pencil, assembled in combination with “n” others.
Update #6 (March 27, 2016)
Someone on the JONP posted a question about whether protective glasses are needed around the E-Cat QuarkX. Rossi responded:
March 27, 2016 at 8:11 AM
Yes. The light is unsustainable for the eyes if you look straight into it.
Update #5 (March 20, 2016)
Another exchange about the QuarkX from the JONP:
March 24, 2016 at 5:04 PM
Making light, heat and electricity with the same device is a pretty good trick! The implication is that you can adjust the energy of the photons emitted by your quarkx. Can you tune the colour of the light? Can you choose to have a quark emit red or blue, for instance?
Hope you can answer this one!
March 24, 2016 at 5:07 PM
Update #4 (March 20, 2016)
Here’s an interesting Q&A from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today:
Where do you think that the E-Cat QuarkX will be introduced to the public for the first time ?
March 20, 2016 at 7:31 PM
In the USA.
Rossi has said that he plans a news conference in June in Sweden, where I presume he will be talking about the E-Cat X/QuarkX (since this is now his latest version of the E-Cat); so if he is going to introduce the E-Cat QuarkX in the USA first, this will mean it will be before the conference in Sweden — so maybe April/May? How he will introduce it is unclear — maybe a press conference here, or perhaps some visitors will be allowed to see it.
Update #3 (March 18, 2016)
Some more information about the Quark from a Q&A between Joseph Fine and Andrea Rossi:
1- Since each Quarkx has its own control processor and there probably are redundant and higher level control (“management”) processors, can all or most of the control system and related instrumentation be operated remotely? AR: yes
2- Or must some of the processors be placed close to the Quarkx modules? AR: not necessarily
3- If so can existing Leonardo Corp’s transfer techniques be used to cool these processors and related instrumentation to safe temperatures, so vital electronics don’t burn out, lose power or operate erratically?
AR: yes, but it is not a good thing make safety devices of a system depend on instrumentation internal of the system itself.
Update #2 (March 17, 2016)
Here are some interesting responses by Andrea to some new questions about the E-Cat X Quarks
Can you tell us about the Quark
1. Are the prototypes as small as you can practically make with existing materials and the present state of your proprietary and confidential knowledge? AR: yes
2. Or could you make a prototype even smaller? AR: maybe
3. Does this technology hold any potential for transforming heat which is not produced from the e-cat operation but comes from another source into electricity? AR: yes
The answer to the last question is especially interesting to me because it implies that the Quark can be used independent of an E-Cat as a thermoelectric device that could use any form of heat to create electricity.
Here’s another comment posted by Andrea Rossi today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics. Rossi was asked if they would have “mini-modules” that could be combined for small and large purposes, and he responded:
February 29, 2016 at 9:43 AM
Yes, we are making a prototype that we call “quark” because very tiny and foundamental, with a power of 100 W assemblable up to any power.
Some people have referred to these small modules as ‘Lego blocks’, and having them in 100 W sizes could make them suitable for very many purposes, large and small — especially if they can be used to provide electricity only, as Rossi said was possible yesterday (although he said that would mean ‘lower efficiency’ (whatever that means).
It’s fascinating to hear about these E-Cat X developments. So far, except for the confirmation of the E-Cat X’s existence by Fulvio Fabiani, we only have Rossi’s word for these E-Cat advancements. I look forward to when more information is released that confirms what he is reporting.
UPDATE: I was curious about whether these Quarks could deliver electricity only, so I asked AR about this:
Can you make a quark that produces electricity only (no heat), with an efficiency of COP >1?
March 1, 2016 at 8:55 AM