We’ve done this kind of thread in the past for events connected with the E-Cat, so I thought it would not be a bad idea to start a thread connected with the apparently upcoming demonstration of Andrea Rossi’s QuarkX reactor, which he still seems to expect could take place in February, which is now only a month away. So any interesting developments on this topic will be added to this thread
Update #1, Jan 5, 2016:
Here’s a Q&A from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today:
January 5, 2017 at 7:16 AM
Dr Andrea Rossi:
When you will make the demo with the QuarkX, will you adopt calorimetric measurements, or Boltzmann equation, or what?
Thank you if you can answer,
January 5, 2017 at 8:01 AM
We did not decide yet, I think we’ll use calorimetry on a water flow.
Rossi has apparently not made a final decision here, but is leaning towards water flow calorimetry, which I know that some people interested in LENR think is the best way to demonstrate production excess heat. Any system used in an E-Cat demonstration will obviously be scrutinized very carefully. I recall that Defkalion Green Technologies used a water flow calorimetry system in the July 2013 demonstration they streamed live from Milan. Following that experiment, members of Defkalion Europe had numerous questions about the manner in which energy was measured, and eventually published a report that concluded that the experimental protocol used was “not trustworthy.”
So whatever system Rossi chooses to use needs to be carefully considered. Rossi has said that an independent expert will be on hand to take measurements and report them — which will be an important role to fill.