Bazhutov et. al. Again Claim “Large Excess Heat” (COP of 3) in Plasma Electrolysis System

About a year ago we featured a video of a team of Russian LENR researchers led by Yuri N. Bazhutov which showed an experiment in which they claimed to achieve a COP of 2.78 in plasma electrolysis system with a NaOH (sodium hydroxide) electrolyte and a tungsten electrode. I hadn’t heard any updates from this team since then, but I have found that they have a poster presentation scheduled at the LENR conference that is currently taking place in Asti, Italy.

The title of the presentation is “Demonstration of Large Excess Heat in Ecological Plasma Electrolysis”. Here is the abstract:

We present the variant of installations Fakel-D2ST series (Demonstration 2 Small Thermostat) for ecological demonstration of plasma electrolysis in public auditorium. Demonstration of large excess heat, using evaporation calorimetry, was performed by comparison water evaporation of installations Fakel-D2ST & standard thermos electroheater (TEH) at equal power. For nuclear control “Sosna” β-dosimeters, neutron and β-radiometerswere used. We show about 3 times excess heat generation in Fakel-D2ST installations.

Unfortunately the slide presentation is not posted in the workshop program, but perhaps it will be made available later. Any system that can consistently show an COP of around 3 is quite impressive, since many published reports that claim excess heat are often not too much above a COP of 1, which can make it difficult to confirm an LENR effect. I hope more information about this experiment will be made available.

  • Mats002

    Yes looking forward to that information. Some can make mistakes to calcutate wrong COP but the more confirmations of high COP from different researh the more plausibel it is for real. I still need to see to be convinced but the believe lives on!

  • Andreas Moraitis

    Brian Ahern mentioned recently that measuring the input in plasma electrolysis experiments requires high-class equipment. We should have an eye on the meter.

    • Gerard McEk

      I agree, you will need a power meter able to measure high, irregular and short current peaks.
      Look for these, they are the best there is:
      I am not sure if this plasma requires DC or AC. If DC works, using inductors and capacitors at the DC side and measuring power with a lot less expensive power meter at the AC side may work.

  • Rene

    “Any system that can consistently show an COP of around 3…”, by independent testers, “… is quite impressive. Anything else has to be treated as low quality assertions.

    • Mats002

      As I remember Rossi’s first claims was COP 3, Lugano test was COP 3. So that would be quite significant. But the fact that six years have passed since Rossi got on stage without confirmation is wierd.

      • Rene

        Yes, it is suspicious, and by that I mean he is either exaggerating the effect or he is unable to control it sufficiently to make it useful. Both problems require more eyes and minds to work through the issues. So long as Rossi insists to hide it all, he makes his work just a curiosity.

        • Pekka Janhunen

          Agreed. However, “useful” for Rossi means “commercially profitable from day one”; a tall order.

  • Gerard McEk

    I am sure MFMP will try to arrange a test with them 🙂

    • Zephir

      I think it will not, MFMP is attracted to things which don’t work.

  • pelgrim108

    Here is a lecture by Yuri N. Bazhutov from November 2016 where he presents
    the Fakel-D2MT (Факел-д2мt) (Fakel means Torch ) ( so this is about the MT not the ST.)

  • Zephir
  • HAL9000

    It would be interesting to place a cloud chamber near the electrolysis system to see if particle emission is observed, as was the case with the SPAWAR experiments when particle tracks were captured in CR-39 plastic.

  • Zephir

    I can agree, the truth may be cruel at times…

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