Claimed Plasma Electric Generator Specifications

The following post was made by Ted Rygas.

I received the following specifications for a plasma electricity generator from my friend. I expect a lot of criticisms.

Technical Details
Plasma-Based Electrical Generator (A.Rossi)

The Back-EMF is the main source of energy in the reactor.


1. Alumina ceramic cylinder:
– Diameter: 70 mm
– Length: 80 mm
– Wall thickness: 6 +/- 1 mm.
– The cylinder is commercially available.
– End caps: Two Tungsten solid disks, 7 mm thick, serving as a Cathode and Anode. The Cathode has a short replaceable spike in the centre, the Anode has a short, replaceable, flat cylinder, protruding into the ceramic cylinder. The replaceable parts are 7 mm in length.
– Cooling: ambient air, forced flow (fan).
– The ceramic cylinder has a Tungsten support.
– Mercury is not used.

2. Insert (boat shape), contains alumina powder mixed with 7 grams of Nickel hydride complex with carbon monoxide and 14-15 grams of LiF.
Alumina powder weight is 18 times larger than the weight of LiF and Ni-hydride complex combined. The mixture is compressed and partly sintered.

3. An external coil captures AC current, about 10% of the total energy generated. The main power output is a pulsed DC current, from the circuit passing through the plasma.

4. Startup.
A. Purging the chamber with hydrogen, then evacuation using standard laboratory-size, oil- based vacuum pump (5 minutes).
B. Several ionizing short sparks, momentary 15,000 to 17,000 V with the spark-current of 8A.

5. Operating parameters:
– Ratio of energy in, to energy out: 800.
– Operating pressure: 3.5 +/- 0.2 mm Hg
– Gases: hydrogen, some CO, Lithium. Any fluorine product of decomposition of LiF is absorbed by powdered alumina.
– Pulsed power output, aver. 9 A, at 2,500 to 3,000 V.
– Operating “priming pulses”: 22-25 V, average current 8 A, frequency 786 KHz, in bursts lasting from 6 to 7 seconds, followed by 14 to 15 seconds non-pulsing.
– Temperature of Cathode: 700 deg. C.
– Temperature of Anode: 900 deg. C.
– Temp. of the ceramic cylinder: 1,800 to 1,900 deg. C.

6. No standard radiation and no “strange radiation”. Muons and hydrinos are marginal (non-detectable quantities) any hydrinos will be stable in the cell for only about 8 min., resembling stability of neutrons. Muons will decompose without reacting with protons. Marginal, not detectable quantities of deuterium can be generated. Tritium will not be generated.

7. Control.
– Excitation: Very short pulses, operational frequency range from 750 kHz to 790 kHz, optimum 786 kHz.
– Length of the series of pulses: 6 – 7 seconds.
– Length of the pulse-free time: 14 – 15 seconds.
– Standard PID controller will be sufficient to keep the system stable.

8. Utilized main effect: Spikes of Back EMF.
– Electrical energy is recovered from the primary circuitry (current flowing through the plasma). External inductive coil (around the ceramic cylinder) gets about 10% of the total energy.