After 5 experiments aimed to demonstrate the heat generation performances of the devices known as Andrea Rossi’s Energy Catalyzers, a lot of skeptics are not convinced that the E-cat works
or think that the results are much over-evaluated. In four experiences from 5, the heat released was used to make steam- and here is the crux of the problem, where many duets of deaf where heard. The skeptics think that the steam generated is composed of a small quantity of vapors carrying a great amount of water micro-droplets, therefore the real enthalpy of the steam is much smaller than the values calculated.
Tons of electronic inks were consumed in these discussions but the opposite opinions are incompatible and the use of instruments for steam dryness or wetness- has no sense- the results will not be believed.
It is about small quantities till now- 4 to 13 kg steam per hour, the usual instruments give errors. What can be done- if we consider important to have the “absolute” certainty that the E-cat is really an energy source?
E-cat deniers and E-cat believers should unite and work out a PERFECT EXPERIMENT- that pleases everybody, is inerrant – a serious professional work with no improvisations or approximations. Can this be done? The first obstacle in principle is
Andrea Rossi’s repeated declaration- ‘no more public demos till the 1 MW test in late October’. The E-cat needs friends and supporters, probably it is still very perfectible and what harm could do a PERFECT TEST? I hope that Ing. Rossi will change his mind.
Actually the essence of the problem is steam- simple it is not necessary to measure any other characteristics of steam as its transparency or wetness just its enthalpy- its total heat. The simplest way to measure this including its evolution or variation in time is to use an ad-hoc steam-water mixer. A known weight of steam is mixed with a known weight of cooling water and the temperature of the mixture is measured and recorded. For numerical values on the Web- see please:
For example, 1g steam of 100 C mixed with 10 g water of 20 C will give 11g of water at 49C. The steam will be judged at its right heat value. We need two small pumps one for the cooling water one for the mixing water, a mixer (e.g. a short tube with internal baffles, insulated) and temperature measurement as usual.
We will know if the steam is bone dry (the calculated values will result) or horribly wet. Beyond any doubt.
What else will ask the adamant skeptics- just let them say!