New tests have been performed on Rossi’s cold fusion device by Professor Sergio Focardi, Professor Christos Stremmenos, Dr David Bianchini with Rossi’s active presence.
The objectives followed by this new quantification of the improved Rossi-Focardi cold fusion device in Bologna were the calculation of the produced energy and evaluation of possible radioactive risks.
The exothermal cold fusion reaction between nickel and hydrogen had the output energy quantified in Kw h and the supposed rise of dangerous radiations has been monitored and compared to the natural level of radiations in the area.
The experiment required:
? hydrogen at a pressure of about 20-30 atms
? 220 V electricity source that would sustain the thermal rise of the reaction
? a peristaltic pump that would furnish a constant flow of water through the system
? sensors installed on the system that would measure the initial water temperature and the final temperature.
? radiation sensors that would compare the level of radiations in the close areas with the radiations produced in the vicinity of the cold fusion device.
The experiment took place between 15:30 and 17:10. It started by preheating and stabilizing the circuit. The circumstances were not very helpful as the outside temperature was of 37 degrees Celsius and the initial temperature of the water pumped through the system was 29-30 degrees.
Considering the known values of :
? water flow : 15 kg/h, initial temperature 29,7 degrees
? point of vaporisation : 101.2 Celsius degrees,
the energy produced by the cold fusion device during the period of water evaporation can be calculated as 15 kg/h X 627,5 wh = 9412 wh/h = 9,412 Kwh/h , where 627,5 wh is the necessary energy for evaporating 1 kg of water.
Additional to this, a certain amount of energy was used for heating the water from 29,7 to 101,2 Celsius degrees. Increasing the temperature with 71.5 degrees, at the specific heat capacity of water , would require 1,22 Kwh/h thermal energy.
Adding the two values, the output energy of the cold fusion device can be estimated at 9,412 Kwh/h + 1,22 Kwh/h = 10,6 Kwh/h.
As for the concern over radiations, Dr David Bianchini published the measurements and confirmed that no significant variation has been noticed between the surrounding area and the area near the reactor.