Some pretty interesting new low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) experiments haven revealed to Andrea Rossi by a man named Tom Conover. Conover claims he is close to replicating the e-cat effect; which is supposedly the basis of Rossi’s technology, on Rossi’s blog.
“During the last 16 months I have built about 200 test reactors and used the Arduino computer as the control system to run tests on many of the test reactors that I constructed,” Conover wrote. Interestingly Conover claims to have achieved something similar to cold fusion.
He claims that a container made from Coorstek A-988 Aluminum was melted from the effect. Coorstek claims the A-988 can withstand temperatures up to 1750 Centigrade (C). Yet here’s what Mr. Conover wrote on July 16, 2016:
“I use, specifications for max temperature shown below, with computer controlled temperatures that never exceeded 1250° C, but the 1750° C alumina still melted. Hmmm … Several of the reactor tubes during autopsy also displayed a thin layer of copper near the burn out area, which my engineer buddy opined were possibly atomic changes due to the type of experiment we performed.”
That sounds like Conover has achieved some sort of reaction. Like Parkohomov he may have succeeded in replicating Rossi’s experiment or achieved something close. What he describes sounds a lot like cold fusion, but like most LENR researchers Conover does not know what is causing it.
Conover told Rossi that he is using a mixture of powder of alumina, nickel and lithium in his experiments. That sounds a lot like the nickel hydrogen formula that Rossi supposedly utilizes.
Interestingly enough Conover claims his work is a “hobby” but it sure sounds like he has some serious funding from somewhere. One has to wonder where Conover got the money to buy the material for 200 reactors from.
Conover’s revelations make me wonder how many other LENR experiments are going on out there and what somebody will achieve. One fear of mine is that an organization like ISIS will try to create an LENR explosive.
If you are looking for a good explanation of hot fusion/cold fusion and some of the science involved take a look at this slideshow prepared by Sveinn Olafsson of the University of Iceland and Leif Holmlid of Sweden’s University Gothenberg. It was prepared for the Fifth International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics or ECM5 held in Inverness, Scotland on July 10th-16th.
In particular the presentation does a great job of explaining the physics which can be confusing.
The name Everything you always wanted to know about cold fusion, but were afraid to ask. Thanks to the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project for pointing this out via their Facebook page.