Italian inventor Andrea Rossi introduces the high temperature reactor a little later following the success of the 1 megawatt e-cat for industrial use in the October 2011 demonstration inBologna. The domestic e-cat has already been the favorite subject during that time as it is known to be a legitimate replacement to existing home heaters and could help reduce energy production in every household. As time goes by, the home e-cat has proven to be a challenge and until now faces safety issues compared to other fusor units. Hot Cat has eventually become the most interesting and exciting e-cat unit.
The high temperature e-cat has also raised hopes for alternative an alternative energy. News about raising electrical power plant turbine steam with the hot cat continues to be part of the discussion in the official e-cat blog Journal of Nuclear Physics.
A poster named Marco asked Rossi:
“When do you plan to perform a test producing actual steam? And when a test using this steam to drive a turbine?”
“We will produce steam and electricity after we will have finished the tests and the R&D with the Hot Cat. We are still working on it, measuring, testing, testing and measuring again…but we are making dramatic improvements.”
Another frequent poster Luca Salvarani asked the following questions:
“How’s going your work on the turbine for the electric conversion? How much efficiency are you able to reach and at what temperature? Is still a work in progress or you already have a reliable definitive turbine? It seems to me a very important issue, as much as the COP. Thank you very much for your great work!”
Here’s what Rossi said:
“We are not yet working with turbines, we are still working with the reactors to be sure of their reliable performance. I think that soon we will be able to start the work with the turbines, making high temperature and pressure steam. When we will arrive to that point we will have a tremendous work made.”
In a separate post, an e-cat follower and frequent poster Steven N. Karels urged Rossi to proceed slowly with his work despite the pleas of his fellow enthusiasts to immediately see electricity production and reminded Rossi to always prioritize safety. According to Karels, at 600C, steam is under significant pressure and the containment mechanisms must support the pressure and temperature or bad things will happen. Rossi agreed but underscored that they will employ experts of the field.
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