September 17, 2018 at 4:14 PM
Dear Dr. Rossi
You have been maintaining that you, initially, would only be selling heat and, assuming a customer wants to generate electricity, you
would leave the design and fabrication of a turbine driven generator to your customer.
1. Have you changed direction and let your team become involved in the design and fabrication of such a turbo-generator.
2. Is your business partner involved rather than your team?
3. Have you found a customer willing to do the job them selves?
A “gas turbine” refers to a turbine that compresses air, mixes air with fuel, continuously burns the fuel to heat the air, and expands the heated air through the turbine to create mechanical power. A gas turbine driven might be adapted to use E-Cats to heat the air instead of burning fuel, but it would no longer be a called a gas turbine. Gas turbines are open cycle because they must exhaust the products of combustion to the atmosphere. A turbine driven by E-Cat Heat would not necessarily have to be open cycle, it could use a gas other than air including steam. The key to high efficiency is heating the gas to a high temperature prior to expansion. The design of the heat exchange mechanism that transfers heat from the E-Cat to the gas is critical to achieving high efficiency.
4. In the short term, is the adaption of an existing gas turbine to E-cat heat under serious consideration.
5. If so, would the gas expanded in the turbine still be air?
6. Would the turbine still be open cycle?
7. In your opinion, in the short term, would an overall efficiency of > 30 % be achievable?
September 17, 2018 at 9:29 PM
5- could be
6- could be
7- I suppose you mean the efficiency of the turbine: it will depend on the turbine. I am not an expert of the matter.
This post is very revealing and locks down my speculation that the partner has taken over the major engineering tasks of converting SK heat into usable power. ABB is a good guess as to who this partner is. The partner is a company who can design and fabricate a prototype LENR based turbine from scratch and ABB can do that and then to manufacture and commercialize this turbine after design is complete.
ABB wants to be the major player in the electric car infrastructure, If ABB can produce a LENR turbine power plant, then LENR's use to power autos will rocket LENR into the energy market in preference to oil. A LENR turbine will simplify the auto's design greatly. It will remove the weight of the battery and the battery changing infrastructure as an issue in electrification of transportation.
14 July 2018
The electric car has finally arrived. And ABB will keep it rolling
It’s a summer sight to behold: Grand-prix-style racecars hitting speeds of 140 miles an hour on a street-level race course set up in Red Hook, Brooklyn.