There are at least 6 methods of producing LENR. These methods each have common characteristics but they each have their own unique nature and characteristics. me356 has experimented with some of these methods. me356 has produced LENR fuel and we now see how that fuel looks and behaves in storage as micro particles. We also know from what he has told us, me356 has also produced dusty plasma based LENR reactions.
The new revelation that preprocessing of LENR fuel produces radiation is concerning. Whereas dusty plasma based LENR does not produce radiation. What makes these two methods different?
There is grounds now available to make a compare and contrast analysis to these two methods. First, we understand that the Indian silicon/iron smelter which produces extra silicon and iron from carbon each day through transmutation is a dusty plasma system that generates a huge LENR reaction flux without killing everybody in the neighborhood from radiation. The same can be said for the SunCell which is a large scale dusty plasma system which seems to be harmless to those near it.
But in LENR systems that require fuel preprocessing to generate the LENR active agent, radiation production might be an issue. That LENR active agent might be Ultra Dense Hydrogen (UDH). We know from Holmlid's experiments that UDH produces lots of muons and this UDH can be stored before use for a certain amount of time that Holmlid calls its shelf life.
The preprocessed fuel that me356 has produced may be a carrier for UDH and the radiation that he is seeing that emanates from that preprocessed fuel may be generated by UDH based muon catalyzed fusion. In other words, some LENR reaction production methods are safer than others.
The differences in these production methods could be why Rossi's COP has gone up so much since he has switched from the LENR fuel preprocessing method to the dusty plasma based quark reaction. All the energy that is carried off as muons in the UDH based method is released as light energy in the dusty plasma method.
I would advise me356 to do what Rossi did and think about moving to a dusty plasma based LENR reactor design. In the upcoming competition between LENR system types, Rossi might have an advantage over me356 in term of safety and efficiency. I would also advise me356 to check for muon production from his preprocessed fuel type systems...just in case...