Posts by Alan Smith

    It is my opinion that it is not appropriate for the members of this forum to start a thread solely with the aim of discussing the management and members of another forum, simply because their customs, attitudes, general deportment and opinions diverge from their own. Since there is a small overlap in membership (and a large overlap in readership) between fora it will eventually lead to the kind of bitching that we all deplore in other places.

    Since those with an interest in this topic have probably had their say at some length, there is probably no real need for further posts.

    I don't understand such a logics. Actually, just the lack of well defined hydrides opens the way for increasing yield of LENR with increasing partial pressure of hydrogen within lattice, as its concentration may rise for ever. Once the material forms defined hydride, then the excessive hydrogen will get consumed by formation of hydride and its saturation curve will stall...

    I don't agree. Once a metal hydride is at a temperature above it's dissociation temperature the the bound hydrogen (which may be deep within a newly evolved lattice structure) becomes another source of the 'increasing partial pressure' you talk about.

    "So I will invert the question you have repeatedly been asking me, and whose replies you haven’t appreciated: give me one single experiment that shows that the electron is a particle. I will bet that you cannot."

    This is way outside my expertise, but what about the Millikan oil-drop experiments? Would a diffuse charge produce the same effects?

    While that would likely convince, done properly, it's also likely that much less would convince. First of all, identity matters. That is, if there were hundreds of unknown people of unknown qualifications reporting something like this, it might not be enough. But three persons with scientific reputations to preserve (which more or less means "credentials"), reporting exact confirmation, with this, and assuming that anyone else could readily replicate, it would be all over. However, we don't have *one person* showing what you claim.

    This (elite science) approach is fast becoming a very old fashioned view I'm afraid. If the bankers won't fund it, the Unis are scared of it (oh yes many are!) and 'big oil' wants it - but delivered to a timetable it likes then 'we the people' will have to do it for ourselves.

    All good points, Abd but, as you point out yourself, If my surmise is correct they are entirely irrelevant from the point of view of any kind of output measurement, and also - since this photograph is from Ferrara/Bondeno AFAIK - nothing to do with the Doral plant.

    There is another possible use for the pipe (with water-meter) going into the external tank, that makes the presence of a water-meter both entirely understandable ** and 'not a fail'. If not entirely 'by the book'.

    That is if it is a feed-water top-up pipe with a float-valve (inside the tank) on the end of it. It would then be full of water at town pressure (In Italy 4-6 Bar) regardless of its orientation and the water meter would operate perfectly well, since any air-bubbles would be flushed out by the high-pressure flow past it when the float valve was opened by falling water level.

    ** ETA. Entirely understandable since Rossi was a 'sub-tenant' in Ferrara/Bondeno and his landlords would have been keen to know how much of the total water use to bill him for.

    I very much doubt that they used distilled water, there are numerous water treatment systems available for feed-water, either 'one-shot' added to the boilers before filling and topped up via the condensate return, or 'in-line' systems rather like a domestic water softener. I have rubbed up against many dozens of steam boilers over the years (not always as pleasurable as you might imagine) and every single one used water from the public supply. Even 'total loss' systems like those used in some industries which get through thousands of gallons of feedwater every week use town water, unless there is a handy lake nearby. And even lake-water is always treated before use. A recirculating system as in Doral would need only a splash of feedwater now and then, so 'one shot' feedwater additives would work fine.

    If nanopowder is grinding nanopowder I would no guarantee for a consistent result. I guess each powder will behave different, depending on the original starting condition.

    Absolutely correct I am sure. There is (once again) a huge experimental space to explore. Let's hope there is somethig worthwhile to be found there. As for consistent results, I expect that these would as always require careful replication of previous procedures.

    Your comments on plating metals are appreciated. One of LFH's close supporters has been working in this area with Ni plating - but onto a steel or titanium substrate. By careful control of the plating electrolyte and current it is possible to create many different surface morphologies, which in turn are giving him some encouraging results.

    That is a possibility for sure. Iron Oxide (Jewellers Rouge), Zirconium, -there are other possibilities too. But I think it better to start with something simple and make it more complex if required rather than go the other way.

    When wine is made, you add some chemical to kill the yeast when the alcohol content reaches 12.5 percent. If this is not done, then the wine becomes too strong as the yeast keeps on increasing.

    No you don't! The yeasts action is self limiting in that accumulation of waste products (in this case Alcohol) eventually inhibits further fermentation. There are more specialised cases involving fortified wines, but when making table wine I know of no system which deliberately halts the reaction using 'chemicals'.

    The greatest synchronization difficulty is with rotary engines, where the rotation might vary.

    Advances in inverter technology have made this problem disappear, since it is a trivial matter to generate DC which can be done very efficiently. DC is then converted to AC by the solid state inverter which can be regulated easily by a system clock, or more usually by a sine wave 'reader-synchroniser' system permanently connected to the local grid.

    I have had quite a bit of experience at costing generation schemes,, and must say Jed is pretty much 'on the ball' with his figures for the cost of conventional systems. However, for small scale CHP for single dwelling use I would pick a Kubota diesel with Mitsubishi or Bosch alternator. Good value for money and lowest running costs all round.