Italian inventor Andrea Rossi has recently disclosed the design of the 1-megawatt industrial e-cat. This is very surprising, shocking in fact, because Rossi does not usually provide too much information that is as surprising as this. The latest e-cat detail was posted on his official blog Journal of Nuclear Physics.
It was Joseph Fine, a frequent JONP poster, who asked Rossi that led him to reveal the 1 MW e-cat design:
”For the listed Hot-Cat (“Cattus calidi”) dimensions, with an outer diameter of 90 mm and length of 330 mm, I calculated a volume of 0.0021 cubic meters. With a 10 kW power output, that means power per unit volume is 4763.33 kW / cubic meter.
Of course, other equipment is also needed. But even allowing for a factor of at least 20 brings this down to 238 kW/ cu. meter. “Cattus calidi, indeedi.” (Hot cat, indeed)”
Here is a reproduction of Rossi’s reply:
“You are perfectly right: in fact we are designing the new 1 MW plants, for hot temperature, and the dimensions will be those of a cylinder with a diameter of 1.2 m and a length of 0.4 m. Is shocking, I myself are surprised, but it is so.”
Rossi made the following comment. His response was addressed to a poster named Franco:
“Attention: the dimensions 1.2 x 0.4 is not the surface of the surface of the reactors! Inside this drum of 1.2 x 0.4 m there are 100 reactors, each of one having about 1 200 cm^2 of surface! I talked of the dimensions of the external container, not of the heat exchange surface!”
It has been reported that the famous “leaker” named Cures was the source of this information. As a matter of fact, Joseph Fine based his calculation on the size of the reactor in Cure’s leaked out information. It was basically based on a picture that Rossi provided.
The 1 megawatt e-cat is for industrial use and the only e-cat LENR based model that is currently up for sale. It was launched last October 28, 2011 with positive response. The other two fusor units are the domestic version which is used for home heating purposes and the high temperature e-cat or Hot Cat that has recently achieved a stable temperature of 1250 degrees Celsius. These models are currently under certification testing and patenting and there will be two separate e-cat reports to be published before the year ends.