Thanks to ECW reader Teepee for the following information:
A new document has been published on the Blacklight Power web site authored by W. Henry Weinberg, a former Caltech chemistry and physics professor, who visited BLP last month to observe experiments and perform calorimetry measurements.
In the document Weinberg explains that the experiments consisted of a spot welder igniting a closed cup containing a mixture of copper (Cu), copper(II) oxide (CuO) and water, which caused an explosion. Weinberg and his team carried out a variety of calorimetry measurements which are described in the document.
In conclusion, Weinberg writes:
“To summarize, in all cases excess energy was produced, ranging from 49% to 216%. I recommend that additional work be done to tighten this range, but most of all I recommend that a prototype device be constructed to prove that power can be extracted from this new solid fuel and that this prototype be a reliable and scalable means of electricity generation. Remember that the proof of the pudding is in the eating.”
The full document can be read at this link:
UPDATE: A second document has been posted (thanks again, Teepee) — this time a validation report by Nick Glumac, PhD who visited Blacklight Power on January 17, 2014 reports carrying out multiple tests on a H2O fuel pellet and writes in the introduction to his report:
During the visit to Blacklight Power, experiments were conducted in four general classes: high-current initiation of H2O-based fuel pellets, similar initiation within a calorimeter under a helium atmosphere, high voltage discharges in water in side a bomb calorimeter, and DSC testing of a solid fuel. Multiple tests were performed for each class, including controls. Sample preparation and processing were observed fornearly all tests. All tests provided evidence for phenomena that are not readily explained with conventional thermochemistry. No experimental flaws could be identified which would lead to simple, alternative explanations.
The full report can be read at: http://www.blacklightpower.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/GlumacReport2.pdf