New Russian Parkhomov/E-Cat Replication Claim: COP over 3 at 1347C (Update: English translation from Peter Gluck)

Thanks to Sanjeev for sharing about a new report from a group of Russian researchers that has just emerged.

Everything is in Russian, of course, so I feel at quite a disadvantage, but I decided it would be best to post the article here and let everyone work on figuring it all out together.

A Russian-speaking friend has given me this summmary:

“”Looks like another replication effort. claims COP>3 at 1347C. Another claim is that excess heat can be obtained at lower temps (800-900C) using thin-wall reactor (0.2 mm) comparing to thick-wall reactor. The mode of thermogeneration for the reactor with thick walls can be initialized at the temperature of 1350 C.”

Here’s a link to the original report — https://yadi.sk/i/iqXw2rM9iCwAJ

UPDATE: Thanks to Peter Gluck for providing the following translation, which he has given permission to use here:

This is the raw translation of the report published this morning at the official Russian site. I ask those colleagues who see better than me and are good in IT to try to combine my text with the Figures etc. that are
here:

A group of Moscowite researchers, using a reactor of stainless steel with fuel of nickel and lithium aluminum hydride have obtained excess heat release (COP>3)
at a temperature

Группа московских исследователей в реакторе из нержавеющей стали с топливом никель + алюмогидрид лития получила избыточное тепловыделение (COP > 3) при температуре 1350оС.

http://lenr.seplm.ru/articles/gruppa-moskovskikh-issledovatelei-v-reaktore-iz-nerzhaveyushchei-stali-s-toplivom-nikel-alyumogidrid-litiya-poluchila-izbytochnoe-teplovydelenie-cop-3-pri-temperature-1350os

https://yadi.sk/i/iqXw2rM9iCwAJ

I think this paper is especuially imporatnt due to revealing a procedure of previous force hydrogenation of nickel.

TEXT

Study of the working regimes (modes) of the Ni-H thermogenerator

[email protected] Lab Group of researchers from Moscow

[email protected]

Mode of preparation for the regime of increased thermogeneration.

In part 1 it is described the process of preparation for the reaction by sequential cyclic “hydrogenations” of the nickel at temperatures of ~ 450 C above the room temperature. Characteristic time of a cycle is 72 minutes, fig 3.

In part 3 the saturation of nickel with hydrogen is performed by repeated heating during 10 hours to T= 1150 C, It is shown that the regime of hydrogenation is starting at temperatures higher than 200 C.

It exists a process of inverse hydrogenation of nickel. At room temperature this leads to the decrease of the COP from ~2.4 to 1.6… 1.2 see 3’

Conclusion: for preparation to the mode of increased thermal generation it is necessary at the lower limit one times to perform a hydrogenation cycle of nickel for 3-5 hours at a temperature of ~ 500 C.or to use the procedure described in 3’

The process of initializing the mode of increased thermogeneration

The process of initialization is attained by a jump of temperature or pressure, Fig. 4 or Fig. 5 respectively in 1’.

For the evaluation of the parameters of the modification of the temperature of the fuel mixture, necessary for the initialization of the regime of thermogeneration it was built a hermetically closed reactor from a tube of nickel having thin walls (0.2 mm)

Features of the construction and mode of construction of the Parkhomov type reactor.

The construction and technology of building the ceramic reactor is described in 2’ and 4’. It is important to mention that the ceramic tube should be gas-tight. It can be remarked that during the process of hardening of the cementing composition it can take place the process of hydrogenation of the nickel in the reactor. The process of activation of the lithium aluminum hydride must be done in a hermetically closed reactor.

Scheme of the experiment with one thermocouple (air) for

evaluation of the parameters of the initializing of the regime of thermogeneration.

Reactor from nickel tube with wall thickness of 0.2 mm before the experiment, charge nickel 0.2 g. lithium aluminum hydride 0.02 g

Process of hydrogenation of nickel

Temperature, deg C, Time. seconds

Initialization of the mode of thermogeneration with the destruction of the reactor during the transition 900- 1000 deg C

Power Watt 400…Transition 800-900 deg C

Destroyed reactor.

Scheme of the experiment with two thermocouples

Source of the seriesN57xx used in combination with the computer on an USB channel. Multimeter UT61Bconnecte with ports RS 232

Reactor from stainless steel with thermocouple of the K type

The tube is made of stainless steel 8/4/70 as plugs M5 screws, M5 thread is cut in the tube. Screws made in the laser repair shop

Thermocouple wires are welded to the tube.

Reactor assembled with heater.

There are used heaters of wires Nichrom 0.5 mm and Fehral 0.6 mm.

Reactor and heater assembled.

The second thermocouple is located at the end of the reactor.

The setup assembled

The composition of the mixture in the reactor:

0.07 g LiAl H4 + 1g nickel (previously “hydrogenated” + 0.3 g nickel (powder PNK –OT2) It is usedviously hydrogenated nickel with a part of the nickel tube.

It is shown the thermocouple and the dosimeter in function.

The setup in function.

Conversion to the mode of thermogeneration (hours)

The interval 120 – 200 deg. Is almost 2 hours, then heating to 600 C approx. 2.5 hours. In the zone of 750C it is seen a critical point for steel, its heat capacity is increasing.

Conversion 1250-1300 C in time (seconds)

Conversion to the mode of increased termogeneration (during interval of 1300-1350 C.

Initiation of mode of increased thermogeneration with the destruction of the heater in time, sec.

The destroyed heater

Evaluation of COP.

Calibration with empty reactor. Evaluation of average power of heater and temperature of the reactor in the increased thermogeneration mode: 268 W and >1347C

COP >3 Mode of thermogeneration in time, sec.

Conclusions

The initializing of the regime of thermogeneration for the reactor with thin walls (0.2 mm) can take place already at 800-900 C

The rate of the temperature in the heater (air) for initialization of the mode of thermogenaration can be greater than 0.5 deg/second.

The mode of thermogeneration for the reactor with thin walls

Can be initialized at the temperature of 1350 C.

Estimation of COP (1347C) >3

REFERENCES

1. Large excess heat production in Ni-H systems S. FOCARDI(1), V. GABBANI(2), V. MONTALBANO(2), F. PIANTELLI(2) and S. VERONESI(2), 1998

2. Parkhomov A.G Investigation of analog of the high temperature Rossi generator Journal of Unconventional Science

2015, v 3,

3. Parkhomov AG Results of testing of the new variant of the Rossi type thermogenerator/ Journal of Unconventional Science 2015 v 3, No 8 234-38

4. To Russia with Love.doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BbE6V6HKHC3NOOSJmI9QEgP3H5E XcuGDPNn5Oc787RQ/edit?hc_location=ufi

 

  • Jarea1

    Off topic,
    I have seen that nowadays there is a lot information about EMdrive and now i have found that there is something that was done before. The ASPS engine. See below
    https://neolegesmotus.wordpress.com/

    What do you think about that?

    • nightcreature3

      Thanks for the link.

      I ran into a similar patent once and it also utilised the magnetised space around a coil, before this magnetism had time to collapse.

  • Bob Greenyer

    Bob Higgins has made a translation

    https://goo.gl/o9CX95

    • ecatworld

      Thanks to Bob for this — great work!

      • Bob Greenyer

        Hi Frank, Actually, I am just the Messenger, Bob Higgins did the translation.

  • ecatworld

    I asked some questions of Lenz and got some replies. See this new thread. http://www.e-catworld.com/2015/08/01/some-q-a-with-lenz-on-new-russian-report/

  • Sanjeev

    The page 20 of the presentation shows the region of interest where the input power was falling while the temperature remained constant or rose a bit. This is a telltale sign of anomalous heat.

    The power fell from 800 to 650W, while the temperature remained around 1350C. Of course, there are wild spikes etc after that, which is the burnout event, and the data becomes unreliable in that zone. But the event just before the burnout is interesting.

    • ecatworld

      Thanks, Sanjeev — I’m wondering: did they set the PID controller to max out at 1370 C? — is that why the yellow line is flat at that temp? Or was it not possible for the thermocouple to register temps above that?

      • Sanjeev

        Frank, most likely its clipping, as the temperature goes beyond the range of K-type thermocouple.

        • ecatworld

          Thanks, yes, I think you’re right. Same as in the first Songsheng report.

          • Sanjeev

            Same as in Jiang’s case and so can come under fire from skeptics. Lenz guys brace yourself !

  • Gerard McEk

    This is another replication in Russia. We – the people in the ‘west’- envy the initiatives and results in Russia. Well done guys! I am quite eger in understanding the details of your ‘Hydrogenation’ procedure. Does it mean you exibit the nickel fuel to an atmospere of hydrogen? Do you evacuate first? What hydrogen pressure do you use? During what time? Did I read it well that this needs to be done at extended temperatures?
    Recently a Chinese group reported also results and they used ‘soaked’ or loaded the nickel in hydrogen first. I believe this is the direction the Parkhomove replicaters should go and follow the example of Pons and Fleischmannn: LOAD THE NICKEL POWDER WITH HYDROGEN FIRST!!!

    • Obvious

      I think I have been saying that all along. What no one seems to know the answer to is how long the H can stay loaded for, once exposed to normal atmospheric conditions. Some reports show a stable nickel hydride, others show the H dissipating rapidly, others catalysed to water by the nickel. Seems that the nickel morphology strongly determines the atmospheric exposure capacity of the nickel to retain hydrogen. This may be why some nickel metal mixed with nickel powder works.

      • Bob Greenyer

        Processing the Nickel with H2 something like 10 times in heat cycles was in the original Rossi Italian Patents I think – unless I am miss-remembering.

        • Obvious

          Les Case did like you suggest, combined with heating, in order to flush O2 out of the container.
          I don’t recall it regarding Rossi, unless it is in the Focardi-Rossi paper. I would have to look that one up again.
          Brian Ahern may also have prepared his materials similarly, it seems to me.
          Maybe the bake-out results in a H bake-in if done with the right form of metal.

        • Axil Axil

          Bob: from my precious post as follows:

          The is no evidence that nickel absorbs hydrogen to any great degree. What my be happening is that hydrogen is being chemically transformed into a form that is more receptive to the LENR reaction. In fact, the Russian experimenter recommends the use of fuel used in a prior reactor run.

          I would recommend the process that Leif Holmild uses to produce hydrogen based Rydberg matter in his experiment.

          With respect to the recent report by Ólafsson and Holmlid, “Holmlid used Shell 105 catalyst (Fe2O3-K based with >8% K content) – and only that (!!) – as an ultra-dense Rydberg state Deuterium generator because it’s convenient to use, cheap and apparently because it works out of the box without further treatment (as also confirmed by Sveinn Ólafsson on LENR-Forum).”

          NOTE: According to Shell, the 105 catalyst contains 84.3% iron as Fe2O3, 2.4 %chromium as Cr2O3 and 13.3% potassium as K2CO3.

          ——————

          The potassium provides a template that convert the hydrogen to a solid form by using a Rydberg blockade process.

          See

          http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v11/n2/abs/nphys3214.html

          • Bob Greenyer

            I am with you on this axil,

            See the thread we have been discussing the topic on at our main site

            http://www.quantumheat.org/index.php/en/home/mfmp-blog/499-how-the-get-the-right-catalyst

            I think the plan will be to select a few candidate catalysts like shell 105 and e-glass and distribute to the various replicators.

          • wpj

            Is that true? Ni does not ADSORB to any extent, but does ABSORB. This has been demonstrated since the early 1900s.

            The heating cycle described would lead to significant ABSORBTION of hydrogen in the Ni.

            From Nature in 1934

            IN order to measure the adsorption of hydrogen by pure nickel, free from oxygen, I used a silica tube, containing 12 kilometres of a very thin nickel wire (total weight of the wire 42 grams, mean diameter 0.022 mm.), giving an available surface of at least 8,400 cm.2. The preliminary results indicate that between 200° and 650° C., and pressures up to 0.2 mm. Hg, there is no measurable adsorption of hydrogen, but an appreciable absorption (homogeneous solution). The results are in good agreement with Sieverts’ measurements with much thicker nickel wire at higher pressures and temperatures1. The amount of absorbed hydrogen at a constant temperature is, within the experimental error, proportional to the square root of the pressure, and increases at constant pressure with increasing temperature, obeying the simple equation: log a = A B/T. The heat of absorption, calculated from this isobare, is a little less than 3 k.cal. per gram mol hydrogen.

          • Ted-X

            The presence of K2CO3 would support the hypothesis of the formation of nanoparticles (Fe and Cr) via thermal oscillations. The metal carbonyls must be present in such a system. Chemical engineers/Chemists understand this quite well.

            • Ted-X

              If the nickel-surface morphology is important (perhaps in the “low temperature” ecat), than sonication might be of interest as a preliminary preparation of nickel or – perhaps – as an activation method for the operating LENR reactor.
              —————————————————————————————-
              ANOTHER IDEA for LENR
              (for MFMP and other replicators, “Pro publico bono”):
              It appears possible that Nickel particles in hydrogen-saturated decane, could potentially also demonstrate the LENR effect, as the temperatures on the surface of Nickel will momentarily reach 5000 deg. K, with pressures of over 1000 atm. (The boiling point of decane is 174 deg. C, but higher boiling hydrocarbons could also be used, I think). Instead of activation by heating, the ultrasound would be applied. If it works, it could be used for home heating systems etc.
              —————————————————————————————-
              From: Prof. Suslick’s website:
              The effect of ultrasonic irradiation on the surface morphology and particle size of Ni powder. Upper image is before ultrasound and lower is after irradiation of a slurry in decane. High-velocity interparticle collisions caused by ultrasonic irradiation of slurries are responsible for the smoothing and removal of passivating oxide coating.

  • Sanjeev

    The author is now available on lenr-forums, if you wish to ask any questions. I’m sure there are many questions.
    http://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/index.php/Thread/1870-Moscow-researchers-Group-produce-excess-heat-COP-3-at-a-temperature-1350oS-in-a-/?postID=6513#post6513

  • http://renewable.50webs.com/ Christopher Calder

    Preloading the nickel with hydrogen certainly makes sense. Others should try this and see what it does. This might be the step that allows easy mass replication.

    • http://www.lenrnews.eu/lenr-summary-for-policy-makers/ AlainCo

      Giving the recipe of one’s success is Science with a big S…

    • Axil Axil

      The is no evidence that nickel absorbs hydrogen to any great degree. What my be happening is that hydrogen is being chemically transformed into a form that is more receptive to the LENR reaction. In fact, the Russian experimenter recommends the use of fuel used in a prior reactor run.

      I would recommend the process that Leif Holmild uses to produce hydrogen based Rydberg matter in his experiment.

      With respect to the recent report by Ólafsson and Holmlid, “Holmlid used Shell 105 catalyst (Fe2O3-K based with >8% K content) – and only that (!!) – as an ultra-dense Rydberg state Deuterium generator because it’s convenient to use, cheap and apparently because it works out of the box without further treatment (as also confirmed by Sveinn Ólafsson on LENR-Forum).”

      NOTE: According to Shell, the 105 catalyst contains 84.3% iron as Fe2O3, 2.4 %chromium as Cr2O3 and 13.3% potassium as K2CO3.

      • Obvious

        You may find this interesting.
        NiH39.4

        http://arxiv.org/abs/1312.6851

        • John Littlemist

          Thanks, interesting indeed. Ultra dense deuterium, atomic metallic hydrogen, hydrino. A beloved child has many names? 😉

  • Obvious

    This thin wall nickel tube design looks much safer from an over pressure failure standpoint.
    I like it, except for the possibility of H working its way into the TC, through the nickel.
    But that could be mitigated I think without too much trouble.

  • Bob Greenyer

    Yay – I finally got something I wrote cited by a real scientist! Happy Day!

    Congratulations to the team! Let’s see what the ash analysis says.

    • artefact

      Cheers

  • Daniel Maris

    As always with these reported replications, very interesting – though we await something that can be described as a confirmed replication.

    One thing that occurs to me: do they include in the energy equation the energy required to complete the preparatory hydrogenation process? It seems to me that would have to be included.

  • peter gluck

    You get the complete text of raw translation at my blog EGO OUT

    PETER