Brillouin Energy Corporation

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Re: Brillouin Energy Corporation

Postby Giorgio » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:19 am

Skipjack wrote:Unless they let people take one of those reactors and have it tested by THEIR own scientists, I would not touch this with a ten foot pole.

But that would disrupt their business model! :wink:
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Re: Brillouin Energy Corporation

Postby ladajo » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:30 pm

The whole practice is about skirting investment laws and regulation.
It is, at the end of the day, clearly speculative investment. Unfortunately, as structured, it provides clear ability to be a sham, and take unsuspecting folks' money, as they think, while at arms length (done on purpose by licenscee), it is a legitimate operation.
Typical criminal behavior exploiting misinformation and system weaknesses.

Criminals will always be criminal, which is rooted in greed, cowardice, and laziness, not the glory that hollywood seeks to give it.
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Re: Brillouin Energy Corporation

Postby Carl White » Sat May 07, 2016 8:43 pm

http://qz.com/676426/they-said-it-could ... the-world/

I don't know who quartz.com is, but they did a radio-style mishmash called "Actuality" with quotes from Peter Hagelstein (MIT) and Robert Godes (Brillouin). Also, I can't find a date on this, so it may be older news. Godes starts speaking at 16:02, but the format and content is pretty light. Here is what I gleaned from it:

* Brilluion has obtained $10.5 million in funding. None of it is from venture capitalists, it's all from "high-net-worth individuals".

* Godes: "We have demonstrated 4x more energy out than energy in".

* Radio host: "Godes says he can come up with a kind of cold fusion space heater in 2.5 years if he can get enough funding".

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Re: Brillouin Energy Corporation

Postby KitemanSA » Sun May 08, 2016 7:31 pm

Doesn't a heat pump have a COP of about 6? Why lower your standards and take a 4?

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Re: Brillouin Energy Corporation

Postby hanelyp » Sun May 08, 2016 8:37 pm

Indeed, the heat pump illustrates how COP doesn't mean much without input and output temperatures.
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Re: Brillouin Energy Corporation

Postby Carl White » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:22 pm

Brillouin announces SRI validation of its reactor. Although it sounds like validation was the effort of only one man at SRI. COP of 1.2x to 1.45x. Excess heat only a few watts. Meh.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13961529.htm

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Re: Brillouin Energy Corporation

Postby paperburn1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:32 pm

KitemanSA wrote:Doesn't a heat pump have a COP of about 6? Why lower your standards and take a 4?

Heat pumps move heat so the colder it is outside the lower the difference in the working fluid which results in a lower COP ( and vice versa EER for cooling)
So in cold climates a cop of 6 would be beneficial. Lower temperatures may cause a heat pump to operate below the efficiency of a resistance heater, so conventional heat pumps often include heater coils or auxiliary heating from LP or natural gas to prevent low efficiency operation of the refrigeration cycle. "Cold climate" heat pumps are designed to optimize efficiency below 0 °F
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Re: Brillouin Energy Corporation

Postby Carl White » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:53 pm

A link to the actual report from SRI:

https://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/index. ... eport-pdf/

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Re: Brillouin Energy Corporation

Postby paperburn1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:15 pm

paperburn1 wrote:
KitemanSA wrote:Doesn't a heat pump have a COP of about 6? Why lower your standards and take a 4?

Heat pumps move heat so the colder it is outside the lower the difference in the working fluid which results in a lower COP ( and vice versa EER for cooling)
So in cold climates a cop of 4 would be beneficial. Lower temperatures may cause a heat pump to operate below the efficiency of a resistance heater, so conventional heat pumps often include heater coils or auxiliary heating from LP or natural gas to prevent low efficiency operation of the refrigeration cycle. "Cold climate" heat pumps are designed to optimize efficiency below 0 °F
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Re: Brillouin Energy Corporation

Postby Giorgio » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:23 am

Carl White wrote:A link to the actual report from SRI:

https://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/index. ... eport-pdf/


Thanks for the link. A quick read will reveal to anyone with a basic knowledge of experimental calorimetry that the whole experimental set up is meaningless and prone to evaluation errors, especially when you need to make up your own "coefficients" (see Table 2 and Table 3) to make it look like there is actually a positive COP!! :D

Until the moment people will start to drop dreamers like Rossi and Godes that make up bullshit just to prove that their system works, the whole LENR research sector will keep being considered a joke without any respect from any decent researcher.
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