Giorgio wrote: Joseph Chikva wrote: Giorgio wrote:
I think we can easily agree on skipping Liquid Hydrogen and Solid Hydrogen from this discussion
These data quoted only for comparison - for showing how densily hydrogen atoms are packed in hydride. And this hydrogen can be burnt together with metal.
As Rossi is mentioning conditions in his device typical for forming nickel hydride: nickel nanopowder (so, chemically activated) in rather high pressure hydrogen environment.
I know what you mean but, given the reactor volume and reactor being sealed, a reaction with a metal hydride cannot account for the claimed heat. I made that check before.
My whole point was just to clarify that if the reactor chamber is considered to be sealed
, than any known chemical reaction inside the reactor can be excluded.
Outside of this condition I agree that we can find many different chemical reactions to justify the heat claimed, but than there is also more easy way to falsify the heat data as JoeP pointed out.
so the question is (was): how many Kg of fully loaded metal-hydride would it take to run 1 (100kW?) unit for ( 18 ) hours?
i'm assuming he could probably pack a couple of kG in there somewhere - in and around the reactor volume.
btw: i don't seriously think he is faking it in this manner, principally because:
a) as others have suggested, there are 'easier' ways
b) one of those 'easier' ways is if there IS a real LENR type reaction going on inside, as Rossi claims - albeit in this scenario my suspicion is that Rossi is 'over-selling' the actual performance, and has rushed to market with something he doesn't really understand and that doesn't really work properly (yet).
ps. the second scenario above, would put a slightly different complexion an the current state of affairs and Rossi's current state of 'dissassembly', and 'panic' - if, one assumes also, that some 12 months ago or so, Rossi became aware that some other companies/individuals were planning already to launch such a product - similar in technology to his.
such a combined scenario would certainly explain why Rossi does seem to be in such a mess, trying to manage everything himself, rushing against the clock to try and stake a claim. notwithstanding his innate 'pathology', ('mania','psychosis'?) obviously.