Test of the Cold Fusion Reactor v2.0 at High Power
created on May 8, 2003 - JLN Labs - Last update May 22, 2003
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The Cold Fusion Reactor ( CFR v2.0 ) is fully based on the work of the researchers Tadahiko MIZUNO and Tadayoshi OHMORI from the Hokkaido University in Japan.
You will find below a preliminary test about this new device.
1 - Cold Fusion Reactor v2.0 - Description :
The Cold Fusion Reactor v2.0 is composed of a 1000 mL borosilicate glass filled with a 600 mL of demineralized water and 16.6 g of Potassium Carbonate ( K2CO3 ), the electrolyte solution used is 0.2 molar ( 0.2 M, ).
The Cathode used is a tungsten rod ( Th-loaded W ) 6 mm diameter and 45 mm length from tungsten TIG electrodes (WT20) commonly used forTIG and Plasma welding. The Anode used is composed of stainless steel mesh maintained with a stainless steel shaft. All the wires connections are made with a 1.5 mm2 copper flexible wire gained with silicon.
I have used a tungsten TIG WT20 ( with ThO2: 1.70-2.20% ), on the Left
2 - Experimental test setup :
The CFR v2.0 is powered with a DC voltage through a bridge rectifier connected through an adjustable isolation transformer to the 220V AC power grid line. The voltage input has been measured with a digital oscilloscope Fluke 123 with a Shielded Test Lead STL 120 ( 1:1, 1 Mohms/225 pF ). The current input has been measured with a current clamp CIE Model CA-60A ( Accuracy DC Amps ±1.5%, AC Amps±2% (40Hz-2kHz), AC Amps±4%(2kHz-10kHz), AC Amps±6%(10kHz-20kHz) ). The temperature has been measured with a type "K" temp probe ( NiCrNi ) connected on a VC506 digital multimeter ( -20°C to +1200 °C with an accuracy of +/- 3% ). ( see the photo above ).
3 - Tests results :
Two tests runs at different starting temperature have been conducted. The plasma Power is very strong inside the reactor and the tungsten cathode is fully incandescent. The test of the CFR v2.0 is really impressive...
During the tests, the production of steam is very strong ( see below )
RUN #1 ( STARTING TEMPERATURE = 75°C)
Test procedure :
1) The temperature of the K2CO3
solution in the CFR has been set initially to 75°C.
2) The weight of the CFR has been measured initially, it was 1034 g.
3) The power supply has been switched on continuously and the Voltage/Current datas has been recorded in the Fluke 123 digital oscilloscope used as a data logger, up to a temperature of 95°C.
4) Then the weight of the CFR has been measured, it was 1008 g.
The run time of the CFR has been 39.0 seconds.
TEST RUN #1 : POWER INPUT/OUPUT and EFFICIENCY of the CFR v2.0 :
The Voltage/Current datas logged give an average electrical power input of 1719.2 Watts during 39.0 seconds, so this gives :
ELECTRICAL ENERGY INPUT = 67048 Joules
The evaporated water in the CFR during the full boiling was 26 mL. We know that we need 2260 J/g to vaporize water. The temperature rise of the 600 mL was 20°C. So, this gives :
ENERGY OUTPUT = ( 26 x 2260 ) + ( 600 x 20 x 4.18 ) = 108920 Joules
Power OUTPUT = 2792.8 Watts, Net Power Gain = 1073.6 Watts
|Energy OUTPUT/INPUT = 108920 / 67048 = 1.62|
RUN #2 ( STARTING TEMPERATURE = 82°C)
Test procedure :
1) The temperature of the K2CO3
solution in the CFR has been set initially to 82°C.
2) The weight of the CFR has been measured initially, it was 1018 g.
3) The power supply has been switched on continuously and the Voltage/Current datas has been recorded in the Fluke 123 digital oscilloscope used as a data logger, up to a temperature of 97°C.
4) Then the weight of the CFR has been measured, it was 986 g.
The run time of the CFR has been 35.2 seconds.
TEST RUN #2 : POWER INPUT/OUPUT and EFFICIENCY of the CFR v2.0 :
The Voltage/Current datas logged give an average electrical power input of 1400.1 Watts during 35.2 seconds, so this gives :
ELECTRICAL ENERGY INPUT = 49282 Joules
The evaporated water in the CFR during the full boiling was 32 mL. We know that we need 2260 J/g to vaporize water. The temperature rise of the 600 mL was 15°C. So, this gives :
ENERGY OUTPUT = ( 32 x 2260 ) + ( 600 x 15 x 4.18 ) = 109940 Joules
Power OUTPUT = 3123.3 Watts, Net Power Gain = 1732.2 Watts
|Energy OUTPUT/INPUT = 109940 / 49282 = 2.23|
After some tests runs at High Power, the Th-Loaded Tungesten Cathode is still clean and not damaged.
Note from JL Naudin : The High Power CFR v2.0 is really impressive, the power output is indeniable. The starting temperature is very important for getting the best efficiency of the reactor. Higher the initial temperature, lower is the current required, the current requirement drops while the temperature increase. At the ambiant temperature ( about 20°C ), there is no plasma formation, there is only an electrolysis effect. The plasma around the W cathode is able to start at about 70°C and the tungsten cathode begins incandescent at about 85°C and the production of steam is very strong. This version of the CFR v2.0 look very promising...
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