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RE: ECCO - Samples arrived, Nickel Sulphate used has been tested

in #science7 years ago

I have a problem. The Suhas ECCO Reactor discharge types belongs to low pressure glow discharge or high-pressure glow discharge?
Is the hydrogen pressure inside the reactor less than 133pa or atmospheric pressure 1bar?


The Nickel Sulphate is used to produce Nickel foil in a process described in this article, which is essentially at atmospheric pressure. This nickel foil is then scrunched into balls and one flattened, these are placed at either end of the fuel load in the reactor cores, you can see diagram in this article. Several reactor cores are placed into an array in a sealed chamber the is then evacuated, which you can also see a schematic of in the previously supplied link also. It is our understanding that the TiH2 that is added in to the fuel after processing, is then released into the cores and bleeds out via the 'breathable' Nickel foil plugs into the wider core holding cavity.

It is not known what the pressure is in the main reactor, we know that the distance between the electrodes is 22mm, at the cathode, there is the tip of a thoriated tungsten welding rod penetrating the foil and forming a discharge initiator. Suhas has specifically said in our sound cloud recordings, that the voltage is set so that there is NOT a spark, but a glow discharge - indeed, he says that if there is a spark discharge the core will explode. One might be able to estimate the H2 pressure therefore in the 5mm ID tube, from the 22mm electrode separation and the fact that the 1Mhz DC pulses are applied in the range 2000 - 2400V - presumably, the voltage varies with pressure in some sort of feedback such that no spark is caused. The complication with calculating this is that it is not a simple gas in a tube situation as the fuel is fluidised in it by the attached ultrasonic horn.

We will see if there is a way of getting a precise metric on the H2 either. When asked, he just has a basic vacuum pump and no pressure gauge, perhaps, if we can determine the plumbing, when can put a absolute pressure gauge in the system when we are there after the main testing. This is a good point to have raised, thank you.

The article said the addition of 10% TiH2 fuel as a hydrogen source , TiH2 500C above all will slowly decompose, the total fuel quality of 1.6g, so the quality of TiH2 0.16g, all the decomposition to produce hydrogen about 70cm3 (atmosphericpressure volume), from the reactor size inside the reactor volume is relatively small, I want to pressure reactor should be relatively high.
In addition, ordinary DC discharges can only glow at very low atmospheric pressure, but pulsed high voltage direct current discharges glow at relatively high pressures.
Thank you for your hard work!

Thankyou for your analysis. Things to hold in mind.

  1. There are 8 cores each with 1.6g in each
  2. As you can see in the schematic in this blog, the 'leaky' cores leak into a larger chamber.

Another question is, does the reactor need no resistance wire to warm up? Thank you

A heater resistance wire is not needed. It is claimed to get up to temperature in 5 minutes. There is 100W per core on the discharges, 800W in total and 15-35W in 1MHz ultrasonics per core.

What time you will go to India test ECCO reactor?I wish you everything goes well, thank you

As things stand now, as soon as Dr. George Egely is ready, which may be in second week July.

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