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Our set-up on May 1. The bath on the left was just for some preliminary testing. The battery charger is on the right, with DC current measured by a clamp-on Tpi 275, designed to read DC current.
Our set-up on May 1. The bath on the left was just for some preliminary testing. The battery charger is on the right, with DC current measured by a clamp-on Tpi 275, designed to read DC current.

Compiled by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News
May 6, 2014


On May 1, Darrell Jacobson and I conducted our second calorimetric test of the H-Cat. You can see the progress and additional details at Blog:2014:May:01:H-Cat Calorimetry.

Yesterday I entered the data surrounding this test, and created a few graphs. Rather than post this as a blog entry, given its volume, I opted to create this dedicated page, to keep it together as a package.

The results show an output/input efficiency of 89%, which still doesn't take into account the following heat losses: loss from inadequate insulation, loss to the trailer hitch, loss to the metal tub. In our first experiment, these added 15% to the efficiency number. In this case, if it turned out to be a similar adjustment, it would bring out total efficiency to 104%.

Remember that the highest efficiency modern science would predict in a set-up like this would be around 64%. (75% efficient electrolizer x 85% efficient catalysis).

Contents

Spreadsheet

Here's a link to the xls spreadsheet with chart tabs.

data_300.gif

click for enlarged view of gif file if you don't have xls

Charts

Time v Temp: Ambient v Bath

temp-v-time_ambient-bath_C_650.gif

Celsius and Fahrenheit Meter Readings Compared

Note: The two glass/mercury thermometers we were using did not give the same reading at the same temperature. We took their measurements, along with the other thermometers we were using, at several different temperatures to calibrate them.

temp-v-time_C-and-F_LINED_rd.gif

The large drop in bath temperature at the very end was due to the insulation being removed from the bath.

Note that an extrapolation backward of both the F and C lines in the cool-down data shows that there was a rise in bath temperature beyond what was measured at the end. This would have been due to the residual heat of the H-Cat dumping additional heat into the water bath after the power was turned off. This points to 80 F as the peak temperature, and 20.74 C. (I tabulated this by using a ruler that has 1/100 increments marked on it, and physically measuring the distance on the print-out graph. The 10-degree line measured 0.535 inches, while the extrapolation intersection measured at 0.395 inches.)

This can be seen in these two photos I took:

time-v-c-temp_extrapolation_lines_650.jpg

time-v-c-temp_extrapolation_ruler_650.jpg

Volts and Amps During Test

volts-amps-during-test_650.gif

KillAWatt to Charger Vs. Watts to HHO Generator

KillaWatt-v-Watts-to-HHO-during-test_LINED_650.gif

I drew the lines to illustrate that there appears to be a general trend downward in the power level, perhaps as a function of the rheostat.

In my professional opinion, the data is close enough to this line that we can safely argue that taking an average of the amps and volts data will give us a very close approximation of the power usage over the duration of the test.

The average amps is 23.68

The average volts is 10.32

Efficiency Calculation

Note: changes in this calculation compared to the first include these corrections:

  • volts and amps were averaged using xls
  • the high point temperature was derived by extrapolating the cool-down data, consistent with the notion that there will be additional heat added to the bath by the still hotter H-Cat when the power was turned off.
  • the actual volume of water in the bath (41.61 L) was measured by a 1000 ml beaker the next day, and is consistent with Sterling thinking he might have inadvertently not accounted one of the 2 L additions to the bath, minus the water that leaked into the H-Cat the day prior to the test.
10.32 volts x 23.68 amps x 275 minutes = 67203 W-minutes
67203 W-minutes x h/60m x kW / 1000 W = 1.12 kW-h
1.12 kW-h x 3600000 joules/kW-h = 4032230 joules input
20.74 °C x 41.61 L x 1000 ml/L = 862991 calories
862991 cal. x 4.18 joules/cal = 3607304 joules output

Output/Input efficiency: 89%

Bear in mind that this doesn't yet take into account the following heat losses: loss from inadequate insulation, loss to the trailer hitch, loss to the metal tub. In our first experiment, these added 15% to the efficiency number. In this case, if it turned out to be a similar adjustment, it would bring out total efficiency to 104%.

Remember that the highest efficiency modern science would predict in a set-up like this would be around 64%. (75% efficient electrolizer x 85% efficient catalysis).

Conclusion

I think it is safe to say that the data shows that we definitely saw an anomalous heat effect. Something else was going on besides just classical catalysis back to water. I think it is probably LENR, given that we have high-intensity hydrogen from the HHO gas, and nano-palladium in the catalytic converter matrix.

Follow-up

We are waiting for the data on whether or not Sulfur showed up in the water or in the matrix in the H-Cat, which would affirm Purdue Professor, Yeong Kim's theory that in these systems, Oxygen is fusing to Sulfur, as the primary source of the anomalous heat.

We expect our simple sulfur tester for water to arrive by tomorrow. Steven E. Jones picked up the samples from Darrell this morning (he's visiting from Missouri) and will be taking those up to BYU to be tested. Darrell shipped off a set of samples to Prof. Kim yesterday.

We're getting about to the limit of what we can do test-wise. We need people with better sophistication to test the higher temperature performance of the H-Cat. I'm guessing that it doesn't perform nearly as well at these lower temperatures. The "anomalous" heat could get much more pronounced and useful at higher temperatures.

For example, I would like to see tests done using the aluminum fins that Frank Crowther built for our cat. That would take a simple wind tunnel with temperature probes and wind speed measurement. Not too difficult, but probably outside the realm of what we can do with a limited budget and resources.

See also

H-CAT

HHO FOOTER

LENR FOOTER:

LEADING LENR COMPANIES:

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