Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Note about todays lecture with prof. Sven Kullander

As a reminder of this evenings lecture with professor Sven Kullander, I just re-post an earlier blogpost from 1:st of July "
Prof. Sven Kullander
Professor Emeritus Sven Kullander (Chairman of Energy Committee Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) is one of the Swedish physicists involved in the E-Cat discussions.
He was first interviewed in Ny Teknik and Swedish TV 4.(Swedish only)
He later went, together with Hanno Essén, to Bologna to visit Andrea Rossi, and observed a demonstration of an E-Cat conducted by Rossi. The visit resulted in this report,
that included the following statements; 

"Since we do not have access to the internal design of the central fuel container  
and no information on the external lead shielding and the cooling water system we can only 
make very general comments. The central container is about 50 cm
in size and it contains  
0.11 gram hydrogen and 50 grams nickel. The enthalpy from the chemical formation of nickel and hydrogen to nickel hydride is 4850 joule/mol [6]. If it had been a chemical  
process, a maximum of 0.15 watt-hour of energy could have been produced from nickel and  
0.11 gram hydrogen, the whole hydrogen content of the container. On the other hand, 0.11  
gram hydrogen and 6 grams of nickel (assuming that we use one proton for each nickel atom) 
are about sufficient to produce 24 MWh through nuclear processes assuming that 8 MeV per 
reaction can be liberated as free energy. For comparison, 3 liters of oil or 0.6 kg of hydrogen 
would give 25 kWh through chemical burning.  Any chemical process for producing 25 kWh 
from any fuel in a 50 cm
container can be ruled out. The only alternative explanation is that  
there is some kind of a nuclear process that gives rise to the measured energy production."

Kullander brought back what was claimed to be used fuel from the E-Cat, as reported in Ny Teknik. According to an earlier post from Peter Ekström in a Swedish discussion forum, Kullander will in the near future present a detailed report, that describes the analysis of the fuel-powder and the results in depth.
Kullander now announces a lecture at Swedish University of Örebro, the 23th of November where he will speak, as I understand,  about the future of nuclear power, including a possible application of the cold-fusion achievements in Bologna.
Quote below is from the announcement of the lecture.(My translation)

"In the wake of the Fukushima-disaster, the discussion about the future of nuclear power, is again discussed. It´s a rush to replace the world's eighty percent dependent on fossil fuels coal, oil and gas. Severe climate change would be difficult to avoid without massive expansion of both renewable energy and nuclear power.
Great efforts are made to substantially improve today's nuclear reactors, both safer and more efficient than current reactors. In an even longer perspective, the hope is that hot-fusion on a large scale will be able to provide mankind with almost infinite amount of energy. But perhaps all these planned large-scale plants will get competition from small reactors, that can be every man´s property. The cold fusion technology recently developed in Bologna, which can be fitted in an apparatus not much bigger than a coffee-machine, that generates energy, with only a few "tea-spoons" of nickel-powder"

You find the announcement here (translated via Google)

Note. Sven Kullander also commented 9th of April in the blog Alekletts Energy Mix, why he got interested in the Bologna experiments. You find the blogpost here (translated via Google)

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