Dec 15 2011

Converting E-Cat Heat To Electricity

J. De Herrera @ 9:43 am

The Rossi Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat) reactor produces lots of heat as a bi-product of some nuclear process, possibly fusion of hydrogen with nickel (H-Ni) reaction. A stream of water flows through the reactor core to capture and store that heat. The heat converts the water to steam. The hot water and/or steam is then used for heating processes in industry or homes. The heat-to-steam process is fairly efficient and useful.

The need for large amounts of electricity for all appliances and industrial equipment requires either large Utility Power Plants or smaller Cogeneration (CHP), combined heat and power, electricity production. Electrical energy is produced by powering a steam turbine to turn a generator. Converting heat-to-steam-to-electricity is not an efficient process and current power systems pollute our air water and soil.

There is a very efficient way to convert heat to electricity, with no moving parts, by using a Thermoelectric Generator (TEG). The TEG Home Power System, see photo, burns wood to produce heat, hot water, and electricity. Note how the TEG is located outdoors for safety reasons. The E-Cat should also be located outdoors. However, TEG Generators are small and there are no large ones available. Thermoelectric Generators would be useful for transportation: cars, trucks, busses, etc., which use 12 VDC systems A battery would be needed to start the E-Cat heater and could store some of the electricity generated by the TEG. Either a steam or electric engine could be used to drive the vehicle.

Electricity is no longer a luxury, it has become a necessity in our everyday lives. Solar power panels are a great alternative energy source, but they only produce small amounts of electricity during daylight hours. If the Rossi Energy Catalyzer can be converted to generate clean, safe and abundant electricity, that system would be the greatest invention ever!

The Rossi Energy Catalyzer will use steam turbines for the larger electricity generators. Rossi Energy Catalyzers, using a new primary fluid, are now capable of reaching 450°C. This will improve the efficiency of the steam turbine generators. Perhaps some of the heat recovery steam turbines (2 or 3 stage Tri-Generators) will be sufficient for current use. Later, if more efficient systems, like the Thermoelectric Generator are invented, these could replace the steam turbine generators.

11 Responses to “Converting E-Cat Heat To Electricity”

  1. praos says:

    I see absolutely no problem with 450 C. Even if coal-firewd plants use 550+ C steam, pressurized water reactors are quite content with 290 C. Boiling water models are even more modest, working at les than 250 C. Difference in efficiency is palpable but not dramatic (40 vs. 35%). So that’s the last thing to care about.

  2. LENR4you says:

    I don’t think steam engines will win in the lower power ranges under 20kWel.
    Convert LENR Energy (Ni-H Reactor)inside a Stirling Engine, where the working gas and the reaction gas are the same: hydrogen.
    The advantages are:
    There is a periodic pressure fluctuation to trigger the reaction.
    Powerregulation over the mean pressure of the hydogen gas inside the stirling engine.
    No water or thermo oil is used to convert the thermal energy to mecanical energy.
    Fits for power ranges under 20kWel for use in households and cars.
    The Ni powder must be fixed inside the Stirling engine with a membrane or by sintering.
    The advantage of using H2 as working gas == cooling medium is that the cooling power density is very high. The H2 flows trough the hot Ni Powder and cool it very effectiv. Result is that the temperature of the Ni powder can be much higher than in the cloosed outside cooled Rossi reactor.
    And the best: Cars change from energy consumer to an clean green energy producer. eCar with LENR-Stirling Engine will supply electricity to your homes an the grid.
    Steam power will win in a power range over 50kWel. But not in the lower power ranges under 20kWel. And this is what a eCar needs in the mean to drive.
    Cars drive in there live time only 2 -10%. So 90% they park and deliver your home with clean electricity.


  3. Dennis says:

    If one unit of electricity produces 6 units of heat (Ecat specification) and the heat can be converted to electrcity at 33% efficiency we get 2 units of electrity and 4 units of heat out for 1 unit of electricity in; this, at most, halves the price of electricity – not very exciting. Clearly we need self-sustain mode and a good way of disposing of excess heat if we are to generate electricity substantially more cheaply than now. Views please.

    • John De Herrera says:

      Dennis, there is a big problem with conversion efficiency. The efficiency is 33% today. The excess heat can always be used for heating buildings or water or for desalinization, etc. Rossi did a lot of research of Thermoelectric devices. There have been improvements in Thermoelectric and in Turbine Generators recently. Now is the time to focus on those two and be ready to convert the Rossi E-Cat heat output into electricity. Rossi is working on that.

  4. Clint Rowley says:

    I completely agree that electricity is no longer a luxury, but is something that we rely on all day everyday. Whatever we can do to make heating and cooling more efficient, and environmentally friendly, I’m in!

  5. Javier says:

    You just need to set a marketing with your product.

    ‘We have this generator’.

    ‘Power of the generator’.

    ‘Price of the generator and how to pay it’.

    ‘Requirements of the generator (Temperature external, income of Nickel, Cupper, how much, in how time, etc).

    ‘This are the absolute operative conditions’.

    ‘This is the maximum radiation level, for each kid of particle, warranted by us’.

    All other, is nothing.

    Do just this.

    For people, just people, not big company’s, forget them.

  6. dookhh says:

    Lovely. When can we see one? who has one running? How much can we buy one for? where? when?
    This product will send shock waves around the globe – the very minute the first one is operational……which is when?

  7. John De Herrera says:

    We start year 2012 with great hope for a safe, clean, abundant energy device called the E-Cat. There is no way to calculate the efficiency of E-Cat with so many unknowns. The E-Cat is a simple device and could be manufactured by automated equipment. Who will manufacture this device? What will it cost? Will it get patent protection and UL certification? We need to be ready to apply pressure on Government Agencies if they attempt to block or slow down the production and marketing of a Cold fusion device, see

  8. Jorge Jimenez says:

    In the same way as we will refine the Ecat and all new LENR that appear on the market “Someday”, in the same way also the TEG generators are increasingly understanding eficientesforme go, how to make the best interface between the vapor and electric power. For the experience I had in the past working with geothermal energy, and no doubt the man has multiple solutions for the best electricity from steam. Therefore, there is no doubt that if you get a proper vapor to about 250-300 degrees Celsius, “there was light.”
    Hoping to soon get my hands on a 1 MW Ecat, I just hope I confirm acceptance on demand. Happy new year!!

  9. thebestportablegeneratorreviews says:

    I totally support clean electric energy. I hope to hear more about Ecat in the near future. Its time for us to make a move to support this sustainable energy. More power to you!

  10. John De Herrera says:

    dookhh and Jorge, at this time it looks like the E-Cats will be available in eight months and cost about $600 – $800 USA. I would love to get my hands on one also!