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.