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replication of the apparent excess heat effect in a light water-potassium carbonate-nickel electrolytic cellReplication of experiments claiming to demonstrate excess heat production in light water-Ni-K2CO3 electrolytic cells was found to produce an apparent excess heat of 11 W maximum, for 60 W electrical power into the cell. Power gains range from 1.06 to 1.68. The cell was operated at four different dc current levels plus one pulsed current run at 1 Hz, 10% duty cycle. The 28 liter cell used in these verification tests was on loan from a private corporation whose own tests with similar cells are documented to produce 50 W steady excess heat for a continuous period exceeding hundreds of days. The apparent excess heat can not be readily explained either in terms of nonlinearity of the cell's thermal conductance at a low temperature differential or by thermoelectric heat pumping. However, the present data do admit efficient recombination of dissolved hydrogen-oxygen as an ordinary explanation. Calorimetry methods and heat balance calculations for the verification tests are described. Considering the large magnitude of benefit if this effect is found to be a genuine new energy source, a more thorough investigation of evolved heat in the nickel-hydrogen system in both electrolytic and gaseous loading cells remains warranted.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Niedra, Janis M.
(NYMA, Inc. Cleveland, OH United States)
Myers, Ira T.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Fralick, Gustave C.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Baldwin, Richard S.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1996
Subject Category
Energy Production and Conversion
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:107167
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 307-51-00
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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