Andrea claims the following for his device:
- Utilizes nickel powder and simple hydrogen
Utilizes a trade secret catalyst in the device
The small "lemon" sized eCat produces ~7 times the input heater power or about 7 Kw out
It can run for up to 6 months on a load of nickel powder
It can run without out input heaters, so called self sustain mode of 7 Kw out for "a while"
It is currently optimized to produce 100 degC steam
Negligible radiation outside of shielding
Post reaction products are radiation free
Andrea "talks" a lot, so there are a lot of info trails on the net. Some of them say that a large reactor ran away in the spring and produced over 120 Kw during the event. The linked video says there is a burst of gamma rays when the eCat "lights off" which would be a signature of a nuclear event. All the video's show folks working in very close proximity to eCat's that are in operation, and there is no mention of health effects.
There is a statement in the video that he used a unit to heat his laboratory for a year or so successfully.
Here is a picture of Rossi with four eCats with the exterior open. The outside plumbing is copper pipe from a hardware store it looks like.
Here is a close up of the reaction chamber:
Here are the two Swedish scientists he allowed in and gave some spent Ni powder to for them to analyize. They found Copper isotopes in the Ni after the runs, perhaps indicitaive of transmutation.
Here is a video where Rossi leads you through his device:
Here is a "news" type analysis of his device:
What do you think? Is it real? Will Rossi eCat's be the future for the world? Like all reality, Rossi is not perfect, he has a failed oil recycling company that got into pretty deep trouble with the Italian government in years past. The video says he has contracted with the University of Balogna to study his device at the cost of 500K euro. Is he for real, or is this a complex fraud?