Monday, December 14, 2009

BlackLight Power Converts Hydrogen to Hydrino?

Darkhorse energy company BlackLight Power utilises a most unconventional mechanism to produce energy from hydrogen.   Brian Westenhaus picked up on a Brian Wang post and pursued the matter further.   Al Fin engineers have been skeptical about this unique approach ever since hearing about it, but Al Fin engineers are the curious, open-minded type.  They are always willing to take a look.

The "new information" about BlackLight comes in the form of a webcast from FBR capital markets.  Brian Westenhaus has more:
...on the fuel front Dr. Mills is offering more insight on the inputs. During the webcast he’s saying in effect that the fuel, or the media more appropriately, is combined with sodium to form sodium hydride (NaH) and other commercially available chemicals to make a solid fuel. When heated to the range of boiling water a catalyst, with the implication that the catalyst makes up part of the solid fuel, reacts forming the hydrino. This is said to release a substantial amount of energy in the form of heat. The heat in its turn then can be used as any other heat source such as making steam, space heating or industrial process use.

The loads are the operational costs that Dr. Mills suggests would be a few percent and the hydrogen formation, another two percent or so. The implication is that some 95% of the reaction’s energy can be put to work. With the base raw material just water, and not a huge amount at that, the costs to generate power are going to be on the very low side. Dr. Mills says that engineering firms are already looking into costs and construction details, and the thinking is that the plant capital costs are going to come in between the price of natural gas fired and coal fired – two of the very lowest capital investment choices utilities can make.

The waste material is hydrinos. Just how much of that humanity chooses to allow into the atmosphere for getting swept off into space is yet to be asked. Dr. Mills offers that hydrinos themselves will have economic use and barely implies that the hydrino state can be reversed. Those two points need considered. The effects of hydrinos in the air are not addressed at all, and the waste stream if problem free and allowed to be an atmospheric effluent would soon be swept away by the solar wind. The process would over a long time “de mass” the planet. It seems a shame to think the free hydrogen that’s being used to become a hydrino has no value. The effluent premise can’t last for long. _NewEnergyandFuel
A fascinating approach, if it works. So far, environmentalists have not taken up the question of hydrino safety. If the EPA considers CO2 to be a toxic pollutant, what do you think it will have to say about hydrinos? Oh, bother!

But seriously, if the reaction works efficiently, and if hydrinos could serve an even more important purpose than the original hydrogen, without causing harm, we may see a proliferation of BlackLight Power devices sometime over the next 20 years.

A lot of questions. But if BLP is not the huge scam that most people would assume initially, it may give fusion a long-term run for its money.



Blogger Mark Goldes said...

BlackLight is to be congratulated for their achievement and persistence.

Chava is also developing fractional Hydrogen systems. We use the term ECHO - Energy from Collapsing Hydrogen Orbits. The eventual goal is a SPICE - a Self Powered Internal Combustion Engine.

An early prototype miniSPICE is designed to use a small engine to replace a typical home furnace fueled by the usual quantities of natural gas. It is expected to need instead perhaps 200 watts of electricity.

Hybrid engines fueled by ECHO may need only one gallon of water as fuel for each 1,000 miles of driving.

Hybrid cars and trucks powered by a SPICE can become power plants when parked, selling power to the local utility. No wires required.

Such vehicles may pay for themselves over time.

ECHO and SPICE open a door to revival of the auto industry and the economy.

See: Look under the heading: how?

10:30 AM  
Blogger froarty said...

BLP is on the right track to commercialize their product. Their theory is controversial and would suggest you read up on relativistic interpertations suggested by Jan Naudts and others. you mentioned "The waste material is hydrinos." which is not correct, although some exotic hydrie crystals are purpoted no hydrino or dihydrino has ever been isolated outside of the catalyst. If Naudts is correct about a relativistic explanation of the so called subground states then the hydrino can only exist inside a cavity (pores of a skeletal catalyst)for the same reason that the "slow" twin in the "twin Paradox" only lives slow when accelerated or "equivalently" accelerated by a deep gravity well. In this case we outside the cavity are accelerated relative to an abrupt equivalence boundary defined by the catalyst (Casimir cavity)that decelerates hydrogen allowing equivalent velocity to accumulate between hydrogen inside and outside a cavity while spatial coordinates are relatively stationary.

5:20 PM  

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