Harmonic Hydrogen Fusion “Project Proteus v1” pt.2 – The failures are fuel



Hello everyone,

It’s been a while and I figured it might be time for an update…. If you haven’t read my first blog on these experiments, I suggest you go an examine those before moving forward so you get some idea of what is being researched and developed.

Here is the link to introduce you to the Harmonic Hydrogen Fusion experiment incase you haven’t read it yet.

I am doing my best at autodidactically sorting through multidisciplinary sciences is hard AF! This is also some pretty fringe scientific territory that is fraught with danger electrochemical danger. So I prefer taking my time, though it restricts updating people on my progress at times. It is all in the hopes we can leave this place better than when we came in. Life does get in the way sometimes and that is the excuse I am sticking to. 😉

The failures are the fuel

I recently had another experiment that failed. Of course it was due to my ignorance on something.. but the mistakes help shed light on improvements, and that’s pretty much what this blog will discuss.. The failure and how we will iterate on the mistakes I have made. The major failure seems to be in isolating the EMI (Electro-magnetic Interference) from the collapsing hydrogen plasma….. again….

However, so long as we are breathing I will keep going and never give up for us. Until we have collected enough data to draw a reasonable conclusion, it should be our motivating purpose in life to get some solid answers from nature.

In the spirit of that prologue we come to the body of the failure. My most recent dilemmas in the failures of building an Electrolytic Magnetohydrodynamic Lattice Confined Plasma in a Resonating Cavity. <– That’s always a silly mouthful to say and it’s just easier to call it Harmonic Hydrogen Fusion.

The two main issues are ignorance, time, and the ability to use one against the other. We have an abundance of the former and a limited supply of the latter so that makes this a challenging matter. So I thought it necessary to update everyone on the progress and failures we have made.

A lot has changed in these 8 or 9 months since the last blog and life has been getting in the way of the dream a little bit. I got to work moving and setting up a new garage lab running Project Proteus v1. If you follow our social media you probably already know that to some degree. It has been a goal for us to level up our financial education and get us a house that we will eventually own. 

Of course you aren’t here for a life story… 

Most of you reading this, probably just want the meat and potatoes of the fusion thing.

So here we go…

Project Proteus.v1 is a failure. Mostly on my part at collecting data and not listening to my elders. They told us to use mass flow calorimetry and now I can see why. There really is no other way to shield against the amount of Electromagnetic Pulses that come from the reactor that I am aware of. I have yet to find a way to get a close proximity sensor to the reaction site as the pt-1000 RTD has failed to handle the pulses once the reactor starts. Any sensors I have tried in direct contact with the electrolytic solution of the reactor have also failed when plasma excitation begins. Even sensors in the outside water jacket to absorb and measure heat are too close to the radiative effects of the point discharges.

Research and Development is a costly gig, but it’s a good thing a lot of this research has been done by others and documented very well. In particular Takaki Matsumoto has been one of the most thoroughly documented elders who has given us hope that this tree bares fruit. Here is a link to the greater body of his work. We are simply adding to the body of work that already exists to determine exactly what is going on. Then engineering the ability to utilize the phenomenon to help generate sustainable energy across the world. To implement that in a free market that is not monopolized will be an interesting challenge that is also being worked on by us. You can read about that later on in this article but be warned, it involves blockchain technology and the utilization of Web3. None of it possible without Bitcoin of course 😉

The setup was simple

Use a known amount of water, in my case it was 5 gallons of distilled water ~ 500ml reactor flask.

Measuring the rate of temperature rise in the system should allow us to see a baseline of the experiment’s specific heat capacity.

We calibrate the system using a 10 ohm resistor with 10 Watts of power to start.

Reactor Vessel with Resistor

 The Calibration Experiment Data 10Watt Resistor Calibration 10W Pretty simple way to measure the data right? 😅

The formula to calculate the heating time of water is as follows:

(amount of water in kg) • (end temperature in °C – start temperature in °C) • (4186 joules/kg/°C) / (heating power in watts) = heating time in seconds

5 Gallons=18.93kg 18.93kg x (19.75c – 18.75c) x 4186 / 10 watts = 5,943 seconds

The operating experiment

The run time was 117 Minutes or 7,020 Seconds. So we have a large 1077 second predicted discrepancy in the data from the known specific heat capacity of water of 4186 joules. This means we have a COP (Coefficient of Power) of ~85.75% in our ceramic heater setup.. This margin of error is not tolerable to get an accurate heat measurement.

 Then it was decided to run a standard electrolysis experiment that measures (joule heating) to eliminate the resistor as the variable, and the results were surprisingly accurate!

17g KOH to 1000mL H2O

The run power of just turning the switch on is ~10 watts, so that is subtracted from the experiment running watts actual power.

Again we use the formula to calculate the heating time of water as follows: (amount of water in kg) • (end temperature in °C – start temperature in °C) • (4186 joules/kg/°C) / (heating power in watts) = heating time in seconds

5 Gallons=18.93kg 18.93kg x (21c – 19.5c) x 4186 / 10 watts = 11,886 seconds Subtracting our ~end time of 4:39 (temp. Stability) from our start time of 1:19. We get 199 minutes or 11,940 which is well in range of the predicted specific heat capacity.

 Run it!

Since we got an accurate temperature calibration in place it was time to run the experiment. Once again we were met with a challenge. The inability to shield the sensors from EMI/EMP (Electromagnetic Interference/Electromagnetic Pulses) once the plasma reaction was initiated was the culprit we have faced at least 4 times now…. Despite all the measures to shield the lines the sensors themselves still were too close to the reaction site to hold up to the incredible emanation of electromagnetic radiation.

Sensor wrapped in grounded Aluminum Foil

 One of the live stream of the experiment, which didn’t work out very well on YouTube. The other is a past live stream that gave better visualization of the phenomenon and was hitting the camera with the reported field effects. 

Below you will find the data crudely collected from the Arduino device and the absolute clipped out telemetry of all the sensors at time 1/13/2022 18:41:05 and on. What is peculiar is that the electrical power was also spiking when the plasma was initiated… which supports the hypothesis of increased conductivity through the plasma i.e. a collapse in potential difference without a direct connection. This is similar to a semi-conductive state and is fascinating from a material science point of view. Damn this multidisciplinary stuff is hard for just one dude!

Chart of plasma power spikes and sensor failure. Due to this, it may be necessary to create pulsed dc to limit current, though it will affect the harmonics of the resonator tube to some degree and create a diminished ring. There is likely an optimal balance to facilitate directed cavitation incidents on the active Nickel medium. 

Never give up

With this data and another wonderful failure in the books, we will not give up until we can prove this has positive or negative results. This technology is too important, if nature says it’s possible empirically, that I would be doing a disservice to myself and the others to quit now. So moving a chiller has been purchased to recycle water at a constant temperature.

The purpose of the chiller is to keep an isolated water supply of a known temperature. Like I alluded to above, it will be necessary to redesign the circuit and hardware to include a flow meter.

Outdated as of 9-25-2022
Outdated DAQ, switched to using Raspberry Pi

We will have to add a flow meter to the circuit scheme and start work on the C  code for the DAQ CPU (Data Acquisition Computer). This will allow us to monitor the fluid flow and heat through the reactor. With this setup, we can keep the temperature sensor shielded and away from the reactor core. A problem still arises in getting visual data on the reactor when it’s in the new flow calorimetry box. 

but before we close the reactor into a dark little box, we will need to get all visual and audio data documented.

The next experiment ‘Proteus Vision’ 

For the next experiment in line we will be putting visual/audio sensors on project Proteus. Before we can move onto closing up the reactor I will get a large sample of visual spectral data. To do this I will deploy audio/visual sensor data and also experiment with magnetohydrodynamic flow.

The last time we ran this experiment is had a pretty radical reaction I didn’t expect so I will document it with a PZT Piezoelectric transducer, HD 1080p Logitech Camera, CCD Logitech camera blacked out for high energy events, and a light spectrum analyzer that was made using diffraction grading and open source spectral analyzing software.

There will also be a Geiger counter in place but so far I have yet to see anything too exciting on that instrument… except in the near field of the reaction, which seems to excite the circuit with the same EMI/EMP that plagues my sensors.

After all of the visual data is collected, I will add a nanoparticle carbon catalyst to see if I can reproduce the runaway I had recorded before. These experiments can be rather dangerous and I don’t like rushing into them willy nilly.

So please give it some time for my next report unless fresh capital flows come in for us. Anyways, we appreciate you (the reader) taking the time to see what crazy open science thing we are up to. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please feel free to reach out to me via discord, twitter, or comment on this blog post.

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