TITLE

Calorimetric Analysis and Validation Testing for a Proprietary Water Flow Calorimeter

AUTHOR(S)
Jansson, Peter M.; Schwabe, Ulrich K.W.; Bellomo-Whitten, Kevin A.
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
International Review of Chemical Engineering - Rapid Communicati;Sep2010, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p606
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
BlackLight Power (BLP) of Cranbury, NJ has been conducting heat experiments with a variety of proprietary chemical compounds which their scientists regularly claim generate more heat energy than can be supported by standard chemical analysis of the materials involved. To more accurately measure the actual energy generated during their proprietary exothermic chemical reactions (measuring heat gained) an industrial scale calorimeter was designed to achieve high accuracy. Numerous experiments, calibrations, and control heat runs were completed over the last several years by both BLP and independent validators. The company has been criticized about their claims of having discovered a novel energy source and challenged regarding the accuracy of their calorimeter. In order to independently address criticisms of their work Rowan University was contracted to validate the accuracy of the novel calorimeter and create a small team of undergraduate and graduate students at the university that would continuously perform heat and calibration experiments as an independent third party. The findings described herein summarize Rowan University's independent experiments and procedures conducted on the calorimetry system in question. The team's conclusion is that data and results independently verified indicate accurate and reliable measurements can be obtained from the aforementioned calorimetry system and experimental set up.
ACCESSION #
14729521

 

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