Rowan Scientists confirmed BLP‟s 1 kW and 50 kW power source tests corresponding to 20 kilojules and 1.0 megajoules respectively. Chemical analysis of the reactant and product R-Ni powder could account for less than 1% of the observed energy from known chemistry.
Note: the Blacklight Power process is highly controversial. Many people believe it is a total scam. So reports like this will not convince those people. Blacklight Power has said they will be selling their reactors starting in 2009. When Rowan University and Blacklight Power are running their facilities using Blacklight Power reactors for energy, then their will be some conversion of skeptics. The remainder would be converted if they can personally verify Blacklight Power reactors providing energy for buildings owned by people that they personally know and trust. Blacklight Power is independently funded for over $50 million. So there is no tax money going into this development. There is extra passion in the skeptics because those behind Blacklight Power also claim that their system represents new science, Hydrinos. Hydrinos if true would require modification of certain foundational aspects of chemistry and quantum physics. Blacklight Power announcements have put a rough timeframe of reckoning between them and their critics. The reckoning should happen sometime in 2009 or 2010 at the latest. 2010 if Blacklight Power announces some plausible delays, but then critics will be all over any delays. Based on the Rowan University work, Blacklight Power will be letting more universities and scientists take the 50 kw reactor out for a spin. If this potential breakthrough is for real, then 2009 will be when this becomes very obvious. The claims could not have less than 20% truth without having world changing impact.
In 2002, a NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase I study was conducted at Rowan University, led by mechanical engineering professor Anthony Marchese, to investigate the so-called BlackLight Process for use in spacecraft propulsion. The team successfully replicated and confirmed results obtained by BlackLight, Inc., including the observation of line broadening and excess heat (although the final report stated "Additional studies are required to rule out all other possible explanations other than 'excess power' for these observations.") Peter Jansson was involved in the NIAC report.
BlackLight Power (BLP) Inc. today announced the successful independent replication and validation of its 1,000 watt and 50,000 watt reactors based on its proprietary new clean energy technology. This follows BLP's May announcement that it had successfully tested a new non-polluting energy source.
BLP's 50,000 watt reactor generated over one million joules of energy in a precise measurement made by Rowan University engineers, led by Dr. Peter Jansson. The independent study included full characterization of a proprietary solid fuel to generate the energy, before and after the reaction.
Dr. Jansson's Rowan University team conducted 55 tests of the prototypes, including controls and calibrations, during a nine-month study. Test results indicated that energy generation was proportional to the total amount of solid fuel, and only one percent of the one million joules of the energy released could be accounted for by previously known chemistry. These results matched earlier tests conducted at BlackLight's Research and Development Center, in Cranbury New Jersey.
Michael Jordan, former CEO of Westinghouse and current board member of BlackLight Power, says "The offsite replication and independent testing announced by Dr. Peter Jansson and his team of scientists underscore the business viability and impact of BlackLight's new energy source as the opportune replacement of coal-based fuels. It will go down as one of the most important advances in the field of energy in the last fifty years."
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Here ia a 16 page pdf of the Rowan University Report
Based on the results achieved by the Rowan University scientific teams from the BLP 1 kW and 50- kW reactors we have concluded that there is a novel reaction of some type causing the large exotherm which is consistently produced in our experimental runs. The past few months have shown great progress in our ability as an external team of scientists to reproduce many of the experiments that BLP scientists have achieved in their own laboratories. The current scientific team has grown competent in the experimental protocols and become more familiar with performing the experimental and the data analysis with consistent results. We are confident that the energy released from the BLP experiments can be replicated in laboratories at other scientific and educational establishments. Our future plans include moving the project to the new South Jersey Technology Park during October 2008. We intend to continue further testing from October 2008 – May 2009. Based on the success of our calibration tests, we will continue with flow rate calibrations prior to and after each calibration/ heat run to assure we have more consistent and repeatable data. A constant record of each offset for each run will be kept as a reference for reanalyzing previous data. This step in the analysis assures we can minimize inaccuracies.
The 2002 Blacklight Power propulsion study made at Rowan University