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Electrochemical D loading of Palladium wires by heavy ethyl-alcohol and water electrolyte, related to Ralstonia bacteria problematics

F. Celani; A. Spallone; P. Marini; V. di Stefano; M. Nakamura; A. Mancini; G. D’Agostaro; E. Righi; G. Trenta; P. Quercia; C. Catena

Taking in considerations the several effects of new kinds of bacteria living in heavy water (discovered by us in 1999), from the point of view of Deuterium (D) overloading inside Palladium (Pd), it was developed (since June 2001) a new kind of electrolyte based on mixture of alcohol and water (both heavy) with proper addition of Strontium (Sr) and Mercury (Hg) salts in an acidic environment (DCl, D2SO4): all these procedure according to what developed from our group since 1996 for H2O solutions (without H2SO4) and, since 2000, for light water-alcohol (with H2SO4). It was found excess heat (by high accuracy flow calorimeter) and excess Tritium (T) production (by low background T measurement instrumentation) only when the loading ratio was quite high and some movements to D inside Pd was performed.Efforts will be done to increase the absolute values of such experimental results, in the near future.

ICCF9 19-25 May 2002, Beijing (China); pp. 29-35, ISBN 7-302-06489-X
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