What does it say on Page 27, section 6, column 1 and column 2?
"As this test was done in air it is possible that some of the enhancement of
energy output may have come from air oxidation of the organic component."
These scientists have already accounted for any combustion in air.
They are attributing any of this energy to the organic component of the chips.
As I've said many times - SO WHAT?
What does the combusiton in air have to do with the chemical reaction
between the Al and Fe? These elements do NOT burn, or begin to ignite
There was an aluminothermic reaction as shown in Fig. 20 (and others).
Section 4, page 19:
"The abundant iron-rich spheres are of particular interest in this study; none were observed in these particular chips
prior to DSC-heating. Spheres rich in iron already demonstrate the occurrence of very high temperatures, well above
the 700 °C temperature reached in the DSC, in view of the high melting point of iron and iron oxide . Such high"
you see, it's the chemical reaction that created the spheres; NOT the organic
Ordinary combustion of the elements presented in air CANNOT reach temperatures
high enough to MELT iron and form spheres.
Combustion in air is TOO SLOW to produce a thermal transition/pressure
REQUIRED to melt iron and have it form into into spheres.
What happens when you slowly heat iron (over 700'C) ? It MELTS. It
pools. It dries and forms BLOBS. It DOES NOT turn itself into a ball!
The exotherm produced is not indicative of combustion in air; it's too narrow
a peak to consider combustion in air.
You're not fooling anyone, and you're not putting up a reasonable theory
to counter the production of iron-rich spheres. There is enough iron
present in the spheres to conclude an aluminothermic reaction - you even
admitted this on Page 68!
For those that are reading that do not understand why/how the spheres form, or their significance:
We are trying to debate how a solid chip of Iron transforms itself into a ball.
It must go through a rapid transition from a solid state, to a liquid state
and back to a solid in a very short period of time.
If you were to heat up the iron slowly to its melting point, it would begin
to form a pool of iron (like melting ice slowly - you would get a pool of water).
If you were to allow the iron to cool slowly it would stay in a flat, solid
format (sort of like a flat poker chip). If you were to cool the pool of
iron quickly, it may start to curl up (like into a bowl shape, or curl ends like paper).
If you were to heat the iron up very fast - at an explosive rate, it would
transition from a solid to a liquid and break apart. the molten iron 'splatter'
would have less mass as individual drops and cool quickly forming balls
as they return to a solid state (due to surface tension).
If you could change the thermal state of the water droplets fast enough (freeze them), you would end up with spheres of ice.
If the water fell to the ground before freezing, the surface tension would break and cause the
droplet to puddle/pool. If it froze at this point, it would remain in a 'blob' shape.
Having said that, the iron spheres are formed just as quickly. they solidify
in mid-air and remain that way when they cool down.
Soooo...after that very basic explanation, I hope that some of you can
see the significance of the iron-rich spheres and why they prove a chemical
recation occured...and that combusition in 'air' does not matter as it's too
slow and not hot enough to form the spheres.
Thank you for those smart enough, honest enough to realize this.
[edit on 18-9-2009 by turbofan]