Cold fusion characterizes a type of energy yielded when hydrogen interacts with different metals such as palladium and nickel. At present, cold fusion is still considered a hypothetical process for nuclear reaction, which happens near room temperature, not similar with hot fusion techniques that require millions of degrees.
In a cold fusion process the primary element of water – hydrogen – interacts with a small piece of palladium or nickel. The resulting reaction can produce extra heat as well as transmutation products. Excess heat is produced because more heat is generated than absorbed into the system. Cold fusion can provide a clean energy source that can heat water and produce useful steam that can spin turbines to generate electricity. The process can generate high excess heat, which is more than the accounted for through chemical means, and hence should be generated through a nuclear source.
Unlike today’s nuclear sources, cold fusion is clean and efficient, because the process doesn’t use radioactive materials. Cold fusion happens when small neutrons, electrons, and protons of hydrogen interacts with nickel or palladium metal that gradually releases energy, through photons, devoid of the risky radiations linked with the current nuclear reactions. In addition, cold fusion generates no radioactive waste.
Another advantage in using cold fusion is the abundance of supply. Earth is bountiful with hydrogen in the form of water. The energy source from water is safe and clean because there are zero dangerous emissions such as carbon dioxide (CO2). In cold fusion reactions, only small amounts of hydrogen are spent and the metal elements can be recycled after use.
Transmutation happens when one element changed, or transmuted into a different element. Since the ancient times, transmutation of one element into another has been a dream of alchemists such as transforming iron ore into gold. Today, many scientists were able to produce new elements inside their laboratories through cold fusion techniques. Several research points out to the safety of transmuting radioactive elements into safe elements. This offers a bright future for our planet to get rid of tons of radioactive waste materials that are harmful to both humans and nature.
Moreover, the generators for cold fusion don’t need to be connected to electrical grids. Portable energy sources can generate enough energy for any location. If getting access to water equals getting access to fuel, local folks can gain more control on their choice for energy. Safe, clean energy source such as cold fusion can start a green revolution around the world.
Energy-dense cold fusion can make it easier to recycle all waste materials because it can provide a changed economy based on safe and clean energy. Also, it can cleanse polluted waterways and change them into their pristine conditions, which save the planet from extinction.
With many independent laboratories and research facilities from all over the globe bring years of study to its fruition with viable products, the worldwide effort to make cold fusion a reality can mark the change in the current evolution of the human race in our exploration in finding clean energy source.