The Mystery of Joe Papp’s Noble Gas Engine: Does spark-initiated pulsed plasma of a hydrogen, chlorine, and noble gas soup in the presence radioactive metals indicate novel energy?
Ryan S. Wood
The talk will cover the history of the inventor Joseph Papp from his education and early work experience in Hungary under Alexander Szalay, founder at ATOMKI, the Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, to his immigration to Canada, and creation and alleged demonstration of a 300 mph submarine with novel engine propulsion. He then moved to California where three separate demonstrations and explosions occurred of the noble gas technology: one with the Naval Undersea Warfare Laboratory and the other in the Environetics parking lot (Los Angeles County) and at TRW in the presence of many witnesses including Dr. Richard Feynman. A forensic content analysis of the patents and lawsuits will be presented along with a psychological profile of Papp. Both TRW and General Dynamics expressed interest and worked with Papp in varying degrees to reduce his technology to practice and further understand the noble gas internal engine demonstrations and explosions. A timeline of the technology development from the beginning in Hungary to Papp’s death in 1989 will be presented. Many official sources are used in this preparation, from Royal Canadian Mounted Police, French Gendarmerie interviews, and FBI interviews, newspaper articles, police files, court documents, corner reports and living witness interviews with participants. Legal counsel responsible for managing the court-ordered settlement for Papp and Environetics was interviewed. A summary of technical claims and sources will be presented and analyzed.
The results of the technical data investigation shows that a reasonable man would conclude that there is novel energy. This is accomplished by tapping of (nuclear?) energy in a low temperature method not fully understood (or forgotten) by modern physics. A gaseous photochlorination chain reaction in the presence of hydrogen and subsequent recombination appears to be a key aspect of the Papp Engine. Walter Nernst was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1920 in part for work in this area and R.G.W. Norrish’s science in photochemistry showed that chlorine & hydrogen have sharp limits of pressure, varying markedly with temperature, below which the chain reaction is slow and above which it becomes explosive. This may be what is happening in the Papp Engine. This conclusion is based on the, historical science, witness testimony, film evidence, patents, official interviews and one historical certified power-in power-out controlled test. However, to date this technology although allegedly replicated by several independent groups has failed to create a working engine system for high quality 3rd party validation testing.