High Performance Cooking Stove
Project Description :

Over 2 billion people in the world cook their food on wood based cooking stoves. the smoke arising from these conventional stoves is associated with 1.6 million deaths per year that is one life lost every 20 seconds to the killer in the kitchen. high performance cooking stove (hpcs) is the need of hour to fight pollution in the kitchen. this project will reduce fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and the incidence of morbidity and mortality associated with indoor air pollution. gas and liquid fuels are preferred for cooking, but these convenient fuels are often not available in our target areas (tribal, rural and urban poor people). hpcs can generate gaseous fuel from solid biomass. the user feeds in solid biomass as fuel but gets the bluish-red flame as if he/she was burning lpg. also there is an accompanied production of charcoal in the process which can later on be sold in the markets by the rural families. the hpcs is supplied with fan based air supply for gasification and for combustion. the power and extent of flame can be controlled by the use of knobs (similar to simmer and max position of an lpg gas stove). the stove has achieved clean blue flame combustion. we observed negligible emissions and the stove can thus be operated indoors. the latest design of hpcs eliminates the need of fan (and electricity) and is expected to be cheaper and more efficient than the earlier versions.

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Project Details :
  • Date : Feb 15,2013
  • Innovator : Mayur Rastogi
  • Guide Name : Prof. S Ray
  • College : IIT Kharagpur
  • Submission Year : 2013
  • Category : Others
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