Design and performance evaluation of energy efficient biomass gasifier based cookstove on multi fuels

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This paper deals with design and performance of energy efficient biomass cookstove suitable for different fuel wood & briquetted fuel. It was tested with babul wood (Prosopis julliflora), goundnut (Arachis hypogaea) shell briquettes, sawdust briquettes and Cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale) shell. The stove was insulated by refractory cement (Insulyte -11U) to minimize heat losses. The stove has exhibited about 35% thermal efficiency. The CO and CO2 emission was in the range of 3–6 ppm and 17–25 ppm respectively. The stove works in the range of 1.53 to 1.76 kW of power rating. The maximum flame temperature was recorded as 763°C when Cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale) shell was used as feed stock.

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Panwar, N.L. Design and performance evaluation of energy efficient biomass gasifier based cookstove on multi fuels. Mitig Adapt Strateg Glob Change 14, 627–633 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11027-009-9187-4

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Keywords

  • Biomass combustion
  • Biomass stove
  • Pollutant emission
  • Water boiling test