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End use efficiencies in the domestic sector of Uttara Kannada District

Ramachandra, TV and Subramanian, DK and Joshi, NV and Gunaga, SV and Harikantra, RB (2000) End use efficiencies in the domestic sector of Uttara Kannada District. In: Energy Conversion and Management, 41 (8). pp. 833-845.

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End use efficiency experiments conducted in some households of Masur village (based on 4 days experiment) of Kumta taluk show that there is scope for saving 27-42% of energy by switching to improved devices, which are designed to maximise combustion rate (of fuel, ensuring the presence of sufficient oxygen), radiant heat transfer (from fire to vessels, keeping them as close to fire as possible), convection (to pass maximum hot gas over vessels, reducing drafts), conduction (heat is concentrated near the vessels by using insulating material for the stove) and user satisfaction (with user friendly design). The thermal performances of improved stoves designed at our Institute (ASTRA) have also been studied in the field. Irrespective of type of fuel, community, etc., improved stoves show significant saving in fuel. By switching to energy efficient devices 450,548 to 700,853 tonnes of fuel wood can be saved per year in the district.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: End use efficiency;Traditional cookstoves (TCs);Improved cookstoves (ICs);Education;Domestic energy;Adult equivalent.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Depositing User: RM Shivakumara
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2008 09:51
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/16086

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