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Studies on a stove for powdery biomass

Mukunda, HS and Dasappa, S and Swati, B and Shrinivasa, U (1993) Studies on a stove for powdery biomass. In: International Journal of Energy Research, 17 (4). 281-291 .

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The sawdust stove, classically known for several decades, is considered here in a scientific study. The poor ignition characteristics and smoky start up are related to improper geometric dimensions. Based on a parametric study, the startup procedure and the dimensions of the stove were modified to achieve a smooth start up. Also, the range of acceptable fuels was enlarged to include tiny unprocessed dry twigs, weeds and wood sticks o the extent of about 50%, with the rest being sawdust-like material. The efficiency of the stove was measured to be 30–40%, depending on the relative size and shape of the vessel and the power level of the stove. A simple procedure for designing this class of stove for various power levels, as well as burning times, is presented. A new concept of multiport design is also discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: International Journal of Energy Research
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons.
Keywords: Stove;Powdery biomass;Sawdust stove;Stoves for rural industry
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2011 05:54
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2011 05:54
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/35778

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