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Main Title Solid-Fuel Stove Testing.
Author J. Jetter
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Risk Management Research Lab.
Year Published 2009
Stock Number ADA549528
Additional Subjects Efficiency ; Emission ; Field tests ; Particulates ; Performance(Engineering) ; Pollutants ; Solid fuels ; Stoves ; Air pollution ; Carbon dioxide ; Carbon monoxide ; Charcoal ; Costs ; Fuel consumption ; Hydrocarbons ; Workshops ; Sold fuel stove testing ; Cook stove testing ; Test protocols ; Water boiling test ; Continuous emission monitors ; Thermal efficiency ; Fuel efficiency ; Pollutant emissions
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  ADA549528 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Stove testing is important and necessary. Lab tests provide valuable information, but are inadequate for predicting field performance. Field tests are needed, including controlled cooking test protocols and kitchen performance test protocols. The objectives of our testing are as follows: (1) determine if stoves have improved fuel efficiency and lower pollutant emissions compared with traditional stoves; (2) provide useful information to PCIA (Partnership for Clean Indoor Air) partners and others disseminating stove technology in the field; and (3) compare test results with a PCIA partner, Aprovecho Research Center, using a standard test protocol. We tested 14 stove/fuel combinations for performance and emissions. We used the WBT (Water Boiling Test) protocol; captured emissions with a hood and duct system; measured CO2, CO, and THCs (total hydrocarbons) with CEMs (continuous emission monitors); measured PM (particulate matter) with the filter method and ELPI (Electrical Low-Pressure Impactor); and sampled PM for OC/EC (organic carbon/elemental carbon) analysis. The stoves tested were as follows: A Ecostove, B VITA stove, C UCODEA charcoal stove, D World Food Program (WFP) rocket stove, E 3-stone fire, F Philips stove, G 6-brick rocket stove, H Lakech charcoal stove, I NLS stove, J UCODEA rocket stove.