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The development and dissemination of efficient domestic cook stoves and other devices in Karnataka

Jagadish, KS (2004) The development and dissemination of efficient domestic cook stoves and other devices in Karnataka. In: Current Science, 87 (7). pp. 926-931.

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Abstract

We present here the research, development and dissemination activities on efficient wood-burning devices conducted at ASTRA, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The fuel-efficient ASTRA stove, with a thermal efficiency of 44%, was developed and about 1.5 million stoves disseminated in Karnataka. The level of acceptance was around 60%. The technical performance of the stoves in the field as well as the research, development and dissemination challenges are presented. The analysis highlights the need for (i) more stove designs to cater to the diverse cooking practices in different regions; (ii) clean combustion with improved efficiency and no adverse impacts on global environment, and (iii) development of cost-effective and participatory dissemination modules based on pilot field experiments.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/2388

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