Laboratory Testing of Rocket Stoves of Various Capacities As Compared to the Three Stone Fire

Laboratory Testing of Rocket Stoves of Various Capacities As Compared to the Three Stone Fire
Dean Still, Nordica MacCarty, Aprovecho Research Center, April 2007

In an effort to understand the relationship between stove capacity and fuel use and emissions the performance of three sizes of rocket stoves were compared.

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The stoves were tested with the 2003 UCB revised Water Boiling Test. Pots that were integral to the stoves were used without a lid. Kiln dried Douglas fir at approximately 10% moisture content was burned in all tests. Only one test was performed on the household stoves. Therefore, results are not statistically valid but should be useful for general comparison. The [attached] graphs show results from three Rocket type stoves as compared to a carefully tended Three Stone Fire.