Building Biomass Cooking Stoves

This is a collaborative book that will be built from participant contributions. It should bring together information about stove topics in a coherent way. Chapters or pages of the book may include tips and techniques for brick, clay or ceramic, or metal stove construction, grates etc.

Outline:
Introduction (this page)

Design
--Potrests
--Combustion Chambers
----Important material properties for combustion chambers
--Fuel Feed
--Grates
--Chimneys

Brick
--When to use brick
--Tools and Materials
--Kilns and Bricks
--Insulative Brick
--Brick Stoves
----Brick, Clay and Dung (Reddy)
----Insulative Brick Stoves (Goyer)
--Institutional Brick Stoves
----The Lion Stove - Libhuesi (Crispin)
--Mass Production (Goyer)

Clay and Mud
--When to use clay
--Tools and Materials
--How to Make Clay Stoves (GTZ-IFSP)
--Ceramic Combustion Chambers
----Tiles or Baldosas (HELPS)
--Clay Tips (Boyt)
--Kilns (Hernandez)
--Mass Production

Concrete
--When to use concrete
--Tools and Materials
--Autoclaved Aeorated Concrete

Metal
--When to use metal
--Tools and Materials
--Tincanium
--Metal in woodgas stoves (Anderson, Reed)
--Metal for Grates (Ogle)
----Sprocket Rocket (Goyer)

Lexicon of Terms (Boll)

References
-Design Principles
-Baldwin

Examples of Stoves Construction
-Visual Guide to Making a Justa Stove (Wilmes/TWP)
-Burundi?

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Authors

About the Authors of this Book

History

This Section is for Book pages describing the history of cooking stoves in developing countries.

Design

This section should include important design aspects of major components such as the potrest, combustion chamber, fuel feed, etc.

Design Principles

Potrest - Maintaining the Gap for Efficient Heat Transfer

Combustion Chamber - Critical Dimensions and Materials

Fuel and Air Feed

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Bricks

Brickmaking

Insulative bricks for stoves

Kilns

Clay

Clay stove construction

Insulative clay bricks

Richard Boyt: Tips for Potters

Metal

Metals for Cooking Stoves and Chimneys

Tincanium

Pop Can Stoves

Tincanium

This section should show and describe how tin cans can be used in stove construction.

Topics:

Tincanium
Woodgas stove (Reddy)
TLUD Wood gas from Tin Cans

Pop Can Stoves
Simple Alcohol Stove
Pop can stove - wood pellets

Chimneys (Henson)

Grates (Henson)

Other References
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Lexicon of Terms

Basic Terms used in stove construction. All languages.

References

This section shuld include important references for stove design and construction.

Design Principles for Cooking Stoves, 2005. PCIA, Shell Foundation, Aprovecho Research Institute.

Sam Baldwin. 1985. VITA NIKE AIR MAX TAILWIND 8 805941-013 Mens Running Shoes Green Online

Examples of Cookstove Construction

Examples of Cookstove Construction

Cookstove Design Documents

Case Histories of Cookstoves