WOODGAS STOVE – A MODIFIED KEROSENE (WICK) STOVE FRAME
Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, February 19, 2007
GEO GEOECOLOGY ENERGY ORGANISATION
This is to demonstrate how with little modifications a secondary frame of Kerosene wick stove, which are extensively available in rural and peri-urban areas in India, can also be used a WOODGAS STOVES.
Recently during the field visit to one of the villages, I saw one of the kerosene wick stoves (NUTAN Model WS-11 (basic) designed by Indian Oil Corporation (http://www.iocl.com/) - the R&D Centre launched it for the first time in 1977) having a frame, which increases the efficiency of the stove, reduces sooth and the flames produced are blue. The secondary frame provides primary and secondary air for burning the un-burnt gases. These stoves are available in rural areas in large numbers.
An idea struck, I created a grate with steel wire and by putting pieces of wood, and it instantly turned into a very good woodgas stove (~ 6 inches height and 6 inches diameter). These types of woodgas stoves will hardly cost $ 1 (USD), if produced in large numbers.
Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy
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