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Home Made Insulation For Stoves
Dean Still, Brad Van Appel, Damon Ogle Aprovecho Research Center, October 22, 2006

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Dean Still on Stove Performance Tests and Chris Adam's Proposed Boiling Time Factor Test

Fuel Efficient Wood Stoves and Hayboxes: Efficiency of Combustion, Operator Expertise, and Heat Transfer Efficiency (1996)
By Dean Still, Jim Kness, Bradley Billetsen, Gabriel Cox, Michael Espenan, Jean Baptiste Nael, Danielle Nicholas, Meera Subramanian, Daniel F. Zettler
Aprovecho Research Center, July 3, 1996

Good summary on stove efficiency by Aprovecho in 1996.

CO/CO2 Ratio in the Charcoal Stoves Tested at Aprovecho (pdf)
Dean Still, Aprovecho Research Center, June 23, 2006

The following graph plots the levels of CO and CO2 during one test each of the charcoal burning rocket stove and Jiko-type charcoal stove from Ghana. A higher level of CO2 suggests a higher burn rate of fuel.

It can be seen that even though the CO level for the rocket drops below 10 ppm, the CO2 level remains high suggesting a high firepower continues. The Ghana charcoal stove has a lower level of CO2 with a considerably higher level of CO.

Comparing the Charcoal Burning Rocket and Jiko Stoves (pdf)
Dean Still and Nordica MacCarty, Aprovecho Research Center, June 22nd, 2006

The charcoal Rocket Stove was compared to the Jiko-type charcoal stove sent from Ghana. 600 grams of Kingsford charcoal was placed in the stoves under the Aprovecho emissions hood. One test was performed on each stove for preliminary studies. The stoves are compared in the following graph for carbon monoxide emissions during a cooking task (to boil 5L of water and simmer 30 minutes).

CO Emissions from a Charcoal Rocket Stove
Dean Still, Aprovecho Research Center, June 12, 2006

CO Emissions From a Charcoal Rocket StoveCO Emissions From a Charcoal Rocket Stove

Stainless Steel Temperatures and Strength (pdf)
Dean Still Aprovecho Research Center, June 2006

Initial Improvement of a Charcoal Burning Rocket Stove (pdf)
Dean Still, Nordica MacCarty Aprovecho Research Center June 5 2006, Rev June 14

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Stove Camp 2006 August 18

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