Performance Improvement of Biomass Cookstove with the Help of Swirl Inducement

International Journal of Thermal Engineering
© 2022 by SSRG - IJTE Journal
Volume 8 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : Yash Hareshbhai Beladiya
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Yash Hareshbhai Beladiya, "Performance Improvement of Biomass Cookstove with the Help of Swirl Inducement," SSRG International Journal of Thermal Engineering, vol. 8,  no. 2, pp. 1-6, 2022. Crossref,


In developing countries, most of the population lives in rural areas. They mostly use coal or biomass for heating their homes and preparing food. This process would increase indoor air pollution, which is detrimental to the health of the family members who live in those houses. The experiment has been carried out to increase the performance of biomass cookstoves both in terms of efficiency and pollution by incorporating a swirl vane instrument made up of a galvanized iron sheet. The experiments have been conducted with a 3-stone open fire stove, an improved natural draught cookstove with and without attaching a swirl vane burner. Water boiling tests, emission tests, and particulate matter measurements have been done for the various parameters. It has been found that the swirl helps mix secondary air with the hot gases, resulting in an evenly distributed heat beneath the pot and cleaner Combustion of fuel. The efficiency of the improved biomass cookstove is enhanced by 4% with the help of a swirling flame, and the reduction in the usage of fuel, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, etc., is noted. It can be said that the mere incorporation of a swirling instrument into a biomass cookstove will help to reduce indoor air pollution and fuel usage, which improves the health of poor people


Biomass cookstove, Combustion, Efficiency, Emission, Swirling flame.


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