A simplified model for understanding natural convection driven biomass cooking stoves
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It is estimated that half the world's population cooks over an open biomass fire; improved biomass cooking stove programs have the potential to impact indoor air quality, deforestation, climate change, and quality of life on a global scale. The majority of these cooking stoves operate in a natural convection mode (being driven by chimney effect buoyant fluid forces). Simplified theories for understanding the behavior of this unexpectedly complex combustion system, along with practical engineering tools to inform its design are markedly lacking. A simplified model of the fundamental stove flow ...