The development of numerical tools for characterizing and quantifying biomass cookstove impact
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Biomass cookstove use can be damaging to both human health and the global climate. In an effort to minimize these impacts, numerous programs are working to disseminate improved biomass cookstoves. However, few programs have achieved extensive success towards improving either climate or health. One reason programs have only resulted in limited improvements has been the sector's inability to quantify cookstove performance. A numeric tool has been developed for characterizing biomass cookstove performance. This dissertation documents the development of that tool. The document is comprised of three ...