Design, Construction and Experimentation of an advanced Biomass Cookstove in Cameroon
In this work we designed, constructed and tested a clean, transportable and comfortable advanced biomass cookstove. A validated data acquisition device for controlling the thermal behavior of stoves or heating systems was set up by programming an Ardiuno Mega microcontroller, provided with type-K thermocouples, LCD Display, SD card module, LM35 and DHT22 sensors. In designing the stove, we focused on the insulation of its external walls (to minimize heat loss together with smokiness and enhance users’ comfort), on the provision of both a chimney and an air inlet, and on its transportability. The obtained results of Simple Water Heating Test show that its thermal efficiency, charcoal consumption, time to boil and heat utilized are closed to others’ in the literature.