The Use of Ethanol Gel Cook-Stove as a more Accessible Alternative Cooking Energy

Okusanya, M.A and Ibrahim, G.W and Ogunlade, C. B (2019) The Use of Ethanol Gel Cook-Stove as a more Accessible Alternative Cooking Energy. International Journal of Engineering Science Invention (IJESI), 8 (10). pp. 15-22. ISSN 2319 – 6726

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In recent years, there has been growing interest in the use of more accessible alternative energy for cooking as a consequence of continued increases in global oil prices, depletion of forest and the escalating costs of electricity. This has heightened interest in development of Ethanol Gel cook-stove as alternatives to fossil products and fuel woods. The Ethanol gel cook-stove is a wickless stove. It consists of a combustion chamber made of stainless steel, seat for pot and air inlet section controlled by choke adjuster. Construction method was by tinkering and riveting. The results from its evaluation show better performance when compared toexisting records on cook stoves with fossil products and fuel woods. Cooking test conducted with the gel stove and kerosene stove showed difference in cooking time and specific fuel consumption of about 1minutes and 20g/l respectively. Direct implication of this is that what the gel fuel lacks in heating value is compensated for in efficiency. The cook stove CO and PM were 6.57 ppm and 0.022 mg/m3 respectively. This shows that ethanol gel can be a better clean cooking fuel in the household.The blue flame output generated makes the stove more userfriendly in terms of health and efficient energy appliance. Consequently, Ethanol gel cook-stove, a product of renewable energy will be relevant as long as the world seeks to address fossil fuel depletion and show concern for green-house gases

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Adedamola Bameke
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2020 12:08
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 12:08

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