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Performance of Domestic LPG Cooking Stove with Porous Media

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The world demand for energy is rapidly increasing. This demand for energy is increasing due to population growth and rising living standard. World population is doubling about every thirty five years. The combined effect of increasing need and diminishing supply constitutes the energy crises. Besides this, the use of biomass fuels like wood, dung cake and agro waste are used as a source of energy. The combustion of these fuels destructs the earth’s atmosphere and directly affects the human life in forms of different ailments. This paper discusses the performance investigations of a conventional burner with different porous media used in LPG cooking stove. Thermal efficiency was found using the water-boiling test. The porous medium combustion test showed that a maximum thermal efficiency of about 61.86% was obtained with ball bearing, which was 10.71% higher than that of the conventional burners 51.15%. The thermal efficiency was found to increase by using porous medium combustion technique.

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Masood Ali, S. (2014) Performance of Domestic LPG Cooking Stove with Porous Media. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1100864.

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