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Title: Quantification of Black Carbon and Other Pollutant Emissions from a Traditional and an Improved Cookstove

Abstract

Traditional methods of cooking in developing regions of the world emit pollutants that endanger the lives of billions of people and contribute to climate change. This study quantifies the emission of pollutants from the Berkeley-Darfur Stove and the traditional three-stone fire at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory cookstove testing facility. The Berkeley-Darfur Stove was designed as a fuel efficient alternative to the three-stone fire to aid refugees in Darfur, who walk long distances from their camps and risk bodily harm in search of wood for cooking. A potential co-benefit of the more fuel efficient stove may be reduced pollutant emissions. This study measured emissions of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and sunlight-absorbing black carbon. It also measured climate-relevant optical properties of the emitted particulate matter. Pollutant monitors were calibrated specifically for measuring cookstove smoke.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Environmental Energy Technologies Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); California Energy Commission (CEC) (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1168602
Report Number(s):
LBNL-6062E
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; 500-99-013
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Kirchstetter, Thomas, Preble, Chelsea, Hadley, Odelle, and Gadgil, Ashok. Quantification of Black Carbon and Other Pollutant Emissions from a Traditional and an Improved Cookstove. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.2172/1168602.
Kirchstetter, Thomas, Preble, Chelsea, Hadley, Odelle, & Gadgil, Ashok. Quantification of Black Carbon and Other Pollutant Emissions from a Traditional and an Improved Cookstove. United States. doi:10.2172/1168602.
Kirchstetter, Thomas, Preble, Chelsea, Hadley, Odelle, and Gadgil, Ashok. Fri . "Quantification of Black Carbon and Other Pollutant Emissions from a Traditional and an Improved Cookstove". United States. doi:10.2172/1168602. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1168602.
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author = {Kirchstetter, Thomas and Preble, Chelsea and Hadley, Odelle and Gadgil, Ashok},
abstractNote = {Traditional methods of cooking in developing regions of the world emit pollutants that endanger the lives of billions of people and contribute to climate change. This study quantifies the emission of pollutants from the Berkeley-Darfur Stove and the traditional three-stone fire at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory cookstove testing facility. The Berkeley-Darfur Stove was designed as a fuel efficient alternative to the three-stone fire to aid refugees in Darfur, who walk long distances from their camps and risk bodily harm in search of wood for cooking. A potential co-benefit of the more fuel efficient stove may be reduced pollutant emissions. This study measured emissions of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and sunlight-absorbing black carbon. It also measured climate-relevant optical properties of the emitted particulate matter. Pollutant monitors were calibrated specifically for measuring cookstove smoke.},
doi = {10.2172/1168602},
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