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    IIT Guwahati Researchers Develop Eco-friendly Cookstoves

    The newly developed PRBs can be effectively used for fuels like LPG, biogas and kerosene for domestic as well as commercial use

    GUWAHATI: A team of researchers from the IIT Guwahati has developed a technology that makes cookstoves energy-efficient, economical and eco-friendly.

    The group of researchers led by professor P Muthukumar developed a mechanism in which burners used in these cookstoves were based on Porous Medium Combustion (PMC) technology, capable of exhibiting enhanced combustion characteristics.

    In a statement, IITG said, “Sustained use of clean cooking energy is influenced by multiple factors like the accessibility of the fuel, affordability of the recurring cost of the fuel, consumer awareness of the adverse health impacts, etc. Therefore, clean cooking energy solutions must be appraised from a multidimensional lens.”

    The research team has developed Porous Radiant Burners (PRBs) for various cookstoves with advanced combustion technology known as Porous Media Combustion. The project was financed through IMPRINT, a technology development initiative of MHRD and DST, Government of India.

    Muthukumar said, “These indigenously developed cookstoves are assisted with specially-designed PRBs that yield better performance as compared to their conventional counterparts at all three fronts of energy-saving, emissions and overall cost.”

    The findings have been patented already. The newly developed PRBs can be effectively used for fuels like LPG, biogas and kerosene for domestic as well as commercial use.

    The team has planned to commercialize the technology within a year and corroborate with industrial partners to extend the reach of these cookstoves in the Indian market.

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