Characterization of biochar from Peko Pe gasifier cookstoves
August 20-25, 2017
Biomass based cooking with open fire is still used by more than three billion people worldwide . Open fires normally produce ash, which contain both pure ash and some unburned carbon. Cookstoves like the Peko Pe in figure 1 has the possibility to produce biochar, if the combustion is quenched before complete burnt-out. PEKO PE belongs to the TLUD-ND (Top Lit Up Draft – Natural Draft) category of clean burning stoves. The PEKO PE principle, shown in figure 1 was invented by Paal Wendelbo nearly 30 years ago in Norway. The principle has later been improved first by Wendelbo and after his death by different relief organizations too.
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