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dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Anthonyen
dc.contributor.authorO'Shaughnessy, Seamusen
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-21T13:46:41Z
dc.date.available2013-08-21T13:46:41Z
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.date.submitted2013en
dc.identifier.citationS.M. O'Shaughnessy, M. Deasy, C. Kinsella, V. Doyle, A.J. Robinson, Small Scale Electricity Generation from a Portable Biomass Cookstove: Prototype Design and Preliminary Results, Applied Energy, 102, 0, 2013, 374 - 385en
dc.identifier.issn0306-2619en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/67185
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThe World Health Organisation estimates that over 20% of the global population (~1.4 billion people) lack access to electricity. Furthermore, 40% of the global population (~2.7 billion people) rely on the traditional use of biomass for cooking (WHO 2011, OEDC/IEA, 2010). This study details the development of aprototype electrical generator for portable stoves commonly in use in the developing world. This generator is capable of delivering small amounts of off-grid electricity. Power is generated using the thermoelectric effect. A single thermoelectric module is utilised to convert asmall portion of heat from the stove to electricity. The electricity produced is used to charge a single 3.3 V lithium?iron phosphate battery and drive a low power fan, as well as some other auxiliary features. The airflow produced by the fan is used in conjunction with a commercially available heat pipe heat sink to maintain an adequate temperature difference across the thermoelectric module. From experiments in the laboratory, a maximum TEG power output of 5.9 W has been obtained. On average, 3 W h of energy was stored in a battery during a typical 1 h long burn. Three 1 h long burns produced sufficient energy to fully charge the battery. The performance of the electricity generating cooking stove has subsequently been tested in Malawi using locally sourced fuel and fire stoking methods.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to gratefully acknowledge Irish Aid, Electric Aid, Cara Malawi, The Irish Research Council for Science & Engineering Technology (IRCSET), Intel Corporation for their continued support and contribution to this research, and also Concern Universal for their continued assistance in the field.en
dc.format.extent374en
dc.format.extent385en
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesApplied Energyen
dc.relation.ispartofseries102en
dc.relation.ispartofseries0en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectBiomass; Cookstove; Thermoelectric; Electricitygeneration; Lighting; Phone chargingen
dc.subject.lcshBiomass; Cookstove; Thermoelectric; Electricitygeneration; Lighting; Phone chargingen
dc.titleSmall Scale Electricity Generation from a Portable Biomass Cookstove: Prototype Design and Preliminary Resultsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorIntelen
dc.contributor.sponsorIrish Research Council for Science and Engineering Technology (IRCSET)en
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/arobinsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/oshaugseen
dc.identifier.rssinternalid81649en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2012.07.032en
dc.subject.TCDThemeInternational Developmenten
dc.subject.TCDThemeSmart & Sustainable Planeten
dc.subject.TCDThemeTelecommunicationsen
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261912005545en


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