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dc.contributor.authorROBINSON, ANTHONYen
dc.contributor.authorO'SHAUGHNESSY, SEAMUSen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-16T15:42:27Z
dc.date.available2015-09-16T15:42:27Z
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationS. M. O?Shaughnessy, M.J. Deasy, V. Doyle, A.J. Robinson, Adaptive Design of a Prototype Electricity-Producing Biomass Cooking Stove, Energy for Sustainable Development, 28, 2015, 41 - 51en
dc.identifier.issn0973-0826en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/74592
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThis work is a second iteration of an adaptive design project aimed at developing an appropriate off-grid technology for small-scale electricity generation in rural Malawi, and possibly for other developing countries. Stakeholder and user feedback gathered from the initial technology demonstrator field trial has been used to inform design improvements of a re-engineered technology demonstrator which has subsequently been deployed in a different region of Malawi to assess its viability, robustness and appropriateness. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop a domestic electricity generator that can provide adequate, affordable and reliable electricity for charging low-powered electrical appliances such as mobile phones, LED lanterns and radios. The technology under development is a thermoelectric generator that is powered from the heat produced by biomass-fed cooking stoves. The re-engineered generator utilises a single thermoelectric generator (TEG) to produce up to 4 W of electrical power whilst using significantly less expensive and more robust components than the first demonstrator. Ten generators were fitted to a low cost and locally manufactured clay cooking stoves and then deployed in the predominantly rural Ntcheu district. The TEG-stoves were equipped with sensors and data loggers and remained in the field for up to 6 months. The users were able to charge their mobile phones, LED lanterns and radios from the stove. None of the stoves were used every day, indicating that the users operated other stoves or cooking methods based on preference. The data obtained showed a maximum power consumption of around 4.5 W · h of energy per day, which represents a 50% increase compared to the previous field trial. The user operation of the stove generator and user behaviour has exposed unexpected, yet fixable, issues with the battery discharge protection of the charge control circuit design of the initial technology demonstrator.en
dc.format.extent41en
dc.format.extent51en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnergy for Sustainable Developmenten
dc.relation.ispartofseries28en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectBiomass; Cooking stove; Thermoelectric; Electricity generation; Lighting; Phone chargingen
dc.subjectBiomassen
dc.subjectCooking stoveen
dc.subjectThermoelectric;en
dc.subjectElectricity generationen
dc.subjectPhone Chargingen
dc.subjectLightingen
dc.titleAdaptive Design of a Prototype Electricity-Producing Biomass Cooking Stoveen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorIntelen
dc.contributor.sponsorIrish Aiden
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/arobinsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/oshaugseen
dc.identifier.rssinternalid104464en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2015.06.005en
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDThemeInternational Developmenten
dc.subject.TCDThemeInternational Integrationen
dc.subject.TCDThemeSmart & Sustainable Planeten
dc.subject.TCDTagMechanical Engineeringen
dc.subject.TCDTagRenewable energiesen
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S097308261500071Xen


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