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Tlud or Rocket-Which Burns Cleaner?

 
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A Tlud burns only the wood gasses, a rocket burns everything. Does the Tlud burn cleaner?
 
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Both only burn the gasses. A TLUD can be made to leave the charcoal behind, or it can also burn the charcoal. Both can burn equally efficiently, any inefficiency is from lack of oxygen or loss of heat before complete combustion. Both lose efficiency as cookstoves if the pot is too close and quenches the heat before complete combustion.

It is the practical matters of how the stove was built and how it is run that matter more than the design itself in this case. Pick the style that fits your fuel availability and then work to run it well.
 
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Thanks for your reply.
If one uses a Tlud to burn the gasses and leavr the char, and a rocket burns every thing, surely the rocket is burning a solid? What am I missing?

 
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The rocket is gassifying the charcoal before it is burning it.
 
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Ah! I see. Thank you.
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