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For Exactly what it is, an in home 1 family sized replacement for the 3 rock open indoor fires This is an additional step forward for the 60% of the Planet's Eight

Billion people !

This is not to be compared with rocket mass heaters, or even the slightly higher efficiency Industrial Cook Stoves with or without Vertical solid fuel feeds

Please before you post ! Follow up with this link too !


http://www.designboom.com/design/philips-philanthropy-by-design-chulha-smokefree-stove/

For the Good of the Worlds People ! Big AL

Late note : There is mention of "concrete modular units'' these simple cook stoves operate at much lower temperatures than found in a RMH, and there is no specific

use of the term 'Portland cement', this is probably a good place for 'Ciment Fondue' I will check into this !A.L.


I found the 2nd video that is supposed to go with this ! Link below


 
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Good design from what I can tell from a mfr perspective. Well that is till at the 2:00 mark you see a special type of pot required. There is probably a design reason for the shaping. But from a mfr local production angle that is not the right direction.
 
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Looks nice!
Very kind of the designers from Eindhoven (NL) to have it produced by local craftspeople in India for use in India
 
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I made this one after seeing how popular the basic block rockets and cook stoves were online.  However this one I wanted to make a vertical gravity fed J-tube style, unlike any I've ever seen before as far as the block rockets go. 

You might like this one , heres a link
https://permies.com/t/75981/rocket-stoves/Epic-EZ-Block-Rocket-Stove
 
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THans for posting this, Al!

I am confused, I think this is not actually a smokeless burn, it filters more of the smoke/creosote into the filters, and lets you clean it by cleaning the chimney, and helps you do that safely.  But I don't see that it actually burns the smoke.  Given that they say you have to clean the chimney, I'm assuming that there is creosote buildup.  But I don't know enough about this to know what temperatures its working at or how much the "filtering" really does for the outdoor air.  Can you fill us in, Big Al?

It seems the focus is on moving the smoke out of people's houses through the chimney.  This is a good step, and essential to preserve human health in the immediate, but if the overall problem of particulate emissions is still very grave for humans and ecosystems (as people in the UK seem to be adamant about, especially in densely populated areas) then this design seems to me to be a step down from the original tin can Appropedia design as far as the total, long-term particulate emissions impact on humans outdoor breathing air and the ecosystem. 

Again, I am still quite new to this, but maybe others have the same questions.

What do you find most beneficial about this design?
 
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