Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2019)
Performance evaluation of forced draft gasifier based cook stove by using neem stalk
Author(s): Er Tushar V Desale
Abstract: The evaluation of “Performance Evaluation of Forced Draft Gasifier Based Cook Stove by using Neem stalk” was carried out at Department of Renewable Energy Sources, Dr. Ulhas Patil College of Agricultural engineering and Technology, Jalgaon, M.S in 2013 for improving the performances of the cook stove. Neem stalk was used for this performance evaluation research as a feed. Neem has been cultivated in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, etc. countries which is grown principally for shade, fuel wood, non-wood products. This Neem stalk utilizes for energy (cooking food) in rural areas of the respective region. The total power output of the cook stove was found to be 13.71 kW. The results of controlled cooking test (CCT) show the specific fuel consumption of a stove is 1.44 kg/kg i.e. mass of a fuel used to cook a mass of a food. The burning capacity and thermal efficiency of the cook stove was found to be 7.52 kg/h and 36.47 per cent respectively.