Guwahati, Feb 23: A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) has developed a technology to make cook stoves energy-efficient, economical and eco-friendly.
“Burners used in these cook stoves are based on porous medium combustion (PMC) technology, capable of exhibiting enhanced combustion characteristics,” a statement from IIT-Guwahati issued here on said today.
The research team of IIT-G led by P. Muthukumar has developed porous radiant burners (PRBs) for various cook stoves with advanced combustion technology known as porous media combustion.
“These indigenously developed cook stoves are assisted with specially-designed PRBs that yield better performance as compared to their conventional counterparts in all three fronts of energy-saving, emissions and overall cost,” Muthukumar said.
The newly developed PRBs can be effectively used for fuels like LPG, biogas and kerosene for domestic as well as community/commercial cooking.
The research team plans to commercialise the technology within a year and corroborate with industrial partners to extend the reach of these cook stoves in the Indian market.
The project has been financed through IMPRINT, a technology development initiative of the Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) and department of science and technology (DST).