Yousef S.H. and others
Titre Ouvrage:Thermoelectric stoves for poor deprived regions – A review.
Édition:Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, vol. 80.
Thermoelectric generator (TEG) is a device that harvests waste heat and converts some of it to a useful power enough to run small electric devices. Since biomass cooking stoves are widely used in underdeveloped countries where there is no access to electricity, it is very appropriate to use TEG by attaching it to the side of the stove. This will improve the utility and efficiency of the original stove.
Efficiency of operation with biomass fuels including wood, peat and manure has been studied along with the economics of the stoves.
Moreover, this work studied the serious consequences of using biomass fuels on health and environment if not properly burned. This review refers to JUST multi-purpose stove which has an improved combustor aerodynamic design and unique heat transfer arrangement.