The Maya Peten Stove

The Maya Peten Stove : Design and Construction of a Wood Cooking Stove

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Around 2,600 million people in the world depend on biomass for cooking, and every year the smoke this produces in the kitchen causes around 1 million deaths. This can be resolved by improved cooking stoves that use less wood and carry smoke out of harms way. This book is a concise and practical guide to designing and building a Maya Peten cooking stove. The stove is a low-cost and effective solution that improves health in the home and requires cutting less firewood. You'll learn about the basic principles of heat transfer and the thermal properties of materials. Taking you through the design and build process step-by-step with ample illustrations, the book will provide you with what you need to know to build an efficient and long-lasting stove for a variety of applications.
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  • Paperback
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.56mm | 145.15g
  • Itaca Appropriate Technology
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 8461686403
  • 9788461686407

About Oliver Style

Oliver Style worked happily for 10 years in Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador, getting bitten by mosquitoes and delivering projects and training programmes in off-grid photovoltaic systems, efficient biomass cooking stoves, and water supply systems, for the NGO Concern America. Based in Barcelona, Spain, he currently works as a consultant for Concern America's appropriate technology programmes, alongside work as a Passive House designer. ITACA is a self-managed appropriate technology organisation working in the following areas: renewable energy, water supply systems, and barefoot construction. Concern America is an international development and refugee aid organization that provides long-term, community-based development and support to economically impoverished communities throughout the world.
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