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An investigatory project that uses cellphone charger to supply air in a stove
An investigatory project that uses cellphone charger to supply air in a stove

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Published by: sirfrenz7204 on May 05, 2009
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(A Cellphone-Charger Assisted Stove)
Frengie G. Botoy
Specific Objectives:
1.Determine the significant difference in the consumption of wood incooking two cups of rice using aero-stove from cooking in an openfire.2.Determine the significant difference in the duration of cooking two cups of rice using aero-stove, kerosene-fueled stove and LPG-fueled stove.3. Gather significant evidence that cooking in aero-stove is economicallyadvantageous than cooking in an open fire, kerosene-fueled stove andLPG-fueled stove.
Firewood and biomass have been used in cooking since the beginning of civilization. Today, over 2 billion people find it a problem in cooking on time-consuming and inefficient wood-fueled stoves. Others who can afford in buyingmodern cooking appliances such as rice cooker and electric stove hardly able tosustain its energy maintenance. Electricity, LPG and kerosene are commonlyused energy sources that are simply costly. It becomes a burden on one’s purse.Moreover, excessive chemical and heat emissions from these fuels may lead tohealth problems and contribute to air pollution, a threat to the naturalenvironment.Most Filipino families of low income preferred less expensive fuel for cookingthan buying expensive commercial ones despite of the inconvenience. Thispractice is not only popular to Philippines but also to other developing countries.People are still searching for remedy on this problem.With the researcher’s desire to help this very common problem, he ably made animprovised stove that is quite efficient and less expensive with regards tofirewood consumption. He had noticed that merely blowing produced more fire.Out from this curiosity challenged him to invent the improvised stove. Hedesigned a stove with continuous supply of oxygen using an electric blower instead of blowing the air manually. He called this improvised stove as Aero-Stove, a two-part stove made of a pugon out from an empty paint can and animprovised air blower powered by an electricity through a cellphone charger. Inthis case, cellphone charger became a dual-purpose- for charging a cellphoneand for cooking.The researcher performed an experiment by cooking two cups of rice using theaero-stove. A comparison was made by using the LPG-fueled stove andkerosene-fueled stove. The results of five trials were analyzed and recorded. Itshowed that there were no significant differences in the cooking time durationamong the three set-ups. But there was a significant difference in cooking thetwo cups of rice using aero-stove than cooking in an open fire as both fueled byfirewood. This showed that the improvised stove is more efficient. Finally, theresearcher found out the significant evidence that cooking in aero-stove iseconomically advantageous than cooking in an open fire, kerosene-fueled stoveand LPG-fueled stove.
How it works?
Aero-stove is a good gasifier. It has the ability to utilize the maximum energystored in every piece of firewood, charcoal and any biomass by burning it well
because the improvised blower powered by a cellphone charger producedenough air to keep the fire constantly glowing.
Data and Results
Table 1Amount of firewood consumed in cooking two cups of rice (grams)TRIALSAmount of Firewood Consumption(GRAMS)Aero-stoveOpen-fireTrial 1260350Trial 2250380Trial 3250350Trial 4250360Trial 5250360The graph shows the varying amount of firewood consumption in cooking twocups of rice in grams using an aero-stove and in an open fire. It reflects that fromtrial 1 to trial 5, cooking in an aero-stove consumes firewood within the range of 250-260 grams. On the other hand, cooking the two cups of rice in an open-fire iswithin the range of 350-380 grams in mass. This difference indicates that aero-stove consumes less amount of fuel than cooking in an open-fire. Thus, an aero-stove can save more energy fuel such as firewood.Table 2

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