Tuesday, January 6, 2009
This is an experiment using biomass in the KEROSENE WICK STOVE. The stove was lit at the top using a little amount of biomass soaked in kerosene. The fine holes of 1 to 2 mm located all along the inner and outer frame are useful in achieving very good bluish flames. The flames continue for 30 to 45 minutes duration. Only at the end the performance was bad the option is that with a lid the stove can be shut down safely. The fire has risen very high (Reasons I am not sure). If one does not have enough kerosene, and in emergency one can use the kerosene stoves too with fine wood shavings as fuel. The end product is very good biochar. I am thankful to TOM REED for explaining the principle of functioning of a Kerosene stove, the motivation behind for doing this experiment.