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Indoor air quality impacts of an improved wood stove in Ghana and an ethanol stove

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/23/2017

Indoor air quality impacts of an improved wood stove in Ghana and an ethanol stove

Categories

Relevant sector: Nutrition, Food Security, Health

Resource type: Document

Resource use: Needs Assessment & Analysis

Language of the document: English


Author

D. Pennise, S. Brant, S. Agbeve, W. Quaye, F. Mengesha, W. Tadele, T. Wofchuck

Organization

Energy for Sustainable Development

Description

This study was undertaken to assess the potential of two types of improved cookstoves to reduce indoor air pollution in African homes. An ethanol stove, the CleanCook, was tested in three locations in Ethiopia: the city of Addis Ababa and the Bonga and Kebribeyah Refugee Camps, while a wood-burning rocket stove, the Gyapa, was evaluated in Accra, Ghana. In both countries, kitchen concentrations of PM2.5 and CO, the two pollutants responsible for the bulk of the ill-health associated with indoor smoke, were monitored in a before and after study design without controls.

Year of publication

2009