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Guidelines for reporting and analysing laboratory test results for biomass cooking stoves

Posted by: Jacopo Barbieri

Modified date: 01/23/2018

Guidelines for reporting and analysing laboratory test results for biomass cooking stoves

Categories

Relevant sector: Food Security, Environment, Other

Resource type: Document

Resource use: Implementation & Monitoring, Other

Language of the document: English


Author

F. Lombardi, F. Riva, E. Colombo, F. Inzoli

Organization

Politecnico di Milano

Description

One of the key challenges in the evaluation of Improved Cooking Stoves (ICSs) performance is the correct interpretation of test results. Indeed, a large amount of the reports or studies in the literature provide results that do not allow drawing any statistically significant conclusion, thus leading to possible misinterpretations. These Guidelines are conceived as a support to all the actors involved in sector of biomass stoves performance evaluation, from the technicians and researchers engaged in laboratory testing, to those who need to better understand and interpret test results in order to select a promising stove model for field trials. The concepts and the methodology here proposed draw upon the most recent studies in the scientific literature on this topic.

Year of publication

2017