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Vol. 12, Issue 2 (2023)

An analysis of Indoor air quality of improved biomass Cookstove: A way to reduce health hazards of kitchen worker

Author(s):
Neelesh Kohli and Dr. Hemu Rathore
Abstract:
Biomass is still used in most of the developing countries for cooking in rural household as well as for community. Traditional cookstove emit greenhouse gases like CO and CO2 and other pollutants like PM (2.5) because of its poor thermal and combustion efficiency. These pollutants directly affect people’s health who works with the cookstove or have direct contact with these gaseous pollutants. The study deals with the improved cookstove to assess the Indoor air quality by taking measurements of different parameters like CO, CO2 and Total Particulate Matter (PM2.5) using relevant instrument such as Indoor air quality monitor. During experimentation of WBT, thermal efficiency and the average power output rating of improved cookstove with Prosopis juliflora was founded as 34.45% and 1.46 kW, respectively. The average CO, CO2 and Total Particulate Matter (PM2.5) produced during WBT was resulted as 19.06 ppm, 878.69 ppm and 3.04 mg m-3, respectively. Use of improved cookstove saves energy and also helpful in reducing pollutant emission which automatically leads to mitigating greenhouse gases. Thus, the government and policymaker should take step to advertise and implement such a cooking system in needy areas which helpful in reducing the amount of fuelwood used and also preserve our environment.
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The Pharma Innovation Journal
How to cite this article:
Neelesh Kohli, Dr. Hemu Rathore. An analysis of Indoor air quality of improved biomass Cookstove: A way to reduce health hazards of kitchen worker. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(2):1620-1623.

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