TURBOCOCINA Field Assessments in Schools, San Lorenzo, Guatemala

December 5, 2012 · 0 comments

TURBOCOCINA Field Assessments in Schools, San Lorenzo, Guatemala. 2012.

A Northcross, K Smith, MT Hernandez. Household Energy, Health & Climate Change Research Group. School of Public Health, UC Berkeley.

This study measured changes in kitchen concentrations and personal exposures to fine particles (PM2.5) and carbon monoxide (CO), two important health-related pollutants in woodsmoke, and fuel use after introduction of the school Turbococina™ (TC) cookstove in school kitchens currently using the Plancha chimney woodstove.

Compared to the Plancha, the TC reduced the fuel used in all of the schools, with statistical significance in all but one.  The small woodfuel pieces needed by the TC require the cook to spend more time in close proximity to the stove in comparison to the Plancha, which can hold large pieces of wood that take more time to burn.


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