The International Conference on Business & Technology Transfer
Online ISSN : 2433-295X
Print ISSN : 1347-8834
ISSN-L : 1347-8834
2018.8
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Effective Use of the Waste Heat from a Rocket Stoves
Kazuki ODAAkira HOSHI
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In the disaster areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred in March 2011, electric power supply was stopped by the collapse of electric power plants and disconnection of electrical wires. So residents were forced to live without the heating. As a countermeasure of a possible future disaster, we designed and manufactured a rocket stove that can heat and cook without using fossil fuels in this research. The rocket stove can burn efficiently the waste wood that is difficult to consume and can be manufactured at low cost. The performance tests were carried out using three types of fuel, firewood, branches and wood pellets. In the performance tests, the temperature change of various part of the stove was measured, and the combustion characteristics by the difference of fuels were considered. Furthermore, to utilize effectively the waste heat that is discarded in the environment, we tried to generate the electric power using a thermoelectric conversion module. First, we experimented on the load resistances of the thermoelectric conversion module using a hot plate as a heat source to evaluate the performance of the module. In this experiment, the generated electric power corresponding to the temperature difference between the high-temperature and low-temperature side of a thermoelectric conversion module were clarified.

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