Abstract

Smoke from cooking fires is one of the most serious health issues in the developing world, destroying the health of women and killing more than 2 million children per year. Worldwide, acute respiratory disease is the number one cause of death for children under 5, and has be traced to the high levels of smoke generated by cooking fires in developing countries. Furthermore, the once abundant resource is becoming scarce, so that in many cases women must travel large distances on foot to gather the wood they need, an effort that occupies much of their day. One solution is to change fuels and cook with gelled ethanol created from locally available biomass. This is the purpose of the gelled ethanol production unit which was being built by 13 students in the Capstone design sequence in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology Department on the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University, and which will be described in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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Smoke
Fires
Ethanol
Gels
Health
Pulmonary diseases
Engineering technology
Processing
Developing countries
Wood
Biomass
Students

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The development of a gel fuel processing system for use in rural Ghana. / Rogers, Bradley; Henderson, Mark; Gintz, Jerry.

In: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 01.01.2008.

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