The Controlled Cooking Test

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The Controlled Cooking Test is based on VITA 1985:

Equipment required

  • Scale (accuracy and range?)
  • Thermometer
  • Stop watch
  • Record sheet (prepare one and attach for people to download - perhaps an Excel spreadsheet?)



The equivalent mass of fuel burned, on an energy basis (with reference to the unburned wood), can then be calculated in the following manner:


The fire power (the ratio of the energy content of the fuel consumed during a test or phase to the duration of the test or phase) is calculated as follows:


  • VITA, 1985, Testing the Efficiency of Wood-burning Cookstoves: International Standards, Volunteers in Technical Assistance, Virginia USA.

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Page last modified on Tuesday 07 of December, 2010 11:19:22 GMT. @HEDON: XACB

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