Prakti Single Burner Wood Stove
Prakti Single Burner Wood Stove is a portable and lightweight rocket cookstove.
Prakti Single Burner Wood Stove is a portable, lightweight (5 kg) and easy-to-clean Rocket type cookstove. Manufactured by Skillmech engineers and distributed by Prakti Design.
Stoves are mainly distributed by Prakti Desing in partnership with development agencies, local retailers and in an increasing portion by trained females salespersons.
Prices start from 39 USD. Interview with manufacturer
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Low-income households mainly in India.
Mass customization. Produced in the Prakti Desing Lab in Chennai in India.
Prakti Design’s portfolio includes 1 type of institutional stove and 4 household stoves types: Charcoal Single Burner, Wood Single Burner, Wood Double Burner and Wood Double Burner with Chimney. A total of 7400 stoves have been sold in Haiti (2200 stoves), India (5000 stoves) and Nepal (200 stoves). Wood stoves models were mainly disseminated in India and Nepal resulting in a minimum estimated distribution of 5200 stoves to date.
What fuel type the stoves uses
Does the stove have a chimney?
Whether the stove is forced draft or passive
What pot type(s) the stove can accommodate
The capacity of the pot the stove can accommodate
The efficiency in terms of heat delivered to pot compared to overall heat produced through combustion
PM2.5 emissions of the stove per MJ
CO emissions of the stove per MJ
The amount of time it takes to bring a specified amount of water to boil
Design specifications of this rocket-type wood stove include the corrosion-resistant stainless steel body, a combustion chamber protected with a custom designed metal plate and durable grate. Its dimensions are 26 x 26 x 28 cm and it weights 5 kgs.
There are no schematics available on this product, however, this video shows the performance of the Single Burner Wood Stove.
Prakti Desing offers training for women for local assembly of the stoves.
5 years with bi-annual local maintenance.
Reductions compared to traditional wood cookstoves: up to 50% fuel savings and up to 80% of indoor air pollution.
This cookstove is unrated in the Global Alliance Cookstove webpage and no standardized testing has been performed.
Potential hazards related to the operation of this product concerns respiratory diseases linked to the burning of traditional biomass and domestic accidents such as accidental burning or spill-overs.
None. Prakti commercializes various types of wood and charcoal cookstoves.
Thandapani, S., Woodbridge, R., 2011, Assessing the Benefits of Early Stage Design. Research of Rural BoP-Focused Energy Solutions in Urban Settings. IcoRD’11 International Conference on Research into Design.
Yip, F., et al., 2017, Assessment of traditional and improved stove use on household air pollution and personal exposures in rural western Kenya. Environment International, 99, pp. 185–191.
This paper presents general information about Prakti Design mission and process:
Bossuet, J., Serrar, M., 2014, Prakti Desing: the challenge of clean combustion for the poor. Field Actions Science Reports. Vol. 7.
As of 2018, this product has not been tested according to international cookstove standards.
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