The Use Of Sawdust As An Alternative Source Of Energy For Domestic Cooking And As A Means Of Reducing Deforestation

  • Bukola O Bolaji Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology P.M.B. 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
Keywords: stove, alternative energy source, domestic cooking, deforestation


This paper presents the reports on the utilization of sawdust stove as a way of ameliorating the effect of perennial fuel crisis in Nigeria on domestic cooking and a means of reducing deforestation and subsequent desertification. The performance of the sawdust stove, in terms of cooking duration and specific fuel consumption, was compared with a conventional kerosene stove. Results obtained show that it takes less time and fuel material to cook with the sawdust stove than the kerosene stove.
KEY WORDS: sawdust stove, alternative energy source, domestic cooking, deforestation.
Global Journal of Environmental Sciences Vol.4(1) 2005: 73-76

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