Students will be given mini-journals to use for this workshop. The mini-journals will be collected at the end of the workshop.
Here's the situation:
From Mongabay.com: Wood stoves in poor countries are producing twice the heat-absorbing particulates than researchers previously expected, and can contribute to serious health problems including tuberculosis. In 2010, 3 billion people used open fires to cook, and the amount of particulates in the air can exceed safety guidelines by 200 times. (source)
The goal is to improve the situation - not necessarily to design a “better” stove.
Consider as broad a selection of devices as possible as inspiration. What about a Kelly Kettle? What about Low-cost Thermoacoustic Co-generator for Biomass-burning Cook Stoves? A variety of stoves are described in Wikpedia.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of these types of stoves?