Thermal Efficiency Enhancement of Domestic Cooking Pots
Keywords:Thermal efficiency, cooking pot, heat transfer enhancement
In this paper, the thermal efficiency of domestic cooking pots is investigated with the water boiling test (BWT). The domestic cooking pots are fabricated from the aluminum and stainless steel with different sizes of 20, 22, 24 cm. The tests are all done with water 2/3 capacity of the pot at the atmospheric pressure by using LPG gas stove as fuel. The testing was monitoring the water temperature, pot surface temperature, exit flame temperature and LPG consumption at the several times until the boiling point temperature. The results obtained from the modified cooking pot are compared with those from the standard cooking pots. It is found that the modified cooking pot required 15-20% less energy than the standard cooking pot to bring water to boiling. The results of this study are of technological importance for the efficient design of domestic cooking pots to enhance performance.
S.K. Sharma, B.P.S. Sethi, S. Chopra, â€œThermal performance of the â€œRohiniâ€ -An improved wood cook stoveâ€, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 30, pp. 409â€“419, 1990.
G.B.Tremeer, H.H. Jawurek, â€œComparison of five rural wood-burning cooking devices: Efficiencies and emissionsâ€, Biomass and &energy, Vol. 11, pp. 419-430, 1996.
S. Gupta, S. Saksena, V.R. Shankar, V. Joshi, â€œEmission factors and thermal efficiencies of cooking biofuels from five countriesâ€, Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 14, pp. 547-559, 1998.
S.D. Sharma, D. Buddhi, R.L. Sawhney, A. Sharma, â€œDesign, development and performance evaluation of a latent heat storage unit for evening cooking in a solar cookerâ€, Energy Conversion & Management, Vol. 41, pp. 1497-1508, 2000.
S.C. Bhattacharya, D.O. Albina, A.M. Khaing, â€œEffects of selected parameters on performance and emission of biomass- red cook stovesâ€, Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 23, pp. 387 â€“ 395, 2002.
S. Kumar, â€œThermal performance study of box type solar cooker from heating characteristic curvesâ€, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 45, pp. 127â€“139, 2004.
H.H. Ozturk, â€œExperimental determination of energy and exergy efficiency of the solar parabolic-cookerâ€, Solar Energy, Vol. 77, pp. 67â€“71, 2004.
S. Kumar, â€œEstimation of design parameters for thermal performance evaluation of box-type solar cookerâ€, Renewable Energy, Vol. 30, pp. 1117â€“1126, 2005.
G.R. Desale, B.K. Gandhi, S.C. Jain, â€œImprovement in the design of a pot tester to simulate erosion wear due to solidâ€“liquid mixtureâ€, Wear, Vol. 259, pp. 196â€“202, 2005.
S.K. Hannani, E. Hessari, M. Fardadi, M.K. Jeddi, â€œMathematical modeling of cooking potsâ€™ thermal efficiency using a combined experimental and neural network methodâ€, Energy, Vol. 31, pp. 2969â€“2985, 2006.
P.J. Lahkar, S.K. Samdarshi, â€œA review of the thermal performance parameters of box type solar cookers and identification of their correlationsâ€, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 14, pp. 1615â€“1621, 2010.
How to Cite
- Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by any other publisher.
- It is also the authors responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular source are submitted with the necessary approval.
- The authors warrant that the paper is original and that he/she is the author of the paper, except for material that is clearly identified as to its original source, with permission notices from the copyright owners where required.
- The authors ensure that all the references carefully and they are accurate in the text as well as in the list of references (and vice versa).
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
- The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.