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COOKING STOVE FOR KENYA EDSGN 100 TEAM 2. Ethan Cook Meshal Alenezi Faris Al Lawati. Table of Contents/Overview. Recognition of Need Problem Description Goals Kenya background Current Stoves used Stakeholders Needs Brainstorm Solution. Recognition of the Need.

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cooking stove for kenya edsgn 100 team 2

COOKING STOVE FOR KENYAEDSGN 100TEAM 2

Ethan Cook

MeshalAlenezi

Faris Al Lawati

table of contents overview
Table of Contents/Overview
  • Recognition of Need
  • Problem Description
  • Goals
  • Kenya background
  • Current Stoves used
  • Stakeholders
  • Needs
  • Brainstorm
  • Solution
recognition of the need
Recognition of the Need
  • Design a cleaner, more efficient, affordable and sustainable cooking solution for very low income families in developing countries, specifically Kenya, and to create a profitable business with our product.
problem description
Problem Description
  • Lung Diseases
  • Burn hazards
  • Short stove lifespan
  • Limited fuel resources
  • Low income
goals
Goals

Low Cost

Sustainable

Long Life Span

Efficient

Low Emissions

economic background
Economic Background
  • To ship a 10 pound package from Pittsburgh, PA to Nairobi, Kenya it costs almost $300 (22,290 ksh)
  • Kenyans are willing to pay:
    • 20ksh ($0.27) per day on fuel
    • 10ksh ($0.13) per person per meal
environmental background
Environmental Background
  • Deforestation (Farmland, Urban development)
  • Along the coastal belt the climate is fairly hot and humid all year round. (72.30-86.50 F)
  • In the far north, temperatures can be high.

(74.660-94.60 F)

  • Central area (Nairobi) has a mild climate.

(56.50-77.30 F)

social background
Social Background
  • Different Tribes
  • Varying Family Size
  • Less Territorial than most of Africa
  • Women do most of the work
  • Religion: Christianity, Islam, Athiest
  • 82.5% Literacy rate
current stove options
Current Stove options
  • Jiko
  • Envirofit
  • Gas Stoves
  • Solar Cooker
technical issues
Technical Issues

Stove comparison

customer needs assessment
Customer Needs Assessment
  • Cheap fuel available in Kenya
  • The stove should cook for at least 5 people / meal
  • It should cook food as fast as the Jiko or even faster
  • Easy to handle (also easy to clean)
  • It should last for at least 5 years.
community needs assessment
Community Needs Assessment
  • A secure product which does not require a window or a big chimney connected to the outside of the house
  • Culturally accepted (no sharing with others)
  • The fuel should be available in Kenya
  • The price of the new stove should be less than $20 ( KES 1,500)
target specifications
Target Specifications
  • Price: Between $13 and $15
  • Lifespan: 5-10 years
  • Fuel / Materials local
  • Able to cook for 5 people
  • 50% Less Emissions
  • 50% Less Fuel
  • 50% Less Cooking Time
fuel brainstorming
Fuel Brainstorming
  • Charcoal
  • Vegetable oil
  • Briquettes
  • Kerosene
  • Wood
  • Coal
best fuel solution
Best Fuel Solution
  • Briquettes made from sugar bagasse
  • Waste bagasse is normally dumped and burned in fields near the factory
  • Smokeless
  • Efficient
  • No spark
stove brainstorming
Stove Brainstorming
  • Improved Jiko
  • Filter Stove
  • Multi-use Stove
  • The Masai
cost analysis
Cost Analysis
  • The cost of Aluminum is $0.95 per pound
  • The cost of Ceramic is $0.30per pound
  • We need 7 pounds of Aluminum = $ 6.65

and 4 pounds of Ceramic = $1.2

Total: $7.85 + $ 1 Labor = $8.85

goals met
Goals met
  • 50% less emissions?
    • Reduced to little to no emissions with briquettes
  • 50% less fuel?
    • Uses less, more environmentally friendy, cheaper fuel
  • 50% less cooking time?
    • Will take about half the time to boil a pot of water
bibliography
Bibliography

http://www.cyec.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1

http://www.theupsstore.com/qcc/summary.asp

http://www.formatkenya.org/ormbook/Chapters/chapter15.htm

http://www.bioenergylists.org/stovesdoc/Karstad/canecoal/canecoal.html

http://kammen.berkeley.edu//cookstoves.html

http://www.pi.energy.gov/documents/EWSLkenya.pdf

http://kenya.rcbowen.com/geography/climate.html

http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/137/climate/Africa/Kenya.html

http://www.solutions-site.org/kids/stories/KScat2_sol60.htm

http://ces.iisc.ernet.in/energy/paper/tech101/jikostove.html

http://other90.cooperhewitt.org/Design/kenya-ceramic-jiko

http://www.envirofit.org/

http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/ariel-schwartz/sustainability/envirofit-releases-28-clean-burning-cooking-stove-developing-worl

http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/technology/solar-power/

http://servalsgroup.blogspot.com/2009/05/our-hybrid-stove-test-results-from.html

http://www.pciaonline.org/node/669

http://pellets-wood.com/equipment_for_wood_waste_briquettes-o57.html