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Effectiveness of Improved Cookstoves to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution in Developing Countries. The Case of the Cassamance Natural Subregion, Western Africa.
Año:2014
Áreas de investigación
  • Ciencias naturales y ciencias de la salud
Datos
Descripción
The Spanish NGO ?Alianza por la Solidaridad? has installed improved cookstoves in 3000 households during 2012 and 2013 to improve energy efficiency reducing fuelwood consumption and to improve in-door air quality. The type of cookstoves were Noflaye Jeeg and Noflaye Jaboot and were installed in the Cassamance Natural Subregion covering part of Senegal, The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) has conducted a field study on a sample of these households to assess the effect of improved cookstoves on kitchen air quality. Measurements of carbon monoxide (CO) and fine particle matter (PM2.5) were taken for 24-hr period before and after the installation of improved cook-stoves. The 24-hr mean CO concentrations were lower than the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for Guinea-Bissau but higher for Senegal and Gambia, even after the installation of improved cookstoves. As for PM2.5 concentrations, 24-hr mean were always higher than these guidelines. However, improved cookstoves produced significant reductions on 24-hr mean CO and PM2.5 concentrations in Senegal and for mean and maximum PM2.5 concentration on Gambia. Although this variability needs to be explained by further research to determine which other factors could affect indoor air pollution, the study provided a better understanding of the problem and envisaged alternatives to be implemented in fu-ture phases of the NGO project.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
No
Título de la revista
Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection
ISSN
2327-4336
Factor de impacto JCR
Información de impacto
Volumen
2
DOI
10.4236/gep.2014.21001
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  • Autor: Candela de la Sota (UPM)
  • Autor: Julio Lumbreras Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Mazorra Aguiar (UPM)
  • Autor: Adolfo Narros Sierra (UPM)
  • Autor: Luz Fernandez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Rafael Borge Garcia (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías Ambientales y Recursos Industriales
  • Grupo de Investigación: Organizaciones Sostenibles
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
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