Hi! My name is Stephanie and currently I am doing my masters thesis for Prakti, a cookstove company based in the Southern part of India. Their motto is to create smart stoves for smart cooks. Prakti designs a lot of different types of stoves for people in third world countries.
With the design of their stoves they want to reduce indoor air pollution and the fuel consumption. Many urban households in Africa are depending on charcoal for cooking and heating. Up to this point Prakti has developed a new combustion technology resulting in a more efficient incineration. Less charcoal is needed This technique is not developed into a product yet and this is where I will be working the upcoming 8 months.