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New Frontier in Cooking Technology - 'Cooking Green'

Wara, S.T. and Ngubi, F. W. and IIaboya, I. R. and Njoya, H. K. and Okwuonu, U. C. and Sarah, Collins and Scott, Burnett (2010) New Frontier in Cooking Technology - 'Cooking Green'. The Nigerian Engineer official Magazine of the Society of Engineers. ISSN 0331-5967

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An insulating carbon neutrality bag has been designed, tested and commissioned for green cooking. This has provided an eco - solution that has reduced the amount of energy needed for cooking, save money, reduce emission rate, create employment for the youths/ women and allows for waste to wealth conversion. The Okada Wonder Bag (OWB) was designed, fabricated, and the performance of the bag was critically evaluated using different food stuffs (Beans, Rice, Yam, plantain, Maize, beef, goat meat and Skin/beef ('special kpomo' from the head of a cow) to ascertain the reliability of the bag. Results obtained show a high degree of reliability/correlation as the bag displayed maximum performance in terms of heat conservation and cooking efficiency. Performance characteristics also reveal that the bag with expanded polystyrene insulation was better than that with wood shavings as insulating material. Also, an attempt was made using cooking gas as a case in point to show how much gas/money can be saved and emission reduction by the application ofthe insulation cooking technique and the results were encouraging

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Insulation, Carbon Neutrality, Wealth creation, Energy needs, Environment, Waste and Cooking time, Emission, Money
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 31 May 2015 17:43
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2015 20:24

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