Date of Award
Open Access Master's Report
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MS)
Administrative Home Department
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Committee Member 2
Even in today’s technology-filled world, nearly half of the global population still relies on some form of biomass to meet their daily energy requirement. Currently, improved combustion technologies (improved cookstoves) are the most common intervention to reduce fuel usage and to reduce human exposure to harmful products of incomplete combustion. This report explores an alternative option to cookstove replacement: ventilation as a low-cost, low-impact solution for health risk reduction.
Whelan, Kelli Marie, "Kitchen 2.0: Investigation of the Effect of Ventilation on Indoor Air Quality", Open Access Master's Report, Michigan Technological University, 2015.