Mechanical Engineering

Improved Cookstoves Assessment

Author: Mike Clifford, The University of Nottingham

This case study looks at improved cookstoves, drawing from project experiences of the organisation Practical Action, with additional input coming from The University of Nottingham. Many stoves with which people cook are fuel inefficient and a health hazard (e.g. smoke inhalation). Improving coo +

Micro-hydro in Malawi

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The micro hydro in Malawi case study is based on the MEGA  - Mulanje Energy Generation Authority - project by Practical Acton.

For more details see: http://practicalaction.org/mega

 

Survival in the Desert Sun: Cool Food Storage

Authors: Dr. Priti Parikh, University of London and Andrew Lamb, Engineers Without Borders

This case study looks at a technology that people who live in the heat and dust of North Darfur use to preserve their food. It is a clay and sand pot called a Zeer Pot. When placed in the sunshine, it uses the phenomena of evaporative cooling to cool the v +

Trade and Mobility on the Rooftop of the World: Gravity Ropeways in Nepal

Authors: Dr. Priti Parikh, University of London and Andrew Lamb, Engineers Without Borders

This case study looks at a rare and challenging mode of transportation: the gravity ropeway. These are mechanically powered devices that, despite their simplicity, are difficult to implement safely but make a dramatic difference to the movement of goods an +