2011 Oct. 3: PA Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon Univ. Student repurposes Prius (Car) Solar Ventilation System to remove emissions from woodstoves. RAWSEP View: Don’t use wood stoves in the first place.

2011 Oct. 3: PA Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon Univ. Student repurposes Prius (Car) Solar Ventilation System to remove emissions from woodstoves. RAWSEP View: Don’t use wood stoves in the first place.
“Pure Air,” the winning submission by inventor Tim Witmer from Houlton, Maine, repurposed Toyota’s Solar Powered Ventilation system (which normally adorns the Prius) to reduce cook stove emissions in confined spaces. Woodstoves and meat-cooking, especially when confined in huts or tents, are potent sources of ultrafine particulate emissions, which are linked to both asthma and mortality. Low-electricity fans powered by the Prius solar panel helped rapidly remove cooking emissions from a temporary hut constructed outside of the Gates Hillman Complex.

‘Ideas for Good’ competition repurposes technology for greater good
CMU The Tartan Online
Woodstoves and meat-cooking, especially when confined in huts or tents, are potent sources of ultrafine particulate emissions, which are linked to both
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