Thermal and Processing Technologies

  • Alexander ZahndEmail author
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“Poverty alleviation and development depend on the access to energy services that are affordable, reliable and of good quality” (Reddy 2002, Saghir 2005), and as the WEA/UNDP (2000) report confirms, there are “clear linkages between improved access to energy services and reduced infant mortality and fertility rates and increased literacy and life-expectancy”. But too often one is inclined to limit energy services to the availability of electricity, leaving out other important energy services such as cooking, room heating, and water heating for improved hygiene.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of California San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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