"Aprovecho facilitated our early understanding of clean cookstoves, and the PEMS unit we ordered has proved an invaluable R&D tool for the exploration and refinement of our products."
"The Portable Emissions Monitoring System (PEMS) that we acquired from Aprovecho Research Center has proven to be invaluable in our daily activities. In addition to its usefulness in the evaluation of stove models and design modification, the real-time data collection and display allows us to identify influences in fuel feeding during our teaching activities. The portable nature of the equipment allows us to use it in the local communities to evaluate true emissions during normal cooking activities. Finally, the equipment is reasonable in terms of costs which will, perhaps, allow us to purchase an additional PEMS to help us comply with the demand for client evaluations and our student research activities."
Ing. Timothy Roy Longwell
Profesor Asociado de la Carrera de Ingeniería en Ambiente y Desarrollo, Jefe de la Empresa Universitaria Forestales y Director del Centro de Certificación de Estufas Mejoradas
E. A. P. El Zamorano
Honduras, América Central
"PEMS is one of the most important technical development that came to clean and efficient cookstoves. For the first time, stove engineers had a tool to measure emissions, in real time; PEMS was developed specifically for stove testing procedures and for 'field' testing conditions.
"The PEMS also comes with a process to handle the whole testing procedure, from setting up the equipment, to processing/analyzing results. In one years, Prakti used the testing equipment, almost every day, to both understand and optimize our stoves, as well as understand how our stoves and other stoves work in different conditions. The PEMS cost us $10k, but to us it is worth $100k. The support of Aprovecho does not stop with the purchase. WE had excellent 'after sale' support from Aprovecho.
"Many thanks to Aprovecho for making the PEMS possible! PEMS is a result of hard working for many years, creativity, and total passion for making something important happen. Supporting Aprovecho to continue their work will no doubt support Prakti and the whole global stove effort."
Mouhsine Serrar, Ph.D.
Prakti Design Labs, CEO
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