Modeling Indoor Air Pollution from Cookstove Emissions in Developing Countries Using a Monte Carlo Single-Box Model

Berkeley Air authored a peer-reviewed article on modeling indoor air pollution (IAP) from fuel/cookstove combinations using a Monte Carlo single-box model. Some of the data was obtained from Berkeley Air’s previous monitoring and evaluation of Envirofit cookstoves in India for the Shell Foundation. The model can be used to estimate the likelihood of meeting the WHO Air Quality Guidelines, given specific stove emissions and household characteristics. Conversely, the model can determine what emission factors are required for indoor air quality to meet the WHO guidelines.