Carbon sequestration[edit source]
If the chimney is to be redirected into the ground, any remaining smoke can be absorbed by the ground. If trees, vegetation is planted atop of the soil, all co² can be absorbed by trees. This would nullify emissions.
Another thought is hot water, via a heat exchanger water can be heated, which (in certain cases) may eliminate the need of a boiler for hot water. See the planet mechanics-episode "Heavy Metal House".
Hope these alterations may be added to the stove's design, as they allow increased efficiency and ecological gain.
220.127.116.11 05:37, 18 September 2008 (PDT)
- The hot water idea could be good - just need an affordable heat exchanger. (Mightn't be great efficiency, as long as it's simple and affordable, and gets enough heat into the water to make it worth it.)
- Re "If the chimney is to be redirected into the ground..." - this sounds like it would be great if there were a cheap way of forcing the smoke into the ground. In practice, it would be a blocked chimney - rather than forcing through the ground, it would flow back into the house. --Chriswaterguy 17:40, 18 September 2008 (PDT)