A small kiln for batch & continuous firing
This technical brief was originally produced for basin, Building Advisory Service and
Information and was prepared by Chris Stevens of Paragon Ceramics Ltd. (PO Box 54,
Dedza, Malawi) and Kelvin Mason, a consultant to ITDG (now Practical Action).
Practical Action would like to thank the lime burners who assisted with the design of
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