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By Prof. Nagendra Kr Swarnkar, Apurva Joshi

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  • 978-93-80311-89-0
  • English
  • 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Paper Back
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  • 1. Introduction
    Objectives, Introduction, Classification of Energy Sources, Conventional Energy Sources, Coal, Petroleum, Natural Gas, Power, Advantages and Disadvantages of Conventional Energy Sources, Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Tidal Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Geothermal Energy, Nuclear Fusion Energy, Biomass Energy, Advantages and Disadvantages of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, World Energy Situation, Indian Energy Scene, Summary, Review Questions.
    2. Tidal Energy
    Objectives, Introduction to Tidal Energy, Basic Principle of Tidal Power, Components of Tidal Power Plants, Classification of Operation of Tidal Power Plants, Single Basin Arrangement, Double Basin Arrangement, Estimation of Energy and Power in Tidal System, Advantages and Limitations of Tidal Power Generation, Prospects of Tidal Energy in India, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), Methods of Ocean Thermal Energy Power Generation, Summary, Review Questions.
    3. Solar Energy
    Objectives, Introduction to Solar Energy, Solar Radiation, Solar Radiation Geometry, Solar Radiation on Tilted Surface, Solar Energy Collector, Flat Plate Collector, Concentrating Collector, Advantages and Disadvantages of Concentrating Collectors over Flat-Plate Collectors, Solar Pond, Principle of Operation, Extraction of Thermal Energy, Applications of Solar Pond, Basic Solar Power Plant, Solar Electric Power Generation : Solar Photo-Voltaics, Solar Cell Principles, Working, Semiconductor Junctions, Conversion Efficiency and Power Output, Basic Photovoltaic System for Power Generation, Solar Cell Modules (Solar Photovoltaic Arrays), Applications of Solar Photovoltaic System, Advantages and Disadvantages of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Summary, Review Questions.
    4. Wind Energy
    Objectives, Introduction to Wind Energy, Basic Principles of Wind Energy Conversion, Nature of the Wind, Power in the Wind, Wind Energy Conversion, Site Selection Considerations, Basic Components of a Wind Energy Conversion System, Classification of Wind Energy Conversion Systems, Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Energy Conversion System, Wind Energy Collectors, Horizontal-Axial Machines, Vertical-Axial Machines, Analysis of Aerodynamic Forces Acting on the Blade, Efficiency of Conversion, Generating Systems, Schemes for Electric Generation, Control Schemes, Applications of Wind Energy, Summary, Review Questions.
    5. Geothermal Energy
    Objectives, Introduction to Geothermal Energy, Estimates of Geothermal Power, Nature of Geothermal Fields, Geothermal Sources, Basic Geothermal Steam Power Plant, Dry Steam Power Plants, Flash Steam Power Plants, Binary Fluid Power Plant, Hybrid Geothermal Fossil Systems, Geothermal-Preheat Hybrid Systems, Fossil-Superheat Hybrid Systems, Advantages and Disadvantages of Geothermal Energy, Applications of Geothermal Energy, Geothermal Energy in India, Summary, Review Questions.
    6. Nuclear Fusion Energy
    Objectives, Introduction to Nuclear Fusion Energy, Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Fusion, Nuclear Fusion Process, Requirements for Nuclear Fusion, Plasma Confinement, Magnetic Confinement Fusion, Thermo Nuclear Fusion Reactors, Basic Tokamak Reactor, Inertial Confinement Fusion, Laser Fusion Reactor, Advantages of Nuclear Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Cold Fusion, Summary, Review Questions.
    7. Biomass Energy
    Objectives, Introduction to Biomass Energy, Biomass Categories, Biofuels, Introduction to Biomass Conversion Technologies, Direct Combustion, Thermo-chemical Conversion, Bio-chemical Conversion, Biogas Generation, Anaerobic Digestion, Factors Affecting Biogas Generation, Basic Biogas Plant, Fixed Dome Type Biogas Plant, Floating Gas Holder Type Biogas Plant, Deen Bandhu Biogas Plant, Pragati Design Biogas Plant, Site Selection Considerations, Utilization of Biogas, Energy Plantation, Plants Proposed for Energy Plantation, Advantages of Energy Plantation, Thermal Gasification of Biomass, Chemistry of the Gasification Process, Gasifiers, Applications of the Gasifier, Pyrolysis, Alternative Liquid Fuels, Ethanol Production, Summary, Review Questions.
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