Optimization of Green Energy Extraction: An Application of Cross-Flow Micro-Hydro Turbine

Yassin, A. and M. I., Shahidul and S. T., Syed Shazali and A. H., Ruduan and S. M. A., Liakbar and Al-Khalid, Othman and Hushairi, Zen and A., Baharun (2013) Optimization of Green Energy Extraction: An Application of Cross-Flow Micro-Hydro Turbine. ENCON 2013.

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Abstract

This research attempts to optimize kinetic energy extraction from in-stream water for modelling a reliable and sustainable green energy source. Based on simulations and laboratory scale turbine testing, a prototype cross flow micro hydro turbine has been developed and tested. Test report indicates that developed turbine started to extract energy at 0.3 m/s water velocity; and maximum energy extraction was attained at 2.5 m/s which contributed to produce 132 RPM turbine speed. Energy extraction efficiency of the newly developed turbine was 51.5% at water velocity of 2.5 m/s velocity drop 35% at blades surface. Study concludes that these findings would be greatly useful in future research for developing commercially feasible micro hydro turbine.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Micro hydro turbine, Velocity drop, Energy extraction, Prototype turbine, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Meng
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 07:03
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015 07:03
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/8183

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