Article Published In Vol.6,No.3 (Sept-2016)

  • Suitability of Archimedes Screws for Micro Hydro Power Generation in India
  • Author  :  Umanand Kumar, Piyush Singh and A.C. Tiwari
  • Pages   :  273-278
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Micro-hydro power plant At Kabitkhedi, Indore, India is based on Archimedes Screw turbine is a type of renewable energy power plant that is environment friendly, easy to be functioned and operates on low costs, etc. The outcome of initial survey shows that the seepage water has hydraulic potency about 29.43 kW. According to the result, micro-hydro power plant based on Archimedes Screw turbine has been planned to this location. The power plant having19.5 kW of its practical power based on flow rate 0.6 m3/s and head height 5 m. Turbine for the power plant is mixed flow Archimedean turbine. The results show that significant potential exists for energy recovery in the water industry. However, several previous studies have not considered key complexities such as dissimilarities in flows or turbine efficiency. Correspondingly, precise costing and return on speculation data are often absent or deficient sensitivity analysis. Further research is essential to report the risks and long-term reliability of installations, accompanied by the development of firm policy to direct and incentivize sustainability gains in this area.(Jash Engineering Limited, 2012-2013)Micro-hydro-electric power is both an efficient and reliable form of clean source of renewable energy. It can be an excellent method of harnessing renewable energy from small rivers and streams. The micro-hydro project designed to be a run-of-river type, because it requires no reservoir in order to power the turbine. The water will run straight through the turbine and back into the river or stream to use it for the other purposes. This has a minimal environmental impact on the local ecosystem. The choice of the turbine type depends mainly on the site head and flow rate. The turbine power and speed were directly proportional with the site head, but there were specific points for maximum turbine power and speed with the variation of the site water flow rate. The turbine efficiency could range from 80 to 95 percent and the generator efficiency about 90 percent. A feasibility study has been carried ready for a micro hydroelectric installation in India.(Nasir Bilal Abdullah, 2013)

Keywords: Micro-hydro power plant based on Archimedes Screw turbine at Kabitkhedi, Indor e(MP), India

Article published in International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, Vol.6, No.3 (Sept-2016)