CSVTU B.E. VIII Semester Mechanical Engineering Non Conventional Energy Sources Syllabus
Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai
Semester: VIII Branch: Common to All Branches
Subject: Non Conventional Energy Sources
Note: Internal Choice may be given in any three units.
Environmental Aspects of Power Generation, Heat Transfer for Solar Energy, Utilization Flat
Plate Collectors: Physical principles of conversion of solar radiation into heat, Thermal losses
and efficiency of FPC, Practical considerations for flat plate collectors, Applications of FPC –
Water heating and drying .Focusing Type Collectors: Orientation and sun tracking systems,
Types of concentrating collectors – Cylindrical parabolic collector, Compound parabolic
collector, Thermal performance of focusing collectors, Testing of solar collectors
Solar cooking, solar desalination, solar ponds and solar space heating Solar Industrial process heating
and Solar power generation. Solar Green Houses, Solar thermo mechanical power, solar refrigeration &
air conditioning and Solar High Temperature Applications Gasifier- Classification, Chemistry,
Application, advantages, disadvantages and application.
Energy from Biomass: Type of biomass sources, biomass generation, factors affecting biodigestion,
classification, advantages and disadvantages of biogas plants, community biogas plants, problems
related to biogas plants, utilization of biogas. Energy plantation, methods for obtaining energy from
biomass, thermal gasification of biomass.
Chemical Energy Sources: Fuel cells: Design, principle, classification, types, advantages and
disadvantages Hydrogen Energy: Properties of hydrogen, methods of hydrogen production, physical
and chemical principles, storage, advantages and application
Wind Energy: Basic principle, wind energy conversion, wind energy conversion systems, design
consideration, performance and application. Alcohol fuels: Overview, feedstock, methods
for alcohol production, alcohol as an engine fuel; LPG, CNG Hydrogen and Ethanol as an alternative
liquid fuel; engine performance with alcohol fuels. Tidal Energy.
Name of Text Books:
1. John A Duffie & William A Beckman: Solar Energy Thermal processes Wiley Inter science
2 H P Garg & J Prakash, Solar Energy – Fundamentals and Applications: – Wiley Inter
Name of Reference Books:
1. G D Rai, Solar Energy Utilization – Khanna publishers.
2. S P Sukhatme, Solar Energy – Principles of thermal Collection & Storage – Tata
McGraw Hill Publishing company ltd., New Delhi