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.

Unit I

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


Unit II

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.

Unit III

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.

Unit IV

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

Unit V

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

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