UPTU Old Question Papers
B Tech 8th Semester
Non Conventional Energy Resources and Utilisation 2006-2007
Note : (1) Attempt all questions.
(2) All questions carry equal marks.
1 Attempt any two parts of the following : 10×2=20
(a) What is the present installed power generation capacity in India? Discuss the contribution of various types of power plants.
(b) Discuss the merits and demerits of the various renewable technologies developed in India.
(c) Discuss in detail about reserves and production of petroleum and natural gas in India with problem areas.
2 Attempt any four parts of the following : 5×4=20
(a) Explain the principle of wind energy conversion.
(b) Discuss the following parameters used in Rotor Design :
(iii) Tip-speed ratio.
(c) Discuss various designs of Rotors with their relative merits and demerits.
(d) Discuss the prospects and status of wind energy in India.
(e) Discuss the popular biogas plants developed in India.
(1) What are various problems and constraints for biogas development?
3 Attempt any four parts of the following : 5×4=20
(a) Explain the following:
(i) Solar declination
(ii) Solar constant
(iii) Solar time
(iv) Air Mass.
(b) What is a Flat Plate Solar Energy Collector?
(c) Discuss the orientation of a Flat Plate Collector to get the maximum output.
(d) Discuss the solar energy storage in a fully stratified water tank.
(e) What is problem with salt hydrates for solar energy storage?
(1) Explain the principle of solar pond.
4 Attempt any two parts of the following : 10×2=20
(a) Discuss the working of Hydrogen-Oxygen fuel cell. Show that a hydrogen oxygen fuel cell has a maximum efficiency of 83%.
(b) Describe Regenerative Fuel cells. What are various performance limiting factors of a fuel cell?
(c) Discuss the important properties required in a good emitter material used in Thermionic converter.
5 Attempt any two parts of the following 10×2=20
(a) Analyse the working of a Thermoelectric
Generator. Derive an expression for its power output.
(b) Discuss the technology Ocean Thermal Energy
Conversion (OTEC). What are possible
environmental effects as a result of an operation of an OTEC plant?
(c) Explain the working of Geothermal Power
Plants. Discuss the various technical developments.