Module - I
Thermal Energy conversion system : Review of energy scenario in India,General Philosophy and need of Energy, Different Types of Fuels used for steam generation,Equipment for burning coal in lump form, strokers, different types, Oil burners, Advantages and Disadvantages of using pulverized fuel, Equipment for preparation and burning of pulverized coal, unit system and bin system.Pulverized fuel furnaces, cyclone furnace, Coal and ash handling, Generation of steam using forced circulation, high and supercritical pressures. Chimneys : Natural, forced, induced and balanced draft, Calculations and numerical involving height of chimney to produce a given draft. Cooling towers and Ponds. Accessories for the Steam generators such as Superheaters, De-superheater, control of superheaters, Economizers, Air preheaters and re-heaters. (Chapter - 1)
Module - II
Diesel Engine Power System : Applications of Diesel Engines in Power field.Method of starting Diesel engines. Auxiliaries like cooling and lubrication system, filters, centrifuges, Oil heaters, intake and exhaust system, Layout of diesel power plant.
Hydro-Electric Energy : Hydrographs, flow duration and mass curves, unit hydrograph and numerical. Storage and pondage, pumped storage plants, low, medium and high head plants, Penstock, water hammer, surge tanks,gates and valves. General layout of hydel power plants. (Chapters - 2, 3)
Module - III
Solar Energy : Fundamentals; Solar Radiation; Estimation of solar radiation on horizontal and inclined surfaces; Measurement of solar radiation data, Solar Thermal systems: Introduction; Basics of thermodynamics and heat transfer; Flat plate collector; Evacuated Tubular Collector; Solar air collector; Solar concentrator; Solar distillation; Solar cooker; Solar refrigeration and air conditioning; Thermal energy storage systems, Solar Photovoltaic systems: Introduction; Solar cell Fundamentals; Characteristics and classification; Solar cell: Module, panel and Array construction; Photovoltaic thermal systems (Chapter - 4)
Module - IV
Wind Energy : Properties of wind, availability of wind energy in India, wind velocity and power from wind; major problems associated with wind power,wind machines; Types of wind machines and their characteristics, horizontal and vertical axis wind mills, coefficient of performance of a wind mill rotor(Numerical Examples).
Tidal Power : Tides and waves as energy suppliers and their mechanics;fundamental characteristics of tidal power, harnessing tidal energy,limitations. (Chapters - 5, 6)
Module - V
Biomass Energy : Introduction; Photosynthesis Process; Biofuels; Biomass Resources; Biomass conversion technologies; Urban waste to energy conversion; Biomass gasification.
Green Energy : Introduction : Fuel cells: Overview; Classification of fuel cells; Operating principles; Fuel cell thermodynamics Nuclear, ocean, MHD, thermoelectric and geothermal energy applications; Origin and their types; Working principles, Zero energy Concepts (Chapters - 7, 8)