First Edition 2012; Reprints 2013, Second Revised Edition 2014
I. The Textbook entitled "Non- Conventional Energy Sources and Utilisation" has been written especially for the courses of B.E./B. Tech. for all Technical Universities of India. II. It deals exhaustively and symmetrically various topics on "Non -Conventional Renewable and Conventional Energy and Systems." III.. Salient Features of the book: • Subject matter has been prepared in lucid, direct and easily understandable style. • Simple diagrams and worked out examples have been given wherever necessary. • At the end of each chapter, Highlights, Theoretical Questions, Unsolved examples have been added to make this treatise a complete comprehensive book on the subject. In this edition, the book has been thoroughly revised and a new Section on "SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS" has been added to make the book still more useful to the students.
1. Introduction To Energy Sources 1–27 2. Principles Of Solar Radiation 28–53 3. Solar Energy Collectors 54—74 4. Solar Energy Storage And Applications 75–118 5. Wind Energy 119–153 6. Bio Energy (Energy From Biomass) 154–188 7. Geothermal Energy 189–202 8. Ocean Energy 203–244 9. Direct Energy Conversion 245–286 10. Hydrogen Energy 287–295 11. Nuclear Power Plant 296–318 12. Steam Thermal Power Plants 319–357 13. Diesel Engine Power Plant 358–368 14. Gas Turbine Power Plants 369–383 15. Hydro-Electric Power Plants 384–409 16. Environmental Aspects Of Energy Generation And Pollution Control 410–418 Section : Short Answer Questions 421–428 Index 429–432
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