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Role of Micro Hydro Power as a Sustainable Energy Solution in Developing Countries
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NAM S and T Centre
xv+287p., figs., col.plts., tabls., 25 cm
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Weight :  670 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2015
 

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ISBN: 9789351246268
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 1795.00  

Power is of special significance in a nation’s economic development. The rising cost of energy, depleting conventional energy resources and increasing social and environmental constraints against the development of large hydro and concern over pollution from thermal power plants has seen renewed interest in the development of small or micro hydro power projects. The salient features of the micro hydro are short gestation period, environment friendly and inexpensive operation and maintenance. Micro hydro power is perhaps the most reliable of all renewable energy sources which can provide electricity in environmentally benign manner. In fact, a micro hydro system does a similar job to what a solar or wind system does, which is charge batteries. In current scenario, micro hydro systems seem a more cost-effective alternative than a grid connected system.
The present publication is a follow up of the International Workshop on The Role of Micro-hydel for Developing Countries organised by the NAM S&T Centre at Kathmandu, Nepal during 19-22 April, 2013 jointly with the the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in collaboration with Alternate Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC).
The book includes 19 research papers and status reports from 11 countries, presenting significant insights on role of micro hydro technology in providing wide range of benefits, especially for rural areas and developing countries. It is expected to be of great value for the researcher, professional, experts, non-governmental and governmental organizations working in the field of Small and Micro hydro industries.

Foreword v
H.E Tariq Ismati
Preface vii
Sultan Ali Javid, Wim Jonker Klunne and Surendra Bhakta Mathema
Introduction xi
Prof. Dr. Arun P. Kulshreshtha
Section I
Applications of Micro Hydro Technology
1. Current Turbines for Generating Power from River Streams 3
Raju Abraham (India)
2. Principle and Engineering Aspects of Micro-hydel Systems 11
O.P. Chabra (India)
3. Small and Micro-hydro Technology as a Viable Option for
Harnessing Renewable Energy in Developing Countries 41
Pinky Singh (India)
4. Hydroelectric Power Solutions for Low Velocities of the Rivers in Iraq 61
Khalid Jalil Hamad (Iraq)
5. In situ Performance Study of Micro-hydro Power Plants in Nepal 73
Shyam Sundar Khadka, Ramesh Kumar Maskey, Nikhil Raj Poudel,
Pajwal Gautam and Shakar Lal Vaidya (Nepal)
6. An Overview of Micro/Mini Hydro Power Survey and Design Tools 81
Pushpa Chitrakar (Nepal)
7. Developing Innovative Low Head Water Turbine for Free-flowing
Streams Suitable for Micro Hydro Power in Flat (Terai) Regions
in Nepal 85
Tri Ratna Bajracharya and Raj Kumar Chaulagain (Nepal)
8. A Decision Support System for Energy Generation from Water Supply
and Distribution Systems in South Africa 111
I. Loots, M. van Dijk, J.N. Bhagwan and S.J. van Vuuren (South Africa)
Section II
Status of Micro Hydro Technology in
Specific Geographical Areas
9. Afghanistan Energy History and Born of a New Program on
Promotion of Rural Energy 143
Sultan Ali Javid (Afghanistan)
10. Role of Pico/Micro/Mini/Small Hydro Power Plants in Bhutan 153
Damchu Dema and Jahar Singh Rai (Bhutan)
11. Hydro Power Potential on The Gambia River Basin 159
Adama Gassama (Gambia)
12. Micro-hydel in Indonesia 165
Agusta Samodra Putra (Indonesia)
13. Private Sector in the Development of Nepal’s Micro-hydel 177
Surendra Bhakta Mathema and Krishna Prasad Devkota (Nepal)
14. Nepalese Engineering Consultant’s Perspective for Promoting
Micro/Mini Hydro Power Projects in Developing Countries 189
Ramesh Kumar Maskey and Er. Khimananda Kandel (Nepal)
15. Development and Dissemination of Micro-hydel in Pakistan 197
Khalid Islam (Pakistan)
16. Tapping into Hydro Power Potential in Urban Water Distribution
System: Development in South Africa 213
M. van Dijk, J.N. Bhagwan and S.J. van Vuuren (South Africa)
17. Current Status and Future Developments of Small and Micro Hydro
in Southern Africa 233
Wim Jonker Klunne (South Africa)
18. Technology Development for Micro Hydro Power in Vietnam 249
Phung Hong Tuan (Vietnam)
19. Zimbabwe Country Status Report on Use of Micro-hydel 275
Leopold Vutete Mahofa (Zimbabwe)

The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) is an inter-governmental organisation with a membership of 47 countries spread over Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. Besides this, 12 S&T agencies and academic/research institutions of Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, India, Nigeria and Turkey are the members of the S&T-Industry Network of the Centre. The Centre was set up in 1989 to promote South-South cooperation through mutually beneficial partnerships among scientists and technologists and scientific organisations in developing countries. It implements a variety of programmes including international workshops, meetings, roundtables, training courses and collaborative projects and brings out scientific publications, including a quarterly Newsletter. It is also implementing 6 Fellowship schemes, namely, NAM S&T Centre Research Fellowship, South Africa Mineral Processing Training Fellowship, Joint NAM S&T Centre – ICCBS Karachi Fellowship, Joint CSIR/CFTRI (Diamond Jubilee) - NAM S&T Centre Fellowship, Joint NAM S&T Centre – ZMT Bremen Fellowship and Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists (RTF-DCS) in Indian institutions. These activities provide, among others, the opportunity for scientist-to-scientist contact and interaction, training and expert assistance, familiarising the scientific community on the latest developments and techniques in the subject areas, and identification of technologies for transfer between member countries. The Centre has so far brought out 64 publications and has organised 95 international workshops and training programmes.
For further details, please visit www.namstct.org or write to the Director General, NAM S&T Centre, Core 6A, 2nd Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

   

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