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Pico-hydro generator

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firdaus kamaruddin

on 1 June 2014

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Pico-hydro generator
Development and analysis of pico-hydro generation system for energy storage
Name: Mohamad Firdaus Bin Kamaruddin
Matric No: 111110667
Programme : Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor : Mr. Mohd Ridzuan Bin Mohd Jamir

What is pico?
in hydro generation
The idea?
Problem Statement
A single resident consumes an average of 10 liters of water per day for personal laundry, bathe and dish washing. This amount of water has a potential to be used for energy generation. Apparently, the consuming water is wasted into drainage system after usage. In addition, the electrical tariff is expected to be increased in near future. So, an efficient energy-maker device brings many benefits to help us in terms of saving the electricity.
Objective (s)
To design an alternative and portable power generation device in the form of pico hydroelectric turbine.
To investigate the potential energy of consuming water derived from residential water reservoir to be used as a source of electricity generation.
To compare the performance of various turbine blade type and select the most suitable one for this application.
Scope (s)
Fundamentals of power generation
Fluid dynamics and turbomachinery
Basics of electricity principle

Gathering Information
from journal, articles, published books etc.
Collecting Initial Data
Flow rate measurement – to determine the flow rate of consuming water distributed from supplier to end users.
Head measurement – to find out the available pressure of the consuming water.
Estimate the power output - by using the formula:
Concept Generation
Depends on the available heads, H and water flow rates, Q.
Energy Storage
Capacity of power output
Charging circuit
Rechargeable battery
Generator function - to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy.
The selection is based on power output, type of electrical load and cost.
Data Analysis
Types of testing:
Open circuit test – to investigate the performance of the generator when it is not connected to any load.
Maximum output test – to observe the pico system maximum output by using a variation of water flow rate.
Battery charging ability test – to measure the energy storage ability of the pico-hydro system. The time taken for the battery to reach maximum storage is recorded.
Further Testing and Improvement
Improve the capability of generator
Optimize the isolation system. Isolation means the separation between water and electric current.
Increase the size of turbine blade
The same type of performance testing will be conducted to test the efficiency of the optimization.
Gantt Chart
Q & A
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