MODEL QUESTION PAPER
SUBJECT : Non Conventional Energy Engineering SUBJECT CODE :_______
TIME : THREE HOURS TOTAL MARKS : 100
Note : 1) Section – I is compulsory .
2) Answer any TWO FULL QUESTIONS FROM SECTION – II, III & IV
SECTION – I
Q – I ) a) State a) Fill in the blanks with appropriate words 1X5= 5
i) Coal is an example of __________ source of energy
ii) Fuel cell is used for ________.
iii) Lead Acid battery is used for ______________ .
iv) __________ is used for power generation where high velocity winds are available.
v) Digester process is used in ___________ energy production.
b) What are the prospects of non-conventional energy sources in India ? 05
SECTIO N – II
Q – II ) a) Breifly explain the major conventional energy sources ? 06
b) Define solar constant. What are the reasons for variation in solar radiation reaching the earth than received at the outside of atmosphere ? 06
c) Briefly discuss difussed radiation. 03
Q – III ) a) What is the difference between pyrheliometer and pyrenometer ? Explain Eppley pyrenometer 06
b) Explain the principle of conversion of solar radiation into heat. 05
c) Give the classification of solar collectors 04
Q- I V ) a) Explain the working of solar water heater with schematic diagram 07
b) Explain WECS with a block diagram 08
SECTION – III
Q – V ) a) Mention Biomass conversion technologies. Briefly explain biochemical conversion 07
b) What is the composition of biogas ? Mention the factors affecting the generation of biogas. 08
Q- VI ) a) Explain with a schematic diagram the open cycle OTEC 06
b) What are the basic components of a Tidal thermal power plant ?Explain briefly . 04
b) List the advantages and limitations of Tidal power sources 05
Q- VII ) a) Explain briefly the working of geothermal energy system 07
b) What are the general categories of geothernal resources ? Explain in brief hydrothermal systems 08
SECTION – IV
Q – VIII ) a ) List the various energy storage devices 06
b) With suitable sketch explain thermo electric power generators 09.
Q- IX ) a) Explain briefly the Seebeck effect . 06
b) Explain the working of fuel cell and their applications. 07
c) List the applications of hydrogen energy devices 02
Q- X ) a) Write short notes on the following : ( 5 x 3 ) = 15
i) Thomson effect .
ii) Lead acid battery
iii) Explain the basic principles of Peltier effect iv) Solar constant