Offers a unique and highly technical approach to tidal power and how it can be harnessed efficiently and cost–effectively, with less impact on the environment than traditional power plants
With the demand for energy outstripping conventional sources from fossil fuels, new sources of energy must be found. Tidal power is a potentially rich source of renewable energy. Even though power plants that run on hydropower have been around a long time, new types, such as those run without dams, have not been as heavily researched and presented to the scientific community. This book is a step in that direction suggesting more cost–effective and less environmentally intrusive methods for creating power sources from rivers, the tides, and other sources of water.
Presenting a detailed discussion of the costs, risks, and challenges of building power plants that run on hydropower, Tidal Power: Harnessing Energy From Water Currents:
- Covers the technical aspects of tidal power plants without dams, or Marine Hydro Kinetic (MHK) power plants
- Covers tidal barrages with reservoirs and how they can be utilized to generate renewable energy
- Details the regulations of hydro power plants that do not use dams
- Gives real examples of turbines that have been built using these new technologies
As the global supply of conventional energy sources, such as fossil fuels, dwindles and becomes more and more expensive, unconventional and renewable sources of energy, such as power generation from water sources, becomes more important making Tidal Power an incredibly valuable text for engineers, students, and researchers working in the field.
Water engineers, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and any technicians or operators working with hydropower and tidal power.
1 Marine Hydro Kinetic–MHK 1
2 Rivers (Channels) Power Plants without a Dam 53
3 Low–Speed Hydro–Kinetic Turbines 127
4 Large Power Hydro Turbines 157
5 Examples of Turbines Produced 191
6 Water Current Power–Looking to the Future 233
Subject Index 253
VICTOR LYATKHER is a professor, engineer, and inventor who developed a new method of forecasting long–term variations in the level of the Caspian Sea and designed a new kind of low head turbine. He is the recipient of the Prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, the Award of the Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, and five medals of the All Union USSR Exhibition. Dr. Lyatkher has published numerous books on renewable energy and holds multiple patents on processes and machines related to renewable energy sources.