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Title: Sizing and quantity estimation for desilting tank of small hydropower projects - An analytical approach
Authors: Mishra S.
Singal, Sunil Kumar
Khatod, Dheeraj Kumar
Published in: International Journal of Green Energy
Abstract: In small hydropower (SHP) projects, desilting tank is an important component, which protects the mechanical equipment specially turbine from the silt carried by the water conductor system. Desilting tanks are used in water treatment plants and hydropower channels to remove objectionable sediment of a specified size and quantity. Design of desilting tank requires evaluation of sediment removal efficiency over the range of sediment particle sizes. In the design of desilting tank, various combinations of width, depth, and length of the tank are possible to achieve desired silt removal efficiency. In the present study, an attempt has been made to develop correlations for sizing of desilting tank and estimation of quantities of various materials required in the construction of desilting tank. The results obtained were verified with the data collected on desilting tanks of recently developed SHP projects. The results are found within maximum error of ±12%. The correlation developed can be used for sizing and cost estimation of the desilting tank. © 2013 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Citation: International Journal of Green Energy (2013), 10(6): 574-587
URI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15435075.2012.668864
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/7818
Issue Date: 2013
Keywords: Desilting tank
Fall velocity
Settling velocity
Silt removal efficiency
Small hydropower
ISSN: 15435075
Author Scopus IDs: 56921127500
15766150400
35217827300
Author Affiliations: Mishra, S., Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (AHEC), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, Uttarakhand, India
Singal, S.K., Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (AHEC), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, Uttarakhand, India
Khatod, D.K., Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (AHEC), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, Uttarakhand, India
Funding Details: The authors greatly acknowledge the financial support from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India in the form of research scholarship to carry out this work. The authors also acknowledge the use of project data as available in AHEC, IIT Roorkee.
Corresponding Author: Mishra, S.; Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (AHEC), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, Uttarakhand, India; email: rite2sm@gmail.com
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