Viability of hydro-kinetic turbine as an alternative for renewable energy harvesting in Nigeria

Ibrahim Abubakar Masud, Yoshihide Suwa

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Abstract

The rationale behind this research is the development of a zero-head floating system using a conventional hydrokinetic water wheel as a model to examine and determine its performance in an open channel condition for energy harvesting in Nigeria. The power is determined by flow of water in the stream which is responsible for rotating the blades. The research entails the water flow driven by a pump at 0.4[m/s] and 0.6[m/s] water velocities around a pool. The turbine is made to float under this free stream velocity. Feasibility study of its viability in Gari dam in Kano state of Nigeria was carried out and an average flow and discharge were determined during the dry season. Findings of this research were quite impressive and can be used to design a suitable floating zero-head turbine for energy harvesting in Nigerian rural areas where the head is low and energy is required not only for mechanization but also for lighting and irrigation purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 12th SEATUC Symposium, SEATUC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538650943
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 1
Event12th South East Asian Technical University Consortium Sysmposium, SEATUC 2018 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 2018 Mar 122018 Mar 13

Publication series

NameProceedings - 12th SEATUC Symposium, SEATUC 2018

Conference

Conference12th South East Asian Technical University Consortium Sysmposium, SEATUC 2018
CountryIndonesia
CityYogyakarta
Period18/3/1218/3/13

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Keywords

  • Renewable energy
  • Small hydropower
  • Turbine
  • Water wheel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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Masud, I. A., & Suwa, Y. (2018). Viability of hydro-kinetic turbine as an alternative for renewable energy harvesting in Nigeria. In Proceedings - 12th SEATUC Symposium, SEATUC 2018 [8788852] (Proceedings - 12th SEATUC Symposium, SEATUC 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SEATUC.2018.8788852