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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000051735

The Small Head Criterion in Hydropower and understanding the Dimensions of Renewable Energy with Water Resources

Singh, Punit

The Habilitation thesis unravels the questions in defining the head parameter for small hydropower in order to meet the challenges of diverse end use applications with electricity on one side and water supply on the other. The thesis sets a limiting criterion between 1.5 and 5 meters to explore both conventional and unconventional turbomachinery. However, with respect to water supply as end use, it strongly advocates non turbine technologies like ram pump that are more efficient at lower flows.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Wasser und Gewässerentwicklung (IWG)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-517356
KITopen ID: 1000051735
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Habilitation
Schlagworte small head, hydropower, water supply, pump, turbine
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