# Portion UNIT III Part – b: Energy and environmental engineering: Conventional and non-conventional fuels, per capita

and global consumption pattern, their environmental impacts, alternative energy sources, vehicular emission standards of fuel consumption, green buildings and rating systems. 03 Hrs

Energy:
Energy is defined as the ability or the capacity to do work. Energy is the integral part of our life. It is the energy that produces work, heat and power. Energy and power are measured in different units which makes the things confusing sometimes. Let us have look at various units of measurement of energy and power and their conversion.

Units of Measurement of Energy
Energy is defined as the ability to do work i.e. energy produces work. As per the second law of thermodynamics, whenever the work is done by absorbing the energy (heat) from the reservoir, some heat is always rejected to the sink. The work and heat are also forms of energy; hence the units of measurement of energy, work and heat are same. A number energy measurement systems exist at present but most commonly used system is SI. Here are the units of measurement of energy, work and heat in various systems: 1) MKS system (Metric system): Calories or cal: This unit is very commonly used to indicate the energy content of the fuel and food, capacity of refrigeration and air-conditioning system, etc. One calorie is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius. As such calorie is a very small unit hence larger unit Kilocalories or Kcal is more commonly used. 1Kcal = 1000 cal 2) SI unit system: Joule: This system is most commonly used now. Joule unit has been named after the famous scientist Joule who has made very important contributions in the field of thermodynamics especially in work and energy. Even Joule is a small unit; hence kilo Joule or KJ is used commonly. 1KJ = 1000J 3) British thermal unit: Btu: One Btu is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. Conversion from One Unit to the other 1Btu = 1055J or 252cal 1cal = 4.187J or 0.003969 Btu 1J = 0.2388cal or 0.0009481 Btu.

Units of Measurement of Power
The rate at which the work is produced from the energy is called as power. For instance let us suppose that there are two engines, both of which consume two gallons of gasoline and produce same amount of work i.e. 5KJ. Let us suppose that the first one produces this work in five seconds and the seconds one produces this work in 10 seconds. Accordingly the power produced by the first engine is 5/5 = 1KJ/s = 1KW and the power produced by second engine is 5/10 = 0.5KW. Here are various units of power: 1) SI unit: The SI unit of power is W. It is the amount of power produced by consumption of one Joule of energy in one second. The unit W is very small, larger unit like KW and MW are used commonly. 1KW = 1000W and 1MW = 1000KW. SI unit is most commonly used now. 2) Horsepower (hp): This unit is more commonly used to denote the power produced by the engine of the automobiles. 1hp = 746W or 0.746KW

Classes / forms of Energy
•Potential Energy – storedenergy or energy of position Gravitational – energy an object or substance has because of its position. Anything “up high” Stored Mechanical - stored in an object by the application of force. Must push or pull on an object Nuclear - energy stored in the nucleus of an atom. Holds the atom together Chemical - energy stored in the bonds between atoms. Holds molecules together •Kinetic Energy – energy of motion Mechanical (Motion)– movement of objects or substances from one place to another Electrical - movement of electrons. NOT AN ELECTRON PARADE! Sound - movement of energy through substances in the form of longitudinal/compression waves Radiant – electromagnetic energy that travels in transverse waves Thermal/Heat – internal energy of a substance due to the vibration of atoms and molecules making up the substance

Energy Transfers
•Energy can not be created nor destroyed, only changed. •Energy always transfers from high to low. •Energy transfers are never 100% efficient.

Types of energy:-conventional and non-conventional Conventional: Power provided by traditional means such as Fossil fuels, Nuclear
energy, etc., Fossil fuels: 1.Coal: Coal is a hard, black coloured, rock like substance. It is made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and varying amounts of sulfur. There are three main types of coal – anthracite, bituminous and lignite. Anthracite coal is the hardest and has more carbon, which gives higher energy content. Lignite is the softest and is low in carbon but high in hydrogen and oxygen content. Bituminous is in between. The precursor to coal – peat is still found in many countries and is also used as an energy source. Coal is mined out of the ground using various methods. Some coal mines are dug by sinking vertical or horizontal shafts deep under ground and coal miners travel by elevators or trains deep under ground to dig the coal. Other coal is mined in strip mines where huge steam shovels strip away the top layers above the coal. The layers are then restored after the coal is taken away. The coal is then shipped by train and boats and even in pipelines. In pipelines, the coal is ground up and mixed with water to make what is called slurry. This is then pumped many miles through pipelines. At the other end, the coal is used to fuel power plants and other factories. 2.Oil: Oil is another fossil fuel. It was also formed more than 300 million years age. Diatoms are sea creatures in the size of a pin head and the dead diatoms settle on the sea floor. Here they were buried under sediment and other rock. The carbon from the dead organisms eventually turned into oil under great pressure and heat. The demand for oil increased with the increasing of the population. Oil and natural gas are found under ground between folds of rock and in areas of rock that are porous and contain the oils within the rock itself. 3.Natural gas: Natural gas is lighter than air. Natural gas is mostly made up of a gas called methane. Methane is a simple chemical compound that is made up of carbon and hydrogen atoms. This gas is highly flammable. Natural gas is usually found near petroleum underground. It is pumped from below the ground and distributed to larger areas. Natural gas usually has no odour. Before it is sent to the pipelines and storage tanks, it is mixed with a chemical that gives a strong odour. The odour smells almost like rotten eggs. The odour makes it easy to smell if there is a leak. Nuclear energy: Nuclear power plants provide about 17% of the world’s electricity. Some countries depend more on nuclear power for electricity than other. In France, about 75% of the electricity is generated from nuclear power. In the United States, nuclear power supplies about 16% of the electricity overall, but some

states get more power from nuclear plants than others. There are more than 400 nuclear power plants around the world, with more than 100 in the United States.

per capita and global energy consumption pattern
The standard of living of the people of any country is considered to be proportional to the energy consumption by the people of that country. In one sense, the disparity one feels from country to country arises from the extent of accessible energy for the citizens of each country. Unfortunately, the world energy demands are mainly met by the fossil fuels today. The geographical non equi-distribution of this source and also the ability to acquire and also control the production and supply of this energy source have given rise to many issues and also the disparity in the standard of living. To illustrate the points that have been mentioned, it is necessary to analyze some data. Energy Use by Sector 37%: Industry (agriculture, mining, manufacturing, 20%: Personal and commercial transportation 11%: Residential heating, lighting, and appliances 5%: Commercial uses (lighting, heating and cooling of commercial buildings, and provision of water and sewer services) 27%: Energy losses in generation and transmission In Table 1, the proved reserves of some of the fossil fuels are given on the basis of regions.

The world energy consumption pattern is also increasing as shown in the Fig.1. The energy consumption has been increasing and it will triple in a period of 50 years by 2025 as seen from Fig.1.

Data on fossil fuel consumption by fuel type are given in Table 2.

Energy Consumption Per capita (GNP) (2004)

•India: 0.7 kW; Bangladesh: 0.2 kW (least) •The US consumes 25% of the world's energy (with a share of the world population at 5%).

environmental impacts of Conventional Energy
The fossil fuel use as energy source has many limitations. There are a number of pollutants that have been identified as coming out of the use of fossil fuels and they are serious health hazards. A simple compilation of the type of effects of the pollutants from fossil fuel sources is given in Table 3.

The scene of energy resources have been visualized in terms of various parameters. Mainly the population increase and also the need to increase the standard of living are the factors forcing to see new and alternate energy options. The climate change which is threatening the existence of life is another factor forcing to consider alternate energy sources. However the energy sources to be adopted will have to meet the varying needs of different countries and at the same time enhance the security of each one against the energy crisis or energy shortage that have taken place in the past. The factors that need consideration for the search for new energy sources should include: (i) The global energy situation and demand (ii) The availability of fossil sources (iii) The efficiency of the energy sources (iv) The availability of renewable sources (v) The options for nuclear fission and fusion. The world population will increase from 6 billion to 11 billion in this century and the life expectancy has increased 2 times in the last two centuries and the energy requirement has increased 35 times in the same period. The main drivers of the alternate energy search are the population growth, economy, technology, and agriculture. This energy demand will be in the non OECD countries and it is expected that in china alone the energy demand will increase by 20% and this will shift the oil export from west to other non OECD countries. Need for new and carbon free energy sources and possibly electricity demand will go up in the coming years. Energy from Nuclear fission though can be conceived as an alternate for the production the necessary electrical energy, the current available technologies and reactors may not be able to meet this demand. A global integrated system encompassing the complete fuel cycle, water management, and fissile fuel breeding have to be evolved for this source of energy to be a viable option. The renewable energy sources are not brought into main stream energy resources though occasionally we hear the use of low quality biomass as a source in some form or the other. The carbon dioxide emission must be controlled in the vicinity of 600 to 650 ppm in the period of 2030 to 2080. The exact slope of the curve is not a matter of concern the cumulative amount of the carbon dioxide emission will be a factor to reckon with. Therefore the alternative for energy supply should include fossil fuel with carbon dioxide sequestration, nuclear energy and renewable energies. Possibly fusion and also hydrogen based energy carrier system will evolve. However, the costs involved may even force the shift to the use of coal as an energy source in countries like India and China. The adaptation of new energy sources also faces some limitations. One is not sure of the feasibility and sustainability of such an energy source, and the learning curve also has very limited gradient making investments restrictive. Even though collaborative ventures between nations may be one option from the point of view of investment, it is not certain whether any country will be willing to deploy giga watts power not directly produced in the country of consumption. This is mainly due to the experience from energy disruptions in the past and also the small elasticity of the energy market. Countries will opt for a diversity of energy supply rather than depend on a mega scale power plants since the possibility of alternate suppliers will be more acceptable than the inter dependent supplies across countries, economy and administration. There are a variety of energy resources and energy forms. These include hydro power, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal for resources and in the energy forms, light, heat, electricity, hydrogen and fuel. How this transition has to occur depends on many factors but surely the transition has to take place sooner or later. What kind of mix will be required also depends on the location and also the availability of the resources. Photovoltaic devises have been advocated as a powerful energy source, but the technology still needs high investment and also the reliability and sustainability questions have to be addressed.

alternative energy sources
Alternative energy refers to energy sources that have no undesired consequences such for example fossil fuels or nuclear energy. Alternative energy sources are renewable and are thought to be "free" energy sources. They all have lower carbon emissions, compared to conventional energy sources. These include Biomass Energy,

Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Geothermal Energy, Hydroelectric Energy sources. Combined with the use of recycling, the use of clean alternative energies such as the home use of solar power systems will help ensure man's survival into the 21st century and beyond. 1. Bio Energy Biomass is yet another important source of energy with potential to generate power to the extent of more than 50% of the country’s requirements. India is predominantly an agricultural economy, with huge quantity of biomass available in the form of husk, straw, shells of coconuts wild bushes etc. With an estimated production of 350 million tons of agricultural waste every year, biomass is capable of supplementing coal to the tune of about 200 million tonnes producing 17,000 MW of power and resulting in a saving of about Rs.20,000 crores every year. Biomass available in India comprises of rice husk, rice straw, bagasse, coconut shell, jute, cotton, husk etc. Biomass can be obtained by raising energy farms or may be obtained from organic waste. The biomass resources including large quantities of cattle dung can be used in bio-energy technologies viz., biogas, gasifier, biomass combustion, cogeneration etc., to produce energy-thermal or electricity. Biomass can be used in three ways – one in the form of gas through gasifiers for thermal applications, second in the form of methane gas to run gas engines and produce power and the third through combustion to produce steam and thereby power. 2. Wind Energy The evolution of windmills into wind turbines did not happen overnight and attempts to produce electricity with windmills date back to the beginning of the century. It was Denmark which erected the first batch of steel windmills specially built for generation of electricity. After World War II, the development of wind turbines was totally hampered due to the installation of massive conventional power stations using fossil fuels available at low cost. But the oil crisis of 1973 heralded a definite break through in harnessing wind energy. Many European countries started pursuing the development of wind turbine technology seriously and their development efforts are continuing even today. The technology involves generation of electricity using turbines, which converts mechanical energy created by the rotation of blades into electrical energy, some times the mechanical energy from the mills is directly used for pumping water from well also. The wind power programme in India was started during 1983-84 with the efforts of the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources. In India the total installed capacity from wind mills is 1612 MW. 3. Solar Energy Solar Power was once considered, like nuclear power, ‘too cheap to meter’ but this proved illusory because of the high cost of photovoltaic cells and due to limited demand. Experts however believe that with mass production and improvement in technology, the unit price would drop and this would make it attractive for the consumers in relation to thermal or hydel power. The Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) technology which enables the direct conversion of sun light into electricity can be used to run pumps, lights, refrigerators, TV sets, etc., and it has several distinct advantages, since it does not have moving parts, produces no noise or pollution, requires very little maintenance and can be installed anywhere. These advantages make them an ideal power source for use especially in remote and isolated areas which are not served by conventional electricity making use of ample sunshine available in India, for nearly 300 days in a year. A Solar Thermal Device, on the other hand captures and transfers the heat energy available in solar radiation. The energy generated can be used for thermal applications in different temperature ranges. The heat can be used directly or further converted into mechanical or electrical energy. 4. Other Sources The other sources of renewable energy are geothermal, ocean, hydrogen and fuel cells. These have immense energy potential, though tapping this potential for power generation and other applications calls for development of suitable technologies. (i) Geo-Thermal Energy

Geo-Thermal energy is a renewable heat energy from underneath the earth. Heat is brought to near surface by thermal conduction and by intrusion into the earth’s crust. It can be utilised for power generation and direct heat applications. Potential sites for geo-thermal power generation have been identified mainly in central and northern regions of the country. Suitable technologies are under development to make its exploitation viable. (ii) Ocean thermal and Tidal energy (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion – OTEC) The vast potential of energy of the seas and oceans which cover about three fourth of our planet, can make a significant contribution to meet the energy needs. Ocean contains energy in the form of temperature gradients, waves and tides and ocean current, which can be used to generate electricity in an environment-friendly manner. Technologies to harness tidal power, wave power and ocean thermal energy are being developed, to make it commercially viable. (iii) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells In both Hydrogen and Fuel Cells electricity is produced through an electro-chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen gases. The fuel cells are efficient, compact and reliable for automotive applications. Hydrogen gas is the primary fuel for fuel cells also. Hydrogen can be produced from the electrolysis of water using solar energy. It can also be extracted from sewage gas, natural gas, naptha or biogas. Fuel cells can be very widely used once they become commercially viable. (iv) Bio fuels In view of worldwide demand for energy and concern for environmental safety there is need to search for alternatives to petrol and diesel for use in automobiles. The Government of India has now permitted the use of 5% ethanol blended petrol. Ethanol produced from molasses/ cane juice, when used as fuel will reduce the dependence on crude oil and help contain pollution. Further, technology is also being developed to convert different vegetable oils especially non-edible oils as bio-diesel for use in the transport sector. They are however, in R & D stage only.

vehicular emission standards
History of Emission Norms in India The significant environmental implications of vehicles cannot be denied. The need to reduce vehicular pollution has led to emission control through regulations in conjunction with increasingly environment-friendly technologies. It was only in 1991 that the first stage emission norms came into force for petrol vehicles and in 1992 for diesel vehicles. From April 1995 mandatory fitment of catalytic converters in new petrol passenger cars sold in the four metros of Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai and Chennai along with supply of Unleaded Petrol (ULP) was affected. Availability of ULP was further extended to 42 major cities and now it is available throughout the country. The emission reduction achieved from pre-89 levels is over 85% for petrol driven and 61% for diesel vehicles from 1991 levels. In the year 2000 passenger cars and commercial vehicles will be meeting Euro I equivalent India 2000 norms, while two wheelers will be meeting one of the tightest emission norms in the world. Euro II equivalent Bharat Stage II norms are in force from 2001 in 4 metros of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Since India embarked on a formal emission control regime only in 1991, there is a gap in comparison with technologies available in the USA or Europe. Currently, we are behind Euro norms by few years, however, a beginning has been made, and emission norms are being aligned with Euro standards and vehicular technology is being accordingly upgraded. Vehicle manufactures are also working towards bridging the gap between Euro standards and Indian emission norms. THE PARAMETERS DETERMINING EMISSION FROM VEHICLES • Vehicular Technology • Fuel Quality • Inspection & Maintenance of In-Use Vehicles