Design of an Automated Power Generation Unit using Biomass

Cyril Joseph, Ajay Vadala, Sowmya Bellam

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Abstract

Power industry plays a crucial role in our society. It advances nation's economic growth and prosperity, it is a robust industry that contributes to the growth of society. However, with increase in population the demand for electricity is intensified. Present rate at which non-renewable resources are used for production is harmful to environment. Therefore, to generate electricity and to protect environment, energy extraction from renewable sources began to rise. Biomass- Cow urine being a renewable source of energy is used to generate electricity without impairing the environment. To generate electricity from cow urine copper and zinc electrodes are used as cathode and anode respectively, Cow urine that contains uric acid and water undergoes electrolysis and generate voltage. From one liter of cow urine 1V is generated. A system using 10 plastic containers, called cells, containing 1-liter cow urine each, was connected in series to generate 10V. The system is automated to discharge and refill the system with fresh cow urine periodically.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management, ICACTM 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages489-492
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538680100
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management, ICACTM 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 24-04-201926-04-2019

Publication series

Name2019 International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management, ICACTM 2019

Conference

Conference2019 International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management, ICACTM 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period24-04-1926-04-19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation

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    Joseph, C., Vadala, A., & Bellam, S. (2019). Design of an Automated Power Generation Unit using Biomass. In 2019 International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management, ICACTM 2019 (pp. 489-492). [8776783] (2019 International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management, ICACTM 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICACTM.2019.8776783