Efficient Use of Renewable Energy in Train and Railway Station
Tejaswini Dilip Patil1, Kaustubh Dilip Patil2, Sunil M. Mahajan3
1Tejaswini Dilip Patil, Department of E& TC, KKW Engineering Collage, Nashik (Maharashtra), India.
2Kaustubh Dilip Patil, Department of Mechanical, Sandip Foundation, Nashik (Maharashtra), India.
3Prof. Sunil M. Mahajan, Department of Mechanical, Sandip Foundation, Nashik (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 13 February 2014 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 February 2014 | Manuscript Published on 28 February 2014 | PP: 18-22 | Volume-3 Issue-9, February 2014 | Retrieval Number: I1460023914/14©BEIESP
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Abstract: The quick social economic development of Vietnam stimulates great demand of quality as well as quantity on transport service by the increasingly growing needs of customer for transportation. The railway passenger transport is currently still an important branch of a country’s transport system because it is safer, more eco-friendly and much more efficient in comparison to another means. However, the increasing of the number of passengers is the main causes of fast increasing waste amount from the rail service. The aim of this paper is to study how the organic waste from rail service is managed and treated today by the Vietnam railways. The paper ends with some proposal solutions for treating and disposing of organic waste by applying renewable energy technologies for climate change mitigation to protect human health and the environment. We propose an electricity supply system suitable for public transportation. In this system, solar cells are installed on the roof of the platform. Wind turbines and water wheels are built around the station. Electric double layer capacitors (EDLCs) are installed at the station, and EDLCs are always charged by renewable energy. EDLCs are also mounted on the railcar. When the railcar stops at the station, EDLCs of the railcar are rapidly charged from EDLCs of the station. The battery driven light rail vehicle developed by Railway Technical Research Institute consumes the electricity of 2.5kWh per kilometer. Assuming that interval between stations is 500m; railcar needs 1.3kWh to reach the next station. If we assume that railcars arrive and depart every 10 minutes, and railcars are operated for 18 hours a day, the power generation capacity of 99,000kWh is necessary at each station in one year.
Keywords: Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Biogas System.
Scope of the Article: Renewable Energy Technology