Modelling and Simulation of Hydro Power Plant using MATLAB & WatPro 3.0

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Jahnvi Tiwari 1,* Ashish Kumar Singh 1 Ashish Yadav 1 Rakesh Kumar Jha 1

1. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Katra (J&K), 182320, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 2 Jan. 2015 / Revised: 11 Mar. 2015 / Accepted: 2 May 2015 / Published: 8 Jul. 2015

Index Terms

Reverse Osmosis, Graphene Membrane, Chlorine, Electrolysis, Pump Control, Fouling Detection, TiO2 Nanoparticles


Increase in demand of electricity and clean drinking water has produced a chronic need of a promising and reliable technology for the supply of both commodities, which should be entirely based on renewable sources of energy. The authors, in their previous work, had proposed a design of a hybrid power plant which used graphene membrane for power generation using reverse osmosis process. The proposal included removal of arsenic, poorly biodegradable pollutants using TiO2 nanoparticles. Chlorine production using the process of electrolysis. The plant was also electronically implemented and included pump control, fouling detection modules and decision module for the volume of effluents to be discharged. The performance of a power system is essential to be analyzed for control, stabilization and efficient modelling. In the present research paper, simulation model of the hybrid plant is analyzed. The chemical behavior is analyzed with 'Watpro 3.0' industrial software and turbine governance system is studied via MATLAB. This plant is a potential replacement of chemical purification techniques with high overhead and excess cost. It is a better, efficient, safe and reliable system to produce clean and safe drinking water and electricity simultaneously.

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Jahnvi Tiwari, Ashish Kumar Singh, Ashish Yadav, Rakesh Kumar Jha, "Modelling and Simulation of Hydro Power Plant using MATLAB & WatPro 3.0", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.7, no.8, pp.1-8, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2015.08.01


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