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dc.contributor.advisor Ranasinghe, RACP
dc.contributor.author Kumara, KGNS
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-23T21:28:47Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-23T21:28:47Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/13288
dc.description.abstract This research was aimed to study the potentials for conservation of energy in main schemes of NWSDB in Southern Province. The results are usable on benchmarking energy usage on water supply schemes those operating under NWSDB. From the history of operation of NWSDB over 40 years, energy audits for the resent past were studied for water supply schemes. Specific energy consumption is used to benchmark the energy consumption of each category of operations which leads to identify the potentials for energy conservation. An energy audit was carried out in Southern Province, region-vise Matara, Galle and Hambantota to evaluate the energy conservation potentials. In electrical energy form, kinetic energy around 25 % of the total consumed is used for pumping raw water. Other 75% is used for major components including water treatments, treated water pumping and distribution networks. Apart from the energy usage on water treatment and pumping, component from total energy as high as 12% was identified as loss on non-revenue water, an area to work on reduction of energy usage. The main area identified as need for improvements was pumping and transmission equipment and their unit operations where around 14% energy could be targeted for energy saving. It is worth to improve water sources for free from algae, impurities, pollution and contamination through community awareness, national policy planning and programmed long term vision to meet huge energy conservation in future and to harvesting healthy generation out in danger with numerous diseases. Direct distribution of water to consuming terminals with continuous pumping is better option to focus to save energy in vigorous amounts instead of distribution through elevated towers yet not ready to be implemented with prevailing electricity pattern in the country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject MECHANICAL ENGINEERING en_US
dc.subject ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject WATER SUPPLY SCHEMES-Energy usage
dc.subject ENERGY AUDITS
dc.subject WATER SUPPLY SCHEMES-Energy conservation-Sri Lanka
dc.title Potential for energy conservation in nwsdb water supply schemes en_US
dc.type Thesis-Full-text
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree Master of Engineering in Energy Technology en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.date.accept 2017-02
dc.identifier.accno TH3524 en_US


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