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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 18)
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Harnessing Ocean Energy by Tidal Current Technologies

Nasir Mehmood, Zhang Liang and Jawad Khan
Corresponding Author:  Nasir Mehmood 

Key words:  Diffuser augmented tidal current turbine, open/naked turbine, shrouded/ducted turbine, tidal current device, tidal current turbine, tidal energy,
Vol. 4 , (18): 3476-3487
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April 25, 2012 May 16, 2012 September 15, 2012
Abstract:

The world is heavily dependent on fossil fuels since most of its energy requirements are fulfilled by conventional methods of burning these fuels. The energy demand is increasing by day with growing population. The energy production by fossil fuels is devastating the environment and survival of life on globe is endangered. The renewal energy technologies are vital to ensure future energy sustenance and environmental issues. Ocean is a vast resource of renewable energy. The technology today makes it possible to extract energy from tides. The growing interest in exploring tidal current technologies has compelling reasons such as security and diversity of supply, intermittent but predictable and limited social and environmental impacts. The purpose of this study is to present a comprehensive review of tidal current technologies to harness ocean energy. The ocean energy resources are presented. The author discusses tidal energy technologies. The tidal current turbines are discussed in detail. The author reviews today’s popular tidal current technologies. The present status of ocean energy development is also reported.
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Nasir Mehmood, Zhang Liang and Jawad Khan, 2012. Harnessing Ocean Energy by Tidal Current Technologies.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(18): 3476-3487.
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