International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology
Vol 3, No 1 (2013)

Pico Hydropower Application on Tidal Irrigation CanalSupporting The Indonesian Agricultural Activities Case Study: Telang II – Banyuasin

Darmawi, Darmawi ( Faculty of Engimeering, Department of Mechanical Engineering of Sriwijaya University )
Sipahutar, Riman ( Faculty of Engimeering, Department of Mechanical Engineering of Sriwijaya University )
Bernas, Siti Masreah ( Lecturer of Agriculture Faculty of Sriwijaya University )
Imanuddin, Momon Sodik ( Lecturer of Agriculture Faculty of Sriwijaya University )



Article Info

Publish Date
02 Feb 2013

Abstract

A review of waterwheel history has conducted to evaluate the possibility and thetechnology development in its relation to harvest the energy from the flowing water inand out of irrigation canal regarding the tidal movement. The study has conducted atthe east shore of South Sumatra. Hydro energy became a promising renewable energyin order to achieve at least 5% of total Indonesian national energy mix consumption in 2025. Tidal turbine energy is technologically potential for Indonesian futureregarding the beach of 81,000 kilometers long and 20 millions hectares of tidalswamp area out of 33 millions hectares available. Mechanical torque of 30 Nm isproduced by a waterwheel of 0.38 meter radius. An estimation of 60 watt at the peakof rain season could harvested from each tidal irrigation canal in Telang II. Thismechanical energy is applicable to generate small quantity water pump, water aerationinjector and small electric energy energy appliances.

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