# Download VTU BE 2020 Jan ME Question Paper 15 Scheme 5th Sem 15ME562 Energy and Environment

Download Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) BE ( Bachelor of Engineering) ME (Mechanical Engineering) 2015 Scheme 2020 January Previous Question Paper 5th Sem 15ME562 Energy and Environment

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Fifth Semester B.E. Degree Examination, Dec.20-19Man.2020
Energy and Environment
Time: 3 hrs. Max. Marks: 80
s
full questions, choosing ONE full question from each module.
Module-1
I a. Interpret World Energy Scenario with respect to production and consumption using relevant
statistics. (08 Marks)
b. Outline the factors that affect India's energy development. (08 Marks)
OR
2 a. Explain the various Key energy trends in India. (10 Marks)
b. Explain the forms of Energy and differentiate energy and power. (06 Marks)
Module-2
3 a. List the various thermal energy storage methods. Explain the working principle of solar
pond with neat sketch. (08 Marks)
b. A thermal power plant of 210MW capacity has the maximum load of 160MW. Its annual
load factor is 0.6. The coal consumption is lkg per kWh of Energy generated and the cost of
coal is Rs. 450 per tonne. Calculate (i) The annual revenue earned if energy is sold at
Rs 1 per kWh and ii) The capacity factor of the plant. (08 Marks)
OR
4 a. Define energy audit, explain the need for energy audit and mention the various phases of
energy audit methodology. (08 Marks)
b. A company owns a premium plot. They have to decide which of several alternatives to select
in trying to obtain a desirable return on their investment. After much study and calculation,
they
Evaluate the alternative based on the future worth method at i = 12%. (08 Marks)
Module-3
5 a. Explain the following with a neat sketch i) Food chain ii) Food Web iii) Energy pyramid
or Ecological pyramid. (06 Marks)
b. What is an Ecosystem? Explain different types of forest ecosystem. (10 Marks)
OR
6 a. Explain grassland ecosystems and its types.
(08 Marks)
b.
Write a short notes on : i) Nitrogen cycle ecosystem ii) Oxygen cycle ecosystem
iii) Desert ecosystem iv) Aquatic ecosystem.
(08 Marks)
Build solar power plant Build Hydro power plant
First cost (Rs.) 20,00,000 36,00,000
Annual property taxes (Rs.) 80,000 1.50,000
Annual Income (Rs.) 8,00,000 9,80,000
Life of land ( Years) 20 20
Salvage value (Rs.) 0 0
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USN

15ME562

Fifth Semester B.E. Degree Examination, Dec.20-19Man.2020
Energy and Environment
Time: 3 hrs. Max. Marks: 80
s
full questions, choosing ONE full question from each module.
Module-1
I a. Interpret World Energy Scenario with respect to production and consumption using relevant
statistics. (08 Marks)
b. Outline the factors that affect India's energy development. (08 Marks)
OR
2 a. Explain the various Key energy trends in India. (10 Marks)
b. Explain the forms of Energy and differentiate energy and power. (06 Marks)
Module-2
3 a. List the various thermal energy storage methods. Explain the working principle of solar
pond with neat sketch. (08 Marks)
b. A thermal power plant of 210MW capacity has the maximum load of 160MW. Its annual
load factor is 0.6. The coal consumption is lkg per kWh of Energy generated and the cost of
coal is Rs. 450 per tonne. Calculate (i) The annual revenue earned if energy is sold at
Rs 1 per kWh and ii) The capacity factor of the plant. (08 Marks)
OR
4 a. Define energy audit, explain the need for energy audit and mention the various phases of
energy audit methodology. (08 Marks)
b. A company owns a premium plot. They have to decide which of several alternatives to select
in trying to obtain a desirable return on their investment. After much study and calculation,
they
Evaluate the alternative based on the future worth method at i = 12%. (08 Marks)
Module-3
5 a. Explain the following with a neat sketch i) Food chain ii) Food Web iii) Energy pyramid
or Ecological pyramid. (06 Marks)
b. What is an Ecosystem? Explain different types of forest ecosystem. (10 Marks)
OR
6 a. Explain grassland ecosystems and its types.
(08 Marks)
b.
Write a short notes on : i) Nitrogen cycle ecosystem ii) Oxygen cycle ecosystem
iii) Desert ecosystem iv) Aquatic ecosystem.
(08 Marks)
Build solar power plant Build Hydro power plant
First cost (Rs.) 20,00,000 36,00,000
Annual property taxes (Rs.) 80,000 1.50,000
Annual Income (Rs.) 8,00,000 9,80,000
Life of land ( Years) 20 20
Salvage value (Rs.) 0 0
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Module-4
7 a. Discuss briefly the causes, effects and control of Air Pollution. (08 Marks)
b. Discuss briefly the causes, effects and control measures of i) Soil pollution
ii) Noise pollution iii) Thermal pollution iv) Marine pollution. (08 Marks)
OR
8 a. Discuss Solid waste management techniques. (08 Marks)
b. Discuss any two case studies related to pollution of environment in detail. (08 Marks)
Module-5
9 a. What is acid rain? What are its effects and write a short note on Ozone layer depletion.
(08 Marks)`
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b. Discuss : i) Wildlife Protection Act ii) Forest Conservation Act. (08 Marks)
OR
10 a. What are the regulations governing Water Pollution Preventation Act'?
b. Explain the impact of global warming on our mother nature.
(08 Marks)
(08 Marks)
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