Inexhaustible Natural Resources


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Definition of Inexhaustible natural resources

These are the resources that are present in unlimited quantity in nature and are not likely to be exhausted by human consumption

More About Inexhaustible natural resources

  • An inexhaustible resource is a resource that never runs out or gets depleted
  • Some of such resources include wind, sun, solar energy, tides, and geothermal energy
  • They are mostly the natural occurring resources hence they reappear naturally
  • The sun will burn out in just over 6 billion years. A million or so years before then, the sun will expand, boiling
  • Precipitation (rainfall, snow fall, etc.)and atomic power are some instances of inexhaustible natural resources
  • Some of them may undergo temporary imbalances due to human activity e.g. the quality of atmosphere due to air pollution
  • Inexhaustible energy sources differ from renewable energy sources because they won't be used up under any conditions
  • Sun, water, air are few examples of inexhaustible natural resources
  • The minerals are natural resources. As a good citizen of India, what should we do to conserve our natural resources?
  • The five basic elements- air, water, fire, ether and earth
  • A good number of elements like carbon, nitrogen, oxygen etc are being recycled and so long the resources are recycled they are available to us forever
  • The natural resources such as trees and shrubs are renewable and hence they are available to us
  • A natural resource is like water or wind they are resources that are found naturally on the earth

Applications of inexhaustible natural resources:

  • Solar energy refers primarily to the use of solar radiation for practical ends. However, all renewable energies, other than geothermal and tidal, derive their energy from the sun
  • Active solar techniques use photovoltaic panels, pumps, and fans to convert sunlight into useful outputs
  • Agriculture and horticulture seek to optimize the capture of solar energy in order to optimize the productivity of plants
  • Solar energy can also be used for transport and reconnaissance
  • A solar balloon is a black balloon that is filled with ordinary air. As sunlight shines on the balloon, the air inside is heated and expands causing an upward buoyancy force, much like an artificially heated hot air balloon
  • These solar balloons are used in toy markets
  • Solar thermal technologies can be used for water heating, space heating, and space cooling and process heat generation
  • Solar heating, cooling and ventilation technologies can be used to offset a portion of the energy used by human beings
  • Solar distillation can be used to make saline or brackish water potable
  • Solar cookers use sunlight for cooking, drying and pasteurization
  • Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity