Pumps as Turbines

Pumps as Turbines

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This second edition of the classic title on practical energy provision for isolated houses and remote locations has now been updated with a new chapter. Pumps as Turbine is a practical handbook for engineers and technicians involved in designing and installing small water-power schemes. It concerns the use of standard pump units as a low-cost alternative to conventional turbines to provide stand-alone electricity generation for isolated houses and remote communities. This second edition has been updated and extended to include a case study from a recent scheme installed in collaboration with ITDG Kenya. The pump selection process is described through this step-by-step example, where the site head would have been too low for a Pelton turbine. The case study demonstrates that now, possibly more than ever before, the use of pumps as turbines offers a reliable, low-cost option for rural electrification. Arthur Williams has been involved in micro-hydro research and development since 1987. While completing his PhD he worked with ITDG to set up successful pump-as-turbine demonstration schemes in the UK and Pakistan. He is now a senior lecturer at the Nottingham Trent University where he continues to work on micro- and pico-hydro power.Further Reading Micro-Hydro Design Manual: a guide to small-scale water power schemes, A. Harvey with A. Brown, P. Hettiarachi and A. Inversin, ITDG Publishing, London, 1993. ISBN: 1853391034. Micro-hydropower: a guide foranbsp;...

Title:Pumps as Turbines
Author: Arthur Williams
Publisher:ITDG Publishing - 2003

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