Pumps as Turbines
A users guide
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.
|Prelims (Contents, Foreword by Nigel Smith, Acknowledgements, Introduction, Diagram of Pump Components)|
|1. Pumps as Turbines|
Arthur Williams has been involved in micro-hydro research and development since 1987. In 1991-2, 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.
Numerical simulation of cavitating flow in a centrifugal pump as turbine
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 232 (2018), Iss. 2 P.135https://doi.org/10.1177/0954408916686126 [Citations: 7]
Advances in Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering
Conception and Design of A Micro-Hydro in a Water Supply System
Ramos, H M
2009https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89465-0_383 [Citations: 0]
Development of a Predicting Model for Calculating the Geometry and the Characteristic Curves of Pumps Running as Turbines in Both Operating Modes
Energies, Vol. 15 (2022), Iss. 7 P.2669https://doi.org/10.3390/en15072669 [Citations: 5]
Effect of Velocity Slip on Head Prediction for Centrifugal Pumps as Turbines
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Vol. 2019 (2019), Iss. P.1https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/5431047 [Citations: 3]
Leakage Control and Energy Recovery Using Variable Speed Pumps as Turbines
Lima, Gustavo Meirelles
Brentan, Bruno Melo
Ramos, Helena M.
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 144 (2018), Iss. 1https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000852 [Citations: 29]
Integrated Optimal Cost and Pressure Management for Water Distribution Systems
de Marinis, G.
Procedia Engineering, Vol. 70 (2014), Iss. P.1659https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.02.183 [Citations: 17]
Experimental activity at test rig validating correlations to select pumps running as turbines in microhydro plants
Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 149 (2017), Iss. P.781https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2017.03.013 [Citations: 85]
Investigation of Effects of Changing Blade Position and Size Reduction on Performance of Axial Pump Used as Turbine
Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 110-116 (2011), Iss. P.2933https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.110-116.2933 [Citations: 0]
Losses Reduction and Energy Production in Water-Distribution Networks
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 138 (2012), Iss. 3 P.237https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000179 [Citations: 134]
Optimal energy recovery by means of pumps as turbines (PATs) for improved WDS management
Morley, Mark S.
de Marinis, Giovanni
Water Supply, Vol. 18 (2018), Iss. 4 P.1365https://doi.org/10.2166/ws.2017.202 [Citations: 22]
Optimal Water Supply System Management by Leakage Reduction and Energy Recovery
de Marinis, G.
Procedia Engineering, Vol. 89 (2014), Iss. P.573https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.11.480 [Citations: 8]
Pump-as-turbine for Energy Recovery Applications: The Case Study of An Aqueduct
Energy Procedia, Vol. 101 (2016), Iss. P.1207https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.163 [Citations: 49]
HYPER: Computer-Assisted Optimal Pump-as-Turbine (PAT) Selection for Microhydropower Generation and Pressure Regulation in a Water Distribution Network (WDN)
Di Menna, Francesco
Water, Vol. 15 (2023), Iss. 15 P.2807https://doi.org/10.3390/w15152807 [Citations: 0]