Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191844
Title:
A manual-pneumatic pump for rural water supply
Author:
Nyanue, William Grear.
Issue Date:
1985
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Evaluations of the performance of conventional manual pumps in rural communities in less developed countries show that these pumps are not suitable for heavy rural use. The presentation contained herein gives the results of laboratory tests conducted to determine if it is both technically feasible as well as practical to develop an alternative simple manually operated pneumatic pump for rural water supply. The resulting unit, the Arizona Civil Engineering (ACE) pump, was tested up to a maximum head of 42 ft. At this head, the unit performed at 72% efficiency when the outlet was empty and 96% when the outlet was primed. The results of the tests show not only that the ACE pump is a viable alternative to most current designs, but that its simplicity of design makes it suitable for village-level operation and maintenance.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water-supply -- Developing countries.; Pumping stations -- Developing countries.; Air-pump.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Laursen, Emmett M.
Committee Chair:
Laursen, Emmett M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA manual-pneumatic pump for rural water supplyen_US
dc.creatorNyanue, William Grear.en_US
dc.contributor.authorNyanue, William Grear.en_US
dc.date.issued1985en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractEvaluations of the performance of conventional manual pumps in rural communities in less developed countries show that these pumps are not suitable for heavy rural use. The presentation contained herein gives the results of laboratory tests conducted to determine if it is both technically feasible as well as practical to develop an alternative simple manually operated pneumatic pump for rural water supply. The resulting unit, the Arizona Civil Engineering (ACE) pump, was tested up to a maximum head of 42 ft. At this head, the unit performed at 72% efficiency when the outlet was empty and 96% when the outlet was primed. The results of the tests show not only that the ACE pump is a viable alternative to most current designs, but that its simplicity of design makes it suitable for village-level operation and maintenance.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater-supply -- Developing countries.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPumping stations -- Developing countries.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAir-pump.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLaursen, Emmett M.en_US
dc.contributor.chairLaursen, Emmett M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberInce, Simonen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213390529en_US
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