Water Lifting Devices: A Handbook / Edition 3

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? An updated and expanded new edition (formerly Water Pumping Devices) surveying the water-lifting technologies that are available and appropriate for smallholdings.
? Examines the costs and general suitability of the different technologies to enable farmers and policy makers to make informed choices. Efficient and effective irrigation of the land can have a dramatic effect on the agricultural output and economic well-being of a community. At the heart of effective irrigation lies the problem of lifting or pumping water, and this handbook surveys the water-lifting technologies that are available and appropriate for smallholdings. It is a detailed and practical review of the options, especially for irrigation but also for other purposes, and the costs and general suitability of the different technologies are examined with the aim of enabling farmers and policymakers to make informed choices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853395383
  • Publisher: Practical Action Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Edition description: Third edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,147,358
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Fraenkel is a founder and Technical Director of Marine Current Turbines Ltd, a company that is pioneering the development of tidal stream power systems. He is a chartered mechanical engineer with experience in aviation in the U.K. and copper mining and processing in Africa. He has worked on renewable energy technologies since the mid-1970s, starting with ITDG and later with IT Power, a renewable energy consultancy, particularly in the field of small-scale wind technology, small hydro and solar photovoltaic systems.

Jeremy Thake , a mechanical design engineer, has worked for a technology organization, DCS, in Nepal for six years in micro-hydro systems. He currently works for a renewable energy consultancy, IT Power.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Drinking water supplies 9
3 Water lifting for small-scale irrigation 16
4 Water sources 25
5 Fundamental physical principles of water lifting 42
6 Review of pumps and water lifting techniques 63
7 Power for pumping 163
8 The choice of pumping systems 297
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