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Water-pumping devices : a handbook for users and choosers

This book reviews options for lifting irrigation water on small and medium sized land-holdings ranging from 0.25ha to about 25ha. It begins with explanations of the general principles of water lifting and small-scale irrigation. This is followed by a review of pump types and water-lifting techniques. The next section discusses sources of power for pumping including: human and animal power; combustion engines (internal and external) and electrical power; and alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and hydro power, and biomass. The final section looks at the choice of pumping systems, not only in terms of financial and economic considerations, but also in terms of practical considerations such as availability of technology.

TitleWater-pumping devices : a handbook for users and choosers
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsFraenkel, P.
Edition2nd rev. ed.
Paginationx, 254 p. : 170 fig., 41 tab.
Date Published1997-01-01
PublisherIT Publications
Place PublishedLondon, UK
ISBN Number1853393460
Keywordscab97/6, energy, irrigation, manuals, sdiwat, selection criteria, small-scale activities, water lifting devices
Abstract

This book reviews options for lifting irrigation water on small and medium sized land-holdings ranging from 0.25ha to about 25ha. It begins with explanations of the general principles of water lifting and small-scale irrigation. This is followed by a review of pump types and water-lifting techniques. The next section discusses sources of power for pumping including: human and animal power; combustion engines (internal and external) and electrical power; and alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and hydro power, and biomass. The final section looks at the choice of pumping systems, not only in terms of financial and economic considerations, but also in terms of practical considerations such as availability of technology.

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