AuthorNyanue, William Grear.
Water-supply -- Developing countries.
Pumping stations -- Developing countries.
AdvisorLaursen, Emmett M.
Committee ChairLaursen, Emmett M.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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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.
Degree ProgramCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics