Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 12, 59–64, 2019
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 12, 59–64, 2019

Research article 05 Nov 2019

Research article | 05 Nov 2019

Performance characteristics of a small water-hammer head pump

Krishpersad Manohar et al.

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Short summary
Many rural farming areas are located far from a reliable electricity supply; hence, a reliable source of water for crops and livestock can prove to be an expensive venture. A water pump operating on the water-hammer effect requires no external power source and can serve as an effective means of pumping water to a higher altitude once a reliable supply is available. The small hammer-head pump was designed to operate on the hammer-head effect created by the sudden stoppage of a flowing fluid.