Pumping systems: Design and energy efficiency

Guan, Lisa & Chen, Guangnan (2015) Pumping systems: Design and energy efficiency. In Anwar, Sohail (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology [Second Edition]. Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 1-8.

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Pumping systems are widely used in many applications, including municipal water/wastewater services, domestic, commercial and agricultural services, and industrial processes. They are a very significant energy user and consume nearly 20% of the world’s electrical energy demand. Therefore, improving the energy efficiency of pumping systems can provide great benefits in terms of energy, environment, and cost reduction. In this entry, an overview of pump classification with pros and cons of each type of pump is presented. The procedures used to design pumping systems are also outlined. This is then followed by a discussion on the opportunities for improving the energy efficiency of pumping systems during every stage of design, selection, operation, and maintenance.

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ID Code: 89212
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Pumping systems, Pump classification, Pump selection, Design procedures, Energy efficiency
DOI: 10.1081/E-EEE2-120052633
ISBN: 9781466506732
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2015 03:52
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 03:40

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