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Hydraulic air pumps for low-head hydropower

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Hydropower is a proven renewable energy resource and future expansion potential exists in smaller-scale, low-head sites. A novel approach to low-head hydropower at run-of-river and tidal estuary sites is to include an intermediate air transmission stage. Water is made to flow through a siphon, rather than a conventional water turbine, and at the top of the siphon the pressure is sub-atmospheric and air is entrained into the water. The siphon forms a novel, hydraulically powered vacuum pump or...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1243/09576509JPE645

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy Journal website
Volume:
223
Issue:
2
Pages:
115-125
Publication date:
2009-03-01
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EISSN:
2041-2967
ISSN:
0957-6509
Source identifiers:
294649
Language:
English
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2012-12-20

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