Pumping systems: design and energy efficiency

Guan, Lisa and Chen, Guangnan (2015) Pumping systems: design and energy efficiency. In: Encyclopedia of energy engineering and technology, 2nd ed. Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, Second Edition - Four Volume Set . Taylor & Francis, United States, pp. 1-8. ISBN 1-4665-0673-3


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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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 02:19
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017 00:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: pumps; energy efficiency; energy; environment
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091503 Engineering Practice
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8298 Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production > 829802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Plant Production
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1081/E-EEE2-120052633
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27925

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