An Analytical and Experimental Study of Air-Lift Pump Performance

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A. H. Stenning, C. B. Martin

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.

J. Eng. Power 90(2), 106-110 (Apr 01, 1968) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3609143 History: Received June 14, 1967; Online August 25, 2011


A one-dimensional analysis of air-lift pump performance in shallow water has been developed which includes the effects of friction and slip between the gas and the liquid. The theory predicts the performance characteristics of these devices successfully, and explains the empirical design rules recommended in earlier publications.

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