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Airlift Pump Design

Discussion in 'General Aquaponics discussion - Aquaponics system ' started by Denver Vidler, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Denver Vidler

    Denver Vidler New Member

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    Glug…gurgle....splash....

    Its one week since the 4 day Master Class and Kate and I made our first Airlift pump...Sooo cool to see it work.
    We had 660mm of water in our wheelie bin and were able to lift the water to 1050mm with a flow rate of 22litres per minute.

    We had compressed air hooked up, but had the valve just cracked to allow only the smallest amount of air in.

    We made it from 40mm PVC. Next we will purchase a small diaphragm pump so we can know exactly the airflow and power usage.

    Our goal is to lift water approximately 2400mm with only a pump head of 100mm. From what I have researched this is not possible. However I think I have an idea based on the science of an ice burg structure.

    Here are the pictures...
     

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  2. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

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    Keep at it Denver. They do work. Glad to see you in here.
     
  3. Denver Vidler

    Denver Vidler New Member

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    Thanks Murray, Kate and I are very excited about using Air Lift Pumps. This design was our own from understanding the principles. The new design has been nutted out, but it is more sophisticated and it will require a part to be specially machined.
     
  4. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

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    Keep me posted on how you go with that. Can't you adapt a piece and work it with a Dremel tool.
     
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    Jayant Bhavsar New Member

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    very nice airlift system
     

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