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Experimental Characteristics of Pneumatic Pulse Jet Pumping Systems with a Venturi-Like Reverse Flow Diverter

Cong Xu and Yi Huang

The effects of area ratio of the diffuser entrance to the nozzle exit, displacement vessel volume, and suction gap configuration on the performance of pumping systems with a Venturi-like reverse flow diverter are investigated experimentally. The performance of a pumping system with area ratio of 1.5 is greater than one with area ratio of 1.0, but when the jet outlet velocity ranges from 12–25 m/s, the performance of a suction gap in the shape of an axially-symmetric cylinder is the same as one with an arch-like configuration. The effective lifting factor should be more than 1.0, which means that the effective volume of the displacement vessel must be at least 1/(q-1) times the riser tube volume.

Published Online: 2011-5-6

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