Short Note

Econ. Environ. Geol. 2016; 49(3): 243-248

Published online June 30, 2016

https://doi.org/10.9719/EEG.2016.49.3.243

© THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

Evaluation of Field Feasibility and Efficiency of Hydraulic Ram Pump

Soo-Hyoung Lee1, Heesung Yoon1, Dong-Hun Kim1, Esther Shin2, YongCheol Kim1, Kyung-Seok Ko1 and Kyoochul Ha1,2*

1Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon 305-350, South Korea
2University of Science and Technology, Daejeon 305-350, South Korea

Correspondence to : hasife@kigam.re.kr

Received: May 4, 2016; Revised: June 3, 2016; Accepted: June 10, 2016

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate the applicability and efficiency of water supply using hydraulic ram pump. Study area is the Imgok-ri, Hwanam-myeon, Sanju-si, Kyeongsangbuk-do. There is an abandoned coal mine, where groundwater is discharged from its entrance with a flow rate of approximately 260 m3/day. Hydraulic ram pump uses the waterhammer phenomenon and utilizes the power of falling water for pumping part of that water to a higher elevation than the water sources without electric power. To determine the efficiency of hydraulic ram pump, the flow rate was measured at three points according to the altitude difference (Δh = 19 m (point 1), 30 m (point 2), 40 m (point 3)). Flow rate measured at 1, 2, and 3 were about 8.6~10.8 m3/day, 3.98~4.39 m3/day, and 2.35~2.59 m3/day, respectively. The current results suggested that, hydraulic ram pump could be applicable for the water supply system in mountain areas without external power supply.

Keywords hydraulic ram pump, groundwater discharge, water supply system, waterhammer phenomenon, mountain areas

수격펌프의 효율성 및 현장 적용성 평가

이수형1·윤희성1·김동훈1·신에스더2·김용철1·고경석1·하규철1,2*

1한국지질자원연구원, 2한국과학기술연합대학원(UST)

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Short Note

Econ. Environ. Geol. 2016; 49(3): 243-248

Published online June 30, 2016 https://doi.org/10.9719/EEG.2016.49.3.243

Copyright © THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY.

Evaluation of Field Feasibility and Efficiency of Hydraulic Ram Pump

Soo-Hyoung Lee1, Heesung Yoon1, Dong-Hun Kim1, Esther Shin2, YongCheol Kim1, Kyung-Seok Ko1 and Kyoochul Ha1,2*

1Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon 305-350, South Korea
2University of Science and Technology, Daejeon 305-350, South Korea

Correspondence to:hasife@kigam.re.kr

Received: May 4, 2016; Revised: June 3, 2016; Accepted: June 10, 2016

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate the applicability and efficiency of water supply using hydraulic ram pump. Study area is the Imgok-ri, Hwanam-myeon, Sanju-si, Kyeongsangbuk-do. There is an abandoned coal mine, where groundwater is discharged from its entrance with a flow rate of approximately 260 m3/day. Hydraulic ram pump uses the waterhammer phenomenon and utilizes the power of falling water for pumping part of that water to a higher elevation than the water sources without electric power. To determine the efficiency of hydraulic ram pump, the flow rate was measured at three points according to the altitude difference (Δh = 19 m (point 1), 30 m (point 2), 40 m (point 3)). Flow rate measured at 1, 2, and 3 were about 8.6~10.8 m3/day, 3.98~4.39 m3/day, and 2.35~2.59 m3/day, respectively. The current results suggested that, hydraulic ram pump could be applicable for the water supply system in mountain areas without external power supply.

Keywords hydraulic ram pump, groundwater discharge, water supply system, waterhammer phenomenon, mountain areas

수격펌프의 효율성 및 현장 적용성 평가

이수형1·윤희성1·김동훈1·신에스더2·김용철1·고경석1·하규철1,2*

1한국지질자원연구원, 2한국과학기술연합대학원(UST)

Received: May 4, 2016; Revised: June 3, 2016; Accepted: June 10, 2016

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