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  • Karlsen-Davies & Aggidis - Author Accepted Manuscript

    Rights statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Applied Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Applied Energy, 164, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.12.041

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Regenerative liquid ring pumps review and advances on design and performance

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>15/02/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Applied Energy
Volume164
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)815-825
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date28/12/15
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

The regenerative liquid ring (RLR) pump is a type of rotodynamic machine which has the ability to develop high heads at relatively low flow rates in only one impeller stage. Although the exact principle of operation of this type of pump has been a phenomenon not fully understood, it has nevertheless been widely applied for over a century in areas of liquid pumping. Despite the low efficiency, RLR pumps have several advantages over other turbomachines with similar tip speed due to relatively low manufacturing costs, simplicity, high reliability, enhanced priming behaviour and can in many applications offer a more efficient alternative. Efficiency improvements are key to reducing energy consumption and ultimately combatting the global climate change. This paper offers an extensive review into the development, performance challenges and design improvements of RLR pumps in order to provide some useful insight on future research and next steps, with a particular focus on improving efficiency throughout the pump life cycle.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Applied Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Applied Energy, 164, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.12.041