Vortex Suppression in Wet-Pit Pump Intakes
Two distinct examples to suppress both air-entraining and boundary-attached subsurface vortices in large vertical pump intakes are presented that were developed by means of hydraulic model...

Intra Vena Cava Balloon Pumping
An innovative prototype intravenous hollow-fiber oxygenator was developed in 1984 by B.G. Hattler. The device consisted of a microporous, hollow-fiber membrane oxygenator inserted into...

A Multiple Disk Centrifugal Pump as an Artifical Ventricle
A pulsatile, multiple disk, centrifugal pump has been analysed and tested for potential use as an artificial ventricle. The pump is similar to a Tesla Turbine design which consists of...

Tunnel Grouting Record Pumped Up in Los Angeles

Design and Maintenance Factors Affecting Application Uniformity of Low Pressure Center-Pivot Irrigation Systems
Uniformity tests were conducted on 30 center-pivot sprinkler systems installed with one of six different low pressure nozzle types or high pressure impact sprinklers. Well designed and...

Scheduling of Ground Water Pumpage in Alluvial Aquifers to Minimize the Impact on Surface Water Diversions
The purpose of this paper is to present a methodology to administer the withdrawal of ground water from a basin where stream-aquifer systems are hydraulically connected. The administrative...

Hydrologic Investigation of the April, 1983 Flooding in New Orleans, Louisiana
During the rainstorm of April 6-7, 1983, a shell ramp was constructed over State Highway 406, closing the relatively shallow depression formed by the roadway passing over the levee which...

Energy Efficient Pump Station Operation with a Pump Switching Constraint
Pump operation scheduling has become a significant practical and research concern as utilities increase their computer usage. This paper presents an integer programming algorithm which...

Cellular Sheet-Pile Floodwall
Williamson, W. Va., flooded 37 times in this century, will soon be guarded by a $41 million, 4000 ft floodwall being built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A series of 41 circular...

Dallas' Flood Caverns
Dallas' North Central Expressway floods during heavy rains, but the dense development that helps create excessive runoff also precludes large detention ponds. The high-quality,...

Barometric Pumping of Contaminated Gases Through Fractured Permeable Media
Contaminated gases may be transported vertically through a fractured permeable medium by the breathing process which is associated with cyclical changes in the barometric pressure. A review...

Reliability of Model Prediction for Pump and Treat Strategies
For the remediation of aqueous phase plumes extending over large areas simulation models are often used to predict the response of the aquifer system and the contaminant concentrations...

An Alternate Formulation of Time as a Decision Variable to Facilitate Real-Time Operation of Water Supply Systems
With the advent of a new focus on energy conservation and the availability of cost efficient computer technology, many water utilities are investigating new ways to improve the efficiency...

Case Studies on the Use of Semi-Standalone Control Loops for the Management of Regional Public Water Supply
The West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority is charged with the operation and management of the public water supply that serves over 1 million people in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida....

A Comparison of Two Large Scale NLP Strategies for Determining Optimal Pump Station Controls
To solve the general nonlinear problem which is not simplified using the uniform spatial demand patterns, a two-level hierarchial scheme has been identified. The purpose of this decomposition...

Optimizing Urban Ground Water Supply Systems
The cost of Pumping comprises a major part of total water operation and maintenance expenses. Most utilities attempt to keep these costs down. However, there are areas of study that may...

Effects of Artificial Heart Pumping on Hemorheology
Alterations in hemorheology were studied in 19 patients supported by the Jarvik-7 total artificial heart (TAH) anywhere from 1 to 48 days as a bridge-to-cardiac transplantation. Abnormally...

Use of Computers for Soil and Rock Testing
The Bureau of Reclamation's central geotechnical laboratory in Denver, Colorado, routinely uses computers and associated electronic measurement devices for data acquisition,...

Analytical Solution for a Coupled Hydraulic and Subsidence Model

Pumping In and Pumping Out: Case Histories of Fluidized Sand Bypassing for Channels and Beachface Dewatering for Beaches
New technologies can change management of sand in coastal areas. Fluidization, pumping in additional water beyond the quicksand point, makes a 50:50 sand-water slurry that will flow down...

 

 

 

 

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