Water Wells and Pumps

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Water Wells and Pumps

Water Wells and Pumps

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Published: 16 July, 2008

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Design and Build Safe, Efficient Systems for Irrigation and Water Supply

Water Wells and Pumps is a comprehensive guide to the essential theory and design of ground water structures, wells/tube wells, and pumps, with particular emphasis on problem solving and meeting the requirements of developing nations. It features thorough, up-to-date knowledge of the science and technology of water wells and pumps as well as allied appliances and applications.

This authoritative desk reference outlines the construction, operation, and maintenance of water wells for irrigation and water supply. It also presents the development and testing of tube wells as well as a variety of pumps, both location-specific. Using SI units exclusively, Water Wells and Pumps features:

  • Coverage of a variety of pumps, including those using nonconventional, environmentally friendly means
  • Examinations of ground water recharge methods, well rehabilitation, and animal-powered water lifts
  • Techno-economic evaluation of projects on wells and pumps
  • References and problems at the end of each chapter for research and educational use

Solutions for all problems related to designing secure, reliable systems

* Ground water resources development and utilization * Hydraulics of wells * Open wells * Tube wells and their designs * Development and testing of tube wells * Rehabilitation of sick and failed tube wells * Man- and animal-powered water lifts and positive displacement pumps * Variable displacement pumps and accessories * Centrifugal pumps * Deep well turbine and submersible pumps * Propeller, mixed flow, and jet pumps * Applications of nonconventional energy sources in pumping

A M Michael, M Tech, Ph. D (IIT, Kharagpur), Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Indian National Academy of Engineering and Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, held senior faculty positions in Rajasthan Agricultural University, Punjab Agricultural University and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi for over three decades. He also held important positions in research management and academic development, including the prestigious post of Director, IARI, New Delhi and Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur, Concurrently, he held the post of Project Coordinator of the All India Coordinated Project of ICAR on Wells and Pumps, for about 15 years. As a consultant for water management he has let many land and water management projects in various countries. He has authored many internationally referred texts, monographs and research papers. In recognition of his contributions, he was given several prestigious awards and recognitions, including Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Prize of ICAR and degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) of N D University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad. S D Khepar, M E (Roorkee), Ph D. (IIT, Delhi), Fellow Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, worked as Divisional Engineer, Punjab Tube Wells Corporation. He held senior faculty positions at the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, including the post of Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering, and the prestigious post of National Professor of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering of Indian Council of Agricultural Research at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. He also held important international assignments in Sri Lanka, Iraq, Mozambiquue, and USA. In recognition of his outstanding contributions Dr. Khepar was given many awards and distinctions, including the Jawaharlal Nehru Award and the Rafi Ahmed Kidwi Prize of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi and the National Research and Development Council Award, Government of India. S K Sondhi, M Tech. (Punjab Agricultural University), Ph D (IARI), Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers is presently working as Consultant, Water Resources Engineering. He held important academic positions at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, including Professor, head of Department and Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering. Concurrently, he served as principal Investigator of the all India Coordinated Research Project of ICAR on Wells and Pumps, Ludhiana Centre for over 15 years. He made major inputs at national level in modernizing professional university education. He has been an outstanding teacher of graduate and post-graduate level courses and served as Chairman of Advisory Committees of many Ph D students. He had authored many internationally referred research papers, articles and bulletins. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Dr. Sondhi was given many awards and recognitions by professional institutions and Societies.

Type Book
ISBN 9780071591201
Number Of Pages 696
Item Weight 1429 g
Product Dimensions 193 x 241 x 43 mm
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Format Hardback