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A Performance Prediction Model for Pumps as Turbines (PATs)

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Department of Engineering of the University of Naples ‘Parthenope’, Centro Direzionale Isola C4, 80125 Naples, Italy
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Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via Claudio 21, 80125 Naples, Italy
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Department of Bioscience and Territory, University of Molise, Via Francesco De Sanctis, 1, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
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Water 2020, 12(4), 1175; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12041175
Received: 29 February 2020 / Revised: 31 March 2020 / Accepted: 15 April 2020 / Published: 20 April 2020
In recent years, the interest towards the use of pumps operating as turbines (PATs) for the generation of electrical energy has increased, due to the low cost of implementation and maintenance. The main issue that inhibits a wider use of PATs is the lack of corresponding characteristic curves, because manufacturers usually provide only the pump-mode performance characteristics. In the PAT selection phase, the lack of turbine-mode characteristic curves forces users to expend expensive and time-consuming efforts in laboratory testing. In the technical literature, numerous methods are available for the prediction of PAT turbine-mode performance based on the pump-mode characteristics, but these models are usually calibrated making use of few devices. To overcome this limit, a performance database called Redawn is presented and the data collected are used to calibrate novel PAT performance models. View Full-Text
Keywords: Pumps as Turbine; energy recovery; performance prediction; best efficiency performances; experimental database; water distribution network; hydropower Pumps as Turbine; energy recovery; performance prediction; best efficiency performances; experimental database; water distribution network; hydropower
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Fontanella, S.; Fecarotta, O.; Molino, B.; Cozzolino, L.; Della Morte, R. A Performance Prediction Model for Pumps as Turbines (PATs). Water 2020, 12, 1175. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12041175

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Fontanella S, Fecarotta O, Molino B, Cozzolino L, Della Morte R. A Performance Prediction Model for Pumps as Turbines (PATs). Water. 2020; 12(4):1175. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12041175

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Fontanella, Stefania, Oreste Fecarotta, Bruno Molino, Luca Cozzolino, and Renata Della Morte. 2020. "A Performance Prediction Model for Pumps as Turbines (PATs)" Water 12, no. 4: 1175. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12041175

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