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Design and Year-Long Performance Evaluation of a Pump as Turbine (PAT) Pico-Hydropower Energy Recovery Device in a Water Network

Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, D02 PN40 Dublin, Ireland
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Academic Editors: Helena M. Ramos and Sajjad Ahmad
Water 2021, 13(21), 3014; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13213014
Received: 27 September 2021 / Revised: 21 October 2021 / Accepted: 26 October 2021 / Published: 27 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hydropower and Pumping Systems)
Despite the existence of a vast scientific literature on the subject of hydraulic energy recovery from water pipelines by means of micro- and pico-hydropower using pumps as turbines (PAT), such technology has found a very limited application thus far in practice. In fact, the selection of a pump as turbine for a specific site is a matter of nontrivial trade-offs between a variety of technical and economic parameters and this aspect has not been sufficiently captured and integrated into a reliable, proven, and practical selection methodology available to designers and practitioners. Hence, a multi-objective PAT selection software was developed and utilized to design a 3 kW energy recovery installation at a rural Irish water network. The performance of the scheme was monitored over 13 consecutive months, resulting in the generation of nearly 16,000 kWh of electricity and validating the output from the PAT selection software. View Full-Text
Keywords: pump as turbine (PAT); best efficiency point (BEP); decision support software; field evaluation pump as turbine (PAT); best efficiency point (BEP); decision support software; field evaluation
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Novara, D.; McNabola, A. Design and Year-Long Performance Evaluation of a Pump as Turbine (PAT) Pico-Hydropower Energy Recovery Device in a Water Network. Water 2021, 13, 3014. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13213014

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Novara D, McNabola A. Design and Year-Long Performance Evaluation of a Pump as Turbine (PAT) Pico-Hydropower Energy Recovery Device in a Water Network. Water. 2021; 13(21):3014. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13213014

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Novara, Daniele, and Aonghus McNabola. 2021. "Design and Year-Long Performance Evaluation of a Pump as Turbine (PAT) Pico-Hydropower Energy Recovery Device in a Water Network" Water 13, no. 21: 3014. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13213014

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