Pumping Efficiency of Screw Agitators in a Tube

F. Rieger

Abstract


Most information on pumping efficiency that is available in the literature is limited to the turbulent region (centrifugal pumps). The aim of this paper is to show the effect of the Reynolds number on the pumping efficiency of screw agitators for a wide range of Reynolds number values from creeping to the turbulent flow region. The dependence of pumping efficiency on Reynolds number extends our knowledge about the efficiency of classical impeller pumps restricted usually to the turbulent region.

Keywords


Pumping efficiency; screw agitator

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague