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Development of Self-Operating Water Pump Irrigation System for Sustainable Agriculture Instrumentation

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 9767-9776

Keywords : Irrigation System; Sustainable Agriculture; Water Pump; Water Hammer; Gravity Force;

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Nowadays the use of ramp pumps become more popular because the system fulfil the concept of sustainability. The basic principle of ram pumps is to use a large amount of water falling a short distance, to pump a small amount of water by water hammer effect then pumping the water to a higher point of agricultural area. The development of ramp pump is consists of Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) conveyance systems, T-joints, threat joints and control valve. Materials and Methods: Experiments were conducted with two variable water resources in common height between agricultural area with river stream which area two (2) feet. Results: Observation revealed that the ramp pump performance are depend on the height of water resource, height of delivery pipe, size of pipe and size of ramp pump. Estimation of 15.55 litres water is pumped to the delivery point while the wasted water that flows back into water stream is about 194.45 litres, mean that 92.59% from overall intake of water flow. While the percentage of 7.41% water is fed into conveyance system which suitable to irrigate the small farm area. Although the pumped water volume is low, but the amount of water is pumped continuously and the ramp pump operated sustainably without any fuel or electricity. Conclusion: This technique on natural ramp pump application was comply in nowadays sustainable concept in agriculture. The water that naturally catch from water stream can be freely to be irrigate in plantation area that avoiding to depend on power electricity.

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