Professor of School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—In this paper, design and construction of bicycle operated pump filter is explained which is used
in irrigation and filtration at small scale. The pedal operated pump can be constructed using
local material and skill. The water system comprises of a centrifugal pump operated by pedal
power. The pump stand is made up of a housing in which a foot pedal and a drive shaft rotates.
It works on the principle of compression and sudden release of a tube by creating negative
pressure in the tube and this vacuum created draws water from the sump. Thus, providing
irrigation and drinking water where electricity is not available. The setup can be built using
locally available materials and can be easily adapted to suit the needs of local people. It frees
the user from rising energy costs, can be used anywhere, produces no pollution and provide
Index Terms—Pedal, Centrifugal Pump, Shaft, Impeller
Cite: Dhruv Duggal, "Bicycle Operated Pump Filter," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 226-230, July 2014.
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