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Paper on a Proposed Intake Configuration for Bulk Water Pump Abstraction from Heavy Silt Laden River Flow

Author(s): N. J. Myburgh

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Keywords: Sediment; Intake; Pumping station; Forebay; Vortices; Skimming weir; Funnel; Off-take; Scale model; Flow straightener; Abstaction

Abstract: The details of a new proposed design for intake works where bulk water is abstracted by pumps from rivers with large sediment loads, is described. The key results of a study tour, a literature survey and two scale models employed to develop the proposed layout, are presented.


Year: 1999

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