Bladeless Slurry Pump. Schematic of Test Setup. Background: Loading sand into wastewater treatment filters is inconvenient though a necessary process Conventional pumps are expensive to maintain when pumping slurries Blue Water Technologies requested that
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Schematic of Test Setup
Inlet Pressure Gage
Project Goal: To prototype and validate a bladeless pump that is capable of moving a sand and water slurry.
Filter to be
charged using pump
Bucket & Stopwatch
of solid model
Design: The main concept is based on Tesla’s bladeless pump design. This pump uses viscosity or, a fluids resistance to shear, to motivate the fluid. The geometry of the pump was chosen based on available motor size and necessary disc spacing to pass sand particles.