Volume 2, Issue 2, May 2017, Page: 56-61
The Pipe-Pump Integration in the “Airborne Pipeline Docked to an Earth Reservoir to Deliver Water over Long Distance for Aerial Firefighting and Irrigation” System
Athanasios Zisopoulos, Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia Saint Kliment Ochridsky, Sofia, Bulgary
Dimitrios Razis, Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia Saint Kliment Ochridsky, Sofia, Bulgary
Received: Oct. 6, 2016;       Accepted: Oct. 22, 2016;       Published: Feb. 9, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajere.20170202.11      View  3101      Downloads  355
The main idea of the invention is to use a long flying pipeline to deliver water to a forest fire. Another use could be to irrigate large areas in emergency situations. Our solution to transfer water with an airborne pipeline is several thousand times more efficient. A typical 16-inch plastic pipe gives a water flow of s 7281 m3 per hour or 2427 times more water on target than the helicopter. The general functionality of the invention is very simple. The water is elevated from the basin with the pumping station through the long pipeline. It finally ejects water from the pipeline endpoint to the forest fire. The crucial difference is that the pipeline flies above the hills hanging from hundreds of drones. The above pipe needs a special pump. The pump lies at the inner surface of the pipe, it is very small and there are more than one in every meter of the pipe. The airborne pipeline is under pre-alpha test today waiting for the final European Patent Office approval. However the coaxial pipe inner booster is a very innovative approach that is not limited to airborne pipeline use. Our ambitious are far to replace the traditional pump withits unique smoothly operation. Of course serious mathematical modelling is necessary before to proceed to the next pre alpha step (or test).
Forest Fire, Drone Technology, Hydraulics Applications, Irrigation, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, Environment and Growth, Environmental and Ecological Economics
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Athanasios Zisopoulos, Dimitrios Razis, The Pipe-Pump Integration in the “Airborne Pipeline Docked to an Earth Reservoir to Deliver Water over Long Distance for Aerial Firefighting and Irrigation” System, American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, pp. 56-61. doi: 10.11648/j.ajere.20170202.11
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