A vacuum conduit 482 is connected to a vacuum source such as vacuum tank 40, 240, 260, 340 (FIGS. The close proximity of the valve 18 to the inlet end 14 of the drive pipe 12 and the close proximity of the connection of conduit 26 to the downstream side of the drive pipe valve 18 maximizes the mass of accelerated water creating the vacuum. A key feature of the present invention concerns the capability to generate hydropower energy efficiently at hydraulic heads that are well below the minimum required to support conventional hydroturbine designs and to achieve this result without the need for water to pass through rotating turbine blades. For example, the cross-sectional shape can be circular or non-circular.
Implementation of a conventional hydroelectric system with these low water velocities would require the employment of a large diameter, slowly rotating turbine design. A disadvantage with the design of conventional hydroelectric power generation systems is that these systems are unable to produce power under low-head conditions (i.e., less than ten feet) economically or without potentially negative environmental effects.
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These high levels of vacuum allow for the use of small, cost effective, air motors and turbines that spin at speeds equal to, or greater than, the 60 Hz power line frequency. As with the use of the natural slope of a flowing water source, an advantage of this modification is provided in the elimination of the need for a dam as well as being able to use previously untapped water sources to generate power.
According to one aspect of the present invention, a hydropower conversion system is provided which uses a hydraulic gradient to accelerate a flow of water. 5, a heat exchanger 590 uses the gas cooling affect generated by the hydropower generator 10, 210, 310 for refrigeration. Further, the various hydropower generator systems may be modified and are adapted as necessary for use in streams, rivers and tidal waters where conventional forms of hydropower generation are currently not feasible or acceptable. Further features and advantages of the present invention will be set forth in, or apparent from, the detailed description of preferred embodiments thereof which follows.
The length, cross-sectional area and shape of drive pipe 12 will vary based on site conditions. It will become apparent to one of ordinary skill that both increasing the diameter of the riser section 228 and providing a second vacuum tank 260 will charge the riser section 228 with a greater mass of gas just prior to the air purge step. As a result, there is a major cost saving provided by the present invention over those conventional systems which require a very large and slowly rotating assembly.
Optimization of performance of a hydropower conversion system of the present invention is provided with reference to the following example. A further feature of the present invention concerns the ability to operate with entrained particulate matter such as sand that impairs performance of conventional hydroelectric power systems. Estreñimiento y dolor lumbar . Air flows across a turbine as a manifold and a valve means communicates air pressure and vacuum from the tidal chambers.
In addition, the pressure relief system 24 allows gas, but not to water, to enter the riser section 28 after the drive pipe valve 18 is closed. A pneumatic device is coupled to the pressure relief device and is powered from the negative pressure. The negative pressure relief system is for pulling gas but not water into the riser section when the negative pressure relief device is subject to negative pressure. 843 and shaft 847 which reciprocate within pressure relief cylinder 828 as water level 844 rises and falls as denoted by arrow 830. The upper end 838 of the relief cylinder 828 is open to the environment.
During operation, the turbine 546 creates a decrease in pressure by expanding gas from atmospheric pressure to subatmospheric pressure. The elimination of the need for water to pass through rotating turbine blades obviates excessive shear, strike and pressure changes known to harm entrained fish and other forms of aquatic life. The water lifting potential is related to vacuum level and water vaporization pressure. Alternatively, power could be recovered by outfitting the riser with a piston and shaft assembly that moves with the water level. The hydraulic gradient, H, required for operation is established by the natural slope 321 of the river or stream channel 320. A negative pressure relief system 324 is oriented so that limited water pressure at the belled inlet 314 is sufficient to purge gas from a near horizontal riser section 328. A float 368 or other device prevents water from entering the vacuum line 337. This configuration minimizes required stream or river channel 320 alteration (e.g., via damming) and allows for unimpeded fish movement upstream and downstream in channel 320. Air turbines 346 and other power conversion equipment 348 can be located economically above flood stage elevations thereby providing for a reduction in construction costs.
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For example, performance can be enhanced by increasing the diameter of the negative pressure relief riser section 28, 228, 328 from 8 to 12 inches. Further, performance may be further enhanced by increasing the diameter of the valve release riser section from 8 inches to 12 inches. The air is separated from the water at a particular depth through the use of a tangentially fed air inclusion chamber. Yet another feature of the present invention relates to using tidal flows of a water source to establish the hydraulic gradient. 5,377,485, EPO Patent 0,526,470 B1, and PCT Patent WO 91/17359, all to Bellamy, there are disclosed various power conversion systems that direct water through a duct and as a result, the water induces air into the duct. The systems developed thus far generally have one or more of the following disadvantages; too complex, require excessive capital, create undesirable levels of gas supersaturation in water, lack efficient means of converting low pressure air flows into power, require materials that have yet to be developed or have low energy production potentials so as to not be viably practical as a hydroelectric power system.
A closure device, such as a valve, is positioned downstream of an inlet of the drive pipe to interrupt water flow in the drive pipe, thus creating a temporary negative pressure down stream of the valve. The pressure surge is undesirable in terms of both energy conservation and material (e.g., drive pipe 12) stress. Dolor lumbar paracetamol o ibuprofeno . 5,074,710, 4,095,423, 4,103,490 and 4,464,080, all to Gorlov, there are disclosed various apparatus that include one or more vertical chambers with parts of ingress and egress through which tidal or river flows are directed so as to alternately force air out and into the chambers via an air motor or a turbine. FIG. 3a is a schematic diagram sectional view of an alternative hydropower conversion system using the natural slope of a river or stream to create a hydraulic gradient, according to the present invention, FIG.
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Unfortunately, large values of H result in problems associated with greater forebay volumes and the need for equipment that allows for the movement of fish both upstream and downstream. For effective use, H has a minimum value of 10 feet. 10 feet and allows similar increases in turbine tip speed. In this example, test runs were completed with a net head of 17 feet using a hydropower conversion system having two interconnected 1000 gallon vacuum tanks coupled to a 740 foot long drive pipe 8 inches in diameter.
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For example, as described herein, energy conversion efficiencies improves as head decreases and drive pipe length increases. STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made by employees of the United States Government and may be manufactured and used by or for the Government for governmental purposes without the payment of any royalties. In varying embodiments, two or more independent hydropower conversion systems may operate in series or parallel to reduce variations in the vacuum tank gas flow. An additional advantage of the present invention concerns the elimination of a rotating turbine blade assembly in direct contact with flowing water found in most conventional hydropower generation systems. The air is introduced into the duct by siphon, air injectors or venturis.