This project is concerned both with a mathematical analysis of
the characteristics of the rotating coil pump and the development
of a working stream-powered unit designed to be appropriate to the
needs and resources of developing countries.
Many laboratory tests were carried out on various configurations
of the pump's operating parameters, and the results obtained were
used to formulate theories for the internal workings of the pump
and its response to imposed conditions.
A small-scale working model incorporating a chevron bladed
water wheel and a coil pump was constructed and tested in a laboratory
A larger field test model based on this design was then constructed
using a scrap oil drum and other materials considered to be readily
available in developing countries. Successful field tests were carried
out in a local stream and improvements made to the original design.
A Master's thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Science of the Loughborough University of Technology.