1. Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. water is to be taken from a purification unit to...

Question: water is to be taken from a purification unit to...

Question details

Water is to be taken from a purification unit to a storage tank by using two flow circuits as shown below in the figure. The efficiency h of each pump, in percent is given as 4. 7 32+4-0.2() and the pressure head P, in meters of water, versus mass flow rate m in kilograms per second is given below for the two pumps as P 20-m and -10-0.51nTank Pumps 2 Purification plant Either both or a single pump may be used at a given time. If the energy consumption is to be minimized, formulate the optimization problem and present the resulting method of filling the tank.

Solution by an expert tutor
Blurred Solution
This question has been solved
Subscribe to see this solution