Aqysta's Barsha Pump brings water from brook to inland field using only hydro-power
Low-cost and environment-friendly
Some underdeveloped countries have an exceeding abundance in water resources that are hard for local residents to utilize, due to a lack of infrastructure and complex terrain.
Aqysta's Barsha Pump, using the principle of spiral pump, provides a sustainable and inexpensive solution to farmers who are breaking backs to access water resources.
The design is somewhat intuitive. First invented in 1746, spiral pump uses the kinetic energy of the waterwheel, which bears several pedals to move the wheel and coils of water tubes wound closely around it. Each time water enters the tube as a column (not a continuous flow), the rotary motion drives the existing water column to inner coils as more entering water columns push it through compressed air from behind and gives the water column velocity and energy. As a result, the device is able to intermittently pump water to higher elevations and further distances.
The whole pumping creation is done without using fuel or mechanical parts, ensuring zero carbon emission and low-maintenance cost.
The current version of Barsha Pump has a waterwheel of 1.5m in diameter. It is capable of lifting up water to 20 meters in height and 2 km inland on flat field. Depending on stream rapidness, up to 40,000 liters of water can be supplied on a daily basis.