air-lift pump


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air-lift pump

n
(General Engineering) a pump that pumps liquid by injecting air into the lower end of an open pipe immersed in the liquid: often used in boreholes
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The air-lift pumps produce bubbles that lift the water as they travel upward through the water column, achieving circulation, aeration, and degassing all in one action.