A Bubble pump or an Air-lift pump is a device which raises water using compressed air or water vapor bubbles, or in general, raises a liquid by introducing bubbles into the outlet tube. This has the effect of reducing the hydrostatic pressure in the outlet tube vs. the hydrostatic pressure at the tube opening.
The Einstein refrigerator used a bubble pump to raise the liquid refrigerant.
- Geyser pump A version of the air-lift pump which achieves "slug flow."
- Pulser pump Combines a trombe and a bubble pump.
- Archimerged's Bubble Pump bookmarks
- Bubble Action Pumps Ltd. - How a SOL Perpetua(tm) Bubble Pump Works
- short Wikipedia article on the Airlift pump
- Design Analysis of the Einstein Refrigeration Cycle
- Wikipedia article on Einstein refrigerator
- Bubble Pump Design and Performance M.S. Thesis, Susan Jennifer White [pdf]