Len is asked to design a small water pump for an aquarium. The pump should deliver 18.0 Lpm of water at a net head of 1.6 m at its best efficiency point. A motor that spins at 1200 rpm is available. What kind of pump (centrifugal, mixed, or axial) should Len design? Show all your calculations and justify your choice. Estimate the maximum pump efficiency Len can hope for with this pump.

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Len is asked to design a small water pump for an aquarium. The pump should deliver 18.0 Lpm of water at a net head of 1.6 m at its best efficiency point. A motor that spins at 1200 rpm is available. What kind of pump (centrifugal, mixed, or axial) should Len design? Show all your calculations and justify your choice. Estimate the maximum pump efficiency Len can hope for with this pump.

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