Paddle wheel
A paddle wheel is a waterwheel in which a number of scoops are set around the periphery of the wheel. It has several usages.
  • Very low lift water pump
    Water Pump
    Water Pump is one of the neighbourhoods of Gulberg Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is near main Water Pump that supplies fresh water to the city of Karachi....

    ing, such as flooding paddy fields at no more than about 0.5 metre height above the water source.
  • Low head hydro power
    Low head hydro power
    Low head hydro power applications use river current or tidal flows of 20 meters or less to produce energy. These applications do not need to dam or retain water to create hydraulic head; the head is only a few metres...

  • Due to their ability to move water, paddle wheels are used in marine propulsion
    Marine propulsion
    Marine propulsion is the mechanism or system used to generate thrust to move a ship or boat across water. While paddles and sails are still used on some smaller boats, most modern ships are propelled by mechanical systems consisting a motor or engine turning a propeller, or less frequently, in jet...

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