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==History==
 
==History==
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The earliest pump was described by Archimedes [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedes] in the 3rd century BC and is known as the [[Archimedes' screw|Archimedes screw]] pump.
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The earliest pump was described by Archimedes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedes]] in the 3rd century BC and is known as the [[Archimedes%27_screw|Archimedes screw]] pump.
   
 
== Types==
 
== Types==
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*[[Gear pump]]s (internal and external)
 
*[[Gear pump]]s (internal and external)
 
*[[Lobe pump]]s
 
*[[Lobe pump]]s
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*Peristaltic pump [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peristaltic_pump] (uses a process similar to peristalsis [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peristalsis] in animals)
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*Peristaltic pump [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peristaltic_pump]] (uses a process similar to peristalsis [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peristalsis]] in animals)
 
*[[Circumferential piston pump]]
 
*[[Circumferential piston pump]]
 
*[[progressive cavity pump]] : pumps fluid by the rotation of a [[helical]] steel [[rotor]] inside a [[rubber]] pump body with a helical aperture
 
*[[progressive cavity pump]] : pumps fluid by the rotation of a [[helical]] steel [[rotor]] inside a [[rubber]] pump body with a helical aperture

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