I’ve had this idea about a rather unusual water pump for some time but I simply haven’t had much time to scrutinize it so I’m simply going to post it to the blog and let other folks pick it apart. I decided to call it a Mass-Displacement-Pump because the idea is to use displaced mass to accomplish work.
The idea of the Mass-Displacement-Pump is simply that a piston within a sealed cylinder can siphon water into itself so long as the downward forces are greater than the forces needed to lift water upwards. The key to the system is that after the forces achieve equilibrium and the flow of water stops the dynamics of the environment are physically altered via minimal intervention. By simply sealing the water filled system and opening a valve in the piston which has less mass than the surrounding water the piston should rise and one should be able to repeat the process (pull more water upwards).
The law of conservation says that you cannot get more energy out of something than you put into it. So I’m guessing that atmospheric pressure or something would limit the efficiency of this system. Perhaps this method might provide a somewhat energy efficient way to transfer water to higher levels. I simply don’t remember enough physics to dig into this very deep. The movie below is crude but it does manage to illustrate the proposed concept.