La Houille Blanche
Number 4-5, Août 2002
|Page(s)||121 - 129|
|Published online||01 July 2009|
La houille blanche à travers les siècles
Hydraulic energy throughout centuries
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The water wheel appeared in the 1st century BC, and developped from the 1st century AC both in Roman and Chinese empires. Through medieval times and pre-industrial revolution, the use of hydraulic energy was continuously improved, and enlarged to a growing variety of industrial uses.
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 2002
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