Environmental Impact And Impact Assessment Of Seawater Desalination Pdf

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Enormous amounts of seawater are desalted everyday worldwide. The total world production of fresh water from the sea is about mgd 9.

Many coastal areas in the Gulf experience a rapid industrial and urban growth. This development is sustained by an increasing number of seawater desalination plants in the region which satisfy the growing demand for fresh water. Due to their waste water discharges to the sea, desalination plants - and especially MSF plants - must be considered a main source of pollution in the Gulf. It is estimated that the combined discharge of all MSF plants in the Gulf amounts to a waste water flow of about 1, m 3 per second - which is the equivalent of a major river. This waste water is characterised by increased salinity and elevated temperature.

Environmental impact of seawater desalination plants

Seawater desalination is increasing globally, and in light of this, it is necessary to look at the environmental and ecological impacts of desalination plants on the marine environment. Marine Impacts of Seawater Desalination: Science, Management, and Policy combines existing studies and new research into a unified work describing the interplay of seawater desalination and the marine environment. In particular, the book identifies knowledge gaps in the current data and recommends future research paths. The book also covers the established and emerging desalination processes and the policies and regulations applied to seawater desalination. Marine Impacts of Seawater Desalination is an ideal reference for engineers and developers working on environmental-related issues of seawater desalination, scientists and researchers studying these issues, as well as regulators and decision makers who can use this book as a useful guide for planning and operating desalination plants.

Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: This paper focuses on Environmental impacts associated with concentrated brine rejection in the Mediterranean arising from seawater desalination plants in Algeria. These impacts are mainly due to brine discharge but also to a lesser degree the chemicals used in the cleaning of various modules, thermal pollution, etc.. View via Publisher.

Environmental impact of seawater desalination plants

Enormous amounts of seawater are desalted everyday worldwide. The total world production of fresh water from the sea is about mgd 9. Desalting processes are normally associated with the rejection of high concentration waste brine from the plant itself or from the pretreatment units as well as during the cleaning period. In thermal processes, mainly multistage flash MSF thermal pollution occurs. These pollutants increase the seawater temperature, salinity, water current and turbidity. They also harm the marine environment, causing fish to migrate while enhancing the presence of algae, nematods and tiny molluscus. Sometimes micro-elements and toxic materials appear in the discharged brine.

Impacts of seawater desalination plants on the marine environment of the Gulf

Desalination is a process that takes away mineral components from saline water. More generally, desalination refers to the removal of salts and minerals from a target substance, [1] as in soil desalination , which is an issue for agriculture. Saltwater especially sea water is desalinated to produce water suitable for human consumption or irrigation.

The goal of this study was to examine whether benthic foraminifera, a known sensitive marine bio-indicator, are affected by this brine-discharge. For that, we investigated the seasonal and cumulative effect of brine discharges of three operating desalination facilities along the Israeli coast. Those facilities are located in Ashkelon, Hadera, and Sorek. The brine-discharge in the first two desalination plants is associated with thermal pollution, while the Sorek facility entails increased salinity but no thermal pollution. In four seasonal cruises during one year, we collected surface sediment samples in triplicates by grabs from the outfall near the discharge site , and from a non-impacted control station adjacent to each study site.

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Impacts of seawater desalination plants on the marine environment of the Gulf

Impacts of seawater desalination plants on the marine environment of the Gulf

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  1. Mercer P.

    The growth gap between supply and demand for water in the GCC countries can be attributed to limited available surface water, high population growth and urbanization development, deficient institutional arrangements, poor management practices, water depletion and deterioration of quality, especially in shallow groundwater aquifers.

  2. Harry D.

    This work focuses on Environmental impacts associated with concentrated brine rejection arising from seawater desalination plants in Algeria.

  3. Aleron T.

    The main purpose of this work is to evaluate the importance of electricity production models based on the environmental impacts from a brackish water reverse osmosis BWRO plant.

  4. Tyler W.

    Development of an environmental impact assessment and decision support system for seawater desalination plants.

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