Brine discharges from two coastal desalination plants

H. H. Al-Barwani*, Anton Purnama

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Desalinated water is becoming a valuable commercial resource in sustaining growth and to allow further development in the arid climate countries. The standard disposal method for a large-scale seawater desalination plant is to continuously discharge brine waste stream into the sea via an outfall. When two or more sea brine outfalls are discharging into shallow coastal waters, the potential adverse impacts are strongly interdependent. Modeling studies of the interaction of two brine discharged plumes is presented. The results are found to be influenced by the outfall lengths, distance between the two outfalls, and the concentration factor at the discharge point. The model application to the combined power generation and seawater desalination plant is illustrated. Â

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesalination Research Progress
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781536194524
ISBN (Print)9781604565676
Publication statusPublished - Apr 6 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Brine discharge
  • Seawater desalination
  • Tidal flow
  • Two outfalls

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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