Environmental hydraulics framework of the design of discharges from desalination plants

T. Bleninger*, A. Niepelt, G. H. Jirka, S. Lattemann, A. Purnama, H. H. Al-Barwani, R. L. Doneker

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Abstract

A framework for the environmental-hydraulic design of the outfall system for desalination plants is described. It is based on three items: First, the identification of environmental impacts, regulatory frameworks and public concerns regarding brine effluent discharges. Second, the elaboration of easily applicable screening tools. Third, the development of hydrodynamic model interfaces for predicting brine effluent concentrations of key parameters in the marine environment by coupling a near-field mixing model for outfall design optimization with a far-field transport model for optimized outfall siting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Hydraulics - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics
Pages571-576
Number of pages6
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics - Athens, Greece
Duration: Jun 23 2010Jun 25 2010

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Other6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period6/23/106/25/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry

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    Bleninger, T., Niepelt, A., Jirka, G. H., Lattemann, S., Purnama, A., Al-Barwani, H. H., & Doneker, R. L. (2010). Environmental hydraulics framework of the design of discharges from desalination plants. In Environmental Hydraulics - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics (Vol. 1, pp. 571-576)