Some criteria to minimize the impact of brine discharge into the sea

Anton Purnama*, H. H. Al-Barwani

*Corresponding author for this work

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On a uniformly sloping beach, high salinity build-up along the coast associated with brine discharge into the sea can be avoided by building a longer outfall. For an existing seawater desalination plant, extending the outfall will affect the design specification of the plant. Using a two-dimensional advection-diffusion equation, model solutions that can minimize the shoreline salinity levels without building a longer sea outfall are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-172
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 10 2005


  • Advection-diffusion equation
  • Brine discharge
  • Oman
  • Sea outfall
  • Seawater desalination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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