Overview of coastal discharges for brine, heat and wastewater

Burton Jones*

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Environmental impacts of discharges into the marine environment have become a major issue in the United States and the European Union over the past decade. With the growing demand for freshwater, the capacity of seawater desalination systems using the reverse osmosis process is also rapidly growing. Therefore, the discharge of the concentrate (brine) from these facilities requires careful management to avoid the impacts of denser than seawater discharges that can adversely affect marine benthic communities. This section of the book covers new advances in the siting, design of discharge dispersion systems, evaluation of nearshore discharge systems locations, monitoring, and evaluation of environmental impacts of SWRO concentrate discharge systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntakes and Outfalls for Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination Facilities - Innovations and Environmental Impacts
EditorsBurton Jones, Thomas M. Missimer, Robert G. Maliva
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783319132020
StatePublished - 2015
EventInternational Workshop on Desalination System Intakes and Outfalls, 2013 - Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Duration: Oct 7 2013Oct 8 2013

Publication series

NameEnvironmental Science and Engineering (Subseries: Environmental Science)
ISSN (Print)1863-5520


OtherInternational Workshop on Desalination System Intakes and Outfalls, 2013
Country/TerritorySaudi Arabia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Environmental Engineering


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