Marine Environmental Impact of Seawater Desalination

Marine Environmental Impact of Seawater Desalination
Author: Nurit Kress
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2019-03-15
ISBN 10: 0128119535
ISBN 13: 9780128119532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Environmental Impact of Seawater Desalination Book Review:

Marine Environmental Impact of Seawater Desalination: Science, Management and Policy combines existing studies with the personal research of the author into a unified work describing the effects of seawater desalination on marine environments. In particular, the book identifies knowledge gaps and recommends future research paths that may be taken. The book covers the current and emerging desalination processes, how environmental factors impact desalination operations and the historical and potential impacts of seawater desalination on the marine environment. This book is ideal as a reference for engineers and developers working towards mitigation and prevention of environmental impacts. In addition, scientists and researchers in environmental studies programs, as well as regulators and decision makers will find the data presented in the book to be useful as a guide for building and operating desalination plants. Provides a multidisciplinary approach to help readers understand the environmental impact of seawater desalination on the marine environment Presents environmental effects based on real data, helping the reader improve processes and mitigate effects Includes possible future effects, thus directing the reader towards important research issues

Seawater Desalination

Seawater Desalination
Author: Sabine Lattemann,Thomas Höpner
Publsiher: Balaban International Science Service
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780866890625
ISBN 13: 0866890629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seawater Desalination Book Review:

This book is designed to help water and wastewater specialists understand and control the effects of the many chemicals, concentrated brines, and other elements released into the environment through desalination operations.

Development of an Environmental Impact Assessment and Decision Support System for Seawater Desalination Plants

Development of an Environmental Impact Assessment and Decision Support System for Seawater Desalination Plants
Author: Sabine Latteman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 0203093240
ISBN 13: 9780203093245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Seawater desalination is a coastal-based industry. The growing number of desalination plants worldwide and the increasing size of single facilities emphasises the need for greener desalination technologies and more sustainable desalination projects. Two complementing approaches are the development and implementation of best available technology (BAT) standards and best practice guidelines for environmental impact assessment (EIA) studies. While BAT is a technology-based approach, which favours state of the art technologies that reduce resource consumption and waste emissions, EIA aims at minimizing impacts at a site- and project-specific level through environmental monitoring, evaluation of impacts, and mitigation where necessary. This book contains a comprehensive evaluation and synthesis of the potential environmental impacts of desalination plants, with emphasis on the marine environment and aspects of energy use, followed by the development of strategies for impact mitigating. A concept for BAT for seawater desalination technologies is proposed, in combination with a methodological approach for the EIA of desalination projects. The scope of the EIA studies are outlined, including environmental monitoring, toxicity and hydrodynamic modelling studies, and the usefulness of multi-criteria analysis as a decision support tool for EIAs is explored and used to compare different intake and pretreatment options for seawater reverse osmosis plants.

Protecting the Gulf s Marine Ecosystems from Pollution

Protecting the Gulf s Marine Ecosystems from Pollution
Author: Abdulaziz H. Abuzinada,Hans-Jörg Barth,Friedhelm Krupp,Benno Böer,Thabit Zahran Al Abdessalaam
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2008-03-05
ISBN 10: 9783764379476
ISBN 13: 3764379472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protecting the Gulf s Marine Ecosystems from Pollution Book Review:

This volume reviews present sources and levels of pollution in The Gulf, assesses their causes and effects on biota and ecosystems, and identifies preventive and remedial measures reducing levels of pollution and mitigating adverse impacts. It is supported by UNESCO, Doha.

Desalination of Seawater

Desalination of Seawater
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: American Water Works Association
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1583218335
ISBN 13: 9781583218334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desalination of Seawater Book Review:

The use of seawater desalination is an increasingly sought after alternative for new drinking water supplies in coastal areas, particularly as desalination becomes more economical. This new manual of practice parlays lessons learned from recent studies and global seawater desalination projects into guidance for desalination facilities that are reliable, economical, and environmentally sound. This new manual is specifically designed to help water utility managers and design engineers understand desalination–the technologies, the infrastructure, and the costs–to make informed decisions from planning through treatment plant construction. It explains environmental and ecological impacts of desalination plants, seawater intakes, and the disposal of concentrate discharges back into the ocean. Chapters describe the minerals and other constituents that determine source water quality and, therefore, treatment approaches.

Water and Sustainable Development

Water and Sustainable Development
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Chemical Sciences Roundtable
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2004-05-14
ISBN 10: 9780309166072
ISBN 13: 0309166071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Experts in the areas of water science and chemistry from the government, industry, and academic arenas discussed ways to maximize opportunities for these disciplines to work together to develop and apply simple technologies while addressing some of the world’s key water and health problems. Since global water challenges cross both scientific disciplines, the chemical sciences have the ability to be a key player in improving the lives of billions of people around the world.

Intakes and Outfalls for Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination Facilities

Intakes and Outfalls for Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination Facilities
Author: Thomas M. Missimer,Burton Jones,Robert G. Maliva
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 3319132032
ISBN 13: 9783319132037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intakes and Outfalls for Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination Facilities Book Review:

The book assembles the latest research on new design techniques in water supplies using desalinated seawater. The authors examine the diverse issues related to the intakes and outfalls of these facilities. They clarify how and why these key components of the facilities impact the cost of operation and subsequently the cost of water supplied to the consumers. The book consists of contributed articles from a number of experts in the field who presented their findings at the "Desalination Intakes and Outfalls" workshop held at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia in October, 2013. The book integrates coverage relevant to a wide variety of researchers and professionals in the general fields of environmental engineering and sustainable development.

Seawater Desalination

Seawater Desalination
Author: Andrea Cipollina,Giorgio Micale,Lucio Rizzuti
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2009-12-24
ISBN 10: 9783642011504
ISBN 13: 3642011500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seawater Desalination Book Review:

A growing proportion of the world’s population is dependent on Seawater Desalination as a source of fresh water for both potable and civil use. One of the main drawbacks of conventional desalination technologies is the substantial energy requirement, which is facing cost increases in the global energy market. "Seawater Desalination" presents an overview of conventional and non-conventional technologies, with a particular focus on the coupling of renewable energies with desalination processes. The first section of this book presents, in a technical but reader-friendly way, an overview of currently-used desalination processes, from thermal to membrane processes, highlighting the relevant technical features, advantages and disadvantages, and development potential. It also gives a rapid insight into the economic aspects of fresh water production from seawater. The second section of the book presents novel processes which use Renewable Energies for fresh water production. From the first solar still evaporators, which artificially reproduced the natural cycle of water, technology has progressed to develop complex systems to harness energy from the sun, wind, tides, waves, etc. and then to use this energy to power conventional or novel desalination processes. Most of these processes are still at a preliminary stage of development, but some are already being cited as examples in remote areas, where they are proving to be valuable in solving the problems of water scarcity. A rapid growth in these technologies is foreseen in the coming years. This book provides a unique foundation, within the context of present and future sustainability, for professionals, technicians, managers, and private and public institutions operating in the area of fresh water supply.

Desalination Technology

Desalination Technology
Author: Joseph Cotruvo,Nikolay Voutchkov,John Fawell,Pierre Payment,David Cunliffe,Sabine Lattemann
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2011-03-17
ISBN 10: 1439859841
ISBN 13: 9781439859841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desalination Technology Book Review:

Desalination Technology: Health and Environmental Impacts covers the latest developments in desalination, examining the environmental and public health-related impacts of these technologies. Written by international experts, the text presents specifications for assessing water quality, technical issues associated with desalination technologies, and the chemical aspects of desalinated water and its microbiology. The book also discusses environmental protection issues that assist in the optimization of proposed and existing desalination facilities to ensure that nations and consumers enjoy the benefits of the expanded access to desalinated water. This includes coverage of health and environmental issues such as energy conservation and sustainability as well as protection of delicate coastal ecosystems and groundwater from contamination by surface disposal of concentrates—challenges that must be addressed during the design, construction, and operation of a desalination facility. Development of new and improved desalinization technologies, including major cost reduction trends, have significantly broadened the opportunities to access large quantities of safe water in many parts of the world. And while there are many books available on desalination, this book’s unusual approach blends technical coverage of the latest technologies with coverage of the environmental and public health-related impacts of these technologies, setting it apart from other resources. It provides technical guidance based on the practical expertise of a balanced group of international scientists and engineers.

Sustainable Desalination Handbook

Sustainable Desalination Handbook
Author: Gnaneswar Gude
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2018-03-07
ISBN 10: 0128094966
ISBN 13: 9780128094969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Desalination Handbook Book Review:

Sustainable Desalination Handbook: Plant Selection, Design and Implementation provides the comprehensive knowledge base required for efficient and sustainable process design for existing and new desalination plants around the world. This valuable resource for understanding and utilizing the most recent developments in desalination technologies and methods addresses the necessary components, including process design and implementation, operational strategies, and novel discoveries that minimize environmental impacts. In addition, the book features essential illustrations, operational details, issues and potential solutions and sustainable management strategies for present and future desalination plants. Explains plant design and process selection criteria for each desalination process Presents international regulations and permitting for intake and discharge locations, design and disposal Provides energy recovery schemes, optimization and process controls Covers renewable energy sources, such as nuclear, geothermal, solar and wind powered desalination, energy storage and optimization Includes case studies of recent desalination projects and process design

Desalination

Desalination
Author: Committee on Advancing Desalination Technology,Water Science and Technology Board,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008-08-14
ISBN 10: 9780309134347
ISBN 13: 030913434X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desalination Book Review:

There has been an exponential increase in desalination capacity both globally and nationally since 1960, fueled in part by growing concern for local water scarcity and made possible to a great extent by a major federal investment for desalination research and development. Traditional sources of supply are increasingly expensive, unavailable, or controversial, but desalination technology offers the potential to substantially reduce water scarcity by converting the almost inexhaustible supply of seawater and the apparently vast quantities of brackish groundwater into new sources of freshwater. Desalination assesses the state of the art in relevant desalination technologies, and factors such as cost and implementation challenges. It also describes reasonable long-term goals for advancing desalination technology, posits recommendations for action and research, estimates the funding necessary to support the proposed research agenda, and identifies appropriate roles for governmental and nongovernmental entities.

Desalination and Water Treatment

Desalination and Water Treatment
Author: Murat Eyvaz,Ebubekir Yüksel
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN 10: 1789237580
ISBN 13: 9781789237580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desalination and Water Treatment Book Review:

The need for fresh water is increasing with the rapid growth of the world's population. In countries and regions with available water resources, it is necessary to ensure the health and safety of the water supply. However, in countries and regions with limited freshwater resources, priority is given to water supply plans and projects, among which the desalination strategy stands out. In the desalination process, membrane and thermal processes are used to obtain fresh water from salty water that is in abundant amounts in the sea. This book will outline valuable scientific contributions to the new desalination and water treatment technologies to obtain high quality water with low negative environmental impacts and cost. The editors would like to record their sincere thanks to the authors for their contributions.

Desalination with a Grain of Salt

Desalination  with a Grain of Salt
Author: Heather Cooley,Peter H. Gleick,Gary Hartman Wolff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781893790131
ISBN 13: 1893790134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stressors in the Marine Environment

Stressors in the Marine Environment
Author: Martin Solan,Nia Whiteley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN 10: 0191028894
ISBN 13: 9780191028892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stressors in the Marine Environment Book Review:

A multitude of direct and indirect human influences have significantly altered the environmental conditions, composition, and diversity of marine communities. However, understanding and predicting the combined impacts of single and multiple stressors is particularly challenging because observed ecological feedbacks are underpinned by a number of physiological and behavioural responses that reflect stressor type, severity, and timing. Furthermore, integration between the traditional domains of physiology and ecology tends to be fragmented and focused towards the effects of a specific stressor or set of circumstances. This novel volume summarises the latest research in the physiological and ecological responses of marine species to a comprehensive range of marine stressors, including chemical and noise pollution, ocean acidification, hypoxia, UV radiation, thermal and salinity stress before providing a perspective on future outcomes for some of the most pressing environmental issues facing society today. Stressors in the Marine Environment synthesises the combined expertise of a range of international researchers, providing a truly interdisciplinary and accessible summary of the field. It is essential reading for graduate students as well as professional researchers in environmental physiology, ecology, marine biology, conservation biology, and marine resource management. It will also be of particular relevance and use to the regulatory agencies and authorities tasked with managing the marine environment, including social scientists and environmental economists.

Tapping the Oceans

Tapping the Oceans
Author: Joseph Williams,Erik Swyngedouw
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN 10: 1788113810
ISBN 13: 9781788113816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tapping the Oceans Book Review:

Increasingly, water-stressed cities are looking to the oceans to fix unreliable, contested and over-burdened water supply systems. Desalination technologies are, however, also becoming the focus of intense political disagreements about the sustainable and just provision of urban water. Through a series of cutting-edge case studies and multi-subject approaches, this book explores the political and ecological debates facing water desalination on a broad geographical scale.

Renewable Energy Desalination

Renewable Energy Desalination
Author: Bekele Debele Negewo
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012-09-26
ISBN 10: 0821394576
ISBN 13: 9780821394571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable Energy Desalination Book Review:

The book looks at water availability and water demand in various sectors till 2050, presenting a methodology to prioritize options both on the demand and on the supply side, with a special focus on renewable energy desalination.

Fundamentals of Salt Water Desalination

Fundamentals of Salt Water Desalination
Author: H.T. El-Dessouky,H.M. Ettouney
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2002-03-20
ISBN 10: 9780080532127
ISBN 13: 0080532128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Salt Water Desalination Book Review:

Industrial desalination of sea and brackish water is becoming an essential part in providing sustainable sources of fresh water for a larger number of communities around the world. Desalination is a main source of fresh water in the Gulf countries, a number of the Caribbean and Mediterranean Islands, and several municipalities in a large number of countries. As the industry expands there is a pressing need to have a clear and well-written textbook that focuses on desalination fundamentals and other industrial aspects. This book focuses on the processes widely used in industry, which include multistage flash desalination and reverse osmosis. Also, other desalination processes with attractive features and high potential are featured. It includes a large number of solved examples, which are explained in simple and careful matter that allow the reader to follow and understand the development. The data used in the development of the examples and case studies are extracted from existing desalination plants. This title also includes comparisons of model predictions against results reported in literature as well as available experimental and industrial data. Several industries include similar unit operation processes, i.e., evaporators, condensers, flashing units, membrane separation, and chemical treatment. Examples of such industries include wastewater treatment, food, petroleum, petrochemical, power generation, and pulp and paper. Process fundamentals and design procedures of such unit processes follow the same procedures given in this textbook.

Bridging the gap between ocean acidification impacts and economic valuation

Bridging the gap between ocean acidification impacts and economic valuation
Author: International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Global Marine and Polar Programme.
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN 10: 283171723X
ISBN 13: 9782831717234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridging the gap between ocean acidification impacts and economic valuation Book Review:

Following the first international workshop on the economics of ocean acidification organized by the Centre Scientifique de Monaco and the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2010, a second international workshop was held in November 2012, which explored the level of risk, and the resilience or vulnerability of defined regions of the world ocean in terms of fishery and aquaculture species and economic impacts, and social adaptation. This report includes the findings and recommendations of the respective regional working groups and is the result of an interdisciplinary survey of ocean acidification-sensitive fisheries and aquaculture.

Emerging Pollutants in the Environment

Emerging Pollutants in the Environment
Author: Marcelo Larramendy,Sonia Soloneski
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-09-02
ISBN 10: 953512160X
ISBN 13: 9789535121602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Pollutants in the Environment Book Review:

This edited book, Emerging Pollutants in the Environment Current and Further Implications, includes overviews by significant researchers on the topic of emerging pollutants toxicology, which covers the hazardous effects of common emerging xenobiotics employed in our every day anthropogenic activities. We hope that this book will meet the expectations and needs of all those who are interested in the negative implications of several emerging pollutants on living species.

Osmotically Driven Membrane Processes

Osmotically Driven Membrane Processes
Author: Hongbo Du,Audie Thompson,Xinying Wang
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2018-03-28
ISBN 10: 9535139215
ISBN 13: 9789535139218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Osmotically Driven Membrane Processes Book Review:

Osmotically driven membrane processes (ODMPs) including forward osmosis (FO) and pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO) have attracted increasing attention in fields such as water treatment, desalination, power generation, and life science. In contrast to pressure-driven membrane processes, e.g., reverse osmosis, which typically employs applied high pressure as driving force, ODMPs take advantages of naturally generated osmotic pressure as the sole source of driving force. In light of this, ODMPs possess many advantages over pressure-driven membrane processes. The advantages include low energy consumption, ease of equipment maintenance, low capital investment, high salt rejection, and high water flux. In the past decade, over 300 academic papers on ODMPs have been published in a variety of application fields. The number of such publications is still rapidly growing. The ODMPs' approach, fabrications, recent development and applications in wastewater treatment, power generation, seawater desalination, and gas absorption are presented in this book.