Environmental impacts of desalination and brine treatment - Challenges and mitigation measures.

  title={Environmental impacts of desalination and brine treatment - Challenges and mitigation measures.},
  author={Argyris Panagopoulos and Katherine Joanne Haralambous},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  volume={161 Pt B},

Study and evaluation of the characteristics of saline wastewater (brine) produced by desalination and industrial plants

This study presents and analyzes for the first time the characteristics of different brine effluents to prevent environmental pollution and to recover valuable resources enabling the concept of waste-to-resource (circular water economy model).

Exploring Avoided Environmental Impacts as Well as Energy and Resource Recovery from Microbial Desalination Cell Treatment of Brine

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Solar Desalination by Humidification–Dehumidification: A Review

The scarcity of drinkable water supplies is becoming a serious and troubling challenge to long-term development. This issue emphasises the urgency of implementing rapid water desalination options.

Economic and Reliability Assessment of Hybrid PRO-RO Desalination Systems Using Brine for Salinity Gradient Energy Production

The energy requirements for desalination have made it an expensive process, however, it is still a viable and cost-effective means of water purification amidst freshwater scarcity. The management and

Purification of Saline Water Using Desalination Pellets

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The carbon footprint and environmental impact assessment of desalination

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

Seawater desalination is a rapidly growing coastal-based industry. The combined production capacity of all seawater desalination plants worldwide has increased by 30% over the last two years: from 28

Problems in seawater industrial desalination processes and potential sustainable solutions: a review

Seawater desalination has significantly developed towards membrane technology than phase change process during last decade. Seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) in general is the most familiar process due