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
1. Introduction 2. Desalination technologies 3. Seawater quality for desalination plants 4. Theoretical analysis of the potential impacts of desalination on the marine environment 5. Early observations on the impacts of seawater desalination on the marine environment: From 1960 to 2000 6. Actual impacts of seawater desalination on the marine environment reported since 2001 7. Policy and regulations for seawater desalination
Dr. Nurit Kress holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Tel Aviv University, an M.A. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA and a D.Sc. in Chemistry from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. From 1989 he has been a researcher at the National Institute of Oceanography, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research, Haifa and a senior researcher since 2000. Dr. Kress' scientific research focuses on marine chemistry and oceanography, investigating both natural and anthropogenic processes using scientific tools common to both areas. Specifically, Dr. Kress examines the cycling and transport of chemical constituents in the deep sea and nearshore areas in order to understand the processes that control the fate and impact of wastes on the marine environment. The effect of seawater desalination on the marine environment has been a major focus of Dr. Kress' environmental research for the last 8 years.