n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Seawater - a prerequisite for marine desalination : urban and rural engineering
|Article Title||Seawater - a prerequisite for marine desalination : urban and rural engineering|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 Parsons Brinckerhoff Coastal and 2 Parsons Brinckerhoff Coastal|
|Publication Date||Oct 2015|
|Pages||47 - 53|
Desalination has become a feasible technology to deliver reliable and high-quality drinking water. However, what is often underestimated in the planning stage of a desalination plant is the need for a constant and secured stream of good quality seawater, especially when considering that a desalination plant's seawater requirement is typically 2.5 times that of the volume of potable water it is producing. As the marine construction work is largely dependent on the sea conditions, the proposed seawater abstraction solution could also have a significant bearing on the overall project programme and risk.
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