Brine Management in Desalination Plants

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In this chapter, the main problems associated with brine discharge, specifically its impact on the marine environment, are discussed. The use of different brine disposal methods alongside the environmental concerns associated with each respective method is presented. Modeling brine discharge using existing software tools are briefly discussed. Brine management options noted in the literature are placed in two main categories, thermal and membrane processes. In addition, this chapter presents the potential applications reported in the literature for brine salts that can be extracted displaying industrial uses.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationDesalination Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationA Technical, Socioeconomic, and Environmental Approach
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9780128098967
ISBN (Print)9780128097915
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2017


  • Brine discharge
  • Brine management
  • Modeling
  • Resource recovery


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