Recent Progress in Desalination, Environmental and Marine Outfall Systems

  • Mahad Baawain
  • B.S. Choudri
  • Mushtaque Ahmed
  • Anton Purnama

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Desalination Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mahad Baawain, B. S. Choudri, Mushtaque Ahmed, Anton Purnama
      Pages 3-10
    3. Mansour Al-Haddabi, Hari Vuthaluru, Mushtaque Ahmed, Hussein Znad
      Pages 11-23
    4. Abdullah M. Al-Shabibi, M. Tahat
      Pages 25-34
    5. Sulaiman Al Obaidani, Mohammed Al-Abri, Nabeel Al-Rawahi
      Pages 53-72
    6. Aliaa Al-Kalbani, Sara Al-Kiyumi, Zainab Ambu Saidi, Salwa Al-Rawahi, Hamed Al-Hasni
      Pages 119-137
  3. Environmental Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Abdelaziz Hirich, Redouane Choukr-Allah, Abdellatif Rami, Mohamed El-Otmani
      Pages 189-203
    3. M. A. Khan, K. G. A. Qalandri, A. Sankaran, L. H. Adnani, U. AlAlami
      Pages 245-255

About this book


This book collects current scientific information on advanced technologies and management practices associated with the desalination industry in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world. The book opens with introductory chapter which briefly recounts the history of desalination, and describes the current state of development in the field.

Part I: Desalination Systems includes ten chapters which describe a variety of techniques and designs intended not only to minimize the impact of desalination, but also to save energy and use natural resources to maximize the output of integrated desalination systems. Among the highlights are a  chapter on the use of ceramic membrane technology for sustainable oil water production; a case study on the use of solar heating systems in desalination technology in Oman; discussion of fouling and its effect on design and performance of desalination systems; a review of shore approaches and sea-lines with case studies from Australia and Germany; and a discussion of the integration of desalination technology with renewable energy for climate change abatement in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Part II: Environmental Systems includes among others a chapter on regulating the use of water resources and desalination technology on a regional scale reducing the carbon footprint of desalination, with examples from Australia; a description of desalination for irrigation in the Souss Massa region in the south of Morocco; a study of the impact of the coastal intake environment on operating conditions of thermal desalination plants in the United Arab Emirates; a discussion of hydrodynamic and thermal dispersion modeling of the effluent in a coastal channel, with a case study from Oman; and a mathematical model study of effluent disposal from a desalination plant in the marine environment at Tuticorin in India.

The book aims to inspire developments in desalination technologies which are specifically aimed at

reducing energy consumption and cost, and minimizing environmental impact.


Coastal pollution Desalination Environment Marine outfall Water resources

Editors and affiliations

  • Mahad Baawain
    • 1
  • B.S. Choudri
    • 2
  • Mushtaque Ahmed
    • 3
  • Anton Purnama
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR)Sultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman
  2. 2.Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR)Sultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman
  3. 3.College of Agricultural and Marine SciencesSultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman
  4. 4.College of ScienceSultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman

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