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

By: Sabine Latteman

276 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs

CRC Press

Paperback | Mar 2010 | #185578 | ISBN-13: 9780415583268
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This book contains a comprehensive evaluation and synthesis of the potential environmental impacts of desalination plants, with emphasis on the marine environment, aspects of energy use and the development of strategies for impact mitigation.


Preamble I. Potential environmental impacts of seawater desalination 1. Global desalination situation 2. Seawater desalination processes 3. Marine environmental impacts 4. Air quality impacts 5. Summary and evaluation of impacts 6. Impact mitigation measures II. Environmental impact assessment (EIA) 7. Concept and methodology 8. Marine environmental monitoring 9. Multi-criteria analysis (MCA) as a decision support system (DSS) in EIA III. General conclusions and recommendations 10. Summary, conclusions and recommendations Appendices

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UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands

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