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A numerical study to assess the effect of deslination plant location in kuwait bay
Author : A. TAQI(1), Y. ALOSAIRI(2) & T. POKAVANICH(3)
The study was focused on the location of the desalination plants and how this would effect the effluent dispersion to the
receiving waters. The study was completed with the aid of a two dimensional numerical model. The model was validated
using the field measurements of water level, velocity, salinity and temperature. This model was utilized to assess the
scenario of alternating the current Doha and Subiyah plants to some other locations within the bay by including
numerical tracers injected with the discharged plume. The results have shown that the Bay is very sensitive with regard
to the location of the desalination plants outfalls. In particular, semi-enclosed embayments within Kuwait Bay are
significantly affected by the discharged plume. This is mainly due to the low energetic waters at the inner parts of the
Kuwait Bay. The assessment has also shown that the Kuwait Bay follows two main dynamic regimes: first, in the
northern regions where the effluent is mainly advected towards the mouth of the bay with minimal dilution by the residual
currents; second, at the southern regions of the Kuwait Bay where trapping plays a key role in building up the
concentration of the tracer.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Special sessions
Date Published : 18/08/2015
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