Impacts of Discharge of Desalination Plants on Marine Environment at the Southern Part of the Egyptian Red Sea Coast (Case Study)
International Journal of Ecotoxicology and Ecobiology
Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2019, Pages: 66-70
Received: Aug. 19, 2019; Accepted: Sep. 6, 2019; Published: Sep. 24, 2019
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Hussein Nasr, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Red Sea Branch, Hurghada, Egypt
Mohsen Yousef, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Red Sea Branch, Hurghada, Egypt
Hashem Madkour, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Red Sea Branch, Hurghada, Egypt
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There are many researches illustrated that almost lots mankind is suffering from shortage fresh water supply, both of quality and quantity. Considering water inadequate concerns approximately 80 countries and has caused some dangerous results in many places. The water shortage phenomenon is becoming a serious worldwide problem that impacts people’s daily life and obstacle the social development. Because of the population increasing and expansion of industrial and agricultural activities, the governments of many countries get one’s way to implement the desalination plants. A desalination plants is an industrial system that would have the potential to have an effect on environmental ecosystem. This study monitored variety of environmental impacts can be caused by desalination plants. It’s considers a case study for two of the desalination plants located at Shalateen city at Red sea governorate namely; Marsa Humira and Shalateen desalination plants. The investigation unconcealed that there are distinct impacts of the reject water on the marine ecosystem in the front of the two studied stations. The photographs that has been taken to the biota exist in the marine area around the stations elucidated some of coral reefs affected by the discharge of the saline reject around. Coral reef and sea grass are the most biota affected due to the salty discharges that exceed the safe limits for those to be in a healthy condition.
Desalination Plants, Coral Reefs, Heavy Metals
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Hussein Nasr, Mohsen Yousef, Hashem Madkour, Impacts of Discharge of Desalination Plants on Marine Environment at the Southern Part of the Egyptian Red Sea Coast (Case Study), International Journal of Ecotoxicology and Ecobiology. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2019, pp. 66-70. doi: 10.11648/j.ijee.20190403.12
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