Desalination of an Impounded Estuary

by Jonathan A. French, Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,
Brendan M. Harley, Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,
A. Neysadurai, Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: The Sungei Seletar, an arm of a saline tidal estuary surrounding the Island Republic of Singapore, has been dammed for conversion to a freshwater reservoir. Calculations for predicting the rate of desalination by through-flow purging are presented, as are salinity measurements taken to date. The essentials of the floodgate system, and how they may minimize saltwater intrusion, are discussed briefly. (Author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Estuaries | Desalination | Water storage | Salinity | Floods | Reservoirs | Salt water | Fresh water | Asia | Singapore

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