Critical assessment of commercial models

Ensayos Modelo Físico

CORMIX, VISUAL PLUMES and VISJET commercial models to simulate brine discharges have been analyzed and validated. Results are now available.

brIHne online Simulation Tools

Modelización: C. Lejano

“brIHne” models to predict the brine discharge behavior are now available and can be run online from

WHAT IS MEDVSA”: A Methodology for the design of brine discharges into seawater?

MEDVSA is a R&D Project, of the National programme of Experimental Development. Natural resources sustainable management subsector. Research & Development Spanish National.

The increase of desalinated water production in Spain, the negative impacts of brine on marine ecosystems, together with the recent environmental concerns regarding brine management and the lack of legislation, justifies the urgent need to develop a methodology in order to improve brine discharge system designs which guarantee the marine environmental protection. The R&D project “MEDVSA” is conceived with this main objective in mind, financed by the Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs. The project “MEDVSA: Development and implementation of a Methodology to reduce the brine discharge environmental impact” aims to make compatible the use of desalination as an important water resource in some Spanish coastal areas, with the environmental protection of the marine areas, while following Sustainable Development principles.

“MEDVSA” is a R&D project, subsidized by the Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs of Spain. IH Cantabria and CEDEX are collaborating in order to develop a methodology to improve the design of the brine disposed into the seawater, to guarantee the marine environmental protection.