IM&E at desalination intakes studied by WateReuse Assoc

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The WateReuse Association has just published a report on The Impingement Mortality and Entrainment (IM&E) Reduction Guidance Document for Existing Seawater Intakes, for which the principal investigator was
 Timothy W Hogan of Alden Research Laboratory Inc. The operation of intake structures designed to supply feed water to desalination treatment processes creates potential environmental impacts. In particular, the withdrawal of water poses a risk of IM&E of aquatic organisms residing in the source water body. Careful consideration of these potential environmental impacts is also critical, because they can significantly affect facility economics by dictating intake type, size, location and operational requirements as well as the type and magnitude of mitigation required to offset the impacts.