Red Tide workshop in Muscat, Oman on February 8-9, 2012

Posted on 11 January 2012

Source: NOAA

With the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) and the Water Desalination & Reuse Center at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia, the NCEDA are jointly organising an expert workshop on the dangers for desalination plants of harmful algal blooms (HABs), commonly called “red tides”. The two-day workshop at the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) in Muscat, Oman, will be held on February 8-9, 2012.

An international panel of presenters will discuss the incidence, control and impact of HABs on desalination plants. Issues to be discussed will include a review of the global diversity of HAB species, toxins and bloom types, trends in HAB incidence, the fate of algal toxins during desalination, impacts of high algal biomass on filtration and membrane integrity, and potential mitigation strategies. International and Gulf regional case studies will be presented by private sector operators. Partner organisations include Public Authority of Water & Electricity Oman and International Centre for Biosaline Research, Dubai.

View the workshop program (PDF, 1.5 MB).

Participants from industry, government, academia and research institutes are invited. For more information, email MEDRC.

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