Pipeline Route Selection Effects on Seawater Intakes Efficiency (Case Study: Bandar Abbas Sako Desalination Plant)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Road, Housing and Urban Development Research Center. Ministry of Road and Urban Development

2 School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Pars Geometry Consultants, Tehran, Iran

4 4) Pars Geometry Consultants, Tehran, Iran


In the present paper, Bandar Abbas SAKO desalination plant is considered as a case study and the seawater intake and outfall system is investigated from the viewpoint of route optimization. MIKE21-FM and MIKE3-FM have been used for hydrodynamic and salinity dispersion numerical modeling. Intake water quality, recirculation and environmental consideration were the key factors considered in the route optimization. It has been shown that the selection of the right route for the intake and discharge pipelines has a significant effect on the whole system efficiency.