Modelling the underwater acoustics of desalination plants

Mentor: Associate Professor Adil Bagirov, University of Ballarat Industry
Intern: Liping Jin, University of Ballarat
Industry Partner: Mr Tim Marks, Marshall Day Acoustics
Project Duration: January to April 2010

All industrial facilities have acoustic signatures and desalination plants are no exception. This project will examine and contrast the underwater acoustics generated by at least three desalination plants around Australia. Hydrophone recordings will be made over a range of distances offshore and the resultant data will be used to create a generalised model to guide environmental design of desal plants.