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Saltwater intrusion

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Issue

Saltwater intrusion

Undesirable saltwater intrusion occurs.

Too much salt in the Volkerak-Zoommeer makes it unusable for the agriculture sector and too much freshwater in the Eastern Scheldt (Oosterschelde) can have local implications for the mussel farming sector.

Solution

Innovative freshwater-saltwater separation

The screen prevents the inflow and outflow of saltwater. This is a new type of screen that uses vents with small bubbles.

Krammerjachtsluis; WaterWindow

Pros

  • The innovative system replaces the expensive and time-consuming system that separates freshwater and saltwater through a swirling process

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water quality
  2. Development state 9: Successfully used in operational situation
  3. Setting type Coastal area, Lake area
  4. Water type Surface water, Sea water
  5. Project period 3-12 months