Spanish infrastructure major Acciona has developed a predictive model for seawater quality that is improving the operation of SWRO plants in the region.

A leading operator of desalination plants in the Middle East, Acciona said this predictive model uses satellite measurements and Artificial Intelligence tools to forecast the quality of water reaching desalination plants.

Algae bloom, oil spills and jellyfish are just some of the phenomena that can clog the filtering systems of desalination plants and cause operations to shut down.

But with sufficient warning, desalination plants can stop extraneous matter from entering filtering systems.