Salt Leachate Measurement & Risk Modelling (UAE)

Design, development and delivery of a four-year research project to determine the water-usage, productivity and resultant salt leaching of consumable halophytic crops (Salicornia, Quinoa, Blue Pannicum), under three water treatments (Groundwater, Reject Brine and Aqua-Brine). The Aqua-Brine is the waste water from an aquaculture farm applied to the three crops (containing highly saline water and nutrients from waste). The Reject Brine is waste from desalination units – highly saline water.