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9780070458727 Prepared by a staff of experts in the field and sponsored by the largest company in the world specializing in chemicals for water treatment, this is the comprehensive sourcebook on water supply and treatment. It offers practical advice on how to improve water quality, optimize water usage and treatment processes, and avoid mistakes when dealing with vendors. Here, in one convenient reference, is everything you need to know about the best use of water in any situation and the best way to condition it. The book fully covers these important topics: chemistry of water; water sources; water contaminants; water treatment; water disposal; industrial use of water; and water used by municipalities. This new Second Edition has been revised and updated to reflect major advances in technology, in all aspects of the field, from analysis to unit operations. There is new coverage of coal and coke gasification; electric furnace steel and direct reduction steel production; ultrapure water as used in pharmaceutical plants, the electronics industry, and utility plants; acid rain; treating contaminated groundwater and toxic leachates; and chemical feed systems. New material is presented in the rapidly expanding areas of membrane separation and ion exchange. There's also a new chapter on energy which will be of particular interest to water chemists, especially those in utility plants.