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Nalco Water Handbook Marks 30th Anniversary With New Edition

Nalco announced the release of the third edition of The Nalco Water Handbook, the comprehensive sourcebook on water supply and treatment. It offers practical advice on how to improve water quality and optimize water usage and treatment processes.

The book has been restructured so that it flows much like a water treatment process. The Basic Water Chemistry section is a broad discussion around the characteristics of water, the impurities we pay attention to in treating water and water's basic availability. The Applications section of the book takes on water treatment in sequence; from the time it enters a plant until the time it is discharged back into the environment. Each subsection groups content by subject matter as it pertains to removing impurities, use in steam and cooling systems and discharge.

The section on Energy in Water Systems takes a broader look across not just steam, but cooling and wastewater as well. This section also discusses energy conservation. The book presents various focus areas in each of these chapters to help understand and manage energy input and outputs in these systems. The industry section of the book takes a refreshed look at how the various applications come together across many different industries, and the role water plays in the production of consumer items, petroleum, synthetic fuels, metals, paper and power, to name a few.

The new edition, containing 1,280 pages of text with numerous graphics and tables, is published by McGraw-Hill and is available through the McGraw-Hill Professional Web site and a variety of booksellers.