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The Nalco Water Handbook, Third Edition Hardcover – Aug 12 2009

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  • Hardcover: 1280 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 3 edition (Aug. 12 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071548831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071548830
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 5.1 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg
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During the past century, Nalco Company has grown from a fledgling water treatment business to the leading integrated water treatment and process improvement company in the world. They do this by focusing on our core markets of water treatment and process chemicals and on our corporate strengths - global presence, on-site expertise, and innovative products and services. Nalco's more than 11,000 employees work with more than 70,000 customers in 130 countries in industry, government and institutions to reduce water and energy consumption by solving and preventing problems, protecting the environment, decreasing costs, increasing productivity, improving profitability by reducing customer total costs of operation, and maintaining asset reliability.

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A lot of information here for anyone involved in preparing water for industrial use, or any use for that matter.
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Excellent Intro to Water Treatment Nov. 5 2009
By Water Guru - Published on
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For those entering the field of water treatment with a chemical engineering or chemistry background, this guide provides an invaluable first look at water sources, treatment technologies and major applications. Specialist books exist to cover every subtopic in more depth if one needs it. I would recommend starting with this as an entry text, then moving to a water plant design book and then finally for your collection a specialist guide in a subdiscipline.
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Instructive Dec 18 2012
By D. Castari Szuts - Published on
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NALCO was/is the largest water treatment chemical/service provider. This books taps into their vast store of knowledge. The information is valuable for the novice water treater as well as the "old hand"
Great Book If You Read It - Or At Least 80% to The End Nov. 16 2015
By Jeffrey G. Boldt - Published on
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I also bought the Kindle version because my Surface Pro 3 died on vacation and I was going nuts not being able to learn/work. I was amazed at how good the iPad Kindle reader is. And I'm not much of an Apple fan before now. This calmed my passion to increase knowledge every minute. I only got 20% through the 1280 pages, but every page was good knowledge for me (Director of Engineering for a 500 person engineering firm). My job is to answer questions and this is a great resource if you can take the time to read it. I got to 20% on airplanes on one vacation. All of what I read was worth learning for an HVAC engineer. Some of the early chapters are more civil than mechanical/HVAC but IMO it was all worth learning. When young engineers ask me chemical treatment questions, and I answer off the top of my head that softening will not reduce TDS but just increase solubility, heads swivel. I want to instill the learning environment into all of our staff.
Reasonable and Substantial Treatment Reference Book June 21 2015
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The content is pretty good. It is a great catch-all reference for a wide variety water treatment topics that includes information on both process chemistry and treatment unit operation. The information is very technically oriented, but most of it is presented in a very usable format that lends well to applied use and adapting to your needs. If I had added this to my collection of water treatment references earlier it would have likely been my initial go-to starter in many new-to-me and problem solving situations.
Boiler Protection. April 22 2014
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I purchased this book to have the most up todate knowlege on Boiler feedwater treatment, which Nalco covers comprehensively. The site I am employed at also has cooling towers so the information on treatments for them has also proved useful. I highly recommend this book to anybody working in a manufacturing industry as an operator such as myself or a maintenance technician.They will find the information invaluable.