The Science and Technology of Industrial Water Treatment (Hardcover)

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The Science and Technology of Industrial Water Treatment By Zahid Amjad (Editor) Cover Image
By Zahid Amjad (Editor)


Mineral scale deposits, corrosion, suspended matter, and microbiological growth are factors that must be controlled in industrial water systems. Research on understanding the mechanisms of these problems has attracted considerable attention in the past three decades as has progress concerning water treatment additives to ameliorate these concerns. The Science and Technology of Industrial Water Treatment provides a comprehensive discussion on the topic from specialists in industry and academia.

The book begins with an overview of water chemistry and covers the characteristics of commonly encountered mineral scales. It addresses the formation and control of different scales in various systems and examines new developments in membrane-based separation processes. Next, it provides a detailed account on the operational challenges of reverse osmosis systems and scale control in thermal distillation processes. The text explores corrosion control in cooling, boiler, geothermal, and desalination systems and it discusses the interactions of polyelectrolytes with suspended matter.

Includes coverage of a range of bacterial species, including Legionella

The book examines bacterial species commonly encountered in water supplies, the mechanisms of biofouling, approaches to control it, and criteria for selecting biocides for water treatment applications. An entire chapter is devoted to Legionella in water systems. Contributors describe various analytical techniques for identifying mineral scales and deposits. They also examine applications of polymers for treating industrial and wastewater systems and give an account of analytical approaches for monitoring various operational parameters and chemicals used to treat industrial water systems.

A valuable addition to the library of academic researchers, this volume will also prove useful to those working not only in the water treatment industry, but also to those in petroleum, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and other areas where purity processes are a significant concern.

About the Author

Zahid Amjad received his MSc in chemistry from Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan, and his PhD in chemistry from Glasgow University in Scotland. Dr. Amjad was a lecturer at the Institute of Chemistry, Punjab University, and an assistant research professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He began his professional career as an R&D scientist. During his more than 30 years at Calgon Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and The Lubrizol Corporation, Wickliffe, Ohio (formerly BFGoodrich Performance Materials), he has worked in various fields including cosmetics, home care, oral care, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, and related areas. His areas of research include the development and application of water soluble/swellable polymers, inhibition of mineral scale formation, water purification, and interactions of polymers with different substrates (i.e., heat exchanger, membrane, tooth enamel, hair, fabric, pigments). He has published over 140 technical papers, holds 30 patents, and has edited 5 books. He was inducted into the National Hall of Corporate Inventors and is listed in American Men and Women of Sciences, Who's Who in Technology, and Who's Who of American Inventors. Dr. Amjad was the 2002 recipient of the Association of Water Technologies' Ray Baum Memorial Water Technologist of the Year award. He is currently a technical consultant to Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, and the owner of Aqua Science and Technology LLC, Columbus, Ohio, which provides consulting services for industrial water treatment, separation processes, and related technologies.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781420071443
ISBN-10: 1420071440
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: April 8th, 2010
Pages: 530
Language: English