Book outlines industrial water treatment techniques

A book just added to the PennWell water book line, Procedures of Industrial Water Treatment, provides a reference and an educational resource for the industrial, institutional and utility water treatment professional.

It was written over a three-year period and consists of 61 chapters, with each chapter placed into one of five main sections:

• General Concepts
• Boiler Water Procedures
• Cooling Water Procedures
• Miscellaneous
• Analytical Field Test Procedures

Since nearly all of the procedures discussed have been performed by author Jim Tanis throughout his career, he provides case studies and analyses as addendums to the actual procedures, allowing him the ability to explain and educate owners, operators, consultants, and insurance personnel with hands-on and easily understandable approaches.

He presents the material in a manner that offers the reader the opportunity to study the book chapter-by-chapter or as a quick-glance reference.

Throughout the book, Tanis presents the reader with valuable and informative “How To” information regarding the industrial water treatment industry.

He discusses such topics as:

• Evaluating water treatment service companies
• Inspecting boilers
• Understanding the actions of condensate corrosion inhibitors
• Measuring the fouling of heat transfer surfaces
• Cleaning ion exchange resins

About the author:
The author began his professional career as a water treatment service engineer in 1966 and has since worked directly in industrial water systems all over the world. With nearly 40 years of global water systems experience, Jim Tanis has proven himself valuable in almost every aspect of the industry. He has been employed as a technical representative, salesman, consultant, business owner, and most recently a division head of a chemical manufacturing company.

To purchase the book, please call PennWell at 1-800-752-9764 or visit the online book store at http://store.yahoo.com/pennwell/wat.html.