Featuring the contributions of industrial and academic experts, this volume discusses the fundamental and practical aspects of industrial water treatment. After an overview of water chemistry and the characteristics of mineral scales, the book addresses the formation and control of different scales in various systems. It covers membrane-based separation processes, reverse osmosis systems, and scale control in thermal distillation processes. It also discusses corrosion control and the interactions of polyelectrolytes with suspended matter. Lastly, the book examines bacteria in water supplies, analytical techniques for identifying mineral scales and deposits, polymer use, and the monitoring of parameters and chemicals used to treat industrial water systems.