Water and industry

April 2007
Water (9781405318747);2007, p46
Book Chapter
A chapter from the book "Water" is presented. It discusses the industrial uses of water. It notes that production and manufacturing of all kinds of goods require water and its properties for chemical reactions. It cites that many factories use water to dissolve and dilute chemicals, while metals and electric manufacturers utilize water for heat transfer, cooling, and cleaning of products. The chapter also shows other commercial uses for water including paper making, sand blasting, and silk dyeing.


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