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Engineering Chemistry by K. Sesha Maheswaramma

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WATER TECHNOLOGY

Water is the driving force in nature, we never know the worth of water till the river is dry.

1.1 INTRODUCTION

Water is a natural wonder and is the most common, important, useful thing for surviving of all the living beings. Without food, living beings can survive for some days but without water nobody can survive. Seventy percent of our body contains water, which regulates life processes such as digestion of food, transportation of nutrients, and excretion of body wastes. It regulates the body temperature by the process of sweating and evaporation. Water acts as a universal solvent; due to this reason, water is widely used in laboratories, irrigation, steam generator, industrial purpose, fire fighting, etc. Besides it is ...

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