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Mineral Scales and Deposits

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Book Description

Mineral Scales and Deposits: Scientific and Technological Approaches presents, in an integrated way, the problem of scale deposits (precipitation/crystallization of sparingly-soluble salts) in aqueous systems, both industrial and biological.

It covers several fundamental aspects, also offering an applications’ perspective, with the ultimate goal of helping the reader better understand the underlying mechanisms of scale formation, while also assisting the user/reader to solve scale-related challenges.

It is ideal for scientists/experts working in academia, offering a number of crystal growth topics with an emphasis on mechanistic details, prediction modules, and inhibition/dispersion chemistry, amongst others. In addition, technologists, consultants, plant managers, engineers, and designers working in industry will find a field-friendly overview of scale-related challenges and technological options for their mitigation.



  • Provides a unique, detailed focus on scale deposits, includes the basic science and mechanisms of scale formation
  • Present a field-friendly overview of scale-related challenges and technological options for their mitigation
  • Correlates chemical structure to performance
  • Provides guidelines for easy assessment of a particular case, also including solutions
  • Includes an extensive list of industrial case studies for reference

  • ISBN: 9780444627520 |
  • Hardcover: 784 pages |
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook