Condensate Polishing--Purification Technology for Steam Power
By George Crits 1st Edition 2003, ISBN 0-927188-09-0, 312 pages, hard cover
About the Book
Power plant operators, performance engineers, and plant managers should find this book a useful guide for tips to continuous trouble-free operation that comes with a clean boiler or reactor. Condensate Polishing provides useful information for those who specify or design power plant filters, mixed beds, or condensate polishing equipment. Included in this book are references and technical CPP operating techniques, many which were developed by operating power plant engineers and chemists.
The technical information in this book has been compiled by author George Crits, who has more than 40 years experience in field and laboratory work, equipment design and manufacture, power plant startup/trouble shooting, sales, and consulting. The author has visited boiler plants, design engineers and Cochrane/Crane-licensed equipment manufacturers in the U.K., Holland, France, Italy, Germany, South Africa, Mexico, and Japan.
The text includes references and technical CPP operating techniques, many of which were developed by operating power plant engineers and chemists. A partial list of the CPP techniques and chemical data covered in the book include: ABRO, URC Resin Cleaner, Ammonex, high rate backwash/separation flowrates, and air assist, among others. This book is an educational resource on these and other techniques. Those who are interested in a high-efficiency CPP system will also benefit since the CPP purification and special regeneration techniques are covered from A to Z.
Chapter 1. Condensate Purification Concepts
Chapter 2. Mixed Beds And Make-up Deionization
Chapter 3. Filtration
Chapter 4. Condensate Polishing Systems
Chapter 5. Condensate Polishing Equipment
Chapter 6. Analysis And Controls
Chapter 7. Design Considerations
Chapter 8. Operation Of Condensate Polishers
About the Author
Author George J. Crits received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1943 and an M.S. in chemical engineering from Columbia University in 1950. Mr. Crits has been a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania since 1950.
During World War II, he was employed by Kellex Corp. and worked on the Manhattan Project. He also worked with the U.S. Army and the University of California at Los Alamos, N.M. Much of his career since 1950s was with Cochrane Corp. (now Crane Co.) in King of Prussia, Pa. He was a technical director there until his retirement in 1988.
Mr. Crits’ expertise is in water and wastewater treatment, especially ion-exchange technology. He holds 13 U.S. patents and more than 50 foreign patents. In addition, he has contributed to three technical books, and published or presented more than 150 papers. Mr. Crits received the 1983 "Annual Merit Award" from the International Water Conference. In 1981, he was named Honorary Member of the Mexican Water Treatment and Manufacturers Association (AMFESAAC). He also is a life member of ACS, AWWA, ASTM, NACE, and the Franklin Institute.