William Wist (deceased) spent eleven years and Central Canada Potash as a lab technician, senior chemist, and chief chemist. After joining Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in 1980 as chief chemist, he set up and equipped a new research and development laboratory for them. From 1988 until his retirement in 2005, he was chief chemist and pilot plant supervisor. Bill spearheaded the research and development of the use of potassium chloride as a water softening regenerant, in addition to other projects involving potash product quality and analytical procedures. Jay H. Lehr holds a PhD in environmental science from the University of Arizona and an engineering degree from Princeton University. He is the author of twenty-eight books and over 600 journal and magazine articles. He has taught at the University of Arizona and The Ohio State University, directed a professional society of environmental scientists, and formed a variety of environmental teaching and consulting firms. Rod McEachern holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan. He currently works as the Director of RD with the potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in Saskatoon, Canada. His research interests include the application of new technology to environmental stewardship through air pollution abatement equipment, improved waste management practices, and process improvements to potash operations.Wist, William is the author of 'Water Softening with Potassium Chloride: Process, Health, and Environmental Benefits', published 2009 under ISBN 9780470087138 and ISBN 0470087137.