This paper describes research activities that began after the authors first met at an ASME meeting in Detroit in 1973. Emphasis is placed on the progress in our understanding of the physics of cavitation as influenced by water quality, i.e. the strength of the water as influenced by the concentration of free and dissolved gas. Examples are drawn from three studies, the last of which is still in progress. The paper offers a review of both previously published work and new material appearing in print for the first time.

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