Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 482 1 I n the last twenty-five years the concept of responsible living has taken hold, not just in the US, but around the world. Caring for the environment and making the products we consume or use cleaner, more natural and less polluting to the planet has become the norm. Helping Industry to "Do No Harm" An industrial or utility smokestack connected to a municipal incin- erator with a filter capturing waste, greatly reducing the amount of garbage that must be landfilled, and at the same time generating power that keeps the lights on, is one example of filtration and separation technology working to benefit the environment. A modern microelectronics plant embodies the latest manu- facturing technology, high-paying jobs, and the prestige of being associated with advanced, 21st-century products. These plants don’t have belching smokestacks or noisy machines, but they do use toxic chemicals and exotic processes that produce both chemical and heavy metal contamination in their gas and liquid waste streams. Fortunately, these waste streams incorporate state of the art filtration and separation technology, which allow these manufacturers to reuse and recycle their waste water and plant air and purify what little is discharged. Preserving earth’s finite supply of natural resources