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 48F iltration and separation technology is all around you in modern industrialized countries, and is rapidly being applied in developing countries as well. As a global business segment approaching $85 Billion in annual revenues, filtration and separation stays below the aver- age consumer’s radar because the product that they generally purchase is not a filter. What consumers buy is a wine, beer or other beverages that has been filtered; they buy trucks and automobiles that actually contain dozens of filters; they receive injections from doctors and nurses that have been filtered; and they fly in planes whose jet fuel, hydraulic fluids and cabin air have been filtered. What filtration and separation technologies do is make the products and services that we buy or consume everyday possible, or cleaner, or safer. Modern industries that are made possible, at least in part, by filtration and separation technology include: automotive, aerospace, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, medical devices, consumer electronics, food and beverage, pulp and paper, oil and gas, power generation in both public utility and battery scale processes, and environmental technolo- gies that provide clean air, pure drinking water and wastewater treatment. The list goes on and on. The filtration and separations industry provides the best current technology in support of a cleaner environment and in support of the EPA Charter and the regulatory decision-making process. From purifying drinkable water and breathable air, to enabling the tools and devices that define everyday living, filtration and separation technology is a resource that sustainable societies depend on. Introduction to the Filtration & Separation Industry 7