Barry A. Perlmutter is president of Perlmutter & Idea Development LLC (P&ID). He has 40 years of technical engineering and business marketing experience in solid-liquid separation, filtration, centrifugation, and process drying. P&ID consulting focuses on process solutions, innovation strategy and business development. This article is excerpted from his new e-book “Automated Filtration Technologies for Clarification.” For more information, visit perlmutterideadevelopment.com for a complete library of books and articles and a summary of consulting expertise. Barry can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.