Semiconductor manufacturing plants require the purest water that can be produced (ultrapure water for the manufacture of integrated circuits and other microelectronic devices). Faced with this stringent quality requirement and the need for large quantities of ultrapure water to support manufacturing, the industry has moved to the forefront with the application of the latest and most advanced water treatment technologies. In addition, this industry is also a leader in the recovery and reuse of the wastewater generated during manufacturing.
Water treatment requirements for manufacture include the production of ultrapure water for the dilution of chemical baths and processes, rinsing after multiple manufacturing steps, and testing and quality control (QC) operations. (return)