Municipal and Industrial Sludge Treatment and Odor Control: The Global Market

 Published On: Jun, 2014 |    No of Pages: 179 |  Published By: BCC Research-JT Gabrielsen Consulting LLC Research | Format: PDF
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The global sludge treatment and odor control equipment market is estimated to have been worth $6.5 billion in 2013, and is forecast to reach nearly $6.9 billion by year-end 2014. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) during the forecast period, 2014 to 2019, is estimated to be 5.9%. At this rate, the market value will reach $9.2 billion by 2019.

This report provides:

-An overview of the global market for industrial and municipal sludge treatment and odor control equipment and related technologies.
-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019.
-Information on regulations affecting these markets, market trends, and competitive structures within these markets.
-Insight into the current issues affecting the industry, equipment types, legislation relevant to the markets, and end user requirements affecting developments.
-Comprehensive profiles of companies that are active in various market sectors.

INTRODUCTION

This market research report analyzes the global market and developments in municipal and industrial wastewater sludge treatment equipment and wastewater/sludge-based odor control equipment. Sludge treatment describes the processes used to manage and dispose of the solid or semi-solid products produced during municipal sewage treatment and industrial wastewater treatment. Despite representing only about 1% of total wastewater flows, sludge handling accounts for up to 50% of total treatment plant operating costs.

Because of safety and nuisance issues, odor control has come to play an increasingly important role in the treatment and disposal of sludge and biosolids that accumulate during wastewater plant processes.

As noted in the Global Atlas of Excreta, Wastewater Sludge, and Biosolids Management: Moving Forward the Sustainable and Welcome Uses of a Global Resource, a 2008 study by the Greater Moncton Sewerage Commission and the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), several major premises apply to wastewater, sludge and biosolids. These points are as true today as when the study was first released.

-The creation of wastewater in human communities is inevitable.
-History shows a common progression toward global improvement of wastewater treatment and wastewater sludge management.
-The progression appears to be inevitable.
-Once such systems are established and they are protecting humans from the immediate threat from waste-borne pathogens, focus inevitably shifts toward the effects of wastewater on other human communities downstream and on the natural environment and other organisms.
-Eventually, as wastewater treatment systems are able to reduce all forms of wastewater contamination by 90% or greater, the volume of wastewater solids, sewage sludge, becomes significant and requires careful management. In much of Europe, North America, Japan and other developed urban areas around the world, sludge management has become a major focus. In many places, it is the most debated challenge in the sanitation field.
-At the same time that developed countries address the challenges of sludge management, approximately 2.6 billion people lack access to basic sanitation. Inevitably, the progress made by less-developed communities in coming years to improve human health and safety will lead to the generation of more wastewater sludge that requires management.
-The continuing refinement of best management practices for excreta, wastewater, sludge and biosolids must eventually provide sustainable solutions that work in a diversity of locations and situations around the globe, are energy- and cost-efficient, minimize transfers of potentially hazardous constituents to the environment, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and ensure healthy, natural ecosystems.

Access to sanitation varies widely around the world. In sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia and Central and South America, wastewater treatment systems, if they exist, are minimal or function poorly. In these regions, basic sanitation is the primary need.

In Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Russian Federation, Mexico, South America and other areas, wastewater treatment is more advanced, but wastewater sludge and biosolids management has not been practiced to a great extent previously. As sludge volumes from a rising number of treatment facilities grow, a more complex regulatory framework and improved sludge handling technologies will be required.

In North America, Europe, Australia and certain Asian countries, there is more focus on improving the management of wastewater sludge and biosolids. In these regions, wastewater typically is treated at the secondary or tertiary level and both biosolids technologies and regulatory systems are complex.

In all world regions where advanced wastewater treatment results in increasing volumes of sludge, water quality professionals, engineers, scientists, agricultural experts and government regulators are applying and refining processes to improve efficiencies, reduce the potential negative impacts and maximize the beneficial reuse aspects of sludge treatment and biosolids handling.

The United Nations (UN) Agenda 21 summarizes the general goal for waste management as minimization and beneficial utilization. It proposes three major program areas to promote this goal: minimizing wastes while maximizing environmentally sound waste reuse and recycling; promoting environmentally sound waste treatment and disposal; and extending waste service coverage. These areas are interrelated and mutually supportive, and if implemented in an integrated way, will result in a comprehensive and environmentally responsive framework for managing municipal solid wastes, including sludge.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

This BCC Research report provides an in-depth analysis of the global sludge treatment and odor control equipment market, including systems for sludge digestion, sludge dewatering, sludge drying, and physical, chemical and biological odor control technologies.

Overviews of each segment are presented. These include current issues affecting the industry, equipment types, legislation relevant to the markets and end-user requirements. Market sizes for each segment are estimated for the years 2005 to 2014. Growth forecasts, as compound annual growth rates (CAGRs), are made to 2019. Valuations are calculated in current U.S. dollars.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

Wastewater and sludge are produced continually, and pollutants present in the wastes never completely disappear. With each passing year, global volumes of sludge increase and potentially contain heavy metals, organic industrial chemicals, agricultural chemicals, oil and grease, and miscellaneous hazardous pollutants, such as medical wastes. Sometimes, it emits a disagreeable odor that requires abatement.

Harmful and toxic residues in sludge can be reduced via sludge treatment equipment and, increasingly, these systems enable the beneficial reuse of sludge in a safe and economical way. Various types of treatment equipment also allow odors associated with wastewater solids to be controlled.

This report is intended for those who desire an analysis of the global sludge treatment and odor control equipment markets. The document seeks to quantify the various markets, forecast market trends, trace significant developments, and profile companies that are active in the various market sectors. The report contains information and conclusions that are unique, insightful, and have a forward-thinking knowledge of the subject that should be of interest to manufacturers, suppliers, and local, state and government entities.

SCOPE OF REPORT

The report examines the market for three categories of sludge treatment equipment and three categories of odor control equipment. These are:

-Sludge digestion.
-Sludge dewatering.
-Sludge drying.
-Physical odor control equipment.
-Chemical odor control equipment.
-Biological odor control equipment.

The study also provides information on:

-The emerging and alternative technologies in these markets.
-Industry structure.
-Five-year projections of market activity.
-Pricing trends and technological trends.
-Research and development activity.
-Governmental legislation.
-Competitive structure and company profiles.
-Developed and developing countries.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This comprehensive report on sludge treatment and odor control equipment aims to provide detailed information to those interested in investment, expansion or acquisition into the market. Venture capitalists, executive planners, senior marketing personnel, research analysts and suppliers to the sludge treatment and odor control industry and end users who want to discover and exploit current or projected market niches should find this report useful.

Readers who wish to gain an understanding of the sludge treatment and odor control market, regulations affecting these markets, market trends and competitive structures within these markets will find this study worthwhile.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES

Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this report. Research for this technical/marketing report began with an analysis of available technical and business literature related to sludge treatment. Conversations with industry experts and company representatives provide the backbone for the analysis.

Internet, literature and patent searches were undertaken, and key industry participants were queried. Growth rates for each market were calculated based on expected revenues from sales of process equipment during the forecast period. Values and forecasts are given in current U.S. dollars. Construction, engineering and design costs are excluded from market size calculations. 

Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary 5 $0
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
SCOPE OF REPORT
INTENDED AUDIENCE
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: SUMMARY 3 $250
Table Summary : GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT AND ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2019
Figure Summary : GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT AND ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005-2019

Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW 27 $1505
GLOBAL WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
SEWAGE TREATMENT
SLUDGE DISPOSAL REGULATIONS
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY AND RELATED AGENCIES
APPROACHES TO WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
WASTEWATER CONTAMINANTS AND SLUDGE

Chapter- 4: SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT 28 $1560
SLUDGE DIGESTION EQUIPMENT
SLUDGE DEWATERING
SLUDGE DRYING
NOVEL EQUIPMENT

Chapter- 5: THE NORTH AMERICAN SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT MARKET 17 $947
U.S.
MEXICO
CANADA
THE NORTH AMERICAN SLUDGE DIGESTION MARKET
THE NORTH AMERICAN SLUDGE DEWATERING MARKET
THE NORTH AMERICAN SLUDGE DRYING MARKET

Chapter- 6: THE INTERNATIONAL SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT MARKET 30 $1672
THE EUROPEAN SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT MARKET
THE ASIA-PACIFIC SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT MARKET
GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT

Chapter- 7: ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS 13 $724
TYPES OF ODORS
SOURCES OF ODOR
ODOR MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
EQUIPMENT USED FOR ODOR CONTROL

Chapter- 8: THE NORTH AMERICAN ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT MARKET 9 $502
NORTH AMERICAN PHYSICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT MARKET
Table 20 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2019
Figure 12 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005-2019

Chapter- 9: THE INTERNATIONAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT MARKET 10 $557
THE EUROPEAN ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT MARKET
THE ASIA-PACIFIC ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT MARKET
GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT

Chapter- 10: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 4 $223
THE SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY
ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY

Chapter- 11: COMPANY PROFILES 33 $1839
ADI SYSTEMS INC.
ADWEST TECHNOLOGIES INC.
ALFA LAVAL
ANDRITZ INC.
ANGUIL ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
APC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
AQUATEC-MAXCON PTY, LTD.
ASHBROOK SIMON-HARTLEY
BDP INDUSTRIES
BECKART ENVIRONMENTAL INC.
BIOREM INC.
BRIGHT TECHNOLOGIES
CABOT NORIT
CALGON CARBON CORP.
CENTRISYS CORP.
COLT TECHNOLOGIES
DEGREMONT TECHNOLOGIES
DUCON TECHNOLOGIES
DURR
ECOLAB
THE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP, LTD. (EGL)
EVOQUA WATER TECHNOLOGIES
FUKOKU KOGYO CO. (FKC)
GE WATER AND PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES
GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR GMBH
HANGZHOU XINGYUAN FILTER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
HUBER SE
HOFFLAND ENVIRONMENTAL INC. (HEI)
JOHNSON SCREENS
KEPPEL SEGHERS INC.
KINE-SPIN/BARRETT DIVISION OF KINEFAC CORP.
KOMLINE-SANDERSON
KURARAY CHEMICAL CO, LTD.
MEADWESTVACO CORP. (MWV)
MEGTEC SYSTEMS INC.
MET-CHEM INC.
MET-PRO ENVIRONMENTAL AIR SOLUTIONS
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTS INC.
MONSAL, LTD.
NESTEC INC.
PENTAIR INC.
OVIVO
PAQUES BV
PARKSON CORP.
PRD TECH INC.
PRESS TECHNOLOGY AND MANUFACTURING (PT&M)
PURAFIL INC.
SEVERN TRENT SERVICES
SCHMACK BIOGAS AG
SMITH & LOVELESS INC.
THERMAL PROCESS SYSTEMS
TRIVENI ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIES, LTD.
UEM GROUP
US CENTRIFUGE
UTS BIOGASTECHNIK GMBH
VEOLIA WATER
WALKER PROCESS EQUIPMENT
WESTECH ENGINEERING INC.
XYLEM. INC.

List of Tables


Summary Table : GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT AND ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2019
Table 1 : PRIMARY SLUDGE TREATMENT METHODS, EQUIPMENT AND PROCESS OBJECTIVES
Table 2 : ANNUAL SLUDGE PRODUCTION IN RELATION TO POPULATION, BY COUNTRY
Table 3 : THE MOST COMMON BIOSOLIDS USE OR DISPOSAL ROUTES IN MIDDLE- AND HIGHER-INCOME COUNTRIES
Table 4 : MARKETABILITY OF SLUDGE PRODUCTS
Table 5 : COMPARISON OF AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC TECHNOLOGIES
Table 6 : COMPARISON OF SLUDGE DEWATERING EQUIPMENT
Table 7 : ESTIMATED PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL WASTEWATER COSTS REQUIRED FOR SLUDGE MANAGEMENT, SELECTED COUNTRIES
Table 8 : BIOSOLIDS TREATMENT METHODS IN THE U.S.
Table 9 : MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES IN MEXICO BY PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL TREATED VOLUMES
Table 10 : PROCESSES USED FOR NONMUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN MEXICO
Table 11 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2019
Table 12 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DIGESTION EQUIPMENT, BY TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2019
Table 13 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DEWATERING EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2019
Table 14 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DRYING EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2019
Table 15 : EUROPEAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 16 : ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 17 : GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 18 : ESTIMATES OF FUTURE WASTEWATER SLUDGE PRODUCTION IF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ATTAIN THE SERVICE COVERAGE OF DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
Table 19 : SUMMARY OF COMMONLY USED ODOR CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES
Table 20 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2019
Table 21 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR PHYSICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2019
Table 22 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR BIOLOGICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2019
Table 23 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR CHEMICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2019
Table 24 : EUROPEAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 25 : ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2019
Table 26 : GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY REGION, THROUGH 2019

List of Figures

Summary Figure : GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT AND ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005-2019
Figure 1 : SLUDGE TREATMENT AND BIOSOLIDS DISPOSAL/REUSE OPTIONS
Figure 2 : ESTIMATED PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL WASTEWATER COSTS REQUIRED FOR SLUDGE MANAGEMENT, SELECTED COUNTRIES
Figure 3 : MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES IN MEXICO BY PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL TREATED VOLUMES
Figure 4 : WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES IN MEXICO BY PERCENTAGE OF ALL WASTEWATER TREATED
Figure 5 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005-2019
Figure 6 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DIGESTION, BY TECHNOLOGY, 2005-2019
Figure 7 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DEWATERING EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005-2019
Figure 8 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE DRYING EQUIPMENT, 2005-2019
Figure 9 : EUROPEAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, 2005-2019
Figure 10 : ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, 2005-2019
Figure 11 : GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR SLUDGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, BY REGION, 2005-2019
Figure 12 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005-2019
Figure 13 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR PHYSICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005-2019
Figure 14 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR BIOLOGICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, 2005-2019
Figure 15 : NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR CHEMICAL ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY SEGMENT, 2005-2019
Figure 16 : EUROPEAN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, 2005-2019
Figure 17 : ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY COUNTRY, 2005-2019
Figure 18 : GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR ODOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT, BY REGION, 2005-2019


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