Water and Waste Management
Overview of the global water and wastewater management market for the mining sector
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global water and wastewater management market for the mining sector to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 5% by 2021. One of the primary drivers for this market is the increasing scarcity of natural water sources. Water scarcity is a major problem in many areas where natural resources are abundant. This insufficiency of water creates a necessity for the mining companies to consider recycling technologies for after-treatment solutions. In the process of extraction of minerals, large quantities of water are used. Also, a considerable amount of contaminated water and mining waste is generated as a by-product. As a result, companies have adopted wastewater management techniques to refine and reuse the available water. Moreover, the growing number of water conflicts in the water-stressed regions will propel the need for water and wastewater management solutions for the next few years.
One of the latest trends gaining traction in this market is the growing demand for mineral-based products. Due to the ongoing expansion of mining activities in the developing countries, the demand for mineral-based products is expected to increase exponentially. The gradual depletion of the mining reserves is compelling mining companies to relocate to remote and arid locations. This relocation to remote locations will further increase the demand for water. As a result, it will fuel the demand for advanced water
Overview of the global industrial water purifier market
The global industrial water purifier market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of close to 6% during the forecast period. The rising industrial development and urbanization will drive the growth prospects for the global industrial water purifier market until the end of 2021. As a result, an agrarian-based society transforms into an industrial society. Since various industries such as oil and gas, power generation, refineries, mining, construction, food and beverage, steel manufacturing, electronics, and pharmaceuticals contaminate water resources, the demand for water reuse in these industries has been increased. Also, the rising number of urban population is directly influencing the industrial activities through the addition and expansion of new and existing industries. The increasing number of industries and industrial activities will also drive the demand for water purifiers. Moreover, the governments of various countries are increasingly taking initiatives to reuse wastewater and promote water conservation, which further drives the installation of water treatment and purification systems in the industrial sector.
The growing advancements in the membrane technology will drive the growth prospects for the global industrial water purifier market in the forthcoming years. Some of the membrane technologies that play a vital role in water and energy sustainability are wastewater treatment by
Overview of the global ultraviolet disinfection equipment market
Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global ultraviolet disinfection equipment market will grow steadily during the next four years and post a CAGR of almost 16% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the introduction of stringent water quality laws as one of the primary growth factors for the UV disinfection equipment market. To improve water quality and guarantee public water bodies, governments of several countries across the world have started introducing strict laws that state minimum water quality, demand water quality improvement, and mandate the usage of disinfection technologies. For instance, the Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes a basic structure for regulating pollutant discharges into US waters and also regulates quality standards for surface waters. The increasing awareness of the importance of balancing the environment and industrial development will induce more countries, especially the developing economies, to introduce policies that mandate the usage of disinfection techniques such as ultra-light.
With the reliability of ultraviolet light emitting bulbs becoming a serious issue, manufacturers have started start considering the utilization of light-emitting diode (LED) in ultraviolet lighting systems. In addition to being more reliable, the LED lighting systems offer several other benefits such as mechanical robustness and design flexibility. As a result, ultraviolet disinfection equipment manufacturers will start replacing their conventional lighting bulbs with ultraviolet LEDs.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The global ultraviolet disinfection equipment market is characterized by the presence of a considerable
Global outlook of the boiler water treatment market
Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global boiler water treatment market to grow steadily during the next four years and post a CAGR of more than 3% by 2020. This industry research report identifies the increasing demand for electricity to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of the boiler treatment market in the coming years. The rise in industrialization and the constantly increasing population result in a significant increase in the demand for electricity across the world. Several countries around the globe still depend on coal-fired power plants to generate electricity owing to its capacity to provide uninterrupted power supply, which in turn, will drive the demand for power boilers. Additionally, the rise in number of power plant installations in several countries in the APAC and Africa and the replacement of inefficient power boilers, will also drive the demand for power boilers. This will subsequently result in increasing the demand for boiler water treatment systems, propelling market growth.
The use of diagnostic tools for preventive maintenance of boilers will be one of the major trends that will gain traction in the boiler feed water treatment market in the coming years. To predict and identify possible areas of corrosion, scaling, and other faults on a regular basis, several industries have started adopting predictive maintenance technologies such as infrared thermography, ultrasonic noise detection, non-destructive thickness testing, and visual inspection. Since this enables industries to take corrective measures in the boiler water treatment process
Global outlook of the ozone generation technology market
Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global ozone generation technology market to grow steadily during the next four years and post a CAGR of about 8% by 2020. This industry research report identifies industrialization to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the coming years. The growing industrialization across the world has resulted in the increased production of goods and also improved the standards of living, which in turn, led to the increased demand for water. The lack of adequate quantity of clean water to meet the rising demand, will make it necessary to recycle and reuse the available water. This will drive the demand for ozone generators, since they improve the quality of water by disinfecting it and will also make it suitable for domestic and industrial use.
The development of containerized ozone generators, will be one of the major factors that will gain traction in the market during the next four years. The presence of a large number of players in the market will intensify market competition and will lead to the introduction of new technologies such as containerized ozone generators. In addition to eliminating the need for expensive construction or ventilation systems, containerized systems also offer several other advantages such as minimized commissioning and installation time on project sites and modular expansion making it the ideal solution for outdoor installation requirements.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
This global market is currently at its growth stages and will witness the entry of several new players. Well-established ozone generator manufacturers dominate the market in the developed countries in regions such as the Americas and EMEA. Simple technology and the lack of regulatory
Global outlook of the solvent recycling market
Technavio’s market research analysts have predicted that the global solvent recycling market will grow steadily during the forecast period and based on the volume of solvents recycled, will post an impressive CAGR of almost 17% by 2020. According to this industry research report, the economic benefits of solvent use will be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of the solvent distillation market in the coming years. Solvents are mainly used by both industrial and commercial processes for the extraction or purification of streams. The increase in the scale of operations subsequently augments the need for solvents. In addition to several environmental, economic, and social benefits, recycling solvents also substantially reduces operational costs. This will lead to the constant demand for solvent recycling from the commercial and residential sectors in the next few years.
Solvent recycling helps in the removal of harmful contaminants and facilitates the re-use of solvent streams. The safe disposal of contaminants that might cause significant damage to the ecosystem is one of the major issues of the solvent recycling process. Since these contaminants contain significant quantities of hydrocarbons, the coming years will witness the procurement of these harmful products by the cement industry to combust the cement kilns and achieve relatively high temperatures that are required to carry out the cement manufacturing process. This will add to the economic benefits of the implementation of solvent recycling process and in
The water and waste management industry is gaining importance as growing environmental awareness drives the need to provide sustainable water solutions and deploy effective green waste management techniques. Water conservation, such as rainwater harvesting and water treatment technologies, are being developed to handle water management problems in big communities, commerical establishments, and the like.
Some key areas for waste management include solid waste management, electronic waste management, industrial waste management, and nuclear waste management, which are now the key areas of investment for utilities due to more government mandates and regulations.