Sludge dewatering market is gaining a lot of importance lately due to the fact that water as a resource is depleting rapidly and humans need it to survive. This market can be categorised as a part of the water filtration industry because it processes waste sludge and recycles the liquid and solid constituents. The demand for sludge dewatering equipment is highest in a few industries such as mining, cement manufacturing, agriculture, horticulture, and mineral processing among others.
This growing market will witness a lot of growth between 2016 and 2024. It will be fuelled by increasing demand for proper water disposal and stringent regulations to control incineration and land filling. The North American market has seen a sharp rise in demand for sludge dewatering equipment market as stringent regulations by the government to control the ecological damage done by sludge. An act that has been making the most impact is The U.S. Solid Waste Disposal Act, 1965 that prohibits landfilling, incineration of sludge and ocean dumping.
Rapid population growth and an increase in urbanization is expected to boost the market share of sludge dewatering equipment market as urban areas generate more waste than ever. It has even compelled authorities to seek eco-friendly and cost-effective methods for waste disposal. Between 2000 to 2010, global urbanization has boosted by 25 percent. It was just 15 percent a decade before that (1990-2000).
The Growth Numbers
According to a report, Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market 2016-2024: Dewatering Proses, Industry Trends, Technology and Application, this market exceeded USD 3 billion in 2015, and it will gain more than 4 percent by 2024.
The key challenges that can put a damper on the growth are:
- The process of sludge dewatering is quite long, complicated and time-consuming.
- The process needs a lot of land space and its capital intensive.
Which Technologies Will Grow?
The market size of sludge dewatering equipment from screw press will exceed USD 1.5 billion in 2024 while the market share from centrifuges is expected to witness more than 5 percent growth. The former is preferred because of high volume capacity and low processing time while the latter is preferred due to ease of adoption and simple maintenance. Municipal bodies prefer the latter.
Rotator disc application was valued at more than USD 600 million in 2015. It will overgrow thanks to ongoing research focused on developing more user-friendly and cost-effective products.
What Type of Applications Will Increase?
Industrial applications of sludge dewatering equipment might go beyond USD 2 billion by 2024. It will be largely dependent on growing levels of industrialization and increasing volumes of industrial waste. Acts like Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 will also boost it.
Municipal applications might grow more than 4 percent by 2024. Factors like an increased demand to control household and capital waste and need for effective waste recycling will boost it.
Which Country is Leading the Chart?
The market size of U.S. sludge dewatering equipment was more than USD 1 billion in 2015 and it is expected to rise exponentially. Public awareness and strict regulations also play a key role here. Similarly, the UK market size is expected to go beyond USD 450 million by 2024. Limited land availability for landfills and public awareness also enhance it.
China market will also grow more than 7 percent largely due to government’s efforts to ensure waste disposal while reducing ecological damage. Japan’s market will exceed USD 150 million by 2024. Here the motivating factor is the need to reuse waste in sectors like horticulture and cement manufacturing.
The predictive growth of sludge dewatering market is quite encouraging for all humans because it leads to numerous benefits, prominent ones are:
Better Waste Disposal
This process cuts waste disposal costs and makes it more efficient.
It helps industries run their operations smoothly by disposing of the waste effectively.
Use of organic chemicals or other safe water treatment technologies can reduce carbon emissions.
Preservation of Water Bodies
When sludge is contained and rightfully disposed, it doesn’t run into natural water bodies and contaminates them.
Competitive Market Share
Some of the industry participants worth mentioning are Alfa Laval, Dewaco, Palmetto Water Solutions, Flo Trend, Huber, Veolia water and Andritz.
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