Industrial sludge is generated during the wastewater treatment process. Wastewater released by different industries contains a large amount of water, microorganisms, and chemical constituents. Sludge requires further treatment to reduce its volume and render it stable and safe for disposal. The main purpose of this treatment is to reduce the volume of water and pathogen content to facilitate safe disposal and possible use as fertilizer.
Rising industrialization globally and favorable governmental regulations are expected to be the major driving factors for growth of the industrial sludge treatment chemicals market. However, availability of high performance sludge treatment technologies is expected to hamper market growth. The development of cost-effective and innovative industrial sludge treatment chemicals is anticipated to provide opportunities for players in the market.
The report covers the analysis and forecast for the global industrial sludge treatment chemicals market in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) from 2013 to 2020. The market has been segmented based on types of sludge, process treatment, process chemicals, and end-use industries by analyzing current and future trends of the market. In terms of types of sludge, the market has been segmented into activated sludge, primary sludge, mixed sludge, and others. In terms of types of process chemicals, the market has been segmented into flocculants, coagulants, disinfectants, and others. In terms of types of process treatments, the market has been segmented into dewatering and drying treatment, conditioning and stabilization, thickening, and digestion. In terms of end-use industries, the market has been segmented into automotive, oil & gas, metal processing, food & beverages, pulp & paper, personal care & chemicals, electronics, and others. All the segments are forecasted from 2014 to 2020.
The report includes regional segmentation with estimates and forecasts for North America, Europe, China, Rest of Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. Each region has been further analyzed based on types of sludge, process treatment, process chemicals, and end-use industries. The market size and forecast for each region has been provided for the period from 2013 to 2020 along with the CAGR (%) for the forecast period from 2014 to 2020.
The report also comprises a detailed industrial sludge treatment process and value chain analysis that offers a comprehensive view of value addition at each stage of the value chain. The study includes Porter’s five forces model, which analyzes existing competition, bargaining power of suppliers, bargaining power of buyers, threat from substitutes, and threat from new entrants. The report includes drivers and restraints affecting the growth of the industrial sludge treatment chemicals market, and the impact of these factors on the market in the near future. Additionally, it provides opportunities for the industrial sludge treatment chemicals market during the forecast period on the global level. Furthermore, the report includes market shares of major companies operating in the global industrial sludge treatment chemicals market. The report also provides market attractiveness of process chemicals included in the scope of the study.
The report comprises company profiles of major players in the market. Company profiles include company overview, product portfolio, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments. Major players analyzed in the report include Ashland Inc., BASF SE, GE Water & Process Technologies, Kemira Oyj, Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Nalco Holding Co., The Dow Chemical Company, Ovivo Water Ltd., Solvay S.A., and Accepta.
To compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents bulk of our research efforts, supplemented by an extensive secondary research. We have reviewed the key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research sources typically referred to include company websites, statistical databases, financial reports, investor presentations, annual reports, news articles, press releases and national government documents.
This report segments the global industrial sludge treatment chemicals market as follows: