The global demand for industrial sludge treatment chemicals is projected to increase considerably over the forecast period. Chemicals for industrial sludge treatment are used widely to purify water so it can be reused. Owing to the projected increase in sludge volume due to the rising degree of industrialization, the demand for these chemicals is expected to expand dramatically in the next few years.
The global sludge treatment chemicals market revenue is projected to reach close to USD 12.0 billion by 2028. Owing to the high sludge production in these systems, industries such as food and beverage, personal care, automobile, and paper & pulp are the main customers for these chemicals. Food & beverage manufacturers release significant pollutant loadings that include demand total suspended solids (TSS), fats/oils/greases (FOGs), and varying concentrations of nutrients in wastewater. This wastewater is required to be treated by using sludge treatment techniques such as the SubTriq used by Lenntech is a filtration procedure with the membranes that are submerged in biomass. Additionally, the wastewater released by personal care product manufacturers is removed by coagulants.
However, high costs associated with technologies used in sludge disposal may hamper the market growth in the future. Furthermore, the emergence of advanced and connected systems is anticipated to be an opportunity for the sludge treatment chemicals market.
Key Segments of the Global Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market
Type Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Billion) (Kilo Tons)
Application Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Billion) (Kilo Tons)
- Oil & gas
- Food & beverages
- Pulp & paper
- Personal care & chemicals
- Metal processing
Regional Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Billion) (Kilo Tons)
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East and Africa
- Rest of South America
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The growing chemicals from various end-use industries such as oil & gas, food & beverage, and others are expected to drive the market growth for sludge treatment chemicals. In particular, ALAR Engineering Corp provides wastewater treatment solutions for oil & gas industries that include dissolved air floatation (DAF) sludge dewatering. Additionally, rising usage of treated sludge in fertilizer production is likely to foster the market growth for sludge treatment chemicals. For instance, according to a research journal in MDPI (Molecular Diversity Preservation International), phosphorous is a valuable element obtained from treated sludge to be utilized in fertilizers. Moreover, the Middle East is a region of numerous oil & gas based companies, several wastewater treatment projects have been launched in this region. For instance, SUEZ operates the Doha West waste-water treatment plant in Qatar, in which 55% of it is utilized by agricultural farms located in the middle of deserts. Moreover, rapid industrialization in the developing countries increases sludge production, thus making sludge removal important. This, in turn, is expected to drive the demand in the near future for sludge treatment chemicals. Strict government regulations regarding sludge treatment in industries are expected to increase demand for sludge treatment chemicals in the coming years. Growing chemical industries coupled with the rising metal processing industry are expected to be a major driver of demand for the global sludge treatment chemicals market.
Based on the product type, the market is bifurcated into coagulants, flocculants, and disinfectants. Flocculants are utilized in water treatment processes for improving the filtration efficiency of small particles. Compared to other sludge treatment processes, these chemicals are cost-effective, and are widely favored in major the developing economies. However, the rising demand-supply gap coupled with the high production and raw material costs for these chemicals is expected to impede the market growth in the near future.
Based on the application, the market is segmented into oil & gas, food & beverages, pulp & paper, personal care & chemicals, and metal processing, and others. Oil& Gas segment holds the largest market share in 2019 and it is anticipated to hold its position during the forecast years. Moreover, pulp & paper is expected to significantly contribute to the sludge treatment chemicals market growth. Increase in the number of food processing and packaging industries coupled with increasing processed food demand will lead the food & beverage segment to capture the market growth.
North America dominated the overall market in 2019 and it is projected to maintain its position during the forecast period 2018 to 2028. Due to the increasingly growing population coupled with numerous factories and the rising water & sewage treatment facilities, North America holds a significant share of the industrial sludge treatment chemicals industry. The segment is expected to rise in the coming years with a substantial pace. Asia Pacific has been said to hold second-largest market share and will continue to rise at the fastest CAGR in the upcoming time frame. That numbers of companies that manufacture significant volumes of waste-water will increase the demand for industrial sludge treatment chemicals in the years ahead.
South America is also expected to significantly contribute to the sludge treatment chemicals market. This region is about one-third of the world's water supply and 24,400 m3 per capita of water per year, Latin America is a region with high abundance of freshwater. According to a survey by Noyola et al., stabilization ponds are also the majority of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in South America. However, Activated sludge (mostly conventional and extended aeration) mechanism treats the higher accumulated wastewater flow entering the treatment facilities of South America.
The major players of the global Sludge Treatment Chemicals market are Ecolab, Accepta, Beckart Environmental, Inc., Condorchem Envitech, Ashland Inc., BASF SE, Kemira, Akzo Nobel N.V., General Electric, AMCON INC., CHEM. ENGI. s.r.o., and Aries Chemical, Inc. The sludge treatment chemicals market consists of well-established global as well as regional players. In addition, the previously recognized market players are coming up with new product launches to enhance their product portfolio. BASF SE, is a re-known company that offers a wide range of sludge treatment chemicals & products.