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Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market Industry Leaders & New Revenue Pockets

The zero liquid discharge systems market is projected to reach USD 6.88 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 8.1% from 2016 to 2021. Increasing regulations on the disposal of brine concentrates has led to the demand for zero liquid discharge systems from end-use industries. Zero liquid discharge systems are used to remove concentrates from processes such as cooling tower blowdowns, and flue gas desulphurization, among others. Major end-use industries of zero liquid discharge systems include energy & power, chemicals & petrochemicals, food & beverages, textiles, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors & electronics, and others. Zero liquid discharge systems also find key applications in the energy & power industry wherein these are used to treat large volumes of waste water before being released into the environment or bringing it back to the process.

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Major companies operating in the zero liquid discharge systems market include Aquatech International (U.S.), GE Water Process & Technologies (U.S.), Veolia Water Technologies (France), GEA Group (Germany), Praj Industries Ltd. (India), H2O GmbH (Germany), U.S. Water Services Inc. (U.S.), Aquarion AG (Switzerland), Doosan Hydro Technology, (U.S.), Petro Sep Corporation (Canada), Saltworks Technologies Inc. (Canada), IDE Technologies Ltd. (Israel), Degremont Technologies Ltd. (), and Oasys Water, Inc. (U.S.), among others. These companies have operations in the Asia-Pacific, North American, and European regions, and are undertaking organic and inorganic expansion strategies to increase their market shares and penetrate emerging markets. The market also consists of a large number of unstructured regional markets with regional players catering to the local markets with low capacity systems. These players are focusing on end-use industries such as textiles, pulp & paper, and others end-use industries .

Aquatech International LLC (U.S.), Veolia Water Technologies (France), and GE Water Process & Technologies (U.S.) are the key players holding significant shares in the zero liquid discharge systems market. Among these companies, Aquatech International LLC (U.S.) is one of the leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies in terms of number of developments and has received a number of contracts for the installation of the zero liquid discharge systems in North America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and the European region. The company is also focusing on the organic growth strategy, new membranes to enhance its product portfolio. The company leads the zero liquid discharge systems market with its patented technologies – High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis (HERO) and High Efficiency Evaporation (HEVAP). In 2016, Aquatech International LLC completed the installation of Egypt’s first integrated zero liquid discharge plant for the Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO). This contract was awarded for the treatment of wastewater from the production facility and cooling tower blowdown at Alexandria. This water treatment facility will help reduce the demand for fresh water by 70% from the river Nile.

GE Water Process & Technologies (U.S.) is one of the leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies having strong product offerings and industry coverage across regions such as North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific in the zero liquid discharge systems market. The company offers evaporators, crystallizers, and a patented technology – SAGD water evaporation system, which are used in the zero liquid discharge plants. In 2017, the company agreed to sell its zero liquid discharge business to Suez Environment (France). This divestment will aid Suez Environment in strengthening its market position in the zero liquid discharge systems market.

The zero liquid discharge systems market is projected to reach USD 6.88 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 8.1% from 2016 to 2021. The growing demand for zero liquid discharge systems from the energy & power, chemicals & petrochemicals, food & beverages, textiles, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors & electronics, and others for removal of brine from concentrates, and their subsequent crystallization, is expected to drive the demand in the zero liquid discharge systems market. The key factor for the growing demand are the increasing regulations on the disposal of these concentrates into water bodies.

Based on system, the hybrid ZLD system market is expected to be the fastest-growing segment in the zero liquid discharge systems market during the forecast period. This system includes customized processes that majorly suit large effluent producing plants. North America and Europe are the major markets for hybrid ZLD systems, as there are major energy & power, chemicals & petrochemicals, food & beverages, and pharmaceuticals, among other end-use industries.

Based on process, the pretreatment process segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the rising need for effluent treatment prior to the filtration process. The pretreatment process removes salts, heavy metals, and other contaminants through chemical or biological treatment which cannot be treated by the filtration process. The pretreatment process is used across end-use industries such as energy & power, chemicals & petrochemicals, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and pulp & paper, among others.

Based on end-use industry, the energy & power end-use industry segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, as this industry is a major producer of effluents that need to be treated prior to their disposal into the environment. This end-use industry is expected to witness a high demand from North America and Europe for zero liquid discharge systems owing to stringent regulations framed by these regions for the disposal of sludge.

The Latin America region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the rising demand for fresh water sources and improving economic conditions in Brazil and Argentina, leading to increasing industrialization in this region. This growth can be attributed to the growing demand for zero liquid discharge systems from various end-use industries such as energy & power, chemicals & petrochemicals, food & beverages, textiles, and pharmaceuticals, among others. The energy & power end-use industry is the key market in the Latin American region that is expected to drive demand during the forecast period.

The zero liquid discharge systems market is led by a few large players, and has a large number of prominent players engaged in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC), turnkey projects, and the manufacture and supply of consumable equipment. Major companies operating in the zero liquid discharge systems market include Aquatech International LLC (U.S.), GE Water Process & Technologies (U.S.), Veolia Water Technologies (France), GEA Group (Germany), Praj Industries Ltd. (India), H2O GmbH (Germany), U.S. Water Services (U.S.), Aquarion AG (Switzerland), Doosan Hydro Technology LLC (U.S.), Petro Sep Corporation (Canada), IDE Technologies (Israel), Degremont Technologies Ltd. (Switzerland), Oasys Water, Inc. (U.S.), and Saltworks Technologies Inc. (Canada), among others. These companies have installed zero liquid discharge systems in the North American, European, and Asia-Pacific regions and are undertaking organic and inorganic expansion strategies to increase their market shares and penetrate emerging markets.

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