Scrubber System Market – Historical and Future Challenges

Rising concerns regarding emissions and the formulation of various environmental protection laws and mandates to reduce the same on a global level have increased the need to undertake measures on air pollution control, which is likely to increase the usage of scrubbers in sectors the marine, oil & gas, metal & mining, power generation, chemical & petrochemical, food, beverage, & agriculture, glass, pharmaceutical, water & wastewater treatment industries.

The global scrubber system market is projected to grow from USD 5.0 billion in 2022 to USD 6.7 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 6.1%, from 2022 to 2027

Key Market Players

The scrubber system market is served by a mix of large international players with operational presence across the globe and local players commanding a strong supply network in the domestic market. The leading players in the global scrubber system market include Alfa Laval (Sweden), Wartsila (Finland), GEA (Germany), Babcock & Wilcox (US), and Valmet (Finland). Strategies such as product launches, contracts, agreements, partnerships, collaborations, alliances, acquisitions, and expansions are followed by these companies to increase their market share.

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This research report categorizes the scrubber system market by product type, end-user industry, application, orientation, and region

On the basis of by product type:

  • Wet Scrubber System
  • Dry Scrubber System

On the basis of end-user industry:

  • Marine
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Glass
  • Power Generation
  • Metal & Mining
  • Food, Beverage, & Agriculture
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Others

On the basis of application:

  • Particulate Cleaning
  • Gaseous/Chemical Cleaning

On the basis of orientation:

  • Horizontal
  • Vertical

On the basis of region:

  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • South America

Recent Developments

  • In March 2022, Alfa Laval made a contract with Evergreen Marine Corporation to provide PureSOx scrubber for Ace Ever (Ship). To clean the engine’s exhaust gas, the Ever-Ace need two PureSOx scrubbers on board – one for the main engine and one for the auxiliaries.
  • In November 2021, Wartsila made a sales contract that it will install its open loop exhaust gas abatement technology (scrubber) on two roll-on/roll-off passenger ferries owned by Spanish company Trasmed GLE S.L., which is part of the multinational logistics company Grimaldi Group. Trasmed GLE S.L. has selected four of Wartsila ’s I-SOx open loop scrubbers with exhaust de-plume systems for the RoPax vessels Volcan del Teide and Ciudad de Granada which operate in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • In October 2021, Babcock & Wilcox announced that its B&W Environmental segment has been awarded a contract for approximately USD 30 million to design and supply a full suite of environmental technologies for a US industrial facility. B&W Environmental will design and supply a spray dry absorber (SDA), dry and wet electrostatic precipitators (ESPs), dry sorbent injection (DSI) system, activated carbon injection (ACI) system, baghouse and caustic scrubbers to control the plant’s emissions, as well as a waste heat boiler, soot blowers and ash handling equipment.
  • In May 2020, Valmet has signed a contract with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Shimonoseki Shipyard to deliver hybrid scrubber systems and water treatment units to two ferries. Each vessel will be equipped with two identical Valmet Marine Scrubber towers for each main engine and a water treatment unit as well as Valmet’s marine automation system.

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Europe is expected be the second fastest growing segment in the scrubber system market during the forecast period

In this report, the scrubber system market has been analyzed for five regions, namely Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America. Europe is expected to be the second fastest growing segment during the forecast period. The developments in the chemical industry in the region are supporting the demand for scrubber systems due to the need to control pollution caused by toxic gases, particulates, and chemicals produced as a by-product of manufacturing.