Desalination Market to 2020 - Technology Driven Cost Reduction in Membrane Based Processes set to Drive Sustainability Investments into the Market
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 92 Pages
|2020年までの脱塩市場：膜脱塩プロセスにおける技術主導型コスト削減が同市場の持続的投資を促進 Desalination Market to 2020 - Technology Driven Cost Reduction in Membrane Based Processes set to Drive Sustainability Investments into the Market|
|出版日: 2010年12月31日||ページ情報: 英文 92 Pages||
GBI Research' s new report, “Desalination Market to 2020 - Technology
Driven Cost Reduction in Membrane Based Processes set to Drive Sustainability
Investments into the Market" provides key information and analysis on the
market opportunities in the global desalination market. The report provides
the latest information on the cumulative contracted desalination capacity of
the various geographies. It gives detailed assessment of the market forces
influencing the desalination market. The report also provides analysis of key
desalination countries which includes Saudi Arabia, the US, UAE, Spain,
Kuwait, Algeria, China, Qatar, Japan, Australia and India. It also provides
information on the membrane and thermal based technologies used for
This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary
databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI
Research' s team of industry experts
The global desalination market has shown an upward trend over recent years.
The global cumulative contracted capacity has grown from 46.6 million cubic
meters per day (m³/day) in 2005 to 67.3 million m³/day in 2009, at a
cumulative average growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6%.GBI Research anticipates the
global cumulative contracted capacity of the market to grow at a CAGR of 10.5%
during the forecast period 2010-2020 to reach 195.8 million m³/day
in 2020. High population growth, increasing water shortages, limited
freshwater supplies, rapid urbanization, industrial expansion, growing tourist
industries and increasing saltwater intrusion into the aquifers are the major
factors driving the need for increase in the global desalination
More than half of the global desalination capacity is located in the Middle
East and North Africa (MENA) region, as of 2009. Increasing water shortages,
increasing urbanization and industrialization and high population growth rates
in various countries of MENA region such as Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Qatar and
the UAE (United Arab Emirates) are the main factors for the increasing
adaptation of desalination as an option for producing fresh water.
Desalination is gaining wide acceptance in Asia-Pacific countries like China,
India and Australia, where a large cross-section of the population live in
coastal regions with limited fresh water resources. Desalination is also
gaining ground in the North American region. Almost all the states of the US
have desalination plants and most of them are designed specifically for
industrial uses. In Europe, desalination is primarily used for municipal
purposes, but the industrial applications of desalinated water are now also
increasing. Spain is among the top five countries for desalination in the
world. Growing tourism industry in Europe particularly in Spain is also
propelling the need for increasing the desalination capacity.
Increasing water shortages are one of the key drivers for the desalination
market. The sources of natural fresh water are limited, and are being
over-exploited all across the globe for various purposes. This has caused
great strain on these existing limited water resources, and prompted
governments across the globe to look for alternatives. Desalination is
considered one of the most feasible solutions to tackle the problem of
increasing water shortages. Desalination is no longer seen as a costly option
for producing fresh and pure water. Technological advancements have reduced
the cost of desalination considerably. The overall capital and operating costs
of the desalination plants have reduced significantly over the years. This
cost reduction in installation and operation of plants has encourageed the
smaller and less developed nations in the Middle East to adopt desalination as
a solution for their increasing water needs.
Technology-based cost reductions have helped membrane-based desalination
technologies to strengthen their position in the market as the best process
for desalination. GBI Research anticipates that membrane-based cumulative
contracted desalination capacity to grow at a CAGR of 11.6% for the forecast
period 2010-2020 to reach 128.6 million m³/day in 2020 from 43.7
million m³/day in 2010. Membrane-based technology is widely used for
desalinating brackish water in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Many countries
in the MENA region are now adopting membrane desalination to meet their
growing water demand. There are many factors which led to wide acceptance of
the membrane technologies. This includes technological improvements in
membranes to increase their functional lives and reduce their vulnerability to
fouling. The membrane-based technologies require less energy as compared to
thermal-based technologies, thereby reducing the overall operating cost.
Desalination plants, especially thermal desalination plants, consume huge
amounts of energy for their operation, and as a result the overall operating
cost of these plants is high. High operating expenditures increase the cost of
desalinated water, prompting people to look for other alternative solutions
like water reuse and recycling. Middle Eastern countries with very large oil
reserves can meet this high energy requirement internally, but for countries
with limited fossil fuel resources, high energy requirements become a major
constraint to their adoption of desalination technology. Technological
advancements are required to reduce these huge energy requirements. Some
countries like India and Japan are also developing nuclear desalination plants
to meet the high energy requirements of desalination plants. Desalination
plants discharge wastewater (brine), which affects their coastal water
quality. The brine contains residual chemicals from pre-treatment phases,
heavy metals and intermittently-used cleansing agents. It increases the
temperature and decreases the oxygen content of the seawater, adversely
affecting marine life. Gaseous pollutants from the desalination plants such as
carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulphur dioxide have
serious effects on human health and the environment. Desalination plants
across the globe are taking measures such as the treatment of brine to remove
harmful chemicals before being discharged into sea to minimise the adverse
affects of desalination. However, the implementation of these measures
increases the capital expenditure of the desalination plants as well.
GBI Research’s new report, “Desalination Market to 2020 -
Technology Driven Cost Reduction in Membrane Based Processes set to Drive
Sustainability Investments into the Market” discusses in detail the
global desalination products and equipment market. The report covers the
market data and information on the principle types of desalination water
technologies and highlights the key drivers, restraints and challenges
affecting the water desalination industry. Market information on key
desalination technologies such distillation or thermal (MSF - multi stage
flash distillation or MED - multi effect desalination), membrane desalination
mainly reverse osmosis (RO) and electrodialysis (ED) among others is discussed
in detail. It also provides the global desalination market breakdown on the
basis of geography, business segment and end-users. Market share and product
portfolio of key desalination equipment manufacturers, government regulations
and legislations, technology overview are some of the key topics discussed in
the report. Technological advances such as improvements in energy efficiency
by energy recovery devices and an increase in the lifetime of desalination
plants results a significant decline in the desalination costs. The oil-rich
and water poor countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and others in Middle
East are lucrative market for desalination systems. Fresh water scarcity
coupled with growing population will deploy the demand of desalination systems
across globe in the years ahead. This report is built using data and
information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research
and in-house analysis by GBI Research’s team of industry experts.
The report analyses market opportunities and challenges for desalination
companies in the global arena. Its scope includes:
• Key geographies such as Middle East, the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, Middle East and Africa and Brazil.
• Qualitative analysis of market drivers, restraints and challenges for the desalination market.
• Annual revenues of the desalination equipment market from 2005 to 2009, forecast forward for 11 years to 2020.
• Region wise (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Rest of the World) breakdown of the global desalination market revenues from 2005 to 2009, forecast forward for 11 years to 2020.
• Breakdown of the global desalination market on the basis of business segments and end-users.
• Market share and product portfolio of the key players in the global desalination systems industry.
The report will enhance your decision making capability in a more rapid and
time sensitive manner. It will allow you to:
• Develop business strategies by understanding the trends and developments that are driving the desalination market across globe.
• Identify key players best positioned to take advantage of the emerging market opportunities.
• Decision on investments and future plans by the region wise understanding of the desalination market trends.
• Identify the government policies and regulations promoting the global desalination market.
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