Get more info on this report!World Desalination Components and TechnologiesJuly 19, 2011Preliminary AbstractApril 27, 2011Desalination - also referred to as desalting, desalinisation or desalinization - is theprocess by which salt and other minerals are removed from saltwater and brackishwater in order to produce water suitable for human consumption, as well as water forirrigation and industrial purposes. Desalination technologies utilize thermal processes,such as vapor compression distillation, multi-stage flash distillation and multi-effectdistillation, as well as membrane processes, including reverse osmosis andmicrofiltration procedures.Many factors are driving the desalination market forward, while a handful of marketchallenges are keeping growth in check - at least within some market segments. In2010 the desalination market reached $12.47 billion, up nearly 13.4% from 2009.Despite economic troubles, political upheaval and other hurdles within regionaldesalination markets, SBI Energy projects the desalination market will continue toexpand. Within the industry, growth in the reverse osmosis technology market segmentis expected to see the most growth, reaching $39.46 billion in 2020The world’s population is expected to reach nearly 8.26 billion by 2030, up from about6.85 billion in 2010. As the world’s population grows, so too does the world’s demandfor water for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes. At the same time, freshwatersupplies around the globe are becoming depleted, while nearly one billion people arealready without clean drinking water. Those living in coastal communities and aridregions, as well as others experiencing water troubles, are looking to solve their waterscarcity issues - desalination is proving itself to be one increasingly viable solution.New technologies are emerging that are leading to more environmentally-friendly, cost-effective desalination operations. In the past, high costs of desalination (due mostly tointensive energy use) as well as industry-related environmental concerns have heldback growth in the desalination market. While the coast is not yet clear, some of theseimpediments have recently been at least slightly breached, easing business growthwithin the desalination market.
The Middle East is the dominant player in the desalination market, and is expected tocontinue to expand its desalination endeavors. In 2020, the region will likely retain itsmajority share, although will lose a small slice of its ownership to other countries, whichare increasing their desalination capacities or are entering the desalination arena for thefirst time.World Desalination Technologies and Components Market contains comprehensivehistorical data (2006-2010) and forecast data (2011-2020). This report identifies keytrends and factors (such as the regulatory scene, new technologies, employmentopportunities and economic drivers and challenges), which affect the size and directionof desalination market growth around the world. Profiles of 20 major - or simplyinteresting - companies involved in the desalination market are also included.Report MethodologyThe information contained in World Desalination Technologies and Components Markethas been gathered from trade associations; business, science and law journals;company literature and websites; interviews with more than ten key individuals,research services and institutes around the world; and is based on data fromgovernment agencies and other industry sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau andthe International Desalination Association.How You Will Benefit From This ReportWorld Desalination Technologies and Components Market details significant trends,technologies and market numbers for a clear overview of the complex desalinationmarket.This report will help: Managers identify market opportunities and develop solid implementation plans for desalination activities. Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives, and understand the developments and obstacles within the desalination market. Business development executives work within the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships. Information and research center librarians access vital information. Policy makers and government officials understand the dynamics and scope of the market they are working to affect. Advertising agencies working with clients involved in the desalination industry to help design appropriate messages and images. Investors and stakeholders gain a well-rounded view of the desalination market, including its strengths, weaknesses and likely future direction.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Executive Summary Market Scope Methodology Introduction What is Desalination Technology? Types of Desalination Technology Desalination Components International Cooperations & Regulatory Schemes Market Size and Growth Global Desalination Market Reaches $12.47 Billion in 2010 Multistage Flash Distillation Settles at $3.12 Billion in 2010 Market for Desalination Technology Exceeds $52 Billion in 2020 Multistage Flash Distillation Segment Exceeds $6 Billion in 2020 Expenditures on Reverse Osmosis Membranes Exceeds $700 Million in 2015 Equipment & Manufacturing Claims 46% of Desalination Market Reverse Osmosis Remains Dominant in North America Factors in Market Size and Growth Growing Water Demand around the Globe World’s Water Resources Becoming Depleted Desalination Technology Criticized for Being an Energy Gobbler Desalination Becoming More Affordable Tiny Desalination Units Not Just for Cruise Ships & Submarines Technological Innovations and Schemes Singapore’s Vacuum Multi-effect Membrane Distillation IDE Uses Industry Steam to Power Desalination Plant in China Subsurface Intake Systems Spare Marine Life Around the World Fresh Water Supplies Worldwide North America Employment Opportunities Plethora of Employment Opportunities in Desalination Market Educators Offer Experience and Training for Future DesalinatorsChapter 2: Introduction What is Desalination Technology? The History of Desalination Technology Types of Desalination Technology Thermal Processes Membrane Processes Solar Humidification Freezing Recovery Rates Desalination Components Membranes Filters
High Pressure Pumps Chemicals Energy Recovery Devices Saltwater/Brine Water International Cooperations & Regulatory Schemes International Desalination Association The United Nations’ Water Role World Water Forum The World BankChapter 3: Market Size and Growth More than 14,450 Desalination Plants Around the Globe Global Desalination Market Reaches $12.47 Billion in 2010 Reverse Osmosis Plants Dominate Market Multi-stage Flash Distillation Settles at $3.12 Billion in 2010 Multi-effect Distillation Segment Experiences CAGR of 7.10% Electrodialysis Market Segment Reaches $.5 Billion in 2010 ‘Other’ Market Segment Holds Its Own Market for Desalination Technology Exceeds $52 Billion in 2020 Reverse Osmosis Plants Continue to Dominate Market in 2020 Multi-stage Flash Distillation Segment Exceeds $6 Billion in 2020 Multi-effect Distillation Jumps to $3.30 Billion in 2020 Electrodialysis Fresh Water Production Increases by 203.6% ‘Other’ Segment Market Growth Catapults to 2020 Some Sectors of ‘Other’ Category Experience Significant Growth Reverse Osmosis Dominates Desalination Market Desalination Technology Components Expenditures on Reverse Osmosis Membranes Exceeds $700 Million in 2015 Capital Expenditures on Pumps Reaches Nearly $610 Million in 2010 Energy Recovery Devices Market Increases 58% in Four Years Capital Expenditures on Pressure Vessels Nears $264 Million in 2020 Capital Expenditures on Chemicals Grows 284% in 14 Years Equipment & Manufacturing Claims 46% of Desalination Market Saudi Arabia Largest Desalinated Water Producer Reverse Osmosis Remains Dominant in North America Central and South America Hang Tight with Reverse Osmosis Europe Favors Reverse Osmosis Technology Asia Prefers R.O. and MSF Technologies Africa Dominated by MSF Middle East Embraces MSF Technology Australia and Oceania Favor Reverse Osmosis Potential Future for the Desalination Market: Almost LimitlessChapter 4: Factors in Market Size and Growth Blue Gold Growing Water Demand around the Globe World’s Water Resources Becoming Depleted Desalination Becoming More Popular
The Competition Disaster Awareness Growing Private Water Sector Growing, but Not Widely Popular About 70% of Earth’s Crust Covered with Saltwater… Economic Crunch Restricts Market Growth Failed Desalination Endeavors Hurt Market Growth New Technologies Help To Spur Market Growth Desalination Technology Criticized for Being an Energy Gobbler Desalination Becoming More Affordable Desalination in Developing Countries Regulatory Hurdles no Laughing Matter Public Education Key to Desalination Industry Growth Inland Desalination vs. Coastal Desalination Operations Desalinators and Oil Producers May Join Forces Tiny Desalination Units Not Just for Cruise Ships & Submarines Desalination Plants May be Fueled by Renewable Energy Environmental Concerns Re Desalination Technology Brine Discharge Disposal Adverse Affects on Sea Life Carbon Emissions Noise and Air Pollution Chemical Effluents Environmentalists Grip on Desalination Market Weakening Softening the Blow through Mitigation Universities and Institutions Propel Market Growth with R&D Conventions, Summits & Other Events Inspire Market GrowthChapter 5: Technological Innovations and Schemes Technological Advances Propel Industry Growth Mobile Desalination Units Becoming Popular Singapore’s Vacuum Multi-effect Membrane Distillation Desalination Technologies to Reduce Energy Consumption In Dealing with Waste… IDE Uses Industry Steam to Power Desalination Plant in China Subsurface Intake Systems Spare Marine Life Hybrid Desalination Systems Forward Osmosis Desalination NJIT Researchers Develop Carbon Nanotube Technology Boron and Nitrogen Nanotubes Achieves 100% Salt Rejection Researchers Incorporate Modified Microbial Fuel Cell UCLA Develops New RO Membrane that Resists CloggingChapter 6: Around the World Desalination Around the World Fresh Water Supplies Worldwide Water Use Worldwide Population Growth Does Not Flow with Water Availability Most Water Rich Countries
The World’s RainfallWater Scarcity in Undeveloped CountriesWater WarsCountries Join Forces and Put Aside Differences for WaterNorth AmericaWater in North AmericaNorth American Membrane SocietyAmerican Membrane Technology AssociationBrackish Groundwater National Desalination Research FacilityCaribbean Desalination AssociationNorth America Has Bright Future in Desalination MarketSelected North American Desalination VenturesSouth America and Central AmericaWater in South America and Central AmericaCentral and South America Step Gently into Desalination MarketSelected Central and South American Desalination VenturesEuropeWater in EuropeEuropean Desalination SocietyEuropean Membrane SocietyGerman Desalination AssociationThe Spanish Desalination and Water Reuse AssociationSelected European Desalination VenturesAfricaWater in AfricaAfrica Looking to Desalination, but Struggling to ImplementTunisian Desalination AssociationSelected African Desalination VenturesAsiaWater in AsiaAsia Holds its Own in Desalination MarketKorea Society on Water QualityIDA’s Asian Desalination AssociationsThe Membrane Industry Association of ChinaSelected Asian Desalination VenturesMiddle EastWater in the Middle EastThe Middle East Has Stronghold on Desalination IndustryWater Science Technology AssociationSaline Water Conversion CorporationMiddle East Desalination Research CenterIndian Desalination AssociationPakistan Desalination AssociationSelected Desalination Ventures in the Middle EastAustralia and OceaniaWater in Australia and Oceania
Membrane Society of Australasia Australian Water Association Selected Desalination Ventures in Australia and OceaniaChapter 7: Employment Opportunities Plethora of Employment Opportunities in Desalination Market Engineers in High Demand Desalination Workforce Joins with Other Industry Employees Educators Offer Experience and Training for Future Desalinators Companies Advertise Job Openings on Internet About 450,000 Employed in Desalination Industry in 2010 Wide Range of Experience and Salary Found in Desal MarketChapter 8: Company Profiles Acciona S.A. Corporate Overview Performance Acciona’s Products and Services Selected Desalination Ventures Aqualyng A.S. Corporate Overview Desalination Product Portfolio Desalination Company of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd. (Descalott) Company Profile & Desalination Operations Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. Corporate Overview Performance Portfolio Selected Desalination Ventures Energy Recovery, Inc. Corporate Overview Portfolio Product Portfolio General Electric Co. Corporate Overview Performance Portfolio GE’s Desalination Products Selected GE Desalination Ventures Geo-Processors Pty Ltd. Corporate Profile GP Product Portfolio GP Desalination Products H2O Innovation, Inc. Corporate Profile Performance Product Portfolio Hyflux Ltd.