Sludge is known as the semi-solid suspension that can be produced as sewage sludge from processes of wastewater treatment or as a suspension (settled) obtained from conventional drinking water treatment and various other industrial processes. This soupy-type suspension usually contains considerable amount of interstitial water, between the solid particles. Hence, the method known as dewatering is used for the removal of this interstitial water. Dewatering can be defined as the process of removing the water from solid material various ways such as wet classification, filtration, centrifugation, or similar solid-liquid separation processes such as removal of residual liquid.
The global sludge dewatering equipment market is segmented based on technology, end-users and geography. The global market is segmented on the basis of end-users as municipal and industrial. On the basis of technology, the sludge dewatering equipment market can be segmented into belt filter press, centrifuges, rotator disc press, inclined screw press and horizontal screw press. Belt filter presses systems have been the most widely used technology by industries for sludge dewatering.
Strict government regulations associated with landfills are anticipated to impact the global sludge dewatering equipment market in a positive way. Moreover, government regulations regarding wastewater treatment and sludge, force operators to treat sludge volume produced by the industrial and residential areas will also foster the growth of the sludge dewatering equipment market in the future. Complexity of system design demands for a skilled technician for equipment handling and operations. This may act as a market restraint and hamper the market growth in the near future. In addition, high cost of these equipment may also act as a market restraint.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness considerable growth in sludge dewatering equipment market in the near future. This growth is led by China, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, and Australia. Increasing volume of sludge from residential and commercial sectors results in increased demand for sludge treatment. Europe sludge dewatering equipment market, which is led by the UK, France, and Germany, is anticipated to witness a significant growth in future. North America is also expected to show a considerable growth mainly due to increasing wastewater treatment facility and rising population that is responsible for the increasing sludge volume.
Some of the key players in the global sludge dewatering equipment market include Flo Trend Systems, Palmetto Water Solutions LLC, Oy Ekotuotanto Ab, Wright-Pierceand, Alfa Laval Inc., Pipe & Plant Solutions Inc., Dewaco Ltd., Bilfinger Water Technologies, Atara Equipment Ltd., and Era Hydro-Biotech Energy Pvt. Ltd. Other major players influencing the global market are Komline-Sanderson, Inc., Phoenix, Fournier Industries Inc., Kontek Ecology Systems Inc., and Shosalowe Investment (Pty) Ltd.
Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market: Regional Segment Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- The Middle East and Africa