World Desalination Components and Technologies

Aug 1, 2011
200 Pages - Pub ID: SB6281776
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Desalination - also referred to as desalting, desalinisation or desalinization - is the process by which salt and other minerals are removed from saltwater and brackish water in order to produce water suitable for human consumption, as well as water for irrigation and industrial purposes. Desalination technologies utilize thermal processes, such as vapor compression distillation, multi-stage flash distillation and multi-effect distillation, as well as membrane processes, including reverse osmosis and microfiltration procedures.

Many factors are driving the desalination market forward, notably an increasing water demand from growing economies and populations, while a handful of market challenges are keeping growth in check - at least within some market segments. In 2010 the desalination market reached $12.47 billion, up nearly 13.4% from 2009. Despite economic troubles, political upheaval and other hurdles within regional desalination markets, SBI Energy projects the desalination market will continue to expand. Within the industry, growth in the reverse osmosis technology market segment is expected to see the most growth, reaching $39.46 billion in 2020

The world’s population is expected to reach nearly 8.26 billion by 2030, up from about 6.85 billion in 2010. As the world’s population grows, so too does the world’s demand for water for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes. At the same time, freshwater supplies around the globe are becoming depleted, while nearly one billion people are already without clean drinking water. Those living in coastal communities and arid regions, as well as others experiencing water troubles, are looking to solve their water scarcity 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 to intensive energy use) as well as industry-related environmental concerns have held back growth in the desalination market. While the coast is not yet clear, some of these impediments have recently been at least slightly breached, easing business growth within the desalination market.

The Middle East is the dominant player in the desalination market, and is expected to continue to expand its desalination endeavors. In 2020, the region will likely retain its majority share, although will lose a small slice of its ownership to other countries, which are increasing their desalination capacities or are entering the desalination arena for the first time.

World Desalination Technologies and Components Market contains comprehensive historical data (2006-2010) and forecast data (2011-2020). This report identifies key trends and factors (such as the regulatory scene, new technologies, employment opportunities and economic drivers and challenges), which affect the size and direction of desalination market growth around the world. Profiles of 20 major - or simply interesting - companies involved in the desalination market are also included.

Report Methodology

The information contained in World Desalination Technologies and Components Market has 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 from government agencies and other industry sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau and the International Desalination Association.

How You Will Benefit From This Report

World Desalination Technologies and Components Market details significant trends, technologies and market numbers for a clear overview of the complex desalination market.

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.
Chapter 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 Desalinators
Chapter 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 Bank
Chapter 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 Limitless
Chapter 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 Growth
Chapter 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 Clogging
Chapter 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 Rainfall
Water Scarcity in Undeveloped Countries
Water Wars
Countries Join Forces and Put Aside Differences for Water
North America
Water in North America
North American Membrane Society
American Membrane Technology Association
Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility
Caribbean Desalination Association
North America Has Bright Future in Desalination Market
Selected North American Desalination Ventures
South America and Central America
Water in South America and Central America
Central and South America Step Gently into Desalination Market
Selected Central and South American Desalination Ventures
Europe
Water in Europe
European Desalination Society
European Membrane Society
German Desalination Association
The Spanish Desalination and Water Reuse Association
Selected European Desalination Ventures
Africa
Water in Africa
Africa Looking to Desalination, but Struggling to Implement
Tunisian Desalination Association
Selected African Desalination Ventures
Asia
Water in Asia
Asia Holds its Own in Desalination Market
Korea Society on Water Quality
IDA’s Asian Desalination Associations
The Membrane Industry Association of China
Selected Asian Desalination Ventures
Middle East
Water in the Middle East
The Middle East Has Stronghold on Desalination Industry
Water Science Technology Association
Saline Water Conversion Corporation
Middle East Desalination Research Center
Indian Desalination Association
Pakistan Desalination Association
Selected Desalination Ventures in the Middle East
Australia and Oceania
Water in Australia and Oceania
Membrane Society of Australasia
Australian Water Association
Selected Desalination Ventures in Australia and Oceania
Chapter 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 Market
Chapter 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.
Corporate Overview
Performance
Product Portfolio
Desalination Products and Ventures
Nitto Denko Group
Corporate Overview
Performance
Desalination Product Portfolio
Selected Desalination Ventures
Poseidon Resources Corp.
Corporate Overview
Poseidon’s Desalination Ventures
Saline Water Conversion Corp.
Corporate Overview
SWCC Privatization and Restructuring Project
SWCC’s Desalination Ventures
Siemens A.G.
Corporate Overview
Performance
Product Portfolio
Siemen’s Desalination Products
Torishima Pump Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Corporate Overview
Performance
Product Portfolio
Veolia Environment S.A.
Corporate Overview
Performance
Veolia’s Product & Service Portfolio
Veolia’s Desalination Products & Services

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