Global dewatering Equipment Market: Increasing population & urbanization resulting in increased waste & sludge generation.

Published Date: 12/05/2021

The global dewatering equipment market size is projected to grow from USD 4.3 billion in 2020 to USD 5.4 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 4.4 % from 2020 to 2027. Dewatering equipment is the equipment used to separate water from solids. They are employed at all places where drying is required. Water is separated forcefully from solids using vacuum or centrifugal motion. It is one of those methods that prove to be cost-effective in several manners. Its use in waste management systems or at sites involving handling of solids helps reduce the additional weight of water. This proves to be cost-effective as charges are applicable as per the unit weight. Heat drying, a method that can be used to substitute dewatering equipment, proves to be costlier owing to the cost involved in providing energy to the microwave used. Dewatering equipment typically include vacuum filters, filter presses, drying beds, sludge lagoons, centrifuges, etc. Centrifuges offer a large number of advantages such as less space requirement, fully automated nature, user-friendliness, cost-effectiveness. They hardly require any personnel attention. They offer higher cake dryness and amount of polymer on the same sludge. The choice of dewatering equipment largely depends on the method used for dewatering and the site of work at which they are installed.

Dewatering equipment has hardly any disadvantages; for example, filter presses require more space as compared to the other dewatering equipment. They are partially automated and require personnel attention. Centrifuges consume higher energy. The need for dewatering equipment has been continuously increasing and is expected to increase more in the near future, as water is an integral part of almost every activity in day-to-day household chores and several industrial activities. Rapid industrialization and increase in population are the major reasons for the increase in demand for this equipment. Especially, centrifuges are gaining importance owing to their several advantages and cost-effectiveness in terms of cost of labor, chemicals, and disposal.

The major factor that is responsible for the growth of the global dewatering equipment market is stringent government regulations related to industrial waste disposal. Other than these increasingly strict regulations, mainly in the areas of water reuse and wastage is also expected to affect the global dewatering equipment market positively. Also, degradation of freshwater resources due to disposal of industrial waste has compelled the administration to take immediate action towards pre-treatment of water before its disposal, which will also boost the global dewatering equipment market.

However, the high initial investment of dewatering equipment and availability of alternatives, such as chemicals, are expected to restrain the market growth of the dewatering equipment market. Rapid industrialization, urbanization, use of raw water in various activities, industrial and municipal regulations are factors that are impacting the global dewatering equipment market directly. Government and local administrations have also initiated various awareness programs to minimize water wastage and disposal of waste.

Alfa Laval AB (Sweden), Andritz AG (Austria), Veolia Environnement SA (France), HUBER SE (Germany), GruppoPieralisi (Italy), Hitachi Zosen Corporation (Japan), Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (US), SUEZ (France), GEA (Germany), Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha, Ltd. (Japan) are some of the leading players operating in the dewatering equipment market.

Europe accounted for the largest share of the dewatering equipment market in 2019. This large share can be attributed to the increased sludge production due to the rising urbanization and population along with strict sludge treatment legislation introduced by the European Union. The dewatering equipment market is highly competitive in the European region due to the presence of established players, such as HUBER SE, Veolia Environment SA, SUEZ, and Aqseptence Group. Stringent European laws on wastewater treatment and reuse of sludge for agriculture purposes are expected to drive the demand for dewatering equipment in the process chain of sludge treatment.