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Rising environmental concerns to drive zero liquid discharge systems market forecast

Publisher : Fractovia | Published Date : 2019-07-17Request Sample

Growing occurrence of water scarcity in conjunction with the rise in environmental issues globally will foster zero liquid discharge systems market size in the forthcoming years. Today, freshwater volumes are threatened by myriad forces including low level of rainfall, polluted runoff and global warming. In the last 50 years, the human population has more than doubled, and there has been a corresponding growth in industrialization in developing economies which disturbs the water ecosystem. A surge in efforts to tackle freshwater shortages and supply clean water for industrial use is fueling zero liquid discharge (ZLD) systems industry outlook.

U.S. Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market Size, by End-user, 2014 – 2025 (USD Million)
U.S. Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market Size, by End-user, 2014 – 2025 (USD Million)


ZLD systems, developed due to regulatory pressures, supposedly lower the risk of environmental pollution owing to wastewater treatment and discharge, amplifying the efficiency of water usage. In recent years, it has been observed that the worldwide implementation of ZLD methods has grown swiftly among developed countries like the US, Europe as well as emerging economies like India and China. Evidently, the level of wastewater released from industries creates a considerable health risk for the world population, along with causing a stress to the environment.

In China, rapid economic development and urbanization have steered the country towards extensive pollution and rising water consumption. On the ground of these challenges, China had announced a new action plan to tackle water pollution, with an aim to mainly improve the quality of ecosystems comprising local water resources by 2020. The plan emphasized on arduous control of pollutant discharge and promoted water recycling by providing supervisory support for ZLD installations, which is likely to create lucrative opportunities to impel Asia Pacific zero liquid discharge systems market trends over the forecast period.

A novel wastewater treatment plant of Huaneng Group at China’s Changxing Power Station in Zhejiang Province had started the first ever commercial application of forward osmosis-based zero liquid discharge in the world in 2016. It helped in reducing the intake of local surface water as well as the outflow of industrial wastewater. This represents a rising trend of ZLD adoption followed by various other economies which believe that could help tackle their country’s most water-related environmental concerns. The coal-to-chemicals industry is another segment in China which will impact APAC ZLD systems industry share.

To reduce its dependence on expensive imported natural gas, China is keenly encouraging the coal-to-chemicals sector and reportedly China has built nearly 20 coal conversion plants over the past few years. The Chinese government had introduced severe norms for their industries to strictly prohibit from discharging environmentally perilous waste originating from their facilities. In consequence, China is shifting its major focus into installation and designing or construction of these ZLD systems to preserve all sources of water. This will ultimately lead to the growth of the China zero liquid discharge systems industry.


The Indian government has implemented several measures to curb severe water pollution and has launched projects like “Clean Ganga”, which entailed strict regulations regarding wastewater discharge, shifting focus towards ZLD system. These significant initiatives extensively meet the environmental protection and water security goals of the country and will positively transform zero liquid discharge systems market. In 2017, Tamil Nadu had faced an acute water shortage which had rigorously affected garment businesses in Tirupur. However, zero liquid discharge units were helping the sector reuse around 90% of water required for the garment industry.

Zero liquid discharge technologies, particularly thermal based, are gaining demand rapidly and are being widely explored as an alternative wastewater management strategy to lessen environmental impact. Presently, companies are making use of thermal ZLD systems which are extensively used with conventional units for helping to recover most of a plant’s wastewater, while reducing the remaining affluent as end products. In fact, reports estimate that the thermal based technology segment in ZLD systems industry will register over 5.5% CAGR during the projected period.

Owing to considerable rise in demand for reliable wastewater treatment plants availability of novel ZLD solutions worldwide, key players such as Aquarion, ALFA LAVAL, Veolia, Aquatech International, Suez Water Processes and IDE Technologies could witness remarkable growth. Global Market Insights, Inc. has predicted that global zero liquid discharge systems market size would be surpassing annual revenues of over USD 9 billion by 2025.

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