The Zero Liquid Discharge Systems market or ZLD systems market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% to reach USD 10.3 billion by 2026 from 6 billion in 2019. The Zero Liquid Discharge Systems is a fast-growing market on account of increasing regulations regarding the discharge of effluents and waste directly into the environment. Increasing government initiatives for wastewater treatment are expected to drive the market in the forecast period. The growing rate of industrialization at a global level has led to an increase in pollution levels in the environment. Organizations are thus implementing Zero Liquid Discharge for reducing the effect of hazardous waste discharge. Key organizations that frame rules and standards for effluent and water discharge include European Water Association, Environmental Protection Agency (United States), India Water Works Association (India), and China Water Risk (CWR).
The treatment process used by the Zero Liquid Discharge Systems includes a combination of multiple processes such as fractional electrode ionization, reverse osmosis, membrane separation, ultrafiltration, and evaporation & crystallization. The market is witnessing new technological trends like new types of membranes for Zero Liquid Discharge Systems. Amongst all the water treatment processes the Zero Liquid Discharge Systems is the most challenging and technologically complex to build as the cost and challenges of recovery increase with the increasing concentration of wastewater stream.
The Zero Liquid Discharge Systems or ZLD systems have numerous applications these include:
The research report analyses the entire ecosystem of Zero Liquid Discharge Systems and categorizes the Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following below-mentioned market segments.
In terms of the type of Zero Liquid Discharge Systems, the conventional system segment is estimated to be the largest segment during the forecast period
In terms of the type of Zero Liquid Discharge Systems, the market can be segmented into Conventional and Hybrid types. Conventional Systems are usually preferred as they are standard in terms of design are less costly as compared to hybrid systems. These systems involve predefined stages such as pre-treatment, filtration, evaporation, and crystallization.
By End Use the Zero Liquid Discharge Systems market the Energy and Power segment is expected to be the largest segment
By end-use, the Zero Liquid Discharge Systems can be segmented into Energy & Power, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, and Textile Applications. Energy & Power Segment dominated the Zero Liquid Discharge Systems market in terms of revenue in 2019. The demand for Zero Liquid Discharge Systems in the energy and power segment is primarily on account of increasing demand from installations in Thermal Based Power Plants.
Power plants usually generate wastewater and effluent streams containing salts from processes such as wet gas scrubbing, coal pile run-off, and leachate from gypsum stacks. These streams are further processed in ZLD systems and the evaporation process ensures that liquid wastes are transformed to clean water that can be recycled into the plant along with a solid product that is suitable for landfill disposal. This report also analyses the Zero Liquid Discharge Systems market for the Power sector in detail further analyzing the opportunities, technologies and players present in this market segment. Environmental regulations across the globe are very stringent in terms of the discharge of effluent from power plants. Increasing population and industrialization have also created a demand for power further driving growth in Zero Liquid systems market.
By Geography, the North America region is expected to be the largest segment in the forecast period
North America is expected to be the biggest market segment of the overall Zero Liquid Discharge Systems market. While Europe is expected to be the second-largest market. The North America region is also projected to witness a higher demand for Zero Liquid Discharge Systems in the coming years on account of increasing adoption of Zero Liquid Discharge Systems in various end-user industries such as power plants. In Europe and North America, the growth in the zero liquid discharge systems market has also been due to by high costs of wastewater disposal at other inland facilities if not treated at the source.
The demand in the Asia Pacific region is primarily driven on account of growing regulations for effluent discharge in countries such as China and India. Key Zero Liquid Discharge Systems markets in Asia- Pacific include China, Japan, India, South Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia. The players present in the Asia Pacific region market are also developing cost-effective systems that are further contributing to market growth. For instance, Thermax has designed several cost-effective ZLD systems to recycle effluent and wastewater and achieve ZLDs in various industrial sectors.
Priyanka has been writing chemicals & material market research reports for the last 12 years. A post-graduate, her specialization is in the chemicals sector. Preparing end-to-end reports covering minute details for market insights, competitive intelligence and trend analysis in the CMFE sector.