NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                                JUNE 2013

NOx Control Expenditures of $8.7 Billion will Account for 18% of 2014 Air Pollution Market

Power plants, incinerator operators and chemical plants will spend $8.7 billion in 2014 for NOx control systems. This will represent 18 percent of a total world market of $48.9 billion. This is the latest forecast in Air Pollution Management, an online report published by the McIlvaine Company.

World Air Pollution Control   Revenues 2014


$ Millions

Fabric Filter


Industrial Scrubbers and Adsorbers


Electrostatic Precipitators


Air Monitoring


Power Plant Flue Gas Desulfurization


NOx Control


Stationary Thermal and Catalytic Treatment




Power plants will be the biggest purchasers. They will account for more than 50 percent of all the purchases. No other industry will account for a large share. The chemical, refinery, oil and gas, steel, mining and cement industries will be among the other purchasers.

The air monitoring revenues will exceed $4.6 billion. A significant percentage of this total is instruments used to improve combustion efficiency rather than measure stack gas emissions.

The totals include the equipment as well as consumables. The largest consumables categories are replacement catalyst for SCR systems and replacement bags for fabric filters.

China will be the largest purchasing country. Its purchases will exceed that of the entire European Union. The country is building a number of new coal-fired power plants. It has also reduced emission limits on SO2 and NOx. As a result, every new power plant will have both SO2 and NOx control equipment.

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