NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                    APRIL 2015

World NOx Market to Reach $21 Billion This Year

The market for NOx control systems, reagents and catalyst will exceed $21 billion this year according to the McIlvaine Company in its continually updated NOx Control World Market.

NOx Revenues - $ Millions     

   Subject      2015  
 Catalyst    585
 Reagent    2,788
 SCR    17,376
Total 20,749

The equipment market will reach a peak next year and fall whereas the quantity of reagent and catalyst will steadily increase over the next five years.   Presently, the major market is China.  They are completing a program to retrofit over 400,000 MW of coal-fired boilers with SCR. When this is complete, the Chinese market will be mostly limited to new coal-fired boilers and industrial applications.

The market is growing in countries which traditionally have not enforced NOx control.  Ahlstom just received a large order for NOx control for boilers in Russia. The program in Eastern Europe is moving forward.

There are a variety of approaches to NOx control.  Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) is the most prolific.  Selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) is mostly used in industrial installations.  The market for NOx control for gas turbines is growing due to the many new installations underway in the U.S.

One new technology which could significantly change the industry is the catalytic filter.  NOx and particulate are removed in one device operating at 850oF.  An efficient heat exchanger can then be used to extract heat from the clean gas and improve boiler efficiency. Haldor Topsoe has announced construction of a new facility in Houston, TX to produce these elements. The Filtration Group has supplied their elements to many incinerators, combustors and glass plants in Europe and the U.S.

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