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NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                                JULY 2013

Ultrapure Water Revenues to Reach $4.4 Billion in 2014

Suppliers of ultrapure water hardware and consumables will generate revenues of $4.4 billion in 2014. The power industry will be the largest purchaser. These are the conclusions reached in Ultrapure Water World Markets, a continually updated publication of the McIlvaine Company.

 

Industry Totals

 

Industry

2014

Coal-fired Power

 1,237,082

Electronics

 1,472,608

Flat Panel

 648,048

Gas Turbines

 78,605

Industrial Power

 364,276

Other Industries

 198,835

Pharmaceutical

 440,752

 

Worldwide Totals

 

2014

 4,440,206

 

Ultrapure water is needed to create the steam in a coal-fired power plant. The development of ultra supercritical boilers with very high pressures and temperatures has increased the purity requirements. The ultrapure water system includes a series of filtration, purification and degassing steps. Special materials are required to ensure that no contamination is created in the processing. Consumables such as replacement membranes and ion-exchange resins are needed.

There has been a recent trend toward electrodeionization as a replacement for ion-exchange. The elimination of cleaning chemicals and the replacement resins is advantageous from both an operating and environmental perspective.

East Asia is a fast growing market. There are many new semiconductor plants. China will install more new coal-fired boilers each year than all of Europe, Africa and the Americas combined.   Major pharmaceutical companies are establishing generics manufacturing in China and other East Asian countries.

 

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