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NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                    SEPTEMBER 2013

U.S Air Pollution Control Sales Will Grow 7 Percent to $8.9 Billion In 2017

Sales of the equipment and consumables to control air pollution in the U.S. will rise at seven percent per year over the next four years to reach just under $9 billion in 2017. This is the latest forecast in Air Pollution Management published by the McIlvaine Company.

Air Pollution Control Revenues $ Millions

  

Industry

  
  

2017

  

Total

 8,975

Asphalt

 92

Bioclean

 156

Cement

 6

Chemical

 317

Commercial

 574

Electronics

 148

Food

 72

Gas   Turbines

 204

Incinerators

 148

Industrial   Boilers

 61

Metals

 356

Mining

 71

Other   Industries

 891

Pharmaceutical

 42

Power

 4,229

Pulp   & Paper

 129

Refining

 85

Residential

 783

Steel

 148

Stone

 90

Surface   Coating

 108

Waste   Incinerators

 45

Wastewater

 220

The power industry will be the leading purchaser. However, revenues in 2017 will only be half the peak achieved in2005.  The low cost of natural gas will boost revenues for gas turbine air pollution control as well as sales in the chemical industry where the lower feedstock costs are spurring capital investment.

Sales for industrial boiler applications will peak in 2016 when the impact of the air toxic regulations is highest. The waste-to-energy market will not achieve its potential as the U.S. still considers landfill as preferable.  This is in contrast to the rest of the world where it is difficult to permit a landfill but not difficult to permit a waste-to-energy plant.

For more information on Air Pollution Management, click on: http://home.mcilvainecompany.com/index.php/markets/2-uncategorised/100-5ab