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NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                    JULY 2014

Market for Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals in China Will Be $5.7 Billion Next Year

China will be the leading purchaser of water and wastewater treatment chemicals in 2015. Purchases will exceed $5.7 billion according to the latest forecast in McIlvaine Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals World Market. Corrosion inhibitor purchases alone will exceed $1.4 billion.

($ Millions)     

  

Subject

  
  

2015

  

Total

 5,751

 Activated   Carbon

 151

 Chelants

 175

 Corrosion   Inhibitors

 1,442

 Defoamers

 121

 Inorganic   Flocculants

 607

 Ion   Exchange

 209

 Odor   Control

 250

 Organic   Flocculants

 800

 Other

 258

 Oxidizers   & Biocides

 584

 pH   Adjusters

 270

 Scale   Inhibitors

 884

One of the big drivers in China is the coal sector. Here is the Chinese coal production for last year compared to a very approximate estimate of coal production in 2025:

                                                                   Chinese Coal Consumption

Coal Use

Million Tons 2013

Million Tons 2025

Large   electric power

2,500

3,000

Residential

50

0

Industry

300

50

Heating

100

50

Steel   and other ( coke)

400

700

Coal-to-gas   including CBM and UGG

50

700

Coal-to-chemicals   and fuel

120

800

Total

3,520

5,300

To put this forecast into perspective, the U.S. is the second largest coal producer at 1 billion tons per year.  China is building a number of coal-to-chemicals and fuels plants which will use 1.5 times as much coal as the entire U.S. power industry. The total coal consumption in 2025 will be more than five times that of the U.S.

The Chinese program for conversion of coal to pipeline gas involves large treatment chemical expenses.   The coal is being mined in relative arid northern and western regions. Zero liquid discharge will be a high priority, so flocculants, scale inhibitors and pH inhibitor expenses will be substantial. Corrosion control chemical expenditures will be very sizable.  The main conversion technology will utilize indirect gasification which creates a number of corrosion control challenges.

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