NEWS RELEASE                                                                            DECEMBER 2012

Chinese Air Pollution Control Market to Approach $19 Billion in 2013

The sales of air pollution control systems, consumables and instrumentation will be just under $19 billion in 2013, according to the latest revisions in a number of McIlvaine market reports.


Equipment Type

2013 ($ Millions)

Fabric Filter




Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD)




Air Monitoring


Electrostatic Precipitators





All the forecasts are based on equivalent units in 2010 U.S. dollars. The actual purchases in yuan will not be six times this amount plus inflation because many components are less expensive in China. The services portion of these revenues will result in yuan transactions closer to 3:1 while hardware will be at 4:1. Certain hardware and consumables which are primarily imports will be at the 6:1 ratio. Catalysts for power plant DeNOx systems will be at more than 7:1. This is due to the present catalyst shortage in China.

The fabric filter forecast includes bags and cartridges. Cement is a big market in the PRC. The scrubber forecast includes industrial applications for dry scrubbers, wet scrubbers, biofilters and activated carbon.

Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) is SO2 removal for power plants. The primary technology is limestone forced oxidation. Gypsum from wallboard is a byproduct. The forecast includes the upgrading of a number of existing systems to meet the regulatory requirements. It does not include repair parts.

DeNOx includes stationary SCR and SNCR for coal-fired power plants, waste-to-energy plants and some chemical applications. Mobile SCR for trucks is not included.

Air monitoring includes not only the measurement of air pollutants but the measurement of oxygen and combustion gases for the purpose of energy optimization and pollution minimization.

The electrostatic precipitator forecasts include both new units and repair parts such as electrodes and rappers.

More information on these forecasts is found at:

Air & Water Pollution Monitoring World Markets:;view=article&id=106extsup1.asp

Electrostatic Precipitators: World Market:

World Fabric Filter and Element Market:

FGD World Markets:

Scrubber/Adsorber/Biofilter World Markets: