NEWS RELEASE                                                                                        SEPTEMBER 2014

$3.2 Billion Centrifuge and Clarifier Market in East Asia In 2015

The market for centrifuges, clarifiers, hydrocylones and gravity type oil separators will exceed $7.3 billion in 2015. East Asia will lead the way with purchases of $3.2 billion. This is the conclusion reached in the latest update to Sedimentation and Centrifugation World Markets published by the McIlvaine Company.

Sedimentation and Centrifugation Revenues ($ Millions)

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 East      Asia


 Eastern      Europe


 Middle      East




 South      & Central America


 West      Asia


 Western      Europe



East Asia is building large numbers of municipal wastewater treatment plants. These plants use decanter centrifuges, thickeners and clarifiers. The power industry uses clarifiers both on the intake as well as the wastewater. Hydrocyclones are used to separate the FGD gypsum in the scrubber systems utilized with coal-fired power plants.

A number of international suppliers are taking advantage of the large Asian market. Centrifuge suppliers such as Alfa Laval and GEA are quite active in Asia.

The mining industry is a large purchaser of sedimentation and centrifugation equipment.  The markets in South & Central America and Africa are disproportionately high in mining projects. However, Asia is also booming. Under a recently signed €20 million contract, Siebtechnik has begun delivery of a set of 40 large-capacity centrifuges to a Chinese potash producer.

The chemical industry in East Asia is growing faster than in other regions. Various Chinese adipic acid manufacturers are buying Ferrum pusher centrifuges for these processes.

GEA is selling disk stack centrifuges in the growing oil and gas industry. These centrifuges can separate water in heavy oil emulsions.  They are also used for purifying produced water.

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