NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                    AUGUST 2016

The Market for Sedimentation and Centrifugation Equipment Will Exceed $8.4 Billion/yr. By 2020

The market for clarifiers, hydrocyclones, centrifuges and dissolved air flotation systems will exceed $8.4 billion/yr. by 2020.  This is the conclusion reached by the McIlvaine Company in N005 Sedimentation and Centrifugation World Markets.

The municipal sludge dewatering market is a big market for decanter centrifuges.  Over the years, decanters have captured market share from the traditional belt press.

Because of its size and the fact that more than 30 percent of the sludge is not presently treated, China is the largest market.  The choices which it makes between centrifuges and belt filter presses will significantly impact the centrifuge market. The 2015 goal was to treat 70 percent of the sludge in big cities and 50 percent in smaller cities. A new Foshan sludge treatment center is under construction. Wuhan expects to complete eight sludge processing plants by 2020.  Shanghai plans to reduce landfill sludge from 86 percent in 2012 to 7 percent by 2020.  Eleven sludge treatment projects in Bailonggang, Shidongkou and Zhuyuan are underway.  Cement production facilities that are under construction in Bailonggang will utilize dewatered sludge from nearby treatment facilities.

Another growth market for centrifuges is the potash industry.  Nearly $30 billion will be spent to build potash plants in Canada and the U.S.  Centrifuges and hydrocyclones are used for product recovery.

Zero liquid discharge (ZLD) systems are increasingly selected by power plants in many areas of the world.   Centrifuges are used prior to the crystallizer.  Other sedimentation equipment is also required.

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