NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                                            March 2014

Liquid Macrofiltration Market to Exceed $6.6 Billion In 2015

The market for equipment and media to separate larger particles from liquids will exceed $6.6 billion next year. This is the latest forecast in Liquid Filtration and Media: World Markets published by the McIlvaine Company.




World Region










 East Asia


 Eastern Europe


 Middle East




 South & Central America


 West Asia


 Western Europe


The equipment included in this forecast are gravity belt filters, belt filter presses, drum filters, leaf filters, granular media filters and bag filters. These devices are separating particles between 1-100 microns in various liquids from water to wine. Dewatering of sewage sludge and other slurries is a major use.

East Asia will dominate the market next year for several reasons. The first is the large investment in belt filter presses to dewater sewage sludge, mining ores and coal slurries. The large investment in flue gas desulfurization (FGD) will be accompanied by significant investment in belt filters to dewater gypsum. Granular media filters will purify much of the water needed for cooling in coal-fired power plants.

NAFTA will benefit from a substantial expansion of oil and gas processing plants. Hydraulic fracturing is creating the need for treatment of the flow-back liquid which contains sand, shale particles and high levels of dissolved solids.  Treatment of produced water is another expanding application.  The use of automatic backwash filters in treatment of ballast water is another growth segment.

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