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Capacitive Deionization - Industry Landscape and Emerging Innovations (TechVision)

Capacitive Deionization - Industry Landscape and Emerging Innovations (TechVision)

Increasing water scarcity and the non-potable nature of many available water resources have resulted in the quest for simpler and effective water purification solutions. Capacitive deionization (CDI) has been identified as a technology with much promise in efficient onsite treatment of water/wastewater that enables tunable removal of total dissolved solids. The current study discusses various existing and emerging opportunities using the capacitive deionization technology. Challenges and drivers for the technology have also been discussed in the study. Various industrial and academic stakeholders offering innovative technology solutions have been listed in the study. Key end users’ needs for three major applications have been identified.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Process and Methodology
    • Key Findings: CDI Identified as a Promising Solution for Removal of Various Pollutants in Water/Wastewater
  • Introduction to Capacitive Deionization (CDI)
    • Capacitive Deionization Overview: Addressing Economic Water Scarcity and R&D toward System Improvisations
    • CDI Electrode Manufacture and Binders: Binder Materials Affect Electrode's Performance
    • CDI Performance: System Performance Influenced by Electrode Type and Material and Solution Characteristics
    • Technical Drivers for CDI Technology: Excellent Performance Attributes Will Be Main Driver for CDI Adoption in Future
    • Technical Challenges for CDI Technology: Minor Technical Challenges That Can Be Easily Resolved Hinder Widescale CDI Adoption
    • Existing CDI Technologies: Addition of Membranes Found to Increase CDI Systems' Desalting Performance Greatly
    • Emerging CDI Technologies: Microbe-based CDI Technologies Attracting Interest in R&D Circles
    • Emerging CDI Technologies: Integrating CDI with Renewable Energy Expected to be Another Focus Area in the Future
  • Industry Snapshot
    • Industry Value Chain – Stakeholders: CDI System Manufacturers Are the Primary Stakeholders with Interactions with All Stakeholders
    • Industry Value Chain Explained: Scope for Innovations by Stakeholders in Materials, Electrode Design, and Binders for Improved CDI Performance and Acceptance
    • Current Market Stage and Outlook: CDI Desalination Market Set to Grow at CAGR of 13.1% until 2019 (F&S Analysis)
    • Key Application Sectors and Market Trends: CDI Has Current and Potential Applications across Various Industries but Is Only Applied Commercially in Water/Wastewater Treatment
    • CDI Market Drivers: Potential for Lower Costs (Capital and Operational) Could Be Major Driver for Market Adoption
    • CDI Market Restraints: High Capital Costs a Major Deterrent for Potential Customer Adoption of CDI
    • Frost & Sullivan's Position on the CDI Market: Fast Progression Seen in Recent Years and Rigorous Technology Development in Upcoming Years Is Expected
    • Geographical Trends – Competitive Landscape: North America and APAC Are Inclined toward Developing Better Materials for Electrodes
    • Patent Trends: US the Most Active Country in Patent Filing and Has the Most Number of Top Patent Filers
  • Technology Landscape
    • Key Participants: Maximum Industrial Activity in CDI Is Seen in North America
    • Innovation Landscape: Innovations in Membraneless CDI
    • Innovation Landscape (2/3): Innovations in the Material and Electrode Design Space
    • Innovation Landscape (3/3): Enabling Market Penetration of CDI
  • Opportunity Evaluation
    • Key End Users' Needs: Seawater Desalination
    • Key End Users' Needs: Nitrate Removal
    • Key End Users' Needs: Laundry Wastewater
    • Future Trends – R&D Direction: Despite Rapid Strides in the Past Few Years, There Is Great Scope for Further Improvements in Various Parameters
  • Conclusions
    • Analyst Insights: CDI Market Expected to Experience Maximum Growth in Asia-Pacific Region
    • Analyst Insights: CDI Provides a Sustainable Alternative to Energy-and Chemical-intensive Traditional Desalination Technologies
  • Appendix
    • Key Patents: CDI in Treatment of Water/Other Fluids
    • Key Patents: Water Treatment Devices Using CDI
    • Key Patents: Membrane-based CDI
    • Key Contacts

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