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Global Biosolids Market 2016-2020

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global biosolids market 2016-2020
      • Table Global biosolids market by applications
      • Table Global biosolids market by geography
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview
    • Types of sludge
    • Exports and imports
      • Table Exports: Sewage sludge by country 2013-2015 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Imports: Sewage sludge by country 2013-2015 (thousand metric tons)
    • Product definition
      • Table Definition and scope of biosolids markets
    • Biosolids value chain
      • Table Biosolids value chain
    • Biosolids management cost
      • Table Cost of biosolids management
      • Table Biosolids dewatering in Australia
      • Table Biosolids stabilization in Australia
      • Table Treatment expenses involved in biosolids management in Australia
      • Table Expense of biosolids management: Beneficial use
    • Quality of biosolids
      • Table Biosolids stabilization grade
    • Greenhouse gas implications of biosolids
  • Market landscape
    • Global biosolids market
      • Table Biosolids end-use
      • Table Beneficially used biosolids
      • Table Disposed off biosolids
      • Table Global biosolids market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Outlook
      • Table Global biosolids market by application 2015
      • Table Global biosolids market by application 2020
      • Table CAGR (%) and revenue ($ millions) 2015\
    • Biosolids in agricultural land applications
      • Table Biosolids in agricultural land application market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biosolids in non-agricultural land applications
      • Table Biosolids in non-agricultural land application market 2016-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biosolids in energy-related applications
      • Table Biosolids in energy-related application market 2016-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Outlook
      • Table Global biosolids market by geography 2015
      • Table Global biosolids market by geography 2020
      • Table CAGR (%) and revenue ($ millions) 2015
    • Biosolids market in North America
      • Table Biosolids market in North America 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biosolids market in Europe
      • Table Biosolids market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biosolids market in APAC
      • Table Biosolids market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biosolids market in ROW
      • Table Biosolids market in ROW 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Environmental and economic value
    • Reduced carbon emissions and dependency on non renewable resources
    • Awareness of low risk
    • New and sustainable recycling option
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Health and environment risks
    • Appearance and smell nuisance of biosolids
    • Perception of people
    • Location of markets
    • Regulatory and policy framework
    • Composition of metals
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growth in agricultural activities
      • Table Growth in agricultural production 1997-2030 (per annum)
    • Rise in federal intervention in water management
    • Growth of water trade and its new prospects
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Competitive advantage
      • Table Projected competitive advantages in forecast period
    • Global production base concentration
      • Table Global biosolids market: Production base by region
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Key market vendors 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
    • Alka-Tech
    • BIODISK
    • Casella Waste Systems
    • GeoEnvironment Technologies
    • Symbiont
    • Wm. H. Reilly & Co.
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
  • Explore Technavio

Global Biosolids Market 2016-2020

About Biosolids

Sludge is a blend of liquid and solid wet mud-like components generated during the treatment of wastewater. It is viscous in nature. It contains water, natural materials, chemicals, and microorganisms including pathogens. The sludge produced by different industries include pollutants (heavy metals, pathogens, and organic pollutants) and compounds of agricultural value (organic waste, phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur). The treatment of sludge depends on the pollution load of the treated water, and the characteristics of the sludge depend on the wastewater treatments undertaken.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global biosolids market to grow at a CAGR of 5.01% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global biosolids market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top six vendors operating in the market.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Biosolids Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Alka-Tech
  • BIODISK
  • Casella Waste Systems
  • GeoEnvironment
  • Symbiont
  • Wm. H. Reilly
Other prominent vendors
  • Arcadis
  • BCR Environmental
  • Biocore Environmental
  • Burch BioWave
  • Cambi, Fergus Power Pump
  • Lystek International
  • Managed Organic Recycling
  • Merrell Bros.
  • Parker Ag Services
  • Parkson
  • RDP Technologies
  • Recyc Systems
  • Synagro
  • Terratec
  • Trojan Technologies
  • Walker Industries
Market driver
  • Reduced carbon emissions and non-renewable resources dependency.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Appearance and smell nuisance of biosolids.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rise in federal intervention in water management.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Biosolids Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global biosolids market: Alka-Tech, BIODISK, Casella Waste Systems, GeoEnvironment, Symbiont, and Wm. H. Reilly.

Other prominent vendors in the market are: Arcadis, BCR Environmental, Biocore Environmental, Burch BioWave, Cambi, Fergus Power Pump, Lystek International, Managed Organic Recycling, Merrell Bros., Parker Ag Services, Parkson, RDP Technologies, Recyc Systems, Synagro, Terratec, Trojan Technologies, and Walker Industries.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is rise in federal intervention in water management. The rise in numerous government players in the global water industry is one of the substantial trends as far as biosolids production from sludge is concerned. For example, the Water Management Action Plan is a program introduced to monitor, control, and improve water quality, and monitor consumption in a particular area in Australia. All non-residential units that have consumption of more than 10 million liters of water in a year should devise a Water Management Action Plan to diminish their consumption as per the program. Further, the Environmental Protection Agency mandates that every business company in Australia that uses more than 100 million liters of water per year should develop an Environmental and Resource Efficiency Plan to monitor and control consumption of water. Additionally, governmental plans for effluent management also leads to a rise in demand for sludge treatment leading to an increase in the production of biosolids.”

According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is environmental and economic value. Biosolids have a vital potential value in terms of the overall expense of biosolids management. The expenses of biosolids management can be reduced if the value of biosolids management is realized. Biosolids have been used as a waste product, and the present regulatory framework protects the concept of waste for many reusable organic products. People are gaining awareness about recognizing the value of biosolids and similar organic products, predominantly in agriculture.

Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is health and environment risks. While considering potential effects of chemicals in biosolids, it is vital to think about the route in which human and animals might be exposed. The worst exposure route for humans is by direct contact with biosolids. Indirect exposure represents a far lower hazard level than direct exposure. Another imperative consideration is that a large portion of the chemicals of concern in biosolids originate from household items, such as detergents, shampoos, soaps, and cleaners, which are of everyday use. Different chemicals emerge for the most part as a consequence of atmospheric deposition. Exposure to these sorts of chemicals through biosolids is consequently important as compared with the overall exposure a human may have.



Companies Mentioned

Alka-Tech, BIODISK, Casella Waste Systems, GeoEnvironment, Symbiont, Wm. H. Reilly, Arcadis, BCR Environmental, Biocore Environmental, Burch BioWave, Cambi, Fergus Power Pump, Lystek International, Managed Organic Recycling, Merrell Bros., Parker Ag Services, Parkson, RDP Technologies, Recyc Systems, Synagro, Terratec, Trojan Technologies, and Walker Industries.

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