Global Biosolids Market 2016-2020
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.
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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:
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.
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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