The wastewater aeration systems market is in various stages of development across the world. Considered highly reliable technology, the aeration systems will see increased global uptake, due to the demand for wider connectivity to secondary wastewater treatment services in developing regions. The need to revamp the extensive installed base in developed countries increases additional demand.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (environmental.frost.com), Global Wastewater Aeration Systems Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $4.88 billion in 2011 and estimates this to reach $8.39 billion in 2020.
"There is an increasing need for secondary wastewater treatment, particularly in developing countries where existing wastewater treatment plant infrastructure is either non-existent or in a poorly developed state," explained Frost & Sullivan Environmental Research Analyst, Bhooma Madhavan. "At the same time, most wastewater treatment facilities in developed countries are in an ageing state, requiring immediate refurbishment."
Bolstered by progressively stricter environmental regulation across all regions, these trends will push the uptake of aeration systems. Mandatory compliance with wastewater related legislation, such as the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD) in the EU, will also heighten demand for aeration equipment.
However, the energy-intensive nature of aeration remains an area of concern, particularly at a time when energy prices are rising.
The high energy intensity of aeration will encourage greater innovation and competitiveness in the market; while, it opens itself to the threat of alternative technologies that enable energy recovery. Energy-efficient performance will, therefore, be a key consideration in equipment and technology selection. Other important selection indices will be price, technology and reliability.
"In addition, as local companies become more prominent, especially in high-growth markets in developing regions, knowledge of local business practices, regulations and an understanding of market priorities will become vital," advised Madhavan. "Manufacturers will need to combine a grasp of local dynamics along with the right product to succeed."
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