With the governments’ reforms and regulation focusing on the treatment of wastewater, the global adsorbents market is expected to boost in coming years. Enforcement of government regulations for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment is a major driver of the global adsorbent market. Growing purchasing power, increasing urbanization, rising economic growth in developing countries, growth in end-user industries, modernization of existing water and waste water treatment infrastructure in developing countries are some of the other drivers of adsorbent market.
Adsorbents with larger surface area, high adsorption capacity and better service life are more in demand by industries as they prefer cost-effective and high performance adsorbents which maximizes profit margin. Collaboration between consumers and manufacturers of the adsorbents has been one of the major trends in the adsorbents market in recent years. Adsorbents are being extensively used for treating wastewater and removing bulk metal impurities such as lead, copper, cadmium and chromium.
Adsorption is present in many natural, biological, chemical and physical systems and is widely used in industrial applications such as apprehending waste heat to provide cold water for air conditioning, activated charcoal and some of the other process requirements such as adsorption chillers. Adsorbents are materials that dissolve fluids and solids onto their own surfaces. By creating a layer of adsorbate, adsorbents work on the surface through the process of adhesion. Adhesion is the tendency in which dissimilar particles or surfaces tare grip to one another.
Adsorbents are increasingly being used in pollution control and to reduce contamination levels in both air and water that is caused during various industrial processes. For an adsorbent to be effective, small pore diameters and distinct pore structure which helps in speedy transport of gaseous vapors are necessary. Adsorbents have high resistance to abrasion and thermal stability. , Various applications such as air-conditioning adsorption chillers, synthetic resin and water purification, and adsorption of molecules on polymer surfaces (development of non-stick coatings and in various biomedical devices), has made adsorption one of the preferred choice for consumers
Industrial adsorbents are classified as carbon based compounds that are hydrophobic and non-polar and that includes materials such as activated carbon and graphite; oxygen containing compounds that are polar and hydrophilic including material such as silica gel and zeolites; polymer-based compounds which are non-polar or polar functional groups in a polymer matrix.
For better understanding of the global adsorbents market, it can be broadly bifurcated on the bases of adsorbent type and adsorbent applications. On the basis of adsorbent type, the adsorbents market can be segmented as molecular sieves, silica gel, activated alumina, activated carbon, clay and others. On the bases of various applications, the global adsorbents market can be classified as petroleum refining, gas refining, water treatment, chemicals/petrochemicals, air separation and drying, packaging, automotive, mining, chromatography and fuel cell.
Furthermore, price and availability of raw materials are making it difficult for the manufacturers of adsorbents to maintain profit; hence, insufficient availability and high cost of specialized raw materials required for specific adsorbents are major restraining factors for the adsorbents market.
Axens, which is a molecular sieves manufacturer, improved its presence through a new subsidiary in Malaysia for the adsorbents segment to meet the rising demand from the Asia-Pacific region. Major competitors in North American, European, and Asia-Pacific regions include, BASF SE, Clariant, W. R. Grace & Co., Cabot Corporation, Zeochem AG, UOP LLC, Axens Group, Arkema, and Zeolyst among others.
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