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Market Study Industrial Sewage Plants Germany (Analyst Version)

  • ID: 2318004
  • Report
  • December 2010
  • Region: Germany
  • 69 Pages
  • Ecoprog
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Market Study Industrial Sewage Plants Germany

Germany is the largest European market for the industrial treatment of wastewater – there are almost 3,000 treatment plants in nearly 12,000 discharging companies within the manufacturing industry in Germany. In this country, more than 920 million cubic metres of industrial wastewater are treated annually before being discharged into the environment or the public sewerage. The pollution loads vary considerably – in contrast to municipal wastewater treatment. They reflect the German industrial structure, which is to some extent very heterogeneous.

Due to the established industrial structure, the construction of new treatment plants is limited. However, there will still be sustainable investments in the wastewater treatment within the industry in the coming five years – as a consequence of stricter legal requirements, like the EU Water Framework Directive, and the increasing cost pressure due to rising energy costs.

In the light of this development, ecoprog and Fraunhofer UMSICHT analysed the German industrial sewage plants in detail. In doing so, we did not only use our own market knowledge. The study also includes findings of public consultations, of authorities, business associations and companies within the sector of water management.

Thus, we offer an up-to-date analysis of figures, facts, estimations and trends in the sector of operating companies within the industrial wastewater treatment in Germany, which is of interest for disposal companies, suppliers, operators, business associations, research institutes and consultants.

The analyst version of the report “Market Study Industrial Sewage Plants Germany” includes:

- A description of the extent, structure and branch mix in the sector of industrial wastewater treatment in Germany.

- A detailed analysis of all essential political, economic, managerial and technical trends in operating industrial sewage plants in Germany.

- An analysis of the particular allocation of treatment plants and their industrial structures on the level of the German federal states.
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Preface for the analyst version


Management Summary

1 Scope
1.1 Definition of sewage plants
1.2 Municipal versus industrial sewage plants
1.3 Direct versus indirect dischargers
1.4 Wastewater treatment versus process water treatment

2 Technology
2.1 Mechanical treatment
2.2 Chemical and physicochemical treatment
2.3 Biological treatment
2.4 Other treatment methods

3 Legal framework
3.1 European law
3.2 National law
3.3 Federal states

4 Structure of the industrial wastewater treatment
4.1 Water consumption
4.2 Fresh water withdrawal
4.3 Types of use of water

5 The market for wastewater treatment in the industry
5.1 Plants
5.2 Developments and investments

6 Industrial sewage plants by federal states
6.1 Baden-Württemberg
6.2 Bavaria
6.3 Berlin
6.4 Brandenburg
6.5 Bremen
6.6 Hamburg
6.7 Hesse
6.8 Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
6.9 Lower Saxony
6.10 North Rhine-Westphalia
6.11 Rhineland-Palatinate
6.12 Saarland
6.13 Saxony
6.14 Saxony-Anhalt
6.15 Schleswig-Holstein
6.16 Thuringia

Data and methodology

Table of figures

Figure 1: Water withdrawal and wastewater discharge by economic sectors
Figure 2: Water withdrawal of mining, industry and trade
Figure 3: Water withdrawal and discharge by industries
Figure 4: Total use by type and frequency
Figure 5: Total use of water by industries
Figure 6: Number of wastewater treatment plants by industries
Figure 7: Amount of treated wastewater by industries
Figure 8: Type of treatment by industries
Figure 9: Wastewater treatment by federal states
Figure 10: Amount of treated wastewater
Figure 11: Share of treated wastewater at amount of discharged wastewater
Figure 12: Investments in wastewater treatment
Figure 13: Evaluation of reasons for investing in treatment plants
Figure 14: Known treatment plants in Baden-Württemberg by industries
Figure 15: Type of wastewater treatment in Baden-Württemberg
Figure 16: Known treatment plants in Bavaria by industries
Figure 17: Type of wastewater treatment in Bavaria
Figure 18: Type of wastewater treatment in Berlin
Figure 19: Known treatment plants in Brandenburg by industries
Figure 20: Type of wastewater treatment in Brandenburg
Figure 21: Type of wastewater treatment in Bremen
Figure 22: Type of wastewater treatment in Hamburg
Figure 23: Known treatment plants in Hesse by industries
Figure 24: Type of wastewater treatment in Hesse
Figure 25: Known treatment plants in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania by industries
Figure 26: Type of wastewater treatment in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Figure 27: Known treatment plants in Lower Saxony by industries
Figure 28: Type of wastewater treatment in Lower Saxony
Figure 29: Known treatment plants in North Rhine-Westphalia by industries
Figure 30: Type of wastewater treatment in North Rhine-Westphalia
Figure 31: Known treatment plants in Rhineland-Palatinate by industries
Figure 32: Type of wastewater treatment in Rhineland-Palatinate
Figure 33: Known treatment plants in Saarland by industries
Figure 34: Type of wastewater treatment in Saarland
Figure 35: Known treatment plants in Saxony by industries
Figure 36: Type of wastewater treatment in Saxony
Figure 37: Known treatment plants in Saxony-Anhalt by industries
Figure 38: Type of wastewater treatment in Saxony-Anhalt
Figure 39: Known treatment plants in Schleswig-Holstein by industries
Figure 40: Type of wastewater treatment in Schleswig-Holstein
Figure 41: Known treatment plants in Thuringia by industries
Figure 42: Type of wastewater treatment in Thuringia
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