Wastewater treatment has become an essential process to meet the growing demand of water across the globe on account of increasing population and rapid urbanization rate. What one flushes down the toilet and plug-holes in his/her house, eventually requires treatment at a sewage treatment plant. Wastewater is treated when it reaches the plant, and in the process, organic matter and nutrients are removed, thereby creating solid waste. This waste is further treated to remove odour and harmful organisms, which results in the formation of biosolids. The final quality of the biosolids produced depends on the quality of the sewage entering the treatment plant and the treatment process. Biosolids are graded according to chemical composition and the level of pathogens remaining after production. These biosolids are rich in minerals and nutrients and are increasingly used in a variety of sectors, ranging from agriculture (used in the form of soil conditioners and fertilizers) to energy production. This wide range of biosolid application is driving the global biosolids market as well.
The global biosolids market report segments the market on the basis of application (agricultural land application, non-agricultural land application, and energy recovery energy production); on the basis of class (class A, class A EQ (exceptional quality), and class B); on the basis of form (cake, liquid, and pellet). Agriculture is the dominant application area of biosolids, which accounts for 60.0% of the market as of 2015, followed by the non-agriculture land application (20.0%) and energy recovery (20.0%). Crop fertilizer is the major application of biosolids in agriculture, while reclaiming mining sites are most commonly observed in the non-agricultural application segment. Heat generation is the major application in energy production using biosolids as fuel and accounts for 88.0% of the energy production usage in 2015. Commercial usage was worth USD XX.XX million as of 2015.
Market Dynamics of the Global Biosolids Market:
- major driver for this market is the presence of stringent government emission laws, which allow the wastewater (sludge) from chemical plants and factories to be treated to an acceptable level, thereby increasing the use of biosolids. Additionally, biosolids provide an eco-friendly way of replacing the hazardous chemical fertilizers, thus driving the growth of the said market.
Technological advancements have been limited in biosolids. High capital expenditure and high operating costs have been a hurdle for the biosolids treatment markets growth despite its benefits and applications across the sectors. The market is expected to witness moderate growth over the forecast period due to the lack of new developments and required push from different governments across the developing countries. Commercial uses are limited and high competition in commercial fertilizer market is further hindering the growth of the biosolids market.
The market has also been segmented on the basis of geography into Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Rest of APAC), North America (United States, Canada, Mexico, Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Rest of Europe), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America), and Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, South Africa).
Even though applications of biosolids are growing across all the regions in the world, the U.S. continues to be the major market for this segment and has accounted for over 35% of the global biosolids market in 2015. Mexico and China will witness the fastest growth in the North American and Asia-Pacific regions respectively, at CAGR values of 12.52% and 11.15% respectively during the given forecast period.
The major players discussed in this report are:
- Biodisk Corp.
- Casella Organics,
- GeoEnvironmet Technologies
Analysis for the global biosolids market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global biosolids market on both global and regional scale.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.2 Research Methodology
2. Executive Summary
3. Biosolids Market
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Industry Attractiveness Porters 5 Force Analysis
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.3.5 Degree of Competition
4. Biosolids Processing
4.1 Stabilisation Process
4.2 Dewatering Techniques
4.3 Evaluation of detwatering techniques
5. Market Dynamics
5.1.1 Sustainable and new recycling option
5.1.2 Replacing Hazardous Chemical Fertilizers
5.1.3 Stringent government emission laws
5.1.4 Promotion by Government Agencies
5.1.5 Biosolids viewed as a resource along with Water, Nutrients, and Energy
5.2.1 Low Rate of Adoption
5.2.2 Lack of Awareness about Biosolids
5.3.1 Biosololids Technology Advances
5.3.2 Biosolids Solutions are sought to meet Multiple Objectives
188.8.131.52 Achieve High Economic Value
184.108.40.206 Operator Friendly
220.127.116.11 Environmentally Sustainable
18.104.22.168 Socially Acceptable
5.3.3 Emerging (impact) factors
5.3.4 Technology trends
5.3.5 Regulations: potential directions
5.3.6 Emerging technologies still under development
5.3.7 Public Relations
5.4 Points to Ponder
5.4.5 Public Support
6. Market Segmentation and Analysis
6.1 By Application
6.1.1 Agricultural land application
22.214.171.124 Fertilizer/soil conditioner for human crops production
126.96.36.199 Fertilizer for animal crop production pastures
6.1.2 Non-agricultural land application
188.8.131.52 Forest crops (land restoration and forestry)
184.108.40.206 Land reclamation (roads, urban wetlands)
220.127.116.11 Reclaiming mining sites
18.104.22.168 Landscaping, recreational fields, and domestic use
6.1.3 Energy recovery Energy production
22.214.171.124 Heat generation, incineration, and gasification
126.96.36.199 Oil and cement production
188.8.131.52 Commercial uses
6.2 By Class
6.2.1 Class A
6.2.2 Class A EQ (Exceptional Quality)
6.2.3 Class B
6.3 By Form
7. Regional Market Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)
7.1.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific
7.2 North America
7.2.1 United States
7.2.4 Rest of North America
7.3.2 United Kingdom
7.3.5 Rest of Europe
7.4 South America
7.4.3 Rest of South America
7.5.1 Saudi Arabia
7.5.2 South Africa
8. Biosolids Management Practice
9. Standards and guidelines applying to biosolids
10. Projects/ Programmes
11. Competitive Landscape
11.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
11.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
11.3 Market Share Analysis
11.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
12. Company Profiles (Overview, Products & Services, Financials, Recent Developments)
12.2 ARCADIS NV
12.3 BCR Environmental
12.4 Biocore Environmental Limited
12.5 BIODISK Corporation
12.6 Biosolids Management Group Inc.
12.7 Burch Biowave - Burch Hydro Inc.
12.8 Cambi AS
12.9 Casella Organics
12.10 EnerTech Environmental, Inc.
12.11 Fenton Environmental Technologies, Inc.
12.12 Fergus Power Pump, Inc.
12.13 GeoEnvironment Technologies LLC
12.14 Managed Organic Recyling, Inc.
12.15 MaxWest Environmental Systems
12.16 Merrell Bros., Inc.
12.17 OpenCEL, LLC
12.18 Parker Ag Services, LLC
12.19 Recyc Systems, Inc.
12.23 Terratec Environmental Ltd.
12.24 Walker Industries
12.25 Wm. H. Reilly & Company
12.26 Lystek International Inc