CLEVELAND, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2015, industrial air purification accounted for 78 percent of activated carbon used in gas phase applications and 39 percent of total US activated carbon demand. This represents significant growth from 2005, when industrial air purification applications represented less than half of total gas phase activated carbon demand. Gains resulted from the phase-in of the EPA's Mercury & Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which had a final implementation deadline in early 2016. These and other trends are presented in Activated Carbon, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.
The study is available here
During the phase-in period, the number of activated carbon injection (ACI) systems for mercury control in the US increased significantly. According to analyst Emily Park, "Going forward, gains in the industrial air purification market will slow as the mercury removal market matures."
Regulations monitoring outdoor and indoor air quality overseen by government agencies such as the EPA and OSHA have a strong influence on activated carbon demand in this market. As the use of industrial air purification equipment is also directly tied to the number and type of manufacturing facilities in the US, the overall state of the economy and the health of the country's manufacturing sector are also key indicators of demand.
Powdered activated carbon is currently the largest product type in industrial air purification applications, as it is the preferred product type for use in ACI systems and other equipment used for mercury removal. Before the emergence of the mercury control segment of the market, granular activated carbon was the largest product type used in gas phase applications. Granular activated carbons work well in fixed-bed systems used to adsorb pollutants from flue gas and similar exhaust streams. Activated carbon used in these applications is typically reactivated, often on-site, making granular activated carbon the logical choice.
About The Freedonia Group – The Freedonia Group, a division of MarketResearch.com, is a leading international industrial research company publishing more than 100 studies annually. Since 1985 we have provided research to customers ranging in size from global conglomerates to one-person consulting firms. More than 90% of the industrial companies in the Fortune 500 use Freedonia Group research to help with their strategic planning. Each study includes product and market analyses and forecasts, in-depth discussions of important industry trends, market share information and profiles of the leading industry players. Reports can be purchased at www.freedoniagroup.com and are also available on www.marketresearch.com and www.profound.com.
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