Global Activated Carbon Market is segmented on the basis of product type, application, end use, and region. Activated carbon also called activated charcoal has an extremely large surface area per unit volume and a network of submicroscopic pores where adsorption takes place. Activated carbon is a material that is produced from carbonaceous source materials, such as coal, coconuts, nutshells, peat, wood, and lignite.
The primary raw material used for activated carbon is any organic material with a high carbon content. The carbon-based material is converted to activated carbon through physical modification and thermal decomposition in a furnace, under a controlled atmosphere and temperature. The finished product has a large surface area per unit volume and a network of submicroscopic pores where adsorption takes place.
Global Activated Carbon Industry is classified, by product type into Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC), Granular Activated Carbon (GAC), others (Pelletized Activated Carbon). Powdered activated carbon segment accounted for the largest market share of the global Activated Carbon Market and is expected to lead the market over the forecast period. This is due to increasing awareness and government support in the recycling of waste water. This activated carbon gives the result in lesser cost and henceforth is favored over other forms of the product.
Granular activated carbon (GAC) segment is expected to grow gradually over the forecast period. GAC is widely used in the removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and chlorine. It is also used in the reduction in total organic carbon, color removal and mostly reverse osmosis. Polymer coated, extruded, impregnated and bead activated carbons are included in the other types of the product segment. This segment is expected to grow at highest CAGR over the forecast period.
Rising disposable income, technological advancements, and increasing affordability are supposed to help the market over the forecast period. Increasing awareness and health concerns concerning respiratory diseases are expected to have a positive impact on the overall market. Global Activated Carbon Industry is classified, by application into Liquid Phase, Gas Phase.
Liquid phase segment accounted for the largest market share of the global Activated Carbon Market. These carbons are said to reduce the certain amount of VOCs as chlorine from drinking water. It is also known to remove lead, dissolved radon, and other odor-causing compounds. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Health Advisory Level (HAL) considers the above mentioned particles to be hazardous to human health. With the alarming rate of the adversely contaminated water effects to human health, there is a balanced increase in demand for water treatment technologies.
Activated carbons are used in gaseous filtration as filter media in cement furnaces, coal-fired generators, waste incinerators, steel mills, and industrial boilers. Mercury is a toxic metal that occurs in natural gas that is harmful to the environment, to chemical processes, and to the transport equipment. This segment is expected to witness substantial growth at an expected CAGR over the forecast period.
Global Activated Carbon Industry is classified, by end use into Water Treatment, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceutical & Medical, Automotive, and Air Purification. Air purification segment accounted for the largest market share of the global Activated Carbon market and is expected to lead the market over the forecast period. This is due to increasing demand for air-conditioners and air-filters that can be accredited to rising demand for both commercial and domestic purposes.
Pharmaceuticals and medical applications such as in the kidney machine, nursing supplies, and respirators are supposed to grow at an estimated CAGR over forecast period. This is due to increasing technological advancements; growing health concerns and ability to afford medical benefits are key factors that are expected to lift the market. Global Activated Carbon Market is segmented, geographically into North America, Europe (Eastern Europe, Western Europe), Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.
Asia Pacific activated carbon market led the global industry and accounted for the largest market share in terms of volume. Rapid industrialization, urbanization and government subsidies to safeguard the environment are a few major factors expected to support the regional growth. Countries such as Japan, China and India are supposed to lead the regional demand. Increasing automotive sale, growing population with rising disposable income is foreseen to benefit the overall regional growth.
Growing water treatment and air purification demand due to rising health concerns and stringent environment regulations are expected to benefit the overall North America market. Growing automobile demand, rise in geriatric population and increasing environmental concerns are expected to be the important factors positively impacting the regional market. Global Activated Carbon Market key players are ADA-ES Inc., Jacobi Carbons AB, Haycarb PLC, Siemens Water Technologies Corp, Kureha Corporation, MeadWestvaco Corporation, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Carbotech, Carbon Resources LLC, and Clarinex Group.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Activated Carbon in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering
• North America
• Southeast Asia
Global Activated Carbon market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
• Calgon Carbon
• CECA SA.
• Oxbow Carbon
• OSAKA GAS CHEMICALS
• Carbon Activated Corp
• General Carbon Corp.
• Donau Carbon
• Kowa India
• Kalimati Carbon
• Auro Carbon & Chemicals
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
• Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC)
• Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)
• Bead activated carbon (BAC)
On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
• Chemical Industry
• Pharmaceutical Industry
• Food & Beverage Industry
• Oil & Gas
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