Zero liquid discharge (ZLD) is witnessing traction as a rapidly expanding technology for application in industrial processes to reduce wastewater discharge and maximize water recovery. The global demand for zero liquid discharge is set robust progress during 2019 – 2029, reaching a market value of US$ 2B by the end of forecast period.
Key Takeaways - Zero Liquid Discharge Market Study
- Hybrid zero liquid discharge systems, although being more expensive in terms of capital expenditure as compared to conventional ZLD systems, are found to be much more economical in the long run as they consume less energy. Therefore, the adoption rate of these low-operational cost systems is quite high.
- Zero liquid discharge technologies are being implemented to recover valuable and saleable minerals from waste streams, especially in industrial and mining sectors. For instance, ZLD implementation has been found extremely useful in the recovery of sodium chloride and sodium sulfate salts.
- Asia Pacific and North America are estimated to remain dominant regions in zero liquid discharge market, by value. Growth in these regions is primarily driven by the introduction of stringent regulations and legislations pertaining to wastewater discharge and reuse.
- Zero liquid discharge systems help optimize water intake of industrial processes. These also save effluent treatment and waste management costs.
In the power generation industry, ZLD technologies such as flue gas desulfurization (FGD) and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) are used to treat effluent discharges from cooling tower blowdowns. Zero liquid discharge system providers must focus on end-to-end solutions, customizable to varied water sources, to expand their market share.
ZLD systems utilize advanced technologies to treat discharged wastewater by reducing all contaminants to solid waste, and produce reusable clean water. Growing industrialization has resulted in significant increase in volume of wastewater generated, especially, from energy & power generation, thereby pushing the number of effluent treatment plants.
The global zero liquid discharge market is highly consolidated, with leading market players accounting for nearly half of the market share. Some of the key market players included in the report are Veolia Water Technologies, Suez, and IDE Technologies.
These insights are based on a report on Zero Liquid Discharge Market by Persistence Market Research.