INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

This report is an updated edition of a BCC report published in April 2005. The goal of this study is to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of recent advances in microporous inorganic adsorbent materials manufacturing, their commercial applications, and worldwide markets. For the purposes of this report, these materials are defined to include granular activated carbon; the special type of molecular sieves known as zeolites, clays, activated alumina, and silica gel; and miscellaneous adsorbents such as iron oxide.

In this report, several objectives will be met. The major types of adsorbents will be described, including key physical and chemical properties, raw materials, and manufacturing processes. Commercial applications in which these adsorbents are used will be discussed. Present consumption and future demand for these materials will be evaluated for the North American and worldwide regions. Trends in technology will be analyzed and forecast. The impact of governmental regulations will be ascertained. Finally, the structural dynamics of the adsorbent industry will be outlined along with profiles of important manufacturers.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

The nanoporous and microporous adsorbents industry is mature, with a wide variety of products satisfying the requirements of well-established applications. However, expanded scope and applicability of environmental regulations along with improving living standards around the world are stimulating significant increases in demand for these products. In addition to environmental applications, newly invented specialized nanoporous sorbent products are creating novel market opportunities in electronics manufacturing and biomedical industry sectors.

Corporations involved with microporous adsorbents must understand the significance of these trends to effectively manage their enterprises and resources. Stakeholders in these competitive technologies and products must understand the impact of these trends upon their operations. End users of microporous adsorbents must consider the effect of these changes to select the most cost-effective options among newly available products and technologies prior to committing significant capital resources.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Over the next half-decade, significant change will take place in global nanoporous and microporous adsorbent products and applications. Technological advances in tailoring pore size distributions and surface chemical activity will lead to novel applications. This study analyzes several driving forces that will shape the industry over the next few years.

Consequently, the information presented in this study is very important to:

Members of the financial community who must understand, assess, and rate the effect of forthcoming changes in the microporous adsorbents industry upon the financial performance of companies active in this market segment.
Chief executive officers who must effectively manage the assets of their company so as to benefit from forthcoming changes in the microporous adsorbents industry.
Directors of planning who must incorporate anticipated changes in the microporous adsorbents industry into corporate planning documents.
Directors of manufacturing who must implement new microporous adsorbent technology and products into their operations.
Directors of engineering, research, and development who must incorporate the latest advances in microporous adsorbent technology and products into their designs and projects.
Major adsorbent consumer decision makers, such as large water and wastewater treatment facilities and petrochemical complexes, in order to select the best adsorbents for their applications.
Executives at companies engaged in developing competitive materials and technologies such as polymeric adsorbents.

SCOPE AND FORMAT

This report covers the technological, economic, and environmental considerations of the inorganic microporous adsorbent industry. Although this report is primarily a study of U.S. markets, analysis and forecasts are also provided for global markets.

The North American markets are presented by adsorbent type and by commercial application with growth forecasts through 2017. The driving forces in the industry and the structure of the industry are also examined.

International aspects of the inorganic microporous adsorbent industry are discussed with respect to major geographic markets, types of adsorbents, and available manufacturing capacity. Lastly, brief profiles of the major manufactures in the North American markets are presented.

METHODOLOGY

Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. Estimates of current market demand are made for 2011 and projected over the 5 years from 2012 to 2017. Projections are made in terms of constant 2011 dollars. The growth rates are presented as average annual rates.

Market values were calculated simply by multiplying the number of pounds of material sold by the average price per pound. Confirmation of the numbers was obtained by contacting several representative manufacturers in the nanoporous and microporous adsorbents industry and analyzing published reports.

INFORMATION SOURCES

The information in this report was derived from interviews with individuals in the industry; searches of online and print media, including electronic databases, conference proceedings, patent literature, trade journals and newsletters; company publications, filings with SEC, and websites.

ANALYST’S CREDENTIALS

The original report on which this update is based was prepared by market research analyst Ravindra Deshpande, who has more than 12 years of research and product development experience in the manufacturing industry. Mr. Deshpande holds a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering along with an MBA. He has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals and is the lead inventor on several patents.

The analyst responsible for updating the report is Andrew McWilliams, a partner in 43rd Parallel LLC, the Boston–based international technology and marketing consulting firm. Mr. McWilliams is the author or co-author of numerous other BCC studies, including the following studies in related fields: NAN015F Advanced Ceramics and Nanoceramic Powders; NAN021E Global Markets for Nanocomposites, Nanoparticles, Nanoclays, and Nanotubes; NAN028A Nanocatalysts; NAN040A Nanomaterials Markets by Type; ENV003C U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market; ENV011A The U.S. Market for Clean Technologies; and CHM020D Catalysts for Environmental and Energy Applications.

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 1
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 1
INTENDED AUDIENCE 2
SCOPE AND FORMAT 2
METHODOLOGY 3
INFORMATION SOURCES 3
ANALYST’S CREDENTIALS 3
RELATED BCC REPORTS 3
BCC ON-LINE SERVICES 4
DISCLAIMER 4
CHAPTER TWO: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 5
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 5
SUMMARY TABLE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET GROWTH FOR
INORGANIC NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS
BY TYPE, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 6
SUMMARY FIGURE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET GROWTH OF
INORGANIC NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS
BY TYPE, 2011-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 6
CHAPTER THREE: INDUSTRY AND MARKET OVERVIEW 7
NORTH AMERICAN MARKETS 7
FIGURE 1 SHARE OF NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE,
2011 (%) 7
FIGURE 1 (CONTINUED) 8
FIGURE 2 PROJECTED ADSORBENT MARKET COMPOUND
ANNUAL GROWTH RATE (CAGR), 2012-2017 (%) 8
FIGURE 2 (CONTINUED) 9
FIGURE 3 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY
COMMERCIAL APPLICATION, 2011 (%) 9
FIGURE 3 (CONTINUED) 10
FIGURE 4 PROJECTED AVERAGE ANNUAL GROWTH OF
ADSORBENT CONSUMPTION BY APPLICATION, 2012-2017 (%) 10
FIGURE 4 (CONTINUED) 11
GLOBAL MARKETS 11
FIGURE 5 GLOBAL MARKET FOR INORGANIC MICROPOROUS AND
NANOPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE, 2011 (%) 11
FIGURE 5 (CONTINUED) 12
FIGURE 6 GLOBAL MARKET FOR INORGANIC MICROPOROUS AND
NANOPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY REGION, 2011 (%) 13
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY NEEDS 14
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 14
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE (CONTINUED) 15
CHAPTER FOUR: TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW 16
MAJOR TYPES OF INORGANIC NANOPOROUS AND
MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS 16
INTRODUCTION TO ADSORPTION 16
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL STRUCTURES 17
TABLE 1 CLASSIFICATION OF INORGANIC ADSORBENTS 18
TABLE 2 TYPES OF INORGANIC ADSORBENTS 19
TABLE 3 STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES OF INORGANIC
ADSORBENTS 19
TABLE 4 SURFACE-RELATED PROPERTIES OF INORGANIC
ADSORBENTS 20
POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS 20
TABLE 5 POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF INORGANIC
ADSORBENTS 20
MANUFACTURING OF INORGANIC NANOPOROUS AND
MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS 21
GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON 21
Granular Activated Carbon (Continued) 22
Raw Materials 23
Natural Raw Materials 23
TABLE 6 NATURAL RAW MATERIALS USED IN ACTIVATED
CARBON MANUFACTURING 24
Synthetic Raw Materials 25
Recycled Wastes as Raw Materials 25
Scrap Tires 26
Scrap … (Continued) 27
Municipal Sludge 28
Manufacturing Processes 28
Thermal Activation 28
Chemical Activation 29
Steam Activation 29
Emerging Technologies 30
Carbon Molecular Sieves 31
Regeneration of Spent Carbon 32
Hydrothermal Regeneration 33
Thermal Regeneration 33
Mobile Service 34
Rotary Kiln System 35
Regeneration Processes at Wastewater
Treatment Facilities 36
Electrochemical Regeneration 36
Electrochemical (Continued) 37
Microwave Regeneration 38
Ultrasound Regeneration 38
Bioregeneration 39
Manufacturers of Granular Activated Carbon 39
TABLE 7 GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON MANUFACTURERS’
ESTIMATED MARKET SHARE IN NORTH AMERICA, 2011 ($
MILLIONS/%) 40
FIGURE 7 MARKET SHARE OF GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON
MANUFACTURERS IN NORTH AMERICA, 2011 (%) 40
Pricing of Activated Carbon 41
ZEOLITES 41
Zeolite Structures 42
TABLE 8 KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF MICROPOROUS AND
NANOPOROUS ZEOLITES 42
Raw Materials 42
Manufacturing Processes 43
Hydrogel-Based Process 43
Clay-Based Process 43
Synthetic Zeolite Powder Agglomeration 44
Emerging Technologies 44
Channel-Filling Material 44
Structural Modifications 45
Doping with Noble Metals 46
Removal of Organic Template Material 47
High Mechanical Strength 48
High … (Continued) 49
Manufacturers of Zeolites 50
TABLE 9 ZEOLITE MANUFACTURERS’ ESTIMATED MARKET
SHARE IN NORTH AMERICA, 2011 ($ MILLIONS/%) 50
FIGURE 8 MARKET SHARE OF ZEOLITES MANUFACTURERS IN
NORTH AMERICA, 2011 (%) 51
Pricing of Zeolites 51
CLAYS 51
TABLE 10 TYPES OF NATURAL CLAYS 52
Structure of Clay Materials 52
Raw Materials 53
Manufacturing Processes 53
Types of Clay Materials 54
Crystalline Clays 54
Kaolin 54
Serpentines 55
Smectites 56
Bentonite 57
Glauconite 58
Chlorites and Vermiculite 58
Attapulgite and Sepiolite 59
Mixed-Layer Clay Minerals 59
Amorphous and Miscellaneous Clays 60
Allophane and Imogolite 60
Hi-h-Alumina Clay Materials 60
Emerging Technologies 61
Pillared Intercalated Clays 62
Composite Adsorbents by Clay Intercalation 62
Manufacturers of Clays 63
Pricing of Clay Adsorbents 63
ACTIVATED ALUMINA 63
Raw Materials 64
Manufacturing Processes 64
Dehydration and Activation of Aluminum
Hydroxides 64
Activation of Bauxite 65
Rehydration of Alumina 65
Precipitation and Activation of Alumina Gels 65
Emerging Technologies 66
Manufacturers of Activated Alumina 66
TABLE 11 ACTIVATED ALUMINA MANUFACTURERS’ ESTIMATED
MARKET SHARE IN NORTH AMERICA, 2011 67
FIGURE 9 MARKET SHARE OF ACTIVATED ALUMINA
MANUFACTURERS IN NORTH AMERICA, 2011 (%) 67
Pricing of Activated Alumina 67
SILICA GELS 68
Physical and Chemical Structure 68
Raw Materials 69
Manufacturing Processes 70
From Soluble Silicates 70
From Colloidal Silica 71
From Hydrolysis of Silicon Compounds 71
Emerging Technologies 71
Manufacturers of Silica Gels 72
TABLE 12 SILICA GELS MANUFACTURERS’ ESTIMATED MARKET
SHARE IN NORTH AMERICA, 2011 72
FIGURE 10 SILICA GELS MANUFACTURERS ESTIMATED MARKET
SHARE IN NORTH AMERICA, 2011 (%) 73
Pricing of Silica Gels 73
OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INORGANIC ADSORBENTS 73
Magnesium Oxide 73
Magnesium Silicate 74
Zirconium Oxide 74
Bauxite 74
THE MARKETPLACE FOR INORGANIC NANOPOROUS AND
MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS 74
TABLE 13 NORTH AMERICAN MARKETS FOR INORGANIC
MICROPOROUS AND NANOPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 75
FIGURE 11 NORTH AMERICAN MARKETS FOR INORGANIC
MICROPOROUS AND NANOPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE,
2011-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 75
The Marketplace for …(Continued) 76
CHAPTER FIVE: COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS 77
CONSUMER GOODS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 77
DETERGENT APPLICATIONS 77
Detergent Applications (Continued) 78
PERSONAL CARE APPLICATIONS 79
TEXTILE APPLICATIONS 80
Activated Carbon 80
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Protection
Applications 81
Body Odor Applications 82
Body (Continued) 83
PET LITTER APPLICATIONS 84
PACKAGING APPLICATIONS 85
Activated Carbon 86
Zeolites 87
Silica Gel 87
PRINTING PAPER APPLICATIONS 88
Silica Gels 88
FOOD AND BEVERAGE APPLICATIONS 89
Decolorization 89
Activated Carbon 90
Clays 90
Decaffeination 91
Desiccation 91
Radioactivity Reduction 91
Purification of Flavors 92
Anticaking Agents 93
Beer Brewing 93
Silica Gels 93
Activated Carbon 94
ADSORBENTS MARKET GROWTH IN CONSUMER GOODS
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 94
TABLE 14 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
CONSUMER GOODS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, THROUGH
2017 ($ MILLIONS) 95
FIGURE 12 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
CONSUMER GOODS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, 2011-2017 ($
MILLIONS) 95
TABLE 15 NORTH AMERICAN CONSUMER GOODS
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS’ MARKET SHARE
BY ADSORBENT TYPE, 2011 ($ MILLIONS, %) 96
FIGURE 13 MARKET SHARE OF ADSORBENTS IN CONSUMER
GOODS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, 2011 (%) 97
HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY 97
BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS 98
Activated Carbon 98
Activated Alumina 98
Specialty Zeolites for Biocompatibility 99
PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS 99
Activated Carbon 99
Clays 100
Silica Gels 101
HOSPITAL APPLICATIONS 101
Activated Carbon 101
OTHER MEDICAL APPLICATIONS 102
Contact Lens Cleaning 102
Medical Oxygen Concentration 102
Removal of Anesthetic Vapors 103
Removal of Toxins 103
Pharmaceutical Diagnostic Applications 104
ADSORBENT MARKET GROWTH IN THE HEALTHCARE
INDUSTRY 104
TABLE 16 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 104
FIGURE 14 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY, 2011-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 105
TABLE 17 NORTH AMERICAN HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
APPLICATIONS’ MARKET SHARE BY ADSORBENT TYPE, 2011 ($
MILLIONS, %) 106
FIGURE 15 MARKET SHARE OF INORGANIC ADSORBENTS IN THE
HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY, 2011 (%) 107
ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS 108
AIR POLLUTION CONTROL AND PURIFICATION
APPLICATIONS 108
Indoor Air Purification 108
Activated Carbon 108
Radon Gas Removal 109
Formaldehyde Gas Removal 110
Phosphine Gas Removal 111
Clay Adsorbents 112
Cabin Air Purification 113
Aircraft and Train Cabins 113
Automobile Cabins 114
Automobile Cabins (Continued) 115
Gasoline Emissions from Automobiles 116
Engine Exhaust Applications 117
Activated Carbon 117
Zeolites 118
Reduction of Cold-Start Emissions 118
Emission Control in Engines 119
Activated Alumina 120
Industrial Stack Gas Emission Control 120
Activated Carbon 121
Catalyst-Impregnated Granular Activated
Carbon 122
Radioactive Gas-Phase Contaminant Removal 122
Zeolites 123
Catalytic Reduction Process 124
Metal -Impregnated Zeolite Catalyst 124
Clays 124
Volatile Organic Compound Control Applications 124
Activated Carbon 125
Gasoline Vapor Recovery 126
Adsorption/Absorption Hydrocarbon Recovery
System 126
Adsorption/… (Continued) 127
Monolithic Activated Carbon for Volative
Organic Compound Recovery 128
High-Strength Activated Carbons 129
Volatile Organic Compound Cleanup via
Concentration 129
Solvent Recovery 130
Zeolite 131
Volatile Organic Compound Concentration
and Oxidation on Zeolites 132
Volatile Organic Compound Removal by
Activated Subcooling Technology 132
Concentration of Volatile Organic Compounds 133
Concentration …(Continued) 134
Hydrogen Sulfide Removal 135
Hydrogen Sulfide Removal (Continued) 136
Chlorine Removal 137
Removal of Mercury Fumes 138
Gas-Phase Biofiltration 138
Oil Vapor Removal from Compressed Gases 139
Air Pollution Sensors 140
Carbon Dioxide Removal 140
Other Applications 140
WATER AND WASTEWATER APPLICATIONS 141
Municipal Water Applications 141
Granular Activated Carbon 141
Granular … (Continued) 142
Radon Removal 143
Activated Alumina 143
Domestic Point of Use and Point of Entry Applications 144
Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Applications 145
Wastewater Applications 145
Activated Carbon 145
Activated …(Continued) 146
Process Water Applications 147
Feed Water for Boilers 147
Pulp and Paper Production Processes 147
Cosmetics Production Processes 147
Beverage Production Processes 148
Mining Operations 148
Oil Spill Cleanup Applications 148
SOLID AND RADIOACTIVE WASTE APPLICATIONS 149
Activated Carbon 149
Zeolites 149
ADSORBENT MARKET GROWTH IN THE
ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY 149
TABLE 18 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
THE ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2017 ($
MILLIONS) 150
FIGURE 16 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
THE ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY, 2011-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 150
TABLE 19 NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY
APPLICATIONS’ MARKET SHARE BY ADSORBENT TYPE, 2011 ($
MILLIONS, %) 151
FIGURE 17 MARKET SHARE OF INORGANIC ADSORBENTS IN THE
ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY, 2011 (%) 152
CHEMICAL AND PROCESS INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS 152
CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS 152
Alkylation Processes 153
Ethylbenzene Synthesis 153
Zeolites 153
Activated Alumina 154
Isopropylbenzene or Cumene Production 154
Dimerization and Isomerization Processes 155
Production of P-Xylene 155
Production of M-Xylene 155
Disproportionation Process 156
Toluene Disproportionation 156
Propylene Disproportionation 156
Epoxidation Processes 156
DESSICATION APPLICATIONS 157
Activated Alumina 157
Silica Gels 157
Dehumidifier Systems 158
Clays 158
Zeolites 159
INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION DESSICATION
APPLICATIONS 159
Zeolites 159
Activated Alumina 160
FILLERS AND CARRIER APPLICATIONS 160
Polymer Filler Applications 160
Fertilizers and Synthetic Soils 161
Carrier Applications 161
Clays 162
Pesticide Carriers 162
GAS SEPARATION AND ENRICHMENT APPLICATIONS 162
Adsorbent Materials 163
Activated Carbon 163
Zeolite 163
Activated Alumina 163
Other Miscellaneous 164
Gas Separations 164
Separation of Nitrogen from Oxygen 165
Activated Carbon 165
Zeolites 166
Separation of Oxygen from Nitrogen 166
Low Pressure Swing Adsorption Process 166
Low Pressure … (Continued) 167
Hydrogen Production 168
Activated Carbon 168
Zeolites 168
Recovery of Methyl Chloride 168
Miscellaneous 169
PAINTS AND PIGMENTS MANUFACTURING
APPLICATIONS 169
Zeolites 169
Clays 170
Silica Gels 170
Magnesium Silicate 171
RUBBER GOODS MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS 171
Activated Alumina 171
Elastomer Production 171
POLYMER PROCESSING APPLICATIONS 172
Activated Alumina 172
Polystyrene Production 172
Polyethylene Production 172
ADSORBENT MARKET GROWTH IN THE CHEMICAL AND
PROCESS INDUSTRY 173
TABLE 20 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
THE CHEMICAL AND PROCESS INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2017 ($
MILLIONS) 173
FIGURE 18 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
THE CHEMICAL AND PROCESS INDUSTRY, 2011-2017 ($
MILLIONS) 174
TABLE 21 NORTH AMERICAN CHEMICAL AND PROCESS
INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS’ MARKET SHARE BY ADSORBENT
TYPE, 2011 ($ MILLIONS/%) 175
FIGURE 19 MARKET SHARE OF INORGANIC ADSORBENTS IN THE
CHEMICAL AND PROCESS INDUSTRY, 2011 (%) 175
PETROLEUM AND GAS REFINING INDUSTRY 176
PETROLEUM INDUSTRY SEGMENT 176
Oil Well Drilling Applications 176
Hydrotreating Petroleum Feedstock 176
Fluid Catalytic Cracking 177
Catalytic Cracking Process 177
Adsorbents in Catalytic Cracking 177
Zeolites 177
Resid Cracking 178
Hydrocracking 179
Dewaxing 179
Hydrodesulfurization 180
Hydrodearomitization 180
Reforming 181
Zeolites Used as Catalysts 181
Active Alumina 182
Alkylation 182
Isomerization 182
Paraffin Isomerization 182
Xylene Isomerization 183
Decolorization 183
Miscellaneous Applications 183
Methanol Conversion to Synthetic Gasoline 183
Olefin Conversion to Gasoline 184
Methanol Conversion to Olefins 184
Desiccation of Refinery Gases 184
Desiccation of Liquid Petroleum Fractions 184
Chloride Removal 184
REFINERY GAS PROCESSING SEGMENT 185
Sulfur Removal Applications 185
Active Alumina 185
Zeolite as Catalyst 186
Natural Gas Purification Applications 186
Dehydration Applications 187
Component Separation Applications 187
Removal of Carbon Dioxide from Methane 187
Separation of Organic Vapors 188
Hydrogen Separation 188
Bed Support 188
ADSORBENT MARKET GROWTH IN THE PETROLEUM AND
GAS REFINING INDUSTRY 189
TABLE 22 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
THE PETROLEUM AND GAS REFINING INDUSTRY, THROUGH
2017 ($ MILLIONS) 189
FIGURE 20 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
THE PETROLEUM AND GAS REFINING INDUSTRY, 2011-2017 ($
MILLIONS) 190
TABLE 23 NORTH AMERICAN PETROLEUM AND GAS REFINING
APPLICATIONS’ MARKET SHARE BY ADSORBENT TYPE, 2011 ($
MILLIONS/%) 191
FIGURE 21 MARKET SHARE OF INORGANIC ADSORBENTS IN THE
PETROLEUM AND GAS REFINING INDUSTRY, 2011 (%) 192
BUILDING MATERIALS INDUSTRY 192
HIGH-STRENGTH CONCRETE AND PREFORMS 192
DESSICANTS IN INSULATING WINDOW PANES 193
ADSORBENT MARKET GROWTH IN THE BUILDING
MATERIALS INDUSTRY 194
TABLE 24 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
THE BUILDING MATERIALS INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2017 ($
MILLIONS) 195
FIGURE 22 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
THE BUILDING MATERIALS INDUSTRY, 2011-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 195
TABLE 25 NORTH AMERICAN BUILDING MATERIALS INDUSTRY
APPLICATIONS’ MARKET SHARE BY ADSORBENT TYPE, 2011 ($
MILLIONS, %) 196
FIGURE 23 MARKET SHARE OF INORGANIC ADSORBENTS IN THE
BUILDING MATERIALS INDUSTRY, 2011 (%) 196
OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS 197
TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY 197
AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY 198
Zeolites 198
Granular Activated Carbon 198
PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY 199
FUEL CELLS INDUSTRY 199
ENERGY STORAGE AND TRANSFER INDUSTRY 200
SEMICONDUCTOR AND ELECTRONICS PACKAGING
INDUSTRY 200
ADSORBENT MARKET GROWTH IN OTHER
MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRIES 200
TABLE 26 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRIES, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 201
FIGURE 24 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE IN
MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRIES, 2011-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 201
TABLE 27 NORTH AMERICAN MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRY
APPLICATIONS’ MARKET SHARE BY ADSORBENT TYPE, 2011 ($
MILLIONS, %) 202
FIGURE 25 MARKET SHARE OF INORGANIC ADSORBENTS IN
OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRIES, 2011 (%) 203
CHAPTER SIX: TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT TRENDS 204
PATENT ANALYSIS 204
TABLE 28 ADSORBENT TECHNOLOGY RELATED U S PATENTS
ISSUED TO LEADING MANUFACTURERS, 1995-2010 204
TABLE 28 (CONTINUED) 205
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT TRENDS 205
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT TRENDS (CONTINUED) 206
CHAPTER SEVEN: INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BUSINESS 207
TABLE 29 WORLDWIDE MARKETS FOR INORGANIC NANOPOROUS
AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE AND REGION, 2011
($ MILLIONS) 207
FIGURE 26 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE OF INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE,
2011 (%) 208
FIGURE 27 WORLDWIDE MARKETS FOR INORGANIC
NANOPOROUS AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY TYPE AND
REGION, 2011 ($ MILLIONS) 209
FIGURE 28 GLOBAL INORGANIC NANOPOROUS AND
MICROPOROUS ADSORBENT MARKETS BY WORLD REGIONS,
2011 (%) 210
TABLE 30 WORLDWIDE MARKET FOR INORGANIC NANOPOROUS
AND MICROPOROUS ADSORBENTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2017
($ MILLIONS) 211
CHAPTER EIGHT: PROFILES OF KEY MANUFACTURERS 212
ALMATIS GMBH 212
AMCOL INTERNATIONAL 212
APYRON TECHNOLOGIES, INC 213
ARKEMA, INC 213
AXENS NORTH AMERICA, INC 214
BASF AG 214
CALGON CARBON CORP 215
CARBOCHEM CORP 215
CARBON ACTIVATED CORP 215
CPL CARBON LINK CORP 216
CRITERION CATALYST CO 216
EXXONMOBIL OIL CORP 217
FILTERCOR, INC 217
FILTERSPUN, INC 217
GENERAL CARBON CORP 218
GSA RESOURCES, INC 218
J M HUBER CORP 218
MARTIN MARIETTA MAGNESIA SPECIALITIES, INC 219
MEADWESTVACO, INC 219
MONSANTO ENVIRO-CHEM SYSTEMS, INC 220
MULTISORB TECHNOLOGIES, INC 220
NANOPORE CORP 221
NORIT AMERICAS, INC 221
NUCON INTERNATIONAL, INC 221
POROCEL CORP 222
PQ CORP 222
RESINTECH, INC 223
SHELL OIL CO 224
STEELHEAD SPECIALTY MINERALS 224
SUD-CHEMIE ADSORBENTS 224
TEAGUE MINERAL PRODUCTS 225
TIGG CORP 225
UOP LLC 225
VIC MANUFACTURING CO 226
W R GRACE and CO 227
WESTATES CARBON, INC 227
ZEOCHEM 228
ZEOLYST INTERNATIONAL 228

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Analysis of the Southeast Asia and Australia-New Zealand Process Safety Systems Market

Analysis of the Southeast Asia and Australia-New Zealand Process Safety Systems Market

  • $ 6 000
  • Industry report
  • July 2014
  • by Frost & Sullivan

Mandatory Regulations Will Drive the Uptake of Safety Systems This research service analyzes the safety systems used in process industries in Southeast Asia and Australia-New Zealand. End users include ...

Global Gas Storage Market

October 2014 $ 6 000

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