Stringent Environmental Regulations to Boost Growth in the Global Activated Carbon Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Activated Carbon. The global market for Activated Carbon is projected to reach 2.4 million metric tons by 2020, driven by the legislation and strict enforcement of environmental regulations.

Activated Carbon: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Defined as a form of carbon obtained by activating carbonaceous raw material through oxidation process, activated carbon is witnessing strong demand worldwide. The exceptional adsorption capability of activated carbon enables its widespread use in water and air purification applications. In addition, the material also finds use in food & beverage, medical, pharmaceuticals and automotive sectors. Steady opportunities for adsorption technologies in several industrial processes will directly benefit the market for activated carbon in the coming years. Demand for activated carbon is primarily driven by stringent water and air pollution regulations. The clean water act mandates the use of activated carbon in purging heavy metal residues and other pollutants from industrial effluents. The growth in demand will also be led by the reviving automobile production and the ensuing increase in consumption of activated carbon in the manufacture of activated carbon canisters. Activated carbon canisters in an automobile help improve motor performance and reduce the emissions of toxic hydrocarbons by adsorbing and recycling them back into the motor circulation.

Air Purification ranks as a lucrative end-use market, with growth supported by the growing focus on mercury removal in coal-fired power plants. The demand for reactivated carbon is also forecast to increase among municipalities and industries, given the growing focus on cost-effective conformance to carbon ceiling laws. The rising cost of compliance will therefore spur the development of activated carbon from recycled, and subsidized feedstock. Powdered activated carbon is expected to benefit from Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) in the United States, which encourages installation of activated carbon injection systems. Also driving gains is the Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, which puts a limit on the permissible concentration of chemicals in drinking water.

As stated by the new market research report on Activated Carbon, Asia-Pacific represents the largest market worldwide, supported by GDP gains, heathy construction, automobile, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors, rapid urbanization, and continuous industrialization. The United States is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing market with a projected CAGR of 11.9% over the analysis period.

Major players covered in the report include ADA Carbon Solutions, Cabot Norit Activated Carbon, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Carbon Activated Corp, Clarimex Group, Kuraray Chemical Company Ltd., MeadWestvaco Corporation, and Osaka Gas Chemicals among others

The research report titled "Activated Carbon: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, and strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections for geographic markets such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America and Rest of World. The report analyzes the global market for activated carbon by product segment – Powdered Activated Carbon, Granular Activated Carbon, and Other Activated Carbon. End-use applications segments analyzed include Liquid Phase Applications (Water Treatment, Food & Beverages, Medical & Pharmaceuticals, and Other Liquid Phase Applications) and Gas Phase Applications (Air Purification, Automotive Emission Canister and Other Gas Phase Applications).

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes 1500+ full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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