Activated Alumina Market Overview
Activated Alumina Market is projected to be worth USD 1.92 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period (2022 - 2030), The market was valued at USD 1.07 billion in 2021.
Activated alumina is a granular chemical, which is produced by the dihydroxylation of aluminum hydroxide. It offers numerous benefits such as high surface-area-to-weight ratio, low abrasion, low-pressure drops, and excellent crush strength. Owing to these properties, activated alumina is used in water treatment industries to remove fluoride from drinking water. Additionally, it also has a variety of applications in various end-use industries such as pharmaceutical, oil & gas, and healthcare owing to its high porosity and exceptional sorption capacity.
The global market is expected to be driven by increased demand for activated alumina in water treatment industries. This is primarily attributed to the increased use of activated alumina in removing of fluorine and elements such as arsenic and Sulphur from potable water on the account of its high adsorption abilities, acting as an as highly effective water purifier. Additionally, the surging demand for activated alumina as a desiccant for efficient storage and transportation of industrial fluids is likely to fuel the market demand in the coming years. In addition, the increased use of activated alumina for dye removal in the textile industry is further propelling the market globally.
Furthermore, the improved use of activated alumina as catalysts and in various applications such as biomaterials, vacuum systems, and others are further creating lucrative opportunities for the players operating in the global activated alumina market. For instance, activated alumina is used as a catalyst in the production of hydrogen peroxide and polyethylene.
However, the readily available substitutes such as activated carbon and zeolites that exhibit comparable performance characteristics are expected to hamper the growth of the global activated alumina market.
Global Activated Alumina Market Share, by Region, 2018 (%)
Source: MRFR Analysis
The global activated alumina market is analyzed for five major regions, namely, North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.
The market in Asia-Pacific dominates the global activated alumina market and is projected to register highest the CAGR during the forecast period owing to rising industrialization and urbanization in the region. Additionally, the increased use of activated alumina in water treatment industries for the removal of fluoride, lead, and heavy metals coupled with the growing concerns for water scarcity is expected to drive the regional market demand. China is the largest consumer in the activated alumina market and is the fastest-growing regional market. This is attributed to the increasing population and stringent regulations pertaining to effluent treatment. Furthermore, India and other Southeast Asian countries are further propelling the market demand in the region on the account of numerous government initiatives for water treatment. For instance, taking into consideration the environmental issues and rising water concerns, several ongoing schemes such as development of 100 Smart Cities, the Namami Gange Mission, and the Swachh Bharat Mission have been implemented in India. The country's sewage treatment capacity increased from 11,787 million liters per day in 2009 to 26,066.31 million liters per day as of July 2018, which creates lucrative opportunities for the players operating in the activated alumina market in the region.
North America accounted for a substantial market share in 2018. The growing demand for high-quality water coupled with rising environmental concerns in the region is expected to drive the activated alumina market. In addition, the region is expected to show a robust CAGR during the forecast period owing to significant export of crude oil and shale gas. According to International Energy Agency (IEA), the US became the world’s biggest oil producer in 2018 and is expected to solidify its position as a key exporter of crude across the globe over next five years. Therefore, augmenting the demand for activated alumina for refineries in the region.
Europe is also expected to register significant growth during the forecast period due to the rising demand for activated alumina in food & beverage, textile, and other industries. For instance, to reduce the health-related hazards, the European Commission has directed the European Food Safety Authority to examine the food safety aspects of the use of the activated alumina treatment for the removal of fluoride from natural mineral waters.
Latin America and the Middle East & Africa are expected to show substantial growth during the forecast period. The growing use of activated alumina to dehydrate air and gases such as LPG, catalytic reforming gas, and natural gas across the gulf countries will propel the demand during the forecast period.
The global activated alumina market has been segmented based on application, end-use industry, and region.
Based on application, the global market has been classified into catalyst, desiccant, adsorbent, and others.
Based on end-use industry, the global market has been classified into water treatment, pharmaceutical, textile, oil& gas, chemical, and others.
By region, the market has been categorized as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.
BASF SE (Germany), Honeywell International Inc (US), Sumitomo Chemical Co (Japan), Porocel Industries LLC (US), Dynamic Adsorbents Inc (US), Axens SA (US), Shandong Zhongxin New Material Technology Co., Ltd (China), Huber Engineered Materials (US), Jiangxi Sanxin Hi-Tech Ceramics Co., Ltd (China), Sialca Industries (India), and AGC Chemicals Pvt. Ltd (India) are the key players in the global activated alumina market.Recent DevelopmentJanuary 2022 - NDL Industries has introduced XH11 desiccant along with activated alumina as well as charcoal, which help protect refrigeration systems. The desiccant is available as biflow, liquid line, shells, suction line, coupled with replaceable cores with flare, press-fit ends, and sweat. September 2021 - Spectrum Filtration, a reputed air filter developer in India, has made entry into the air purifier sector with the launch of its AerMax 500, created for schools, commercial and industrial, office spaces. To remove hazardous odour and gases, the molecular filters have activated alumina impregnated-KMnO4 as well as zeolite. AerMax 500 works with an auto-mode function as per the air quality, which are based on TVOC and sensor, with the unit showing significant decline in pollutants in just 10 to 12 minutes.
| Market Size
|| 2030: USD 1.92 Billion
|| 5.9% (2022-2030)
| Base Year
| Forecast Period
| Historical Data
|| 2019 & 2020
| Forecast Units
|| Value (USD Million)
| Report Coverage
|| Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
| Segments Covered
|| by Application, End-Use Industry
| Geographies Covered
|| North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
| Key Vendors
|| BASF SE (Germany), Honeywell International Inc (US), Sumitomo Chemical Co (Japan), Porocel Industries LLC (US), Dynamic Adsorbents Inc (US), Axens SA (US), Shandong Zhongxin New Material Technology Co., Ltd (China), Huber Engineered Materials (US), Jiangxi Sanxin Hi-Tech Ceramics Co., Ltd (China), Sialca Industries (India), and AGC Chemicals Pvt. Ltd (India)
| Key Market Opportunities
|| Several ongoing schemes such as development of 100 Smart Cities, the Namami Gange Mission, and the Swachh Bharat Mission have been implemented in India.
| Key Market Drivers
|| The country's sewage treatment capacity increased from 11,787 million liters per day in 2009 to 26,066.31 million liters per day as of July 2018, which creates lucrative opportunities for the players operating in the activated alumina market in the region.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :
The forecasted CAGR would be 5.9% for the duration of 2022 to 2030.
The easy availability of activated carbon and zeolites can hamper market prospects.
The Asia Pacific market has market control.
Rising industrialization and urbanization can set the speed for the regional market.
The North American Activated Alumina Market would grow due to the growing environmental concerns.
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