US activated carbon demand will grow 15.8 percent annually through 2014, driven mainly by stringent new air and water pollution laws. Powdered activated carbon (PAC) will be the main beneficiary of tighter industrial mercury controls, while granulated activated carbon (GAC) will benefit from new drinking water regulations.
This study analyzes the 565 million pound US activated carbon industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by product (e.g., PAC, GAC), application (e.g., water treatment, food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical and medical, mining, industrial air purification, motor vehicles, solvent recovery) and US regional market.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 17 industry players, including Calgon Carbon, Norit Americas and MeadWestvaco.