US activated carbon demand will rise 4.3 percent annually through 2008 based on growing requirements for motor vehicle emission canisters and greater use in industrial mercury removal. Newer uses include cat litter odor control, ultra-capacitor and fuel cell electrode production, indoor air contaminant absorption, and consumer water purification.
This study analyzes the $240 million US activated carbon industry. It presents historical demand data for 1993, 1998 and 2003 and forecasts to 2008 and 2013 by product (granulated, powdered) and by liquid phase (e.g., water treatment, food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical and medical); and gas phase application (e.g., air purification, emission canisters, solvent recovery).
The study also presents macroeconomic demand indicators, reviews environmental and regulatory issues, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 31 leading competitors including Calgon Carbon, MeadWestvaco, and NORIT.