Activated Carbon

US demand for activated carbon, including virgin and reactivated products sold by activated carbon suppliers, is expected to rise 3.5 percent per year through 2020. Forecast growth is expected to be considerably slower than the gains seen in the 2010-2015 period, when the market for activated carbon significantly expanded in response to two key environmental regulations:

• Disinfection Byproducts (DBP) Rule, which required that municipal water treatment facilities meet disinfection byproduct removal standards by 2015

• Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which set limits on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants (CFPPs), clinker cement plants, and other facilities, by early 2016

Coal-generated electricity requires air purification

In industrial air purification -- the largest application for activated carbon -- demand is projected to increase at an above-average pace. The US’ continued reliance on coal-generated electricity will necessitate continued use of powdered activated carbon for air purification. In addition, powdered activated carbon generally is not reactivated, so these products must be fully replaced when spent. The number of activated carbon injection (ACI) systems is also expected to increase, as some CFPPs are expected to install additional ACI systems to either replace temporary mercury removal systems or to supplement existing equipment.

Water treatment applications exhibit slow growth

In water treatment -- the second largest application for activated carbon -- gains are expected to be slower than the overall average. In municipal drinking water, granular activated carbon is favored for the removal of DBPs. Because granular activated carbon is used in large volumes in these applications, many users have invested in on-site reactivation equipment or have contracted with outside companies for reactivation services. This will limit demand for virgin or regenerated carbon sold by suppliers.

Study coverage

Activated Carbon presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) by type (powdered, granular), application (liquid phase, gas phase) and US region. The study also considers key market environment factors, assesses the industry structure and evaluates company market share.

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  1. Activated Carbon

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $182.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $168.00

      1. Table | ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

        $99.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Overview

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Manufacturing Overview

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      4. 3.4 Demographic Overview

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      5. 3.5 Historical Market Trends

        $175.00

        1. Table | ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET, 2005-2015

      6. 3.6 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $345.00

        1. Table | SELECT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES & RELATED REGULATIONS

        2. 3.6.1 The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

          $82.00

        3. 3.6.2 The Clean Air Act

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        4. 3.6.3 The Clean Water Act

          $82.00

        5. 3.6.4 Safe Drinking Water Act

          $82.00

      7. 3.7 Competitive Materials & Technologies

        $244.00

      8. 3.8 World Demand

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    4. 4 SUPPLY & DEMAND

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      1. 4.1 General

        $102.00

        1. CHART III-1 ACTIVATED CARBON INDUSTRY FLOWCHART

      2. 4.2 Product Shipments & Inventories

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        1. Table | ACTIVATED CARBON PRODUCTION & SHIPMENTS

      3. 4.3 Production Capacity

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        1. Table | US VIRGIN ACTIVATED CARBON PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2015

        2. CHART III-2 GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF SELECTED VIRGIN ACTIVATED CARBON PRODUCTION PLANTS, 2015

      4. 4.4 Reactivation Activity

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        1. 4.4.1 Strategic Considerations

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        2. 4.4.2 Reactivation Methods

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        3. 4.4.3 Reactivation Capacity

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          1. Table | US ACTIVATED CARBON REACTIVATION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2015

          2. CHART III-3 GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF SELECTED ACTIVATED CARBON REACTIVATION PLANTS, 2015

      5. 4.5 Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN ACTIVATED CARBON

        2. 4.5.1 Imports

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          1. Table | US ACTIVATED CARBON IMPORTS, 2011-2015

          2. CHART III-4 US ACTIVATED CARBON IMPORTS, 2015

        3. 4.5.2 Exports

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          1. Table | US ACTIVATED CARBON EXPORTS, 2011-2015

          2. CHART III-5 US ACTIVATED CARBON EXPORTS, 2015

      6. 4.6 Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART III-6 US ACTIVATED CARBON SHIPMENTS BY TYPE, 2005-2015

      7. 4.7 Demand by Material

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        1. Table | ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. CHART III-7 ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2015

      8. 4.8 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | ACTIVATED CARBON PRICING

    5. 5 TYPES

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      1. 5.1 General

        $189.00

        1. Table | ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION

        2. CHART IV-1 ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION, 2005-2025

      2. 5.2 Powdered Activated Carbon

        $525.00

        1. Table | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBON

        2. 5.2.1 Production Capacity

          $157.00

          1. Table | VIRGIN POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBON PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2015

        3. 5.2.2 Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND

        4. 5.2.3 Demand by Application

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          1. Table | POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          2. CHART IV-2 POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2015

      3. 5.3 Granular Activated Carbon

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        1. Table | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON

        2. 5.3.1 Production Capacity

          $140.00

          1. Table | VIRGIN GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2015

        3. 5.3.2 Supply & Demand

          $108.00

          1. Table | GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND

        4. 5.3.3 Demand by Application

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          1. Table | GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          2. CHART IV-3 GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2015

      4. 5.4 Other Activated Carbon Products

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        1. 5.4.1 Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.4.2 Demand by Type

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          1. Table | OTHER ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY TYPE

    6. 6 LIQUID PHASE APPLICATIONS

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      1. 6.1 General

        $168.00

        1. Table | LIQUID PHASE ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE

        2. CHART V-1 LIQUID PHASE ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2015

      2. 6.2 Water Treatment

        $1,636.00

        1. 6.2.1 Water Withdrawal & Use Trends

          $239.00

          1. Table | WATER USE TRENDS

        2. 6.2.2 Activated Carbon Demand

          $1,282.00

          1. Table | WATER TREATMENT APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON BY TYPE & APPLICATION

          2. Table | DRINKING WATER TREATMENT APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON BY END USE & TYPE

          3. Table | MUNICIPAL DRINKING WATER TREATMENT APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

          4. Table | RESIDENTIAL DRINKING WATER TREATMENT APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

          5. Table | WASTEWATER & SEWAGE TREATMENT APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON BY TYPE

          6. Table | GROUNDWATER & OTHER WATER TREATMENT APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON BY TYPE

      3. 6.3 Food & Beverage Processing

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        1. 6.3.1 Food & Beverage Industry Overview

          $251.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY INDICATORS

        2. 6.3.2 Activated Carbon Demand

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          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON BY APPLICATION & TYPE

          2. Table | SWEETENER PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON BY TYPE

          3. Table | OTHER FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

      4. 6.4 Pharmaceutical & Medical

        $400.00

        1. 6.4.1 Pharmaceutical Industry Overview

          $222.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.4.2 Activated Carbon Demand

          $150.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

      5. 6.5 Mining

        $250.00

        1. 6.5.1 Mining Industry Overview

          $108.00

          1. Table | NONFUEL MINING MATERIALS HANDLED

        2. 6.5.2 Activated Carbon Demand

          $114.00

          1. Table | MINING APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

      6. 6.6 Other Liquid Phase Applications

        $88.00

        1. Table | OTHER LIQUID PHASE APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

    7. 7 GAS PHASE APPLICATIONS

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      1. 7.1 General

        $146.00

        1. Table | GAS PHASE ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE

        2. CHART VI-1 GAS PHASE ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE, 2005-2015

      2. 7.2 Industrial Air Purification

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        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL AIR PURIFICATION APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON BY TYPE

        2. 7.2.1 Mercury Removal

          $270.00

          1. Table | MERCURY REMOVAL APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

        3. 7.2.2 Industrial Gas Stream Treatment

          $138.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL GAS STREAM TREATMENT APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

        4. 7.2.3 HVAC & Other Industrial Air Purification

          $124.00

          1. Table | HVAC & OTHER INDUSTRIAL AIR PURIFICATION APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

      3. 7.3 Motor Vehicles

        $560.00

        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

        2. 7.3.1 Motor Vehicle Industry Outlook

          $205.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

        3. 7.3.2 Emissions Canisters Activated Carbon Demand

          $171.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS CANISTERS APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

        4. 7.3.3 Other Motor Vehicle Activated Carbon Demand

          $133.00

          1. Table | OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

      4. 7.4 Other Gas Phase Applications

        $390.00

        1. Table | OTHER GAS PHASE APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

        2. 7.4.1 Solvent Recovery

          $148.00

          1. Table | SOLVENT RECOVERY APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

        3. 7.4.2 All Other Gas Phase Applications

          $183.00

          1. Table | ALL OTHER GAS PHASE APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON

    8. 8 REGIONS

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      1. 8.1 General

        $90.00

      2. 8.2 Regional Trends

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        1. 8.2.1 Population Patterns

          $183.00

          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION

        2. 8.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $135.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

        3. 8.2.3 Coal-Fired Electricity Overview

          $129.00

          1. Table | US COAL-FIRED ELECTRICITY GENERATION BY REGION

          2. CHART VII-1 US COAL-FIRED ELECTRICITY GENERATION BY SUBREGION, 2015

      3. 8.3 Regional Demand for Activated Carbon

        $2,140.00

        1. Table | ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE

        2. CHART VII-2 REGIONAL INDICATORS FOR ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND, 2015

        3. 8.3.1 Northeast

          $391.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

          2. Table | NORTHEAST ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY SUBREGION, MARKET, & TYPE

        4. 8.3.2 Midwest

          $490.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

          2. Table | MIDWEST ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY SUBREGION, MARKET, & TYPE

        5. 8.3.3 South

          $568.00

          1. Table | SOUTH ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

          2. Table | SOUTH ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY SUBREGION, MARKET, & TYPE

        6. 8.3.4 West

          $500.00

          1. Table | WEST ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

          2. Table | WEST ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY SUBREGION, MARKET, & TYPE

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $1,790.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $245.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACTIVATED CARBON SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      2. 9.2 Market Share

        $301.00

        1. CHART VIII-1 US ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY, 2015

      3. 9.3 Competitive Strategies

        $157.00

      4. 9.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $92.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 9.5 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 9.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $90.00

      7. 9.7 Technology & Manufacturing

        $541.00

        1. 9.7.1 Feedstocks

          $82.00

        2. 9.7.2 Production Technology

          $94.00

        3. 9.7.3 Product Characteristics

          $132.00

        4. 9.7.4 Manufacturing Trends

          $91.00

      8. 9.8 Research & Development

        $233.00

        1. 9.8.1 Raw Material Development

          $141.00

        2. 9.8.2 Other Research & Development Activities

          $82.00

      9. 9.9 Participating Companies

        $82.00

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