Global Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market, By System (Hybrid and Conventional), By Technology (The

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The Global Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market is projected to reach USD 12.07 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 8.7% during the forecast period.

 Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market

A Zero Liquid Discharge System (ZLD) uses the advanced technological water treatment process to limit liquid waste at the end of the industrial process. The main objective of ZLD is to reduce wastewater and produce clean water for reuse. Moreover, by treating wastewater, valuable elements from the waste stream can be recovered, such as potassium sulfate, sodium sulfate, caustic soda, gypsum, etc. This helps companies to save money and benefits the environment, as is reduces water usage for their processes.

Main factors driving the zero liquid discharge systems market are limited availability of fresh water and stringent government regulations to address growing environmental concerns. Moreover, there is awareness to protect the environment from the discharge of harmful wastewater effluents. As a result, many regulatory bodies governing wastewater discharge limits in several countries around the world have been implementing stringent policies and guidelines, especially for industrial plants. This factor is also driving the zero liquid discharge systems market, as the industrial plants are installing ZLD systems to meet these stringent regulations. Some of the governing bodies in different countries are the Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELGs) set by the Environment Protection Agency in the United States, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in India, and Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) in Mexico.

 Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market

Based on end-use industry, the energy & power segment is expected to account for the largest share of the zero liquid discharge systems market, as coal-fired power plants discharge concentrated effluents containing harmful and toxic substances such as arsenic, boron, selenium, wet fly ash, etc., into water streams. The demand from pharmaceuticals and chemicals & petrochemicals industries is also expected to grow, as government bodies are laying down rules to reduce wastewater generated during the process of various chemicals required for their products.

During the forecast period, North America is expected to account for the largest market share. According to the US Energy Information Administration, in 2017, approximately 4,015 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity was generated by utility-scale facilities in the US alone. Approximately 62.7% of the electricity generated was from fossil fuels (coal, petroleum, natural gas) out of which, 30.1% was coal. 

A major constraint to the zero liquid discharge systems market is the costly installation of ZLDs. Moreover, the majority of ZLDs are thermal based, which require energy-intensive evaporation processes. Space limitation, especially in smaller industries, is another factor restricting the growth of this market.

Key Factors Impacting the Growth of Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market:
    • Limited availability of fresh water.
    • Stringent government rules and regulations.
    • High demand from energy & power industries.
    • High use of coal to generate power in North America.
    • Costly Installation, high energy requirements, and space restraints.

Key Developments in the Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market:
    • In March 2017, Suez Environment (France) acquired the water treatment unit of GE Water & Process Technologies for USD
        3.4 billion. The acquisition will eliminate GE Water from the zero liquid discharge business but will strengthen the
        position of Suez in the industrial water treatment market.
    • In May 2017, Praj Industries Ltd. expanded its business by setting up a new smart bio-refinery for renewable fuels &
        chemicals in which the company has installed a zero liquid discharge system.
    • In November 2018, Veolia Water Technologies established a new plant, AQUAVISTA. It provides an automation mechanism
        for the optimization of the entire wastewater system, including sewer networks and treatment plants. 

What Does This Report Provide? 
This report provides a detailed understanding of the global zero liquid discharge systems market from qualitative and quantitative perspectives during the forecast period. The report also provides dynamic indicators with potential impact on the market during the forecast period and an in-depth analysis of the leading companies operating in the zero liquid discharge systems market.

Market Segmentation:
By System:
    • Hybrid
    • Conventional

By Technology:
    • Thermal-Based
    • Membrane-Based

By End-Use Industry:
    • Chemicals & Petrochemicals
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Energy & Power
    • Food & Beverages
    • Textiles
    • Semiconductor & Electronics
    • Others

By Region:
    • North America
        ◦ By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
        ◦ By System
        ◦ By Technology
        ◦ By End-Use Industry
    • Western Europe:
        ◦ By Country (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
        ◦ By System
        ◦ By Technology
        ◦ By End-Use Industry
    • Eastern Europe:
        ◦ By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
        ◦ By System
        ◦ By Technology
        ◦ By End-Use Industry
    • Asia Pacific
        ◦ By Country (China, Japan, India, Rest of Asia Pacific)
        ◦ By System
        ◦ By Technology
        ◦ By End-Use Industry
    • Middle East:
        ◦ By Country (UAE, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Rest of Middle East)
        ◦ By System
        ◦ By Technology
        ◦ By End-Use Industry
    • Rest of the World
        ◦ By Region (South America, Africa)
        ◦ By System
        ◦ By Technology
        ◦ By End-Use Industry

Companies Covered: Major Companies profiled in the report which are key players in the global zero liquid discharge systems market include Veolia Water Technologies, Aquatech International LLC., SUEZ, GEA Group, H2O GmbH, U.S. Water Sevices, Aquarion AG, Praj Industries, and ENCON Evaporaters.

Years Considered In The Study

Historic Year

2016, 2017

Base Year


Forecast Period


CAGR % (2019-2028)


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