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Water and Air Purification Systems and Products: Residential & Commercial from leading energy industry market research publisher SBI Energy gives you the tools to:
An unending battle with pollution. Air pollution and water contaminates exist in all countries of the world. Only three percent of the water on Earth is fresh and much of that is not potable. Air in many areas is well above recommended safe health levels and the air indoors is even worse.
Numerous technologies and products have been developed that can make air cleaner and water purer. Even with the recession, the water and air purification industry is still growing, mainly because air and water is essential to health and many people will forgo many things but not their health.
Water and Air Purification Systems and Products: Residential & Commercial from leading energy industry market research publisher SBI Energy covers:
Problems with air and water such as contaminants, bacteria, viruses,smog, haze, and technologies that can remedy these problems.
Economic and demographic trends impacting air and water quality, availability and access.
Growth of treatment technologies, in both the consumer and commercial arena, from 2010 through 2015 at the global, regional, and country level.
Company profiles of leading manufacturers in the combined $48.43 billion market for air and water treatment.
Thermal and Digestion Waste-to-Energy Technologies Worldwide from leading energy industry market research publisher SBI Energy gives you the tools to:
Each year the world generates more than 2.1 billion tons of waste, disposes of most of that waste it in landfills, and allows it to decay and release methane, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, odors, groundwater quality pollutants, and a host of other air, water, and soil pollutants. In developing nations, landfills can pose major public health concerns. Waste-to-energy technologies – incineration, gasification, plasma gasification, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion – provide a convenient solution to many of these waste management issues. Many countries around the world, including Iran, Pakistan and the UK are looking to build new waste-to-energy facilities.
Thermal and Digestion Waste-to-Energy Technologies Worldwide from leading energy industry market research publisher SBI Energy covers:
Public outreach and education regarding water conservation are – and will continue to be – key in expanding the water recycling and reuse market. Many individuals and groups, especially in less water stressed regions, do not realize the intensity of the world’s water issues; however, as those around the world increase their public outreach campaigns and as water issues intensify, it is likely the public will receive a fast-track education on water conservation.
Organizations focused on water conservation and specifically water recycling, reuse or rainwater harvesting around the world are doing their part to reach as many individuals as possible.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has taken an innovative approach to its public outreach program and has created a short web-based video. The two-minute long presentation provides consumers with the top ten water saving tips for both inside and outside the home.
Water Awareness and Responsibility Program is a public program designed to increase water conservation awareness in Castle Pines North (CPN) Metropolitan District in Denver Colorado. The local outreach program has a focus on children and has reached over 3,000 young individuals in the CPN area through school assemblies, classroom presentations, email blasts and school websites.
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Islamabad, Pakistan, worked to educate the public through a 60-day campaign at the end of 2009. Under the drive, efforts to create awareness were made through the use of posters, banners, electronic media, workshops, seminars, door to door awareness campaigns by students, and a series of lectures and competitions in various schools, colleges and universities.
In New Delhi, India citizens have grouped together to ask the government to set up Development Knowledge Centres countrywide to help increase awareness of the need for water conservation and rainwater harvesting technologies and to provide a location where local people could come and share information on water conservation. Those that proposed the project felt that there needed to be a credible agency that would act as a link between the government and the local communities.
This research report presents an in-depth analysis of the development, applications, products, manufacturers, and trends in the development of the hydropower resources in the United States and around the world. Topics include the full gamut of hydropower generation, from conventional hydropower to newer wave energy and hydrokinetic technologies, from very large systems providing electricity to millions of people to the smallest systems suitable for a single family. Accounting for over 70% of renewable energy today, hydropower is poised to increase growth over the next five years.growth rates. The report also profiles manufacturers and marketers of different hydro technologies and the strategies they have adopted to maximize growth and profitability.
Potential hydro power applications, buying trends, environmental issues, and energy considerations are also reviewed and analyzed as is the impact of factors such as government grants and incentives, environmental concerns, fuel and energy prices, economic considerations, and demand for renewable energy sources.
The report provides a comprehensive assessment of the current hydropower market, the environmental concerns that have limited its development, the potential opportunities for new development, and an assessment of developing technologies that harness the power of the ocean. Projected growth through 2013 for different sized hydro systems is provided including discussion of energy demand, environmental impacts, economic conditions, consumer acceptance, stakeholder concerns, and government activities as they affect
I think most people are at least somewhat aware of water issues but there does not seem to be a concerted effort to conserve water or use it more wisely. At least in the United States, I think most people take clean, safe, available water for granted. Water is a necessity for life but many millions of people lack access to water, much less water that is potable. So it was with some interest that I read an article last week discussing water as a “right”. This was from a company perspective about its use of water and its commitment to be a better steward of the water it uses within its operations and the communities in which it operates. In July, the United Nations took this a step further when the General Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing that access to clean water is a fundamental human right. It took this long to do this?
Passing a resolution and making it effective are two different things. There is still a long way to go before water problems are resolved and this is not limited to Sub-Saharan Africa where many millions of people have to forage for water. China, a growing and modernizing country, has severe water problems of its own. A report last week described water reaching crisis levels in Beijing and other areas of the country. Although China has spent tens of billions of dollars building dams and reservoirs, hundreds of Chinese cities continue to face water shortages and deteriorating water quality, even while industrial firms continue to pollute water sources. With 40 percent of its population living in the dry regions of the country, China really has no easy fix for its water problems.
If China is having problems fixing its water problems, I wonder what will befall poorer countries that lack the funds and other resources that China has been able to bring to bear. Water is certainly a human right (as it must be) but global cooperation will be required to make this a reality. A few days ago a report surfaced about two tribes in Pakistan that have been fighting over irrigation water. Over 100 people have been reported killed and five villages burned in the dispute. Kind of makes one glad to be living in the United States.
But wait – farmers in the Klamath River Basin in Oregon have broken into facilities that control irrigation water to redirect to their farms. The once guaranteed but now cut-off irrigation water is pitting farmers against the government. Lawsuits have been filed in Northern California alleging that the state, in a backroom deal, illegally turned over the publicly-owned Kern Water Bank to an agency controlled by giant corporations. Plans to pump water from rural Nevada to supply Las Vegas were overturned by the Nevada Supreme Court. Kansas and Nebraska regularly fight over water withdrawals from the Republican River. The list goes on. I guess it does not matter where you live – water problems abound.
Although I don’t really need it, I installed a reverse osmosis water treatment device in my home. I could get by on tap water but I have the luxury of being able to afford a product that can actually improve the clean, safe, piped-in water I already have. The treated water tastes better than tap water and it makes clear ice cubes to boot. Many people throughout the world actually need a product like this but cannot afford it (making clean, safe water a universal right is not going to be easy). What I do need is a water softener since the water in my area is very hard. I have one of these as well. Guess I’m all set, water-wise that is. Now, if I can just get motivated to find the right air cleaner to get rid of all the pet dander from the birds and the dog …
The water recycling and reuse market (WRR) has experienced exciting growth, leaping from $23.35 billion in 2006 to $29.2 billion in 2009. The demand for water recycling and reuse technologies continues to increase across all market sectors: municipalities are installing water recycling systems for cities and towns dealing with water shortages; industry is looking to recycle its wastewater to abide by ever increasingly stringent regulations and codes; commercial buildings are going ‘green’ and implementing large recycling schemes as part of a ‘whole systems’ approach; residential mechanisms are being put in place to reduce consumers’ water bills and to counteract inhibitory water restrictions.
The world is facing weather changes that are dramatically affecting water resources. Glaciers are melting faster than they can be recreated and aquifers are being drained faster than they can be replenished. Much of the world’s surface water has already become depleted and polluted. Population growth and water demand are outpacing water resources. Many regions of the globe are experiencing increases in both physical and economic water scarcity. Terms such as ‘peak water’ and ‘blue gold’ are becoming more commonplace. The bottom line: water is becoming more and more valuable.
The good news is that there are solutions to the world’s water woes. The group of water recycling and reuse technologies offer one viable solution that is more desirable than many of the other options, such as water importation, desalination and increased extraction from aquifers and surface bodies of water.
Many factors around the world are fertilizing growth in the WRR market, while some major hurdles seem to be slowly disappearing. Perhaps the greatest driving factor is simply need. It is often – not always – the case that the greater the need for WRR systems in a region, the greater the market. Other market igniters include: an increase in loosening regulations, funding programs and technical assistance from governments for water recycling and reuse ventures; more stringent regulations for industrial, commercial and municipal wastewater effluents; an increase in established guidelines, regulations and codes for the industry; and more reliable, less costly WRR technologies.
Around the world, WRR ventures take on many different appearances – from simple rain-catching jugs in northeastern Thailand to complex multi-faceted systems in New York high-rise apartment buildings. Also, a wide array of company types have a stake in the WRR arena – companies as large as General Electric Co. have developed high tech systems that are used around the globe; other companies are more narrowly focused, such as charity-based organization Excellent Development Ltd., which specializes in sand dams installations in Kenya.
The future of the WRR market is promising. With an increase in the number of large projects and an increase in the number of involved companies, the market is expected to nearly double between 2009 and 2015.