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Industrial Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market Size- By Technology (Belt Filter Press, Centrifuges, Screw Press) & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

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  • Published Date: Nov 2023
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Industrial Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market Size

Industrial Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market was valued at USD 1.02 billion in 2022 and is projected to expand at 8.9% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. The market for sludge dewatering equipment, which is a crucial component of industrial wastewater treatment and sludge management, has garnered considerable attention in recent years owing to growing government initiative & investment to boost the development of wastewater treatment facilities. For instance, in March 2023, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has entered into an agreement to provide over USD 70 million EU investment grant to the North Macedonian government for the construction of a wastewater treatment facility in Skopje.

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The increasingly strict standards for effluent and waste management, as well as water discharge regulations worldwide, are significantly amplifying the growth prospects of the industrial sludge dewatering equipment market. Swift technological progress and breakthrough innovations have triggered a fundamental transformation in the handling of sludge dewatering and its environmentally responsible disposal, aligning with the principles of a circular economy. The adoption of these systems to generate dewatered sludge that can be effectively utilized and economically disposed of is gaining substantial recognition. Moreover, forward-looking approaches to wastewater management that integrate interdisciplinary solutions are increasingly becoming a focal point of research and development endeavors.

The industrial sludge dewatering equipment market has experienced technological advancements, resulting in more efficient and cost-effective solutions. These innovations encompass enhanced dewatering techniques like centrifuges, belt presses, and screw presses, as well as the integration of automation and control systems to enhance operational efficiency. Furthermore, the rising demand for these products across various industry verticals, driven by the necessity for water for both consumption and operational purposes. Sludge dewatering equipment finds applications in diverse sectors, including municipal wastewater treatment, industrial wastewater treatment, oil and gas, food and beverage, and mining.

COVID- 19 Impact

COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges to the large scale-disruptions of supply & demand from the consumers along with wide scale closure of industrial operations has significantly impacted the industry growth specially manufacturing & cement application industry. In addition, operational disruptions in mining of raw materials significantly impacted metal processing & mining and chemical & petrochemical industries, thereby reducing the deployment & retrofitting of systems across the industry verticals.

Industrial Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market Trends

The increasing focus on sustainability and resource recovery in sludge management practices is driving the adoption of these systems in key regions, including North America and Europe. Governments and regulatory authorities globally are imposing more stringent rules regarding wastewater treatment and disposal. Sludge, which is a byproduct of wastewater treatment, must be appropriately managed and disposed of to avoid environmental contamination. Sludge dewatering equipment plays a crucial role in reducing the volume and moisture content of sludge, simplifying its handling and facilitating environmentally responsible disposal.

The growing preference for energy-efficient systems, combined with the increasing demand for resource recovery solutions across various industry sectors, is expected to positively influence the industry's growth. Sludge is a repository of valuable resources, including organic matter, nutrients, and energy. Dewatering equipment facilitates the extraction and reclamation of these resources, which can be repurposed for a multitude of applications.

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 Industrial Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Increasing inclination towards sustainability along with resource recovery will complement the market scenario owing to increasing industrial operations amid product & energy needs. Tighter regulations related to wastewater treatment and disposal are driving industries to invest in advanced dewatering equipment to meet compliance requirements and minimize environmental impact. In addition, advancements in dewatering technologies, such as centrifuges, screw presses, and filter presses, are improving the efficiency and performance of sludge dewatering equipment. Moreover, the integration of automation and control systems enhances the reliability and efficiency of dewatering equipment. Automated systems can reduce labor requirements and improve overall performance.

Market expansion & digitalization across various industry verticals to control & optimized the sludge waste is the other major driving factor for the industry growth. Digital technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics, are being incorporated into dewatering equipment to provide real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, and data-driven insights. In addition, industries are increasingly adopting zero-liquid discharge (ZLD) practices to minimize water wastage and achieve more sustainable water management, which in turn is driving the industrial sludge dewatering equipment market demand.

 Industrial Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market Revenue Share, By Technology, 2022

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Based on technology, the belt filter press technology is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 8.2% through 2032. Belt filter press technology is employed for the mechanical dewatering of wastewater sludge, resulting in reduced disposal costs. The technology utilizes a series of rollers in a sequential arrangement, enhancing its effectiveness in dewatering applications. Increasing regulatory measures aimed at mitigating the adverse effects of untreated municipal and industrial waste, coupled with the limited availability of land for landfills, is driving substantial demand for the equipment.

  • Growing emphasis on sustainability in industrial processes, which extends to sludge dewatering will boost the industry dynamics. Belt filter technology that helps reduce waste and recover resources from sludge is in high demand.
  • Tighter regulations on industrial waste disposal and water quality are driving industries to invest in efficient sludge dewatering equipment like belt filter presses to comply with environmental standards.
  • The adoption of belt filter technology is expanding into a wider range of industries beyond traditional wastewater treatment, including food and beverage, mining, and oil and gas.
  • Belt filter presses that offer customization and versatility to cater to the unique requirements of different industries are gaining popularity.
 Asia Pacific Industrial Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

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The Asia Pacific region captured around 43.7% of the industrial sludge dewatering equipment market share in 2022, due to strong industrial growth and proactive government initiatives focused on waste recovery and treatment. Rapid population expansion and the scarcity of landfill space have intensified the demands on industrial wastewater and sludge treatment.

  • To address these challenges, governments are actively implementing measures to promote the adoption of sustainable waste treatment systems, including sludge dewatering.
  • The progress in sludge dewatering technologies has resulted in equipment that is not only more efficient and reliable but also more user-friendly.
  • Businesses are incorporating sludge dewatering into their circular economy initiatives, aiming to minimize waste, recover resources, and reduce their environmental footprint across the region.
  • Enhanced equipment designs and the incorporation of innovative techniques, including advanced mechanical dewatering methods, centrifugal dewatering, and filtration technologies, have rendered sludge dewatering equipment increasingly attractive to industries in the region.

Industrial Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market Share

Eminent players across the industry are focusing on various strategic assets comprising innovative system range, merger & acquisition, robust research & development activities as a part of their strategic initiatives. In addition, the industry is marked by both established global players and regional companies, where the competition is driving innovation and efficiency, benefiting customers in terms of better technology and competitive pricing across the end use segment:

  • Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
  • ENCON Evaporators
  • Veolia
  • Hitachi Zosen Corporation
  • Keppel Seghers
  • Alfa Laval
  • Huber SE
  • FlotrendLLC.
  • Phoenix Process Equipment
  • Aqseptence Group
  • Hiller Separation & Process GmbH
  • Komline-Sanderson
  • Xylem
  • Atlas Copco

Industrial Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market News

  • In March 2023, Atlas Copco Power launched a new series of electric submersible dewatering pump, the Weda D95 for industrial application including mining, tunnelling and construction. The product features a high chrome wear resistant impeller and solid-redirecting auxiliary vanes. The pump also features re-adjustable hydraulics which allow the pump to be simply realigned to compensate for any wear, thus prolonging its life.
  • In June 2021, Xylem launched a new series of industrial dewatering pump designed to significantly reduce energy, wear and tear, and maintenance costs across various industrial vertical. The newly launched product will find its application across mining & construction industries for dewatering purpose, thereby offering an efficient solution catering to the need of rising water issues.

This industrial sludge dewatering equipment market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of ‘USD Million’ from 2019 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Technology

  • Belt Filter Press
  • Centrifuges
  • Screw Press
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following countries across the regions.

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
  • Latin America
    • Mexico
    • Chile
    • Brazil



Authors: Ankit Gupta, Shashank Sisodia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of industrial sludge dewatering equipment was exceeded USD 1.02 billion in 2022 and will record over 8.9% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, due to the growing government initiative and investment to boost the development of wastewater treatment facilities.

Industrial sludge dewatering equipment market size from the belt filter press technology segment is anticipated to register over 8.2% CAGR through 2032, owing to the increasing regulatory measures for mitigating the adverse effects of untreated municipal and industrial waste.

Asia Pacific recorded over 43.7% of the industrial sludge dewatering equipment industry share in 2022, due to strong industrial growth and proactive government initiatives focused on waste recovery and treatment.

Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, ENCON Evaporators, Veolia, Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Keppel Seghers, Alfa Laval, Huber SE, ANDRITZ AG, FlotrendLLC., Phoenix Process Equipment, and Aqseptence Group are some of the key industrial sludge dewatering equipment providers.

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  • Base Year: 2022
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