The market for sedimentation and centrifugation equipment will remain flat this year at $5.6 billion worldwide, according to a report by McIlvaine Company (www.mcilvainecompany.com). The report, titled Sedimentation & Centrifugation World Markets, predicts a rise in Asian markets will offset declines in Europe and North America.

2009 Sales ($ Millions)

Subject
Clarifier
Decanter
Disk
Dissolved Air Flotation
Hydrocyclone
Other Centrifuges
2009
2351
671
957
536
365
725


Clarifiers are expected to be the leading product followed by disc centrifuges. According to McIlvaine, clarifiers will find extensive use in municipal wastewater treatment and mining, while disc centrifuges will generate uptake in food and pharmaceutical applications. Decanter and other centrifuge types will account for more than $1.3 billion in sales. Decanters are used in wastewater and chemical applications. Meanwhile, basket centrifuges will generate use in coal dewatering, fine chemicals, and lubricating oil purification, with hydrocyclones generating use in mining, metals and nonmetallic minerals and dissolved air flotation in municipal wastewater and food effluent treatment.

Industry Revenue Trends 2009

Industry
Chemical
Food
Metals
Mining
Other Industries
Pharmaceutical
Power
Pulp & Paper
Wastewater
Water
2009
down
up
down
down
down
up
up
down
up
up


McIlvaine says economic stimulus packages in the U.S., China and Europe, in particular, are causing a rise in sedimentation/centrifugation sales in municipal water and wastewater.