Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2029

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> Global Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market Expected to reach a high CAGR of more than 5% By 2029: DataM Intelligence

Global Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market is segmented By Type (Mineral Chemicals, Organic Chemicals, Destabilized Particle, Others), By Sludge Type (Mineral Sludge, Primary Sludge, Biological Sludge, Mixed Sludge, Digested Sludge, Physico-Chemical Sludge, Others), By Technology (Centrifuges, Drying Beds, Belt Filter Presses, Sludge Lagoons, Vacuum Filters, Others), By End-User (Municipal, Commercial, Residential, Industrial, Others), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022 - 2029


Market Overview

[150 Pages Report] The Global Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market is predicted to reach at a high CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period (2022-2029).

Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market - Strategic Insights



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Type, By Sludge Type, By Technology, By End-User and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other key insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America

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Sludge dewatering equipment is designed to reliably and efficiently concentrate and reduce the weight & volume of the waste. The equipment converts and filters solid waste for easy and cost-effective disposal. Disposal of sludge is performed for fulfilling the sustainability objective of keeping a clean environment and reduces pollution.

Sludge originated during industrial or municipal wastewater treatment process can be released back into the environment by performing dewatering. Thus dewatering of the sludge significantly reduces its weight and its volume before disposal with the help of a filter press.

Sludge dewatering equipment is used by municipals, industry institutes, and government organizations to reduce the water waste ultimately cost.


Market Dynamics:

The market is driven by the rising demand for sludge dewatering equipment due to the increasing demand for clean and pure water. Further increasing urbanization and industrialization with a growing global population and increased per capita consumption of water have resulted in significant demand for the sludge dewatering equipment market. However, the high cost of the equipment hampers the growth of this market.

Funding and Investment to support sludge treatment:

There is a rise in government funding and investment for the development of the wastewater treatment plant for a clean environment creating a huge opportunity for the sludge dewatering equipment market. For instance, on 6th June 2019, the State Water Resources Control Board has funded the City of Palo Alto, California, U.S. with US$ 30 million for building a sewage sludge processing facility. It was designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate a hazardous waste stream, and reduce energy costs. The project met the Green Project Reserve requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Covid-19 Impact Analysis

Demand for the sludge dewatering equipment market was growing before the pandemic due to growing health awareness about the clean and green environment. Several countries had funded to facilitate the clean water and have updated with advanced equipment for waste management. However, shortage of supply due to tensions between the U.S. and China and on-going trade war along with import restrictions impacted the supply during the pandemic. The demand for the sludge dewatering equipment will remain slightly high after the covid-19 pandemic.

Segment Analysis

The global sludge dewatering equipment market is segmented based on sludge type,   type, technology, end-user, and region.

In terms of sludge type, the global sludge dewatering equipment market is bifurcated into mineral sludge, primary sludge, biological sludge, mixed sludge, digested sludge, Physico-chemical sludge, and others. Among these, the mixed segment has the highest market share in 2019 owing to increasing wastage by the commercial and industrial sector and it’s in the mixed form which requires sorting and dewatering. Further increasing the government's funding to carry out the dewatering projects from the mixed sludge has created a huge demand for this market.

Similarly, mineral sludge, primary sludge, biological sludge, digested sludge, Physico-chemical sludge segments are also growing at a faster pace owing to increasing demand for pure water owing to the rising population demand. Further growing government investment for developing wastewater treatment plants that help to combat the water scarcity problem has propelled this segmental growth.

For instance, on 27th May 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand has invested around US$281 million in 106 projects for improving water and wastewater infrastructure in 36 states and Puerto Rico in the United States.

On the basis of type, the global sludge dewatering equipment market is divided into mineral chemicals, organic chemicals, destabilized particles, and others. Among this, the mineral chemical segment has the highest market share in 2019, owing to rising awareness about drinking chemical-free mineral water among people.

Similarly, organic chemicals, destabilized particle segments are also growing at a faster pace owing to a surge in the demand for clean and pure water with a growing water scarcity problem around the world. According to the UN-Water Organization, globally more than 2 billion people live in countries that suffer high water stress or scarcity. This can be curbed by the installation of wastewater and sludge dewatering plants around the globe.


In terms of technology, the global sludge dewatering equipment market is divided into centrifuges, drying beds, belt filter presses, sludge lagoons, vacuum filters, and others. Among these centrifuges, the segment has the highest market share owing to its compatibility and high capacity for dewatering sludge as well as several companies are launching advanced technology equipment which impels this segmental growth.

For instance, in 2019 MSE Hiller launched two new mobile sludge dewatering with DP 66-422 units. The new mobile sludge dewatering units are added to the fleet of MSE Hiller centrifuges in the UK. This unit has a high level of process automation and control, offering capacities of up to 90 m3/hr.

Similarly, drying beds, belt filter presses, sludge lagoons, vacuum filter segments are also growing at a faster pace owing to a surge in the demand for clean and pure water.

Depending upon the end-user, the global sludge dewatering equipment market is divided into municipal, commercial, residential, industrial, and others. Among this municipal segment has the highest market share in 2019, owing to increasing the infrastructure development projects to process solid waste by the municipalities.  Similarly, commercial, residential, and industrial segments are also growing owing to increasing demand for pure and clean water.


Geographical Presentation

By region, the global sludge dewatering equipment market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, and Africa. Among all of the regions, North America is the dominant region for the global sludge dewatering equipment market and expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecasted period due to the presence of advanced technology equipment with growing government funding and investment followed by the North American region.

Europe is the second-largest region to grow the sludge dewatering equipment market owing to increasing government spending and investment for waste-water treatment facilities. For the instance, European Union countries including France, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Italy, and the United Kingdom have started the Deep Purple project of 48 months between 2018 to 2020. This project was designed to implement a synergic treatment of relevant waste streams that treats urban biowaste in a novel multi-platform concept as a key option of urban origin.

Further Asia-Pacific region has increased the demand for commercial and public infrastructure due to urbanization and population growth. High population rates and increased government spending for waste management plants in emerging economies like China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines have driven the need for a better sludge dewatering equipment market.

Competitive Analysis

The global sludge dewatering equipment market is highly competitive with the presence of several international and local markets. Product diversification, revenue generation, and opportunities intensify the market competition Ecolab, SABIC, Huber SE, SUEZ, Veolia, Evoqua Water Technologies, Alfa Laval, Solvay S.A., Celanese Corporation, Lanxess AG, BASF, Eastman Chemical Company, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation, Arkema SA and LG Chem are the leading market players with significant market share.

Growing projects for sludge treatment with rising government support and funding for sustainable development have created a huge opportunity for this market. For instance, on 25th April 2019 Yorkshire Water has built around US$ 85 million sludge treatment facility at Knostrop in the Yorkshire water region.

Companies are entering into collaborations, acquisitions, mergers, licensing, and funding as well as investment for increasing their market penetration. For instance, on 29th July 2019, Suez built a new wastewater treatment plant in India, and the project cost around US$ 161 million. This propels the demand for sludge dewatering equipment in this region.

Company Profile - Alfa Laval

Company Overview: The company was established in 1883 and has approx. 17300 employees globally.

Product Overview: ALDEC G3

Alfa Laval ALDEC G3 decanter centrifuges are the next generation of sludge dewatering equipment designed to set a significantly higher standard for both process performance. It is suitable for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, etc. It provides sludge thickening and dewatering applications which helps to reduce environmental impact.

Key Development:

On 9th Sep 2019, Alfa Laval Company launched a new ALDEC G3 VecFlow decanter centrifuge for sludge dewatering and thickening which reduces the operating cost. The ALDEC G3 VecFlow decanter is a centrifugal type sludge dewatering and thickening device that reduces power consumption by 30% while increasing separation performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Projected CAGR value of the Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market?

Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5% during the forecasting period 2022-2029.

Which region controlled the global market during 2022-2029?

North America region Controls the Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market during 2022-2029.

Which is the fastest growing region in the Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market?

Among all regions, Asia Pacific is the fastest growing market share during the forecast period .

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