Mcilvaine Insights


No. 82   October 31, 2018


Weekly selected highlights in flow control, treatment and combustion from the many McIlvaine publications.

  • Briefs
  • $6 billion Market for NOx Control Consumables




Utility E Alert: In addition to the new projects in Asia and environmental rule analysis for the EU and the U.S. we covered the exhibitor stands at Power-Gen Asia.  There were a number of Chinese power plant suppliers exhibiting in Jakarta.  Chinese suppliers are active throughout Asia.  The Utility Alert is available separately 41F Utility E-Alert or as part of 42EI Utility Tracking System.


IIoT:  We will be evaluating  the presentations by large suppliers such as Emerson and reconciling them with our forecasts in a January webinar The IIoT Market Size and Structure

Biopharmaceuticals: A series of webinars in the first quarter will analyze the potential for pumps, valves, filters, and IIoT in this fast growing market First Quarter 2019 Webinars will Focus on Biopharmaceuticals

Cleanrooms: Thanks to the growing pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries, the market for cleanroom components is very robust.  Projects are tracked in 80A World Cleanroom Projects.  The markets are forecasted in N6F World Cleanroom Markets.


$6 billion Market for NOx Control Consumables


In 2019 stationary sources will spend $2 billion for catalysts and $4 billion for treatment chemicals to reduce NOx.  This is the latest forecast in N035 NOx Control World Market.


The largest purchasing segment will be coal fired boilers. This segment is shifting geographically as India is retrofitting a number of its boilers.  The retrofit market in China has leveled off since a very large catalyst manufacturing industry was created.


The U.S. coal fired NOx market will remain flat. The EU will show a modest gain. Stricter EU-wide standards for emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) will have to be met by 2021.


Other markets are smaller than the coal fired power market.  The gas turbine market continues to grow. This includes oxidation catalysts as well as SCR catalysts. Waste to energy plants are being built everywhere but the U.S. There are various requirements for NOx control in most industries with combustion processes.


There are a number of catalyst suppliers.  Improvements in technology include the combination oxidation and SCR catalyst supplied by Cormetech.  The catalytic filter is a new development which could substantially affect the market.  Dürr supplies Catalytic Candle Filters (CCF). The catalytically coated filter candles can withstand temperatures of up to 716° F, simultaneously remove dust, sulfur dioxides (SOx), and nitrogen dioxides (NOx) from the exhaust air. A number of biomass and glass plants have incorporated this technology in Europe and the U.S. Glass producer Libbey is the first manufacturer to use the new exhaust air purification technology in its plant in Beijing.


There are a few major companies providing the NOx reagents.  Yara is unusual in that it supplies SNCR systems as well as reagents. Yara is one of the largest producers in the world of ammonia and urea, with one third of the ammonia traded in the world being supplied by Yara. The company ships ammonia and urea around the world to SCR and SNCR customers via a network of 30 plants and 200 terminals and warehouses.

For more information click on N035 NOx Control World Market or call Bob McIlvaine at 847 784 0012 ext. 122