Mcilvaine Insights


No. 129   December 20, 2019


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

       Two Game Changers for Flow and Treat Companies

       MBR Market to Exceed $5 billion in 2024

       Scrubber Opportunities on Ship and Shore



Two Game Changers for Flow and Treat Companies

Two game changers for flow and treat companies are the provision of

       Market shares for competitors

       Predicted purchases by each major prospect

Knowledge about your competitors share in each application in each geography is immediately useful to everyone from the local salesman to the CEO.


More than 99 percent of all flow and treat products are purchased by companies which already own the product. Even in Biotech where startups are a factor the universities and other entities involved are well known. Flow and Treat purchases can be predicted well in advance

The McIlvaine initiative provides market forecasts by industry sub segment.In mining this means forecasts for lithium mining are included.In coal fired power it means identifying every retrofit FGD project in India. In food and beverage in means focus on each sub segment such as edible oil.Further segmentation analyzes palm oil in Indonesia vs corn oil in the U.S. In the case of sugar it means analyzing cane sugar in Brazil and India and beet sugar in Europe

This intelligence is made cost effective by the use in prediction of hundreds of specific flow and treat products as explained at


MBR Market to Exceed $5 billion in 2024

The market for membrane bioreactor systems will exceed $5 billion in 2024 with more than $3 billion accounted for by wastewater treatment.This is the new forecast by the Mcilvaine Company in


This material is being added as a separate segment of the RO/UF/MF service due to the large size of the microfiltration and ultrafiltraton revenues associated with this application.The forecast is unique in that the revenues represent the aggregate of what would be reported in financial statements by suppliers.This approach is preferred because

       It is the only way to iterate hard numbers with statistical determinations

       It reflects the revenues of the companies pursuing the MBR market

It includes revenues of suppliers such as Suez and Beijing Origin but just for their initial contract and not for operation revenues. In cases where the MBR is an upgrade to existing biological treatment, the upgrade portion is reflected. In some recent contracts the upgrade value was only 50% of a greenfield complete system.

In cases where there is no identifiable MBR system contractor only the revenues for the MBR components are included. If the broader definition of MBR installed cost were to be the criteria the market in 2024 would exceed$7 billion.

The report includes detailed analysis of system suppliers.In the coming months market shares for membrane suppliers will also be added to the report.

For more information contact Bob McIlvaine at847 226 2391


Scrubber Opportunities on Ship and Shore


The Scrubber/Adsorber Knowledge Network†††† is available separately or as part of the market report


The knowledge network includes a monthly newsletter with the capability to search the last 240 issues (20 years) of the 546 issues published since 1974.Here are the December 2019 Headlines




  • Combust, Flow, and Treat (CFT) Market in Oil and Gas is Large But Volatile




  • VINA Kyoei Steel Selects Tenova for Fume System Upgrade
  • Paul Wurth to Design and Supply Coke Oven Gas Injection Systems for Rogesaís Blast Furnace




  • VDL AEC Maritime Secures Order for Scrubber Systems in Greece
  • LiqTech Internationalís Filtration Systems Integrate with Many Different Scrubber Systems to Provide Closed Loop System




  • DuPont Clean Technologies Selected for NioCorp Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project




  • Enviva Receives Stamp of Approval to Voluntarily Install New Air Quality Equipment in Southampton Facility
  • Enviva Also Plans to Construct Wood Pellet Facility in Sumter County, Alabama




  • Babcock & Wilcox Reports Increase in EBITDA
  • Xebec Reports 136 Percent in Revenue Growth
  • Boremís Revenues for the First Nine Months Have Set a Record
  • Liqtech International Announces Record Third Quarter 2019 Revenue




  • Ethanol Plants Excluded from Definition of Chemical Plants


Note that the specific project information contained in the newsletter provides much of the intelligence with which market shares by industry and region are preparedfor the market report


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