Africa Zero Liquid Discharge System Market

2021 Analysis and Review: Africa Zero Liquid Discharge System Market by System Type—Conventional and Hybrid for 2021-2031

Africa Zero Liquid Discharge System Market Snapshot

As per a Future Market Insights (FMI), the Africa zero liquid discharge system market is projected to total US$ 27.7 Mn in 2021, growing at a positive 5.4% CAGR over the assessment period, from 2021 to 2031.

Product innovations in zero liquid discharge systems, along with robust aftersales service network and product customization offered by key market players are anticipated to push sales of zero liquid discharge systems in Africa.

After countering the initial impact of the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, the Africa zero liquid discharge system market is anticipated to witness year-over-year growth at 5.0% between 2020 and 2021. FMI projects Germany, France, Spain, and South Africa to emerge as key producers in the Africa zero liquid discharge system market during the forecast period.

Key Points Covered in Africa Zero Liquid Discharge System Market

  • Market estimates and forecast 2015-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Africa Zero Liquid Discharge System Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

2016-2020 Africa Zero Liquid Discharge System Market Outlook Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast

Demand for zero liquid discharge (ZLD) systems in Africa is projected to grow at 5.4% CAGR between 2021 and 2031, in comparison with 2.3% CAGR registered during 2016-2020. Rising demand for new process facilities, along with overhauling of existing effluent treatment systems will continue augmenting market growth in the forthcoming years.

With the persistent water crisis, demand for ZLD systems for new sources of potable water in African countries is on a rise.  On industrial front, end users of ZLD systems include food & beverage, textiles, electricity generation, mining, oil & gas exploration, and pharmaceutical industries.

One of the key factors driving the adoption of ZLD over conventional effluent treatment plant (ETP) systems is increased efficiency and a cutting-edge wastewater treatment process that eliminates all liquid discharge from a system.

Capital expenditure in Africa, from the regional as well as foreign direct investments, is facilitating growth by creating opportunities for expansion of businesses operating in the market.

However, High Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operating Expenditure (OPEX) are still major restraints for ZLD plants as they usually have higher installation costs as compared to other wastewater treatment processes.

Leading manufacturing companies are extending their services by offering complete and pre-packed ZLD systems, which is enabling them to gain a competitive edge over other solution providers. This further results in reduced capital expenditure in project installation

In addition, aftersales technical support, customer relationship management and customized solutions provided by market players are anticipated to boost sales of zero liquid discharge systems in Africa.

Launch of New Technologies to Aid Zero Liquid Discharge System Market Growth

In recent years, novel technologies such as forward osmosis (FO) membranes and electro-separation systems in ZLD systems have been introduced for the treatment of brines with high salinity. Low operating pressure and high cross flow velocity achieved from  forward osmosis membrane technology improve dissolved solids separation on high fouling streams.

By replacing membrane brine concentrator (MBC) for thermal evaporation in ZLD systems, the performance of a plant can be significantly improved. Membrane technology facilitates lower energy consumption, reduced capital cost, improved reliability, and achievement of higher water recovery. Such developments are anticipated to improve sales prospects of zero liquid discharge systems in Africa over the assessment period.

What Is the Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on Africa Zero Liquid Discharge System Market?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a remarkable impact on the regional economy due to disruptions supply chains and suspended operation across various industries. This has resulted in reduced demand for zero liquid discharge systems. 

However, ongoing developments in the domestic market are positively shaping the sales outlook of zero liquid discharge systems, by not being dependent on demand from other countries.

But as far as exports are concerned, commodity exports in sub-Saharan Africa were hit harder than manufacturing, which is vividly illustrated by the collapse in oil prices in 2020. The introduction of Africa Continental Free Trade Area is expected to boost regional trade in manufactured goods in the forthcoming years.

Country-wise Insights

How Will Sales of Zero Liquid Discharge System Fare in the South Africa?

As per FMI’s analysis, the zero liquid discharge system market in South Africa is expected to grow at a positive 5.5% CAGR over the forecast period. Growth can be attributed to developments in prominent industrial hubs such as pharmaceutical, mining & metallurgy ,and chemicals & petrochemicals industries with tier-1 and lower tier level enterprises operating offering customized ZLD systems.

What Will be The Demand Outlook for Zero Liquid Discharge Systems in Northern Africa?

The Northern Africa zero liquid discharge system market is anticipated to account for approximately 40% of overall regional market share, expanding at a healthy 5.6% CAGR over the assessment period.

Increasing production in chemicals, petrochemicals, mining, leather, and textile industries in Northern Africa is expected to propel demand for zero liquid discharge systems in Northern Africa, enabling lucrative growth opportunities for market players.

Which Applications are Driving  Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Sales in Namibia?

Applications of zero liquid discharge systems in mining & metallurgy, chemicals and paper industries are anticipated to spur demand for ZLD systems in Namibia. Apart from this, customization and robust aftersales services offered by key market players will continue driving sales of zero liquid discharge systems in Namibia.

Category-wise Insights

Demand for Hybrid Zero Liquid Discharge System to Continue Rising

Based on system type, demand for hybrid zero liquid discharge systems is anticipated to rise during the forecast period. The segment is projected to hold 37% of the total Africa zero liquid discharge system market, opines FMI.

Hybrid zero liquid discharge systems are found to be more economically viable in the long run while improving energy efficiency. Besides this, flexibility in customization of system design for standard and niche applications can be achieved in hybrid systems. These factors are anticipated to spur demand for hybrid zero liquid discharge systems during the assessment period.

Applications of Zero Liquid Discharge System in Mining & Metallurgy to Remain High

In terms of applications, the mining & metallurgy segment is projected to account for 16.9% of the total Africa zero liquid discharge system market in 2031.  Zero liquid discharge systems are implemented to recover profit-making minerals and by-products from waste streams, especially in the industrial and mining sectors.

Moreover, ZLD implementation significantly recovers sodium chloride and sodium sulfate salts. Also, ZLD is being widely adopted in the mining & metallurgy industry to recover valuable and saleable minerals, further providing tailwinds to zero liquid discharge system sales.

Competitive Landscape

Companies operating in Africa zero liquid discharge system market are focusing on acquisitions, mergers, and collaborations to extend their services, improve their product portfolios and to expand footprint across the water treatment market.  Along with this, ZLD system providers are offering custom designed solutions to end-users gain a competitive edge in the market. For instance:

  • In August 2021, IDE Water Technologies signed a contract with ENEL Generaciòn Chile S.A. to demonstrate the company’s new solution known as MAXH2O Desalter. The scope of the project includes installation, fabrication and operation of the advanced treatment unit using MAXH2O Desalter technology.

The leading companies operating in the market are:

* Full competitive intelligence has been provided with SWOT analysis available in the report.

Scope of Report

Attribute

Details

Forecast Period

2021-2031

Historical Data Available for

2016-2020

Market Analysis

USD Million for Value

Key Region Covered

Africa

 

Key Countries Covered

Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Kenya & Tanzania, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa

System

System Type, Application and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Veolia
  • SUEZ
  • GEA Group
  • ANDRITZ AG
  • Thermax Global Limited
  • IDE Technologies
  • Alfa Laval AB
  • Multotec Group
  • Condorchem Envitech
  • Cannon S.p.A.
  • Ion Exchange India Limited

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

Customization & Pricing

Available upon Request

Key Questions Answered in Africa Zero Liquid Discharge System Market Survey

  • Which Is the Highest Grossing Region in Africa Zero Liquid Discharge System Market? 

    Northern Africa is estimated to dominate the African zero liquid discharge system market, accounting for over 39% of the market share in 2021.

  • Which System Type will Be Most-Preferred in the Africa Zero Liquid Discharge System Market?

    Conventional system is expected to be the most-preferred segment in the market, accounting for over 60% of sales registered through 2031.

  • Which are the Leading Companies Offering Zero Liquid Discharge System in Africa?

    Some of the leading companies in this landscape are Veolia, SUEZ, GEA Group, ANDRITZ AG, Thermax Global Limited, IDE Technologies, Alfa Laval AB, Multotec Group, Condorchem Envitech, Cannon S.p.A. and Ion Exchange India Limited, holding over 60% of the market share.

  • Which is the Primary Application of Zero Liquid Discharge System in Africa?

    Based on applications, the chemicals & petrochemicals segment is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 5.6 Mn by 2031. Increasing adoption of midstream processes and focus on minimal or zero waste generation is driving applications of zero liquid discharge systems in this segment.

  • At What Rate Will The Demand for Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Rise in Africa?

    According to FMI, the demand for zero liquid discharge systems will increase by 5.4% annually, through 2031 in Africa.

  • What is the Overall Value of the Africa Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market?

    The overall valuation of the Africa zero liquid discharge systems market is expected to top US$ 27.7 Mn in 2021

  • What is the Demand Outlook for South Africa Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market?

    The demand for zero liquid discharge systems is expected to increase at 5.5% CAGR through 2031 in South Africa.

  • What is North Africa’s Contribution towards Africa Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market?

    North Africa is expected to account for over 39.5% of sales in 2021.

  • At What Rate Will the Demand for Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Rise in Africa in 2021?

    The market has been predicted to register year on year growth of 5% in Africa in 2021.

  • What are the Key Trends Prevailing in the Africa Zero Liquid Discharge Systems Market?

    Product innovations and strategic partnerships between regional players are key trends shaping the zero liquid discharge systems market in Africa.

Africa Zero Liquid Discharge System Market by Category

By System Type:

  • Conventional
  • Hybrid

By Application:

  • Power Generation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals & Petrochemicals
  • Mining & Metallurgy
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food
  • Textile & Leather
  • Paper
  • Others

By Country:

  • Northern Africa
    • Egypt
    • Morocco
    • Algeria
    • Tunisia
  • East & West Africa
    • Ethiopia
    • Kenya & Tanzania
    • Nigeria
    •  Ghana
    • Senegal
  • Southern Africa
    • Angola
    • Zimbabwe
    • Namibia
    • Mozambique
    • South Africa

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