Frost.com - Environmental Research http://www.frost.com/c/10229/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10229/home.do - Environmental Research Frost & Sullivan Innovations in Sustainable Waste Management http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-67-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-67-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in sustainable waste management. The TOE focuses on various innovative bio-based conversion technologies for biomaterials, bioplastic and combustible fuel manufacturing. The TOE also focuses on high quality protein and biofertilizer production from waste by products. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Sustainable waste management, biomaterial, high-quality protein, alternative fuel, plastic waste, bioplastic, toxic industrial waste, biofertilizer Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Smart Water Systems http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-65-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-65-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features innovations in smart water systems. The TOE focuses on various technology innovations in smart water quality monitoring smart water platforms, wastewater treatment, smart meters and smart irrigations systems. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Smart water, water quality sensors, ozone polishing system, smart water meter, spectrometer, dosing pumps, smart irrigation, precision agriculture Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 2017 Global Outlook of the Water Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD28-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD28-01-00-00-00 The demand for sustainable solutions in the municipal segment is driven by huge investments made to build resilient cities across the world. A continual push for circular economy has led to innovation in making the water infrastructure sustainable. Decentralized treatment systems are gaining attention due to their efficiency, cost effectiveness and better reuse capabilities. Water stress, coupled with rapid industrialization, has pushed rapidly growing economies such as India and China to adopt stringent regulations and enforce sustainable technologies to manage water pollution and stress. Implementation of the Internet of Things (IOT) in water and waste water infrastructure has helped in ensuring optimization and efficiency. This has further pushed the demand for smart and sustainable solutions. Key predictions for the municipal water and wastewater segment include sustainability, customer engagement, smart water management, etc., while the growing demand for sustainable solutions, water reuse and zero liquid discharge (ZLD) will drive the water and wastewater market in the industrial segment. The global water market for the year 2017 is estimated to have a revenue of $652.38 billion, with advanced membrane technologies and disinfection techniques getting due attention in the municipal segment. While the municipal segment has exhibited a growth of 3.8% from 2016, the industrial segment has exhibited a growth of 5.7%. Research Scope The study estimates the size of the 2017 Global Outlook for the Water Industry to be $652.38 billion. The predictions for the year 2017 are done with 2016 as the base year. The study highlights key market predictions for 2017 for both industrial and municipal segments. The municipal and industrial water market covers the Total Expenditure (TOTEX) of the following across treatment plants and networks: design and engineering, operation and maintenance, water and wastewater technology, process control management, chemicals. Frost & Sullivan has presented the municipal and industrial water market expenditure forecast for Asia-Pacific (APAC), North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America. Key market predictions for municipal and industrial segment for each of these regions, in addition to revenue, are presented in the study. The study also encompasses the municipal and industrial technology outlook for various regions and the revenues for technology employed in water treatment, wastewater treatment, sludge management and smart water management. The following are the key questions this study seeks to answer: What are the key market predictions for the global water industry in 2017? What is the revenue of the global water industry in 2017? How has it grown since 2016? What technology is growing and declining in 2017? What are the prospects for advanced treatment technologies and how is it replacing conventional systems? What are the key conclusions of this Global Outlook study of the water industry? Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Wastewater Nutrient Recovery http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7EE-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7EE-01-00-00-00 Industrial and Municipal wastewater should be considered as an important source for the recovery of crucial nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous and also other micro nutrients like potassium. The recovery of nutrients from wastewater will replace the anthropogenic fertilizers used in agriculture which can reduce the soil fertility and can also have serious implications on human health and environment. Recovery of nutrients will eliminate the possibility of eutrophication in water bodies due to the excess discharge of nutrients. Recovery of nutrients will also reduce the operational and maintenance costs as nutrient recovery involves sludge reclamation which will otherwise result in scaling of equipment. The federal regulations of all countries should also consider stringent effluent discharge permissible limits for total phosphorous and total nitrogen in order to reduce the total maximum daily nutrient load in the effluent streams. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Organ Bio-fabrication, Waste Management, and Artificial Photosynthesis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-64-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-64-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE profiles innovations in organ bio-fabrication and waste management. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations in hydrogels for regenerative medicine, supercapacitive materials for energy storage, yeast cultivation, and utilization of carbon dioxide for alternate fuels using an artificial photosynthesis process. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Organ Bio-fabrication, regenerative medicine, energy storage, artificial photosynthesis Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Urban Farming http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7CF-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7CF-01-00-00-00 Urban farming is the practice of growing, processing, and distributing food and other produce through plant cultivation in and around cities for self consumption or for feeding the local population. Over the last few years, the focus on urban farming has increased considerably due to the large numbers of people moving to the cities, the effects of climate change and the need to sustain food security. The urban farming market is diverse, with multiple farming techniques and various technologies enabling urban farming. The rising demand for food in the urban regions due to the increase in population makes urban farming an important sustaining factor for global food security. The study analyzes the innovations in farming practices and the key technologies enabling urban farming. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 North American Municipal Biosolids Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K210-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K210-01-00-00-00 The North American market for biosolids production is expected to grow consistently in the medium to long term. Factors surrounding greater levels of urbanization, population growth, and an increasing acceptance of biosolids products and facilities drive the market. These drivers underpin a greater shift in this industry as wastewater treatment facilities are viewed increasingly as resource recovery centers. Enhanced treatment of sludge byproducts delivers Class B biosolids for land disposal, and even further treatment achieves Class A biosolids, which include fertilizers and artificial soil. These additional treatment processes at wastewater treatment facilities create a more sustainable stewardship of materials, produces new nutrient recovery revenue streams for municipalities, and delivers greater partnerships between municipal waste facilities and its community. The market includes both outsourced biosolids production partners and original equipment manufacturers that supply wastewater treatment facilities with the solutions needed to construct biosolids processing centers onsite. Multiple technologies are deployed in the creation of biosolids, and these technologies can be arranged in a number of ways to deliver Class A and Class B biosolids. While some treatment solutions are mature, the market does see the introduction of new innovations, such as thermal hydrolysis, which delivers strong efficiencies to the digestion process. Competition in this market is strong, with four competitors alone capturing a substantial total market share. While there are many local and regional partners, these four organizations deliver national coverage and have a history of excellence in the North American market. Core competitive factors include pricing, energy efficiency, and performance in high volume processing. This study analyzes the North American biosolids market from 2013 to 2021. The research scope includes: Municipal customers Technologies including digestions, thermal hydrolysis, dewatering, drying, composting, and alkaline treatment, delivered through outsourcing and equipment sales. Breakdowns by country (Canada and the United States) Market drivers and restraints for the 2017 2021 forecast period A competitive landscape analysis Key questions this study will address: Is the market growing, how long will it continue, and at what rate? How will the structure of the market change with time in terms of processing technologies, applications, and competitors? What are the factors critical to growth and what are the main challenges in this market? What are the major current and future industry trends? Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Smart Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D7-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D7-01-00-00-00 A smart sensor comprises a sensing element, an analog to digital converter (ADC), analog interface circuit and bus interface in a single housing. The smart sensors are built with one or numerous smart functionalities such as self-identification, self-testing, self-validation, and self-adaptation. Smart sensors are applicable for sensing temperature, pressure, humidity, image signals, vibration, and other key parameters depending on the nature of application. Smart sensors are attractive due to their ability to provide real-time measurements of complex phenomena and they make decisions on their own leading to diagnosis and corrective measures. Smart sensors have a very wide range of applications in sectors such as consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace and defence, industrial, healthcare, structural health monitoring and home and building automation. Key industries impacted: Building Automation: Lighting and access control, monitoring HVAC systems, tracking machine health status, climate control systems, power monitoring, data centre monitoring, and fire safety Industrial Control: Asset management, process control and monitoring, environmental care, energy management, and equipment health monitoring/condition-based monitoring Military and Defence: Border protection, perimeter protection, battlefield information and real-time situational awareness Consumer Electronics: Smart television, smartphones, tablets, laptops, personal computers and peripherals Healthcare: Managing patients chronic conditions, smart medical device automation, and early prediction of health problems Structural Health Monitoring: Aerospace structures, composites, geo-technique, mining/oil/gas exploration and production, civil engineering structures, and monuments of cultural heritage Automotive: Parking/reverse assist, night vision, lane departure warning, intelligent adaptive cruise control, and driver fatigue monitoring Key questions answered in the technology and innovation report. 1. What is the technology and market dynamics of smart sensors? 2. What are the key enabling technologies? 3. What are the factors that influence development and adoption? 4. Who are the key innovators driving developments? 5. What are the opportunities based on patent and funding trends? 6. What is the smart sensor adoption by region (North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific)? 7. What are the applications enabled by smart sensors? 8. What is the impact of applications enabled by smart sensors? 9. What are some of the key interesting developments? 10. Where do we see growth opportunities in smart sensor technology? 11. What is the nature of competition? 12. What is the impact of megatrends? 13. What sort of strategies companies need to embrace to remain competitive? 14. What are key questions for strategy planning? Tue, 5 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Non-thermal Plasma Treatment for Food and Textiles http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-61-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-61-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE profiles trends and innovations in non-thermal plasma treatment for the food and textile industries. The TOE focuses on the applications of non-thermal plasma treatment for decontamination and odor control in the food industry. It also covers recent developments in wastewater treatment in textile industry and improving the performance of cosmeto-textiles using non-thermal plasma treatment. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Non-thermal plasma treatment, food processing, cosmeto-textiles, textile, wastewater treatment Fri, 1 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100