Frost.com - Environmental Research http://www.frost.com/c/10229/home.do - Environmental Research Sat, 24 Feb 2018 2:35:20 Innovations in Bioplastics, Energy Management, Nylon Recycling, Plastics to Fuel Conversion, and Chemicals Production http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-78-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in manufacturing of bio-plastics and chemicals. The TOE focuses on various technology innovations in the areas of building energy Management, nylon recycling, and plastics to fuel conversion. 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: Bio-plastics, High-value fuels from plastics, nylon recycling, bacterial enzyme, IoT for buildings Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Global Smart Water Meter Market, Forecast to 2026 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD8C-01-00-00-00 Water stress is a major cause of concern across the globe. Optimal water resource management, reducing leaks, and achieving lower non-revenue water (NRW) are the key challenges faced by utilities or entities managing water allocation. One of the key initiatives to promote water conservation across the globe is the installation of smart water meters. Smart water meters conserve water by monitoring usage and detecting leaks. Additionally, its billing transparency and efficiency helps to effectively address NRW.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The global smart water meter study estimates the revenue in 2017 to be $1.1 billion and the unit shipment, 12.5 million. Frost & Sullivan has presented a breakdown of unit shipment and revenue forecasts for the following regions: North America, South America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific (ex. China), and China. The study also analyses regional hotspots, drivers, restraints, and prominent players, along with their market share in each region. Further, it presents the details of upcoming LPWAN technologies and its impact across regions, and the new business models being aggressively pursued by leading players to enhance their prominence in a highly fragmented and price-sensitive market.

Research Highlights

The key component of the smart water meter is the communication module. Automated meter reading (AMR) and automated metering infrastructure (AMI) are the main technology segments. IoT-enabled AMI smart water meters powered by cellular or non-cellular low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies are gaining market share due to their efficiency and added advantages like real-time usage data visualization, improved billing efficiency, leak detection, machine to machine communication, and resource optimization.


This global smart water market study provides a detailed analysis of market trends, regional hotspots, and forecasts of unit shipment and revenue trends for the forecast period between 2016 and 2026.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the current market situation and the forecast market growth rate?
  • What are the factors influencing the growth of the global smart water meter market and what is the extent of their impact?
  • Which market segments will have high levels of market activity and which will still be at the development stage?
  • At the regional level, which countries offer the best growth opportunities?
  • Who are the key participants in the global and regional markets?
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Global Water and Wastewater Disinfection Systems Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD6C-01-00-00-00 Disinfection is an important step in ensuring that water is safe to drink. Water and wastewater systems add disinfectants to destroy microorganisms that can cause diseases in humans. Numerous factors can impact the formation of disinfection by-products. These include the concentrations and types of organic substances present whilst chlorine is added, the volume of chlorine dosed, the pH and the temperature of the water, and the reaction time. To control the formation of such halogenated by-products, using alternative disinfection systems that do not produce undesirable by-products is often considered as the cost-effective strategy. Primary methods of disinfection are chlorination, chloramines, ultraviolet, and ozone. Other efficient disinfection methods such as UV-LED, electro-chlorination systems, and peroxy disinfection are entering the market, seeking to eventually replace the incumbent conventional technologies. This study provides an in-depth insight into the global water and wastewater disinfection systems market, focussing especially on various efficient technologies such as smart UV and AOP, ozone, electro-chlorination, and chlorine dioxide systems that are deployed to effectively disinfect drinking and processed water. Chlorine dioxide systems, electro-chlorination, and peroxy disinfection are expected to gain increasing attention in the coming years.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

The study provides an overview of the drivers and restraints and their impact on the penetration of technologies. Technology analysis by sectors and applications provides readers with a clear idea on the technologies that are globally dominant. The study shares analyses by regions such as Europe, Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East and Africa.

Growth opportunities and strategic imperatives drive technological innovation. APAC is expected to lead the global market due to increasing awareness about water-borne diseases and stringent water quality regulations. The study also highlights key Mega Trends that are influencing the disinfection market. A competitive environment and market share analysis segment will explain the kind of business expansion, acquisition, and consolidation happening in the market.

Key Features

The following are the key areas the study focusses on:

  • Influential Mega Trends
  • Key technologies
  • Drivers and restraints
  • Technology analysis
  • Regional analysis
  • Growth opportunities

Key Conclusion

The study will provide a deep understanding of the technologies in the global water and wastewater disinfection systems market. It will provide an overview of the market, shedding light on the attractiveness and cost effectiveness of the existing and potential technologies. This will help clients identify cost-effective smart solutions and target the addressed and addressable markets and guide them in their market penetration. It can help companies make wise decisions with respect to R&D investments such as digital dosing and smart sensors. Furthermore, additional insights on growth opportunities can provide a way to capitalise on developing smart and innovative technologies.

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Innovations in Water treatment, Bio-cement, Bio-chemicals, Vertical Farming, and Solid Waste Management http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-75-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in residential and industrial wastewater treatment and bio-based products including bio-cement and bio-chemicals. The TOE also focuses on the development of proprietary vertical farming systems, which are aimed to generate high yield of crops with the utilization of fewer primary resources. It also provides intelligence on technologies, processes, and strategic insights on novel solid waste management that converts waste in to energy and reduces solid wastes going in to the landfills. 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: Vertical farming, pyrolysis, yeast fermentation, waste-to-energy systems, self-healing concrete, membrane treatment Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 The Impact of Digital Transformation on the Waste Recycling Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MAAB-01-00-00-00 Digital transformation has become the new era of business, a ladder in the industrial evolution enabled by the extensive use of smart technologies. In recent years, digital disruptions have been transforming businesses and operating models, reshaping the market potential for companies and, in certain cases, completely changing the frame of an industry. The biggest impact of this digital transformation has been in the customer-facing industry. As data becomes more intensive, industries will increasingly rely on digital technologies to manage their businesses effectively.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The waste and recycling industry is changing rapidly since the last decade and is on the verge of digital transformation. Start-ups are completely taking up the recycling value chain, thereby accelerating the digital transformation of the industry. This study provides an in-depth insight of the impact of digital transformation in the waste recycling industry, focusing especially on various smart technologies such as smart bins, smart trucks, and robotics sorting that are deployed to effectively manage different waste streams. It gives an overview of the challenges and types of existing and potential smart solutions to tackle those challenges. Waste recycling industry trends spurring the digital transformation will provide interesting insights to readers. Top technologies, phases of digital technology implementation by region, and market segments are analyzed to provide an overall understanding of the dominant segment and the cost-effective technology that is currently preferred for investments.

This study also shares growth opportunities in smart waste recycling market such as smart bins, smart niche services, software as a service, and other value-added services that help readers know more about market penetration. Furthermore, IT investments opportunities, brief profiles, and performance analysis of companies are highlighted to make the study more insightful.

Research Benefits

The study will provide a deep understanding of the impact of digital transformation on the waste recycling industry. It will also provide an overview of the market, attractiveness, and cost effectiveness of the existing digital technologies. This will help clients identify cost-effective smart solutions and target the addressed and addressable markets, and guide them in their journey of digital transformation. It can help companies make wise decisions with respect to IT investments such as big data analytics, cloud computing, and connectivity. Furthermore, additional insights on growth opportunities will provide a way to capitalize on developing smart and innovative technologies.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Influential Mega trends
  • Key Digital Solutions
  • Phases of Digital Technology Implementation
  • IT investment opportunities  
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Brief Profiles of Key Companies 
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Information Technology-enabled Waste Management http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-74-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features innovations in information technology-enabled waste management solutions. The TOE focuses on various technology innovations such as using artificial intelligence for waste sorting and using IoT and sensors for monitoring waste collection. This issue discusses several smart waste management solutions for developing smart cities, for mitigating pollution and diseases caused due to inefficient waste management. 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 Environment and Sustainability cluster tracks developments and industry trends in technologies that contribute to the betterment of the environment or enable/aid environmental protection/preservation, mitigation, and sustainability. Keywords: Smart waste management, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, waste sorting, intelligent waste bin Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Graphene, Genome Editing, Personalized Marketing, Wastewater Treatment, and Desalination http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-68-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in graphene, genome editing, and personalized marketing. The TOE also focuses on advancements in wastewater treatment and desalination. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Graphene, hearing loss, genome editing, desalination, chatbots Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Targeted Strategies Key to Weathering Sluggish APAC Water Meter Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298214621 The Asia-Pacific (APAC) water meter market is at an important crossroads. The market has seen a fall in unit prices and meter replacement rates in recent years due to improvements in meter manufacturing and maintenance processes. However, negative pricing trends have failed to elicit a commensurate increase in metering adoption by utilities in the region. Mon, 8 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Efficient Hazardous Waste Recycling Technologies for Developing Nations http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7F7-01-00-00-00 Hazardous waste is generated from various industries such as those involving chemicals, healthcare, construction, nuclear power generation, agriculture, textile, and so on. Such hazardous waste stream comprises of valuable resources that can be potentially recycled, recovered and reused. Predominantly, hazardous waste is being managed by employing technologies such as incineration, autoclaving, and landfill disposal in which such valuable resources are lost during the treatment and disposal techniques. The importance of hazardous waste recycling technologies is growing steadily in developing countries as it prevents the accumulation of such hazardous waste in landfills which causes severe environmental impacts and promotes the reuse and recovery of valuable materials present in the waste streams. Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000