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“Our economic system, run for profit and waste and based primarily on the extractive industries, is the cause of climate change. We have wasted the earth’s treasure and we can no longer exploit it cheaply.”

– Vivienne Westwood

Editor’s Note, July 2019

The 2nd Annual ‘Industrial Case Studies’ Special Issue is in your hands. For the second time in a row, we received an overwhelming response, in the form of case-study submissions. Finally, we selected the Top 21 Case Studies (one more than last year).

Most of us acknowledge the fact that the reduced levels of freshwater have only increased the demand for “Industrial Wastewater Treatment” in recent years.

The market size of “Industrial Wastewater Treatment” is estimated at USD 11.3 billion in 2019 which is projected to reach USD 15.0 billion by 2024. The reasons behind this growth are tougher regulations on treatment of industrial wastes & emissions, and fast reducing freshwater resources.

Another important market segment is Industrial Waste (Solid) Management. The “Global Waste Management Market” size is expected to reach USD 530.0 billion by 2025 from USD 330.6 billion in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2018 to 2025.

The “Industrial Waste” includes 50% share of overall waste generated across the globe. The rapid growth of industries and increased population will surely generate high industrial waste in the next few years.

The “Hazardous Industrial Waste” constitutes less than 4% share of the global industrial waste market.

While China has been the major force in this market and will continue to hold its position in the Asia Pacific, India is an emerging country in this region focused on new and sustainable waste management solutions. Indian Government’s initiatives (like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan) are expected to increase the demand for waste management services in the country. The Government of India is also partnering with global cutting-edge research institutes and councils with the aim to reduce industrial waste.

This unique issue of SWWW is a special collector’s edition which offers water & waste professionals and industrial users a unique mix of case studies where each contributor has presented its technology/product/study and its applications in a practical and real industrial environment with in-depth analysis, discussion, and assessment of their projects in various industry segments.

Here, I would like to thank the contributing organizations of these Top 21 Case Studies selected from over 50 entries: VA Tech WABAG, Thermax, SPML Infra, SUEZ India, Emerson, JWIL Infra, Amalgam Biotech, BAUER Resources GmbH, Kando, CST Wastewater Solutions, Envac Environmental, Gemite Products, Indus Institute of Technology and Engineering, B&P Aqua Systems, Memsift Innovations, Nixie Engineers, N.S. & Associates, NICMAR, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, Kason Corporation, and H2O GmbH.

Some of the prominent industry segments which these case studies cover are Food & Beverages, Petrochemical, Refinery, Mining & Minerals, Energy, Hotels, Consumer Goods, Textiles, Automobiles, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Building & Construction, Metals, and Forging Industries; Commercial, Educational & Tourist Complexes; Water, Waste & Environment; and CETPs (Common Effluent Treatment Plants) for various Industrial Clusters and Port Areas.

– Mayur Sharma
Editor, Smart Water & Waste World Magazine

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