World Desalination Components and Technologies02 Sep 2011 • by Natalie Aster
New York – Many factors are driving the desalination market forward, while a handful of market challenges are keeping growth in check - at least within some market segments. In 2010 the desalination market reached $12.47 billion, up nearly 13.4% from 2009. Despite economic troubles, political upheaval and other hurdles within regional desalination markets, SBI Energy projects the desalination market will continue to expand. Within the industry, growth in the reverse osmosis technology market segment is expected to see the most growth, reaching $39.46 billion in 2020.
The report “World Desalination Components and Technologies” by SBI Energy identifies key trends and factors (such as the regulatory scene, new technologies, employment opportunities and economic drivers and challenges), which affect the size and direction of desalination market growth around the world. Profiles of 20 major - or simply interesting - companies involved in the desalination market are also included.
Date: July 2011 Pages: 200 Price: US$ 4,950.00
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One interesting futuristic water production method is referred to as cloud seeding. Cloud seeding involves sprinkling tiny silver iodide crystals into clouds to incite moisture circulation within the clouds. Cloud seeding is extremely expensive and not always an effective solution, as clouds are necessary in order for the technology to work – often when rain is needed the most there are no clouds in the sky! Another issue with cloud seeding is that of rain ownership – when a cloud is made to rain sooner than was naturally planned, those downwind may be upset when the pre-squeezed clouds float by overhead leaving their lands dry.
Disaster Awareness Growing
There is growing disaster awareness around the globe. Although there has not been an increase in the number or severity of all types of natural disasters, there has been an increase in some types of natural disasters (such as flooding and drought) in some regions – due mostly to climate changes. There has also been an increased awareness of these events, due to improved detecting technology that is able to register more earthquakes and other such occurrences. An increase in communications, such as live streaming news via the internet, has made the world almost hyperaware of these sometimes devastating events. Larger population densities have increased the affects of these disasters, leading to more structural damage and higher numbers of wounded and dead. At the same time, terrorists’ activities continue to plague the world’s nations. These factors have incited action by many to be more proactive in the face of natural disasters and other untoward events. In fact, in response to a growing need for disaster preparedness, an increasing number of regions are forming community emergency response teams – community volunteers trained to help first responders in the event of an overwhelming emergency. A few universities, including Walden University, Kaplan University, Touro University International, Grand Canyon University and Jacksonville State University are even offering degrees in Disaster Management.
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