Distillation Systems is the process of separating components of a liquid mixture by differences in volatility or boiling point. In industrial and chemical engineering applications, distillation has a universally important role in a wide range of applications for purified products, solvent recovery and green technologies to travel more efficiently, safely, and conveniently, and truly achieves smart integration. Distillation is an essential method for extracting essential oils from oil mixtures.
The global distillation systems market size was valued at USD 6.66 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to ascend to USD 9.29 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 4.14 %, during the forecast period, 2020-2027. The major factors attributed to growth are demand in the petrochemical industry, a rise in demand for distilled spirits, and regulatory rigor for pure products. Additionally, increasing awareness about health and consuming pure water will spur the global distillation systems industry in the upcoming periods. Further, the increasing industrialization and urbanization across the globe are expected to witness remarkable growth of distillation systems market. Also, the various governments and stringent laws imposed on the emission of wastewater will augment the global distillation systems industry’s growth in the forecast span.
Moreover, the increasing water pollution levels, swelling urban population, rising health awareness, and strict government regulations to curb water contamination are positively impacting the distillation systems. Furthermore, the rapid pace of urbanization leads to a surge in demand for water treatment systems, and growing demand for products from the oil & gas, food & beverage, healthcare, and manufacturing industries will accelerate the market expansion of distillation systems in the future periods. Additionally, the booming chemical companies and growing petrochemical industries across the developing regions are leading to boost demand for water purification systems, thereby the surge in the market expansion of the distillation systems industry. Also, the rising population and pollution levels worldwide are witnessing demand for potable water.
The transformation of oil refining technology has accelerated. In recent years, there has been significant progress in the development of technologies such as alkylation, catalysts, direct olefin production from crude oil, and intelligent refineries. Under the macro environment of weak global economic growth and increasing downward pressure, the world oil refining industry has seen steady growth in refining capacity. Further development of new refineries to large-scale development, reduction in equipment operating rate and refining gross profit, accelerated refining and chemical integration development, technology like new features and trends such as accelerated transformation. These growth factors will demand distillation systems in the future years.
The demand for distillation technology in high-concentration alcohol and whiskey, rum, or other spirits is very different from the requirements for neutral alcohol production. With the popularity in the alcohol market, the importance of energy-saving processes has increased. The increasing number of the younger population and rising disposable income will foster the demand for distilled spirits in the future.
Based on the component, the global distillation systems market is classified into column shells, plates (or trays) and packings, reboilers & heaters, condensers, and others. The column shells are expected to be the fastest-growing market for distillation systems during the forecast period. The growth of the segment primarily attributed to it is the primary regulation tool that controls the temperature and pressure of the distillation system internally.
The plates & packings will dominate in the estimated period because consumable components in the distillation systems are mainly used across industries.
Based on the techniques, the global distillation systems market segregated into Fractional, Steam, Vacuum, MED, and Others. The Vacuum segment held a lucrative share in 2019 and projected to dominate the global distillation systems market by 2027. There are high decomposition chances due to changes in temperature and pressure due to increased use of vacuum for the separation of components.
The fractional will be the fastest-growing segment in the forecast period. It is owing to the fractional is used in various industries, including petroleum, petrochemicals, chemical, and gas processing, where the requirement of distillation complex mixtures are required.
Based on the application, the global distillation systems market segregated into water treatment, food, beverage, petroleum, pharmaceutical, chemical, and others. The beverage segment is estimated to lead the market by 2027 due to the alcoholic beverage market’s high growth and the increasing demand for distillation used in the manufacturing of alcoholic beverages, such as wine, beer, brandy, and gin rum, whiskey, and vodka.
The petroleum will grow at a significant rate during the forecast period due to the surge in demand for the distillation process to separate gasoline, kerosene, petrol, diesel, and vacuum gas oils from the crude oil.
Based on operation, the global distillation systems market bifurcates into continuous and batch. The continuous segment held for a significant market share in 2019 and will witness to gain maximum market revenue by 2027. It is attributable to continuously used for distillation of various industries such as petroleum, bulk petrochemicals, and chemicals where the composition to the column does not change dramatically from day to day.
The batch segment is poised to witness significant growth over the forecast period. It is used for small-volume processing of specialty chemicals, pharmaceutical intermediates, and solvent recycling and recovery.
Based on geography, the global distillation systems market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific estimated to occupy the lion’s share in the distillation systems market by 2027. It is owing to the high consumption of alcoholic beverages, the rising potential for industrial growth, increasing demand for clean water, and growing awareness about the use and importance of freshwater.
Europe will capture a prominent share of the distillation systems market-dominant by 2027. Due to a large number of market players in the beverage, chemicals, and cosmetics industries and favorable industrial policies and the presence of manufacturing companies in the region.
Companies such as GEA, SPX FLOW, Alfa Laval, Sulzer, Core Laboratories, PILODIST, Praj Industries, Anton Paar, EPIC Modular Process Systems, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering, BÜFA Composite System, and Bosch Packaging Technology are the key players in the global distillation systems market.