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The Future Market Demand of China's Activated Carbon Industry is Expected To Exceed One Million Tons

Feb. 25, 2021

In recent years, with the continuous development of the economy and the gradual improvement of people's living standards, people have put forward higher requirements for the safety and purity of food, medicine, and drinking water, and the market demand for Activated Carbon has been expanding.

Wood Activated Carbon

Wood Activated Carbon

1. Industrial chain analysis of activated carbon industry

The raw materials of activated carbon mainly include forest products "three remnants" (wood activated carbon), coal (Coal Activated Carbon) and phosphoric acid and other activators. In addition, various special equipments are also indispensable in the production process of activated carbon; the downstream of the activated carbon industry includes food Industry, pharmaceutical industry, water treatment, environmental protection, metallurgy and other industries.

2. Relevant policies and development plans encourage industry development

Since 2003, the State Council, the State Forestry Administration, the Ministry of Finance, the State Administration of Taxation, the China Securities Regulatory Commission and other ministries and commissions have issued a series of encouraging policies and industry development plans for the development of the forestry industry, such as the "Decisions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council on Accelerating Forestry Development" and " "Forest Industry Policy Essentials" and "Forest Industry Revitalization Plan (2010-2012)", etc., provide policy encouragement for the development of forest industry enterprises in terms of industrial structure adjustment, regional development, technical support, and financial subsidies, and encourage wood activated carbon production enterprises to Development in the direction of scale, industrialization and intensification.

In the activated carbon industry, the Wood Activated Carbon industry is a resource recycling and comprehensive utilization industry, and enjoys a series of fiscal and tax preferential policies related to the comprehensive utilization of resources.

3. The market demand has surged, and the water treatment market is the most consuming market

In recent years, with the rapid growth of China's economy and increasing attention to environmental protection, the application fields of activated carbon have been expanding and the demand has grown rapidly. Especially after the promulgation of China's relevant regulations on environmental protection, the demand for activated carbon for water treatment, motor vehicles, solvent and exhaust gas recovery, and air purification has increased sharply, and the activated carbon industry has become one of the fastest growing industrial sectors in my country.

Because of its strong physical adsorption and chemical adsorption, activated carbon has more and more applications in fields such as adsorption desulfurization, adsorption of high-grade solvents, wastewater treatment, air purification, food decolorization, heavy metal recovery, and clinical medicine. In 2019, the demand for activated carbon in my country was 658,500 tons, a year-on-year increase of 8.90%.

In my country, food and beverage, water treatment, and industrial applications are the main consumption areas of activated carbon in my country. The demand for activated carbon in 2019 is about 658,500 tons, of which the demand for activated carbon in the food and beverage industry is about 186,800 tons, accounting for 28.37% of the total annual demand;

The water treatment market is the largest consumer market for activated carbon. In 2019, the demand for activated carbon for water treatment was about 220,000 tons, accounting for 33.40% of the total annual demand; the demand for activated carbon in the chemical industry and the pharmaceutical industry accounted for 13.62% and 17.87, respectively. %, the demand in other fields is about 6.74%.

4. China's activated carbon industry is in a growth period

At the beginning of the last century, British scientists invented the patented technology for preparing activated carbon by chemical and physical methods, thus laying the technical foundation for the modern activated carbon industry. For more than 100 years, the activated carbon industry in developed countries has experienced the development of introduction, growth, and maturity.

At present, no matter in the production technology, application technology and field, the understanding of the structure and adsorption phenomenon of activated carbon is no longer the same, and the activated carbon industry is continuing to steadily move towards more advanced production technology, newer products and wider application areas. development of.

Compared with mature foreign markets, my country's activated carbon demand market is in the transition period from the introduction period to the growth period. At this stage, the demand for activated carbon products in my country's downstream areas is increasing rapidly, and the future consumption development space is very broad.

5. China's activated carbon industry has broad development prospects

After years of development, activated carbon has gradually changed from an industrial adsorbent to a basic material with a wide range of uses. In the future, with the continuous development of the world economy, the further improvement of people's living standards, and the increasingly stringent standards of food and medicine safety and environmental protection in various countries, the traditional application market of activated carbon will steadily expand. In addition, with the continuous deepening of research on activated carbon, the development of activated carbon as an energy adsorbent, electrode material and other emerging application fields is also accelerating, and its future application fields and number of applications will increase rapidly.