- The use of combustion catalyst has also reduced the harmful carbon and other volatile organic compounds emission into the environment.
- Regulations pertaining to energy conservation, and fuel efficiency are also expected to fuel the growth of combustion catalysts market.
- A number of green combustion catalysts are being developed and manufacturers are using this as a differentiating strategy so as to better sustain the competition in the market.
Catalytic combustion can be defined as a chemical process that involves use of catalysts in order to improve the efficiency of overall combustion process. The idea behind using catalyst during combustion is to lower the combustion point so that the fuel burns at a lower temperature and burn at a longer rate. The combustion catalyst have improved the fuel efficiency and has reduced the engine maintenance costs. Combustion catalysts are used for a wide array of applications including marine, automotive and boilers amongst others. The use of combustion catalyst has also reduced the harmful carbon and other volatile organic compounds emission into the environment. Combustion catalyst also improves the mechanical efficiency of the engines by promoting cleaner combustion, reducing formation of unburnt hydrocarbon, reducing clogging of engines, and thus there has also been significant reduction in maintenance cost. The Combustion catalysts are also known as emission control catalysts.
With the increasing investments for development of advanced emission systems and exhaust systems for both gasoline and diesel powered vehicles, the market for combustion catalyst is also projected to witness significant growth. Additionally, the regulations pertaining to energy conservation, and fuel efficiency are also expected to fuel the growth of combustion catalysts market during the forecast period. Use of combustion catalysts results in relatively lower deposition of soot and other unburnt hydrocarbons. Thus, these are widely being adopted across a wide range of applications. The major challenge faced by global combustion catalysts market is the additional cost associated with the use of such catalysts. These catalysts are usually priced relatively higher and thus add to overall operational cost. Additionally, the technical know-how associated with use of combustion catalysts including know-how pertaining to right operating temperature and an accurately adjusted residual oxygen content in the exhaust gas is a major challenge associated with use of combustion catalysts. The global Combustion Catalysts Market is a fragmented market with the manufacturers focusing on the development of environment-friendly, bio based combustion catalysts. A number of green combustion catalysts are being developed and manufacturers are using this as a differentiating strategy so as to better sustain the competition in the market.
The global Combustion Catalysts Market can be segmented based on application, process type, source of emission, type and region.
On the basis of application, the global Combustion Catalysts Market can be segmented as:
- Marine engines
- Diesel and Petrol engine
- Gas Turbines
On the basis of type, the global Combustion Catalysts Market can be segmented as:
- Metallic catalyst
- Nonmetallic catalyst
On the basis of source of emission, the global Combustion Catalysts Market can be segmented as:
- Mobile sources
- Stationery sources
On the basis of process type, the global Combustion Catalysts Market can be segmented as:
- Low temperature catalytic combustion
- High temperature catalytic combustion
The global market for combustion catalyst is anticipated to be dominated by Asia Pacific region, with China representing a major share in the market. This is attributed to the large base for major end use industries such as automotive, and machinery among others in the region. North America and Europe also hold significant shares in global combustion catalysts market owing to the stringent regulations pertaining to fuel economy and emission reduction. The regions such as Latin America and Middle East & Africa are projected to be low volume high growth regions and are anticipant to expand at significant CAGR over the forecast period. Japan is anticipated to witness relatively sluggish growth over the forecast period.
Examples of some of the market participants identified across the value chain of global Combustion Catalysts Market are:
- Clariant AG
- Honeywell International Inc.
- BASF SE
- NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
- Biofriendly Corporation
- Safe Petroleum AB
- Catalytic Combustion Corporation
- UX Themes
- Asia Coal Catalyst Company
- Haldor Topsoe A/S