The adsorption process involves the adhesion of atoms, molecules, or ions of substances that are in gaseous or liquid form onto a solid substrate surface. This surface is called the adsorbent and the other substance adhering to the surface is called the adsorbate.
Inorganic nanoporous adsorbents have a pore size smaller than 50 nm while micro porous adsorbents are the ones which have a pore size greater than 50 nm. These materials are effectively used in the separation of various chemicals in chromatographical procedures. The adsorption characteristics of these materials help in separating the impurities and required chemicals from the original solution.
Inorganic nanoporous and microporous adsorbents are segmented based on their product type and can be segmented as zeolite, active alumina, clays, granular activated carbon, silica gel, and other types. The zeolite market reached USD 1.19 billion in 2011 and it is expected to reach USD 1.53 billion by 2018. The zeolite product segment is expected to excel effectively from 2012 to 2018 owing to fuelled demand.
Adulteration in food and beverages can be easily tracked with effective utilization of these adsorbents, which help in assigning grades to food and beverages, depending on their purity. Therefore, adsorbents are preferred by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and many such food administration agencies worldwide.
The demand for the purest form of chemicals is also fuelling the nanoporous and microporous adsorbents market, since these adsorbents act as vital components in purification procedures. With growing awareness about purity of the substances, many manufacturers have adhered to chromatographic processes which are characterized by usage of nanoporous and microporous adsorbents.
These inorganic nanoporous and microporous adsorbents have wide applications in fuel cell technology for carbon monoxide removal and also in transportation fuels for their desulphurization properties. The high cost and a complicated and detailed refining process involved in the production are restraining many manufacturers from venturing into this market.
The increasing numbers of applications in the consumer goods industry, chemical and process industry, petroleum and gas refining industry, and the healthcare industry are depicting potential opportunities for this market, especially in emerging and developed countries.
Some of the key players dominating the market include Almatis, Zeochem, UOP LLC, BASF AG, Arkema Inc., ExxonMobil Oil Corp., FilterCor Inc., Nanopore Corp., Shell Oil Co. and Porocel Corp.
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- Asia Pacific
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