Zeolite Adsorbents Market Size & Share, by Type (Natural, Synthetic); Application (Water treatment, Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Household); Form (Powder, Granules); Process (Regenerative, Non-regenerative) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Jan 22, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Zeolite Adsorbents Market size is expected to cross USD 21 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024- 2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of zeolite adsorbents was over USD 12 Billion.

As industries continue to expand, the need for effective filtration and purification methods becomes increasingly crucial. Zeolite adsorbentss have emerged as a promising solution to meet this need. Zeolites are porous materials that can selectively adsorb molecules based on their size and polarity. They have found a variety of applications in industries such as petrochemicals, where they are used to remove impurities from crude oil, and in pharmaceuticals, where they are used to purify drugs. Additionally, zeolite adsorbentss are utilized in wastewater treatment to remove heavy metals and other pollutants, supporting the need for efficient separation and purification processes. According to a recent study, the effectiveness of Zeolite in removing contaminants varies depending on the type of contaminant. A study found that Zeolite can remove up to 96% of heavy metals, 90% of phosphoric compounds, 96% of dyes, 80% of nitrogen compounds, and 89% of organic compounds. This has resulted in an increased use of Zeolite adsorbentss in wastewater treatment plants, leading to the growth of the market.

Further, zeolite adsorbentss are extensively used in water treatment processes. The growing need for clean and safe drinking water, especially in regions facing water scarcity or contamination issues, fuels the demand for these adsorbentss.

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Zeolite Adsorbents Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year



~ 5%

Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 12 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 21 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Zeolite Adsorbentss Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges


Growth Drivers

  • Rising Demand in Gas Separation- Zeolites are crucial in gas separation processes. The growing demand for natural gas and the need for efficient separation techniques, particularly in industries like petrochemicals and natural gas processing, drive the zeolite adsorbents market. According to Research Nester analysts, global gas demand is expected to grow at an average rate of 1.6% per year from 2022 to 2026.
  • Environmental Regulations- Stringent regulations promoting environmental sustainability drive the demand for zeolite adsorbentss. They are employed in various applications like water purification, air filtration, and soil remediation due to their ability to adsorb pollutants, heavy metals, and toxins.
  • Growing adoption in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical sector- Zeolite-based adsorbentss are used in various pharmaceutical and healthcare applications, such as drug delivery systems and removal of toxins from medications. The expanding pharmaceutical industry contributes to the demand for zeolite-based products.
  • Increasing Agricultural Use- Zeolite adsorbentss are utilized in agriculture for soil amendment, nutrient retention, and as a carrier for chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The agricultural sector’s growth and emphasis on sustainable farming practices contribute to the demand for these adsorbentss.


  • High Production Costs- The production of high-quality zeolite adsorbentss can be costly due to the complex manufacturing processes and raw material expenses. This cost factor limits the adoption of zeolite adsorbentss, especially in price-sensitive markets.
  • Scarcity of raw materials poses a challenge in maintaining consistent production levels and meeting growing demand.
  • Complex manufacturing techniques might hinder the scalability of production and limit the zeolite adsorbents market growth potential.

Zeolite Adsorbentss Segmentation

Type (Natural, Synthetic)

The synthetic segment is poised to hold 52% share of the global zeolite adsorbents market during the forecast period. Significant advancements in technology have resulted in the development of innovative synthetic zeolite adsorbentss with enhanced adsorption properties and higher efficiency. Ongoing research and development activities in this field are expected to drive the growth of this segment. Additionally, there is a growing awareness about the harmful impacts of pollutants and contaminants, which has resulted in an upsurge in the adoption of synthetic zeolite adsorbentss for air and water purification purposes, thus boosting the growth of this segment.

Application (Water treatment, Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Household)

The agriculture segment in the zeolite adsorbents market is anticipated to hold the majority revenue share owing to its extensive use in fertilizers. Zeolites are commonly used in the agricultural industry as soil amendments and fertilizers due to their high capacity to retain water. They are highly porous and have a cation exchange capacity, which makes them valuable in agriculture. Zeolites are selective for ammonium and potassium cations and can be used as carriers of nutrients. They provide a medium for a free supply of nutrients to the plants. A study has shown that Zeolites can absorb up to 55% of water, which is then used by the plants for their metabolic activities. The use of Zeolites in agriculture has been increasing, and this has led to growth in the Zeolite Adsorbents Market.

Our in-depth analysis of the global zeolite adsorbents market includes the following segments:


  • Natural
  • Synthetic


  • Water treatment
  • Chemical Industry
  •  Agriculture
  •  Household


  • Powder
  •  Granules


  • Regenerative
  •  Non-regenerative

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Zeolite Adsorbentss Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

Asia Pacific zeolite adsorbents market is estimated to account for 40% of the revenue share by 2036. The region demonstrates dynamic growth propelled by a burgeoning industrial landscape and a rising focus on environmental sustainability. With a surge in industrialization across sectors like water treatment, petrochemicals, and manufacturing, zeolite adsorbentss play a pivotal role in addressing environmental challenges. The region’s increasing population and rapid urbanization drive the demand for clean water and air, augmenting the adoption of zeolites in water purification and air, augmenting the adoption of zeolites in water purification and air filtration systems. For instance, China's latest environmental report continues to be negative, suggesting that 62% of groundwater and 29% of major rivers are unsuitable for human contact. To reverse the severe water pollution, a country needs high-quality wastewater treatment technologies which will further increase its demand for zeolite adsorbents. Additionally, the agricultural sector utilizes zeolite adsorbentss for soil enhancement and nutrient retention. Government initiatives supporting sustainable technologies, coupled with technological advancements in zeolite production in the construction sector, further boost market expansion. As countries in the Asia Pacific prioritize environmental protection and sustainable development, the zeolite adsorbents market continues to witness significant growth, offering versatile solutions across industries to meet the region’s evolving environmental and industrial needs.

North American Market Analysis

North America zeolite adsorbents market is estimated to hold a significant revenue share. The industry growth in the region is driven by diverse industrial applications and increasing environmental concerns. With a focus on sustainability, zeolite adsorbentss play a pivotal role in water purification, air filtration, and soil remediation processes. The region’s stringent environmental regulations regarding pollutant control and clean energy initiatives fuel the demand for zeolites, particularly in wastewater treatment and gas separation industries. Moreover, the growing emphasis on eco-friendly practices in industries like petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals further propels the utilization of zeolite manufacturing, and their versatility in diverse applications contributes to the market’s expansion. As North America continues to prioritize environmental consciousness and industrial efficiency, the zeolite adsorbents market remains poised for continued growth and adoption across various sectors.

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Companies Dominating the Zeolite Adsorbentss Landscape

    • BASF SE 
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Albemarle Corporation
    • Honeywell International Inc.
    • C-Crete Technologies
    • Zeolyst International 
    •  NALCO India
    • Eurecat Group
    • Arkema
    • W. R. Grace & Co.


In The News

  • The Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst Altrium, featuring Advanced Innovate Matrix (AIM) and IZY (Improved Zeolite-Y) technology, was introduced by BASF SE. The yield of transportation fuels, such as gasoline and distillate, is increased by an atrium. The company's standing in the zeolites market was strengthened by this breakthrough.
  • Clariant has partnered with Conser to develop next-gen catalysts for maleic anhydride production. This aims to offer superior productivity, cost efficiency, and sustainability in response to the growing demand for maleic anhydride worldwide, particularly in China.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5555
  • Published Date: Jan 22, 2024
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Expansion of industries, rising demand in gas separation, growing adoption in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector, and increasing agricultural use are some of the major growth drivers for the zeolite adsorbents market.

The market size of zeolite adsorbents is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 5 % over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Albemarle Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., CLARIANT, Zeolyst International, NALCO India, Eurecat Group, Arkema, ZEOCHEM AG, W. R. Grace & Co., Tosoh Corporation and others.

The synthetic segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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