Dehazer is a fuel additive which removes water from gasoline, diesel fuels, and protects engine against corrosion. Dehazer is a fuel additive which reduces haze formation and improves fuel quality in gasoline and diesel. Haze or entrained water, in diesel fuel can occur as a result of processing, transportation and seasonal temperature changes. Dehazers are designed to facilitate the combination of vary small water droplets into larger droplets, which then separate from the fuel by gravity. Dehazer treatment is needed if the fuel becomes hazy due to the presence of finely dispersed droplets of water. Contamination with water occurs at any stage, as the fuel passes from the refinery and through the distribution network until it reaches the vehicle tank. Dehazers work by breaking water micro emulsions, ensuring brightness and clarity of the product. They also improve water tolerance of additives. Dehazers have unique and specific formulations developed to ensure effective solutions without side effects, and they contain no metals. Dehazers' additives mix with hazy fuel uniformly either in equipment fuel tanks or in bulk fuel tank areas. Water suspended in diesel fuel causes corrosion and malfunction of engine
Water is commonly found in fuels and small amounts of "soluble" water in the order of 50 to 100 ppm may remain in fuels. This type of water is present as a true solution and will not separate due to gravity. Greater quantities of water (up to 5,000 ppm or higher) are introduced through contamination during marine transportation, and exist as "emulsified" water droplets. These emulsified water droplets will separate over time by gravity, but the settling rate is likely to be extremely slow and is influenced the amount of physical mixing and by the degree of emulsification.
Haze and emulsions mean that water will be carried throughout fuel distribution system, and result in bacterial, and fungal contaminations. Wet fuel is corrosive to fuel tank internals and can lead to further fuel contaminations. Allowing hazy fuel to clarify by natural settling is time consuming, and requires lot of product storage capacity. However, these problems can be efficiently overcome by treating the fuel with a chemical "dehazer".
The worldwide increase in the number of vehicles has resulted in the rising demand of the dehazer market. The gasoline or diesel fuels are used to run most of the industrial plants across the globe resulting in increase in demand for fuel additives for better efficiency. Various fuel additives are manufactured for automotive, industrial, aerospace and commercial sectors. This factor would drive the dehazer market. Demand for Alternate Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) is estimated to be a restraining factor for growth of dehazer market. These vehicles may offer a substitute for gasoline and diesel vehicles and may amount to a considerable share of the automobile market in the coming years.
On geography basis, dehazer market is categorized as Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Middle-East and Africa. North America dominates the global dehazer market. Asia-Pacific is expected to boost the market in the next few years. The growing demand for automobiles, its rising production and increasing traffic are factors that will lead to growth of the dehazer market in the Asia-Pacific region.
Key operators operating in dehazer market are Innospec Fuel Specialties, Bakers Hughes Incorporated, BASF, Dorf Ketal, and Clariant.
The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.
The study is a source of reliable data on:
- Market segments and sub-segments
- Market trends and dynamics
- Supply and demand
- Market size
- Current trends/opportunities/challenges
- Competitive landscape
- Technological breakthroughs
- Value chain and stakeholder analysis
The regional analysis covers:
- North America (U.S. and Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
- Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
- Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
- Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
- Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)
The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.
A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.
Highlights of the report:
- A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
- Important changes in market dynamics
- Market segmentation up to the second or third level
- Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
- Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
- Market shares and strategies of key players
- Emerging niche segments and regional markets
- An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
- Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market
Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.
Note : All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed in reports are those of the respective analysts. They do not necessarily reflect formal positions or views of Transparency Market Research.