Water Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market

Global Market Study on Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals: Coagulants and Flocculants to Command Significant Consumption over the Forecast Period 2016 - 2026

Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Segmented By Coagulant and Flocculant, Biocide, Corrosion and Scale Inhibitor, Defoamer, pH Adjuster Product with Oil and Gas, Power, Mining, Pulp and Paper

Market Overview

Global water & wastewater treatment chemicals market for coagulant & flocculant, corrosion & scale inhibitor, biocide, defoamer, pH adjuster and others (chelating agents, oxygen scavenger etc.) is estimated to be valued at US $ 26.5 Bn by the end of 2016, representing a Y-O-Y growth of 3.3% over 2015. Rapidly growing industrial sector and urbanisation have led to increased demand for potable water.

With decreasing fresh water resources, coupled with stringent government regulations, the growth of global water & wastewater treatment chemicals market is expected to remain high over the forecast period 2016-2026.

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  • Kemira Oyj
  • Thermax Ltd
  • GE Water & Process Technologies
  • Dorf Ketal
  • Chembond India Ltd
  • SNF Floerger
  • Vasu Chemicals
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Goldcrest
  • Shandong Taihe Water Treatment Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Shandong XinTai Water Treatment Technology Co., Ltd
  • Other

Drivers to the Market

Limited availability of water for industrial applications is expected to support growth of water treatment chemicals used in manufacturing industries, especially in the oil & gas, power, and mining sectors. These three sectors collectively account for nearly 49% revenue share of the global water and wastewater treatment chemicals market.

Development of central wastewater treatment unit for small & medium scale manufacturers, recycling of wastewater for complete in-situ processing attaining zero discharge, and advanced biological wastewater treatment processes are some of the prominent trends observed in global water & wastewater treatment chemicals market.

Water and wastewater treatment chemicals are used for various applications such as cooling water treatment, boiler water treatment, membrane water treatment etc. across different end-use industries. Among applications, cooling water treatment held the largest revenue share of the global water and wastewater pipe treatment chemicals market in 2016.

Higher frequency usage of cooling water during the manufacturing process is a key reason contributing to high demand for water treatment chemicals for this segment.

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Competitive Landscape

Major players identified in global water and wastewater treatment chemicals market are Kemira Oyj, GE Water & Process Technologies, BASF-SE, Ion Exchange (I) Pvt. Ltd., Thermax Ltd., Dorf Ketal, SNF Floerger, Chembond India Ltd. and Vasu Chemicals.

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Market Segmentation

The subsequent sections analyse the global water & wastewater treatment chemicals market on the basis of product type, end user, application and region, and presents a forecast for the period 2016-2026. The market is segmented as follows:

By Product Type

  • Coagulant & Flocculant
  • Biocide
  • Corrosion & Scale Inhibitor
  • Defoamer
  • pH Adjuster
  • Others (Chelating agent, oxygen scavenger, etc.)

By End User

  • Oil & Gas
  • Power
  • Mining
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Chemical & Fertilizer
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Municipal
  • Textile
  • Food & Beverages
  • Others

By Application

  • Cooling Water
  • Boiler Water
  • Membrane Water
  • Municipal Water
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)
  • Japan
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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