Water Treatment Market

Water Treatment Market: Increasing Investments in Desalination Plants Expected to Boost Demand for Water Treatment Technology: Global Industry Analysis 2012 - 2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017 - 2027

Higher Focus on Zero Liquid Discharge, Resource and Reuse Recovery

Water scarcity is a global challenge that can quickly turn into a crisis if not properly managed. The scarcity of freshwater coupled with stringent effluent discharge regulations has increased the procurement cost of water and is driving the demand for zero liquid discharge technology. Zero liquid discharge uses a tailored suite of advanced treatment technologies including crystallizers, brine concentrators, and evaporators to treat industrial effluent so that water can be purified enough for reuse. Companies relying on zero liquid discharge systems do not produce effluent and thus altogether eliminate regulatory costs and effluent permitting. Zero liquid discharge is widely deployed in industrial settings such as oil & gas, chemical, and power generation industries and is expected to record a robust CAGR of 5.7% from 2017 to 2027. In the municipal sector, the shift is towards resource recovery where wastewater treatment plants sell or use organic solids, energy, nutrients, and minerals. These facilities are called water resource recovery facilities and are used in anaerobic digestion and nutrient recovery.

Desalination Plants Reduce Huge Dependency on Freshwater Resources

Rapidly rising per capita water consumption and an overdependence on freshwater sources has forced stakeholders in the water treatment systems market to develop new resources. Desalination is the preferred method of increasing the global water supply and the desalination market has grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade with the biggest regions being North America and MEA. Additional investment in desalination is poised to grow the desalination market even more in the days ahead. Saudi Arabia is on track to be the largest market with investments of roughly US$ 15 billion lined up, closely followed by the US with an investment of approx. US$ 11 billion from 2015-2020. Other countries to look out for are Australia, Kuwait, UAE, China, and India. Taking into account the massive investment needed in plants, the desalination market is anticipated to be worth just under US$ 10 billion and the world should produce more than 20 million m3 water/day by the end of 2027 through desalination alone. Technological advancements in the field have given rise to efficient options in the form of floating desalination plants that are extremely cost effective as the initial capital overlay is comparatively lower.

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Nanotechnology Useful in Efficient Process Water Treatment

Nanotechnology and the incorporation of microorganisms in bio-microelectronic devices has transformed the water treatment systems market. Nanotechnology can be easily accumulated with other forms of technology and it can modify existing concepts making it a highly versatile form of technology. Nanotechnology is being investigated for high performing membranes with improved hydraulic conductivity and fewer fouling characteristics. A lot of research is underway for membrane fabrication from nano materials for toxic compound decomposition during treatment. Nanotechnology is also being tested for segregation of bimetallic nanoparticles, carbon compounds, metals, and carbon compounds from wastewater resources. By way of improved configurations and membranes, more efficient energy recovery and pumping systems can certainly be possible.

Electrochemical Contaminant Removal in Water Treatment Systems Market

The wastewater treatment with conventional systems is chemical and energy intensive and the systems are inefficient in the removal of dilute pollutant concentrations in water. Research in the field is ongoing to develop methods that can remove contaminants with negligible or limited chemical load.

Water Treatment Systems Market Report Description

In the report titled ‘Water Treatment Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2027)’, Future Market Insights offers a decadal forecast of the water treatment systems market. The study is an in-depth assessment of seven major geographic regions coupled with the market analysis for the current and future scenario in the water treatment systems market. The main purpose of the report is to provide relevant insights and trends of the water treatment systems market that are helping transform businesses. The water treatment systems market report begins with the executive summary that is a comprehensive first glance at the water treatment systems market. The market dynamics follow thereafter along with an overview of the water treatment systems market and the former consists of drivers, restraints, opportunities, and trends that impact revenue growth in the water treatment systems market.

To gauge the popularity of diverse market segments, a BPS analysis and market attractiveness index have been provided to present an accurate picture of water treatment systems market by taking into account metrics such as CAGR and absolute dollar opportunity. For understanding the performance of the water treatment systems market in each region and country, Y-o-Y growth rate and BPS are mentioned therein. The next chapters of the report focus on the water treatment systems market forecast for different market segments with an outlook for the period from 2017 to 2027. The regional Y-o-Y growth has been investigated along with an exhaustive study on drivers influencing the regional water treatment systems market. The report goes a long way in comparing and contrasting the present and future growth prospects that await key stakeholders in the water treatment systems market.

Water Treatment Systems Market Taxonomy

System Type


End Use


  • Preliminary

  • Water Treatment

    • Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR)

    • Reverse Osmosis (RO)

    • Micro-Filtration (MF)

    • Nano/Ultra Filtration (NF/UF)

    • Disinfectants (UV, Ozone)

  • Sludge Treatment

    • Activated Sludge

    • Sludge Thickening & Dewatering

    • Sludge Drying

    • Other Technologies

  • Process Water/ Water Treatment

  • Waste Water Treatment

  • Zero Liquid Discharge

  • Desalination

  • Residential Buildings

  • Commercial Buildings

  • Municipality

  • Industrial

    • Chemical & Petrochemicals

    • Oil & Gas

    • Mining & Metals

    • Food & Beverage

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Thermoelectric Power Plants

    • Other Industries

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Western Europe

  • Eastern Europe

  • APEJ

  • Japan

  • MEA

Water Treatment Systems Market Research Methodology

In order to ascertain the market size on the basis of volume and value, revenue and production capacity of prominent companies has been taken into consideration. The forecast period studies the total revenue in terms of value across the water treatment systems market and the current market is sized up to gain a reasonable understanding of how the market should shape up to be in future. It is important to note that in a global economy in a state of near-constant flux, forecasts need to be conducted in terms of CAGR along with parameters including Y-o-Y growth rate to exploit the opportunities in the water treatment systems market as and when they may arise. A critical component of the report is the analysis of segments on the basis of absolute dollar opportunity. Absolute dollar opportunity is vital to evaluate the scope of opportunity and to identify resources from a deliver perspective in the water treatment systems market. The segmental split and absolute dollar opportunity are highlighted in the report.