Chemically Treated WastewaterIncreased population and industrialisation means that demand for chemically treated wastewater is rising. Across the world the residential, commercial and industrial sectors are facing a shortage of clean water due to a shortfall in water recourses.

Tight government regulation means that the municipal sector exudes a high demand for water treatment chemicals, contributing the aggressive rise in water and wastewater treatment chemical needs across various industries around the world.

This fast rise in water treatment chemical consumption is expected to hike the market for water and wastewater chemicals globally, leading to a significant increase in the market over the next ten years.

What causes the growth in demand for water treatment chemicals?

The water treatment chemicals market is steered by aspects such as the increase in use of processed water in industries, higher amounts of water pollution in rivers and the expanding need for industrial effluent treatment.

WastewaterRising pollution also plays a big part in the demand for chemically treated wastewater. This has led to stronger requirements to treat industrial effluent before it is released into bodies of water. Chemicals can be used to effectively treat wastewater produced by a wide number of different applications, such as in the agriculture, pulp and paper, and textile manufacturing industries, helping them to comply with strict regulations.

Similarly, governments are directing their attention to raising awareness with regard to the use of recycled wastewater in manufacturing operations, further increasing the amount of water that is re-used and the demand for water treatment chemicals.

Rising population in developing countries such as Brazil, China and India plays a major role in the demand for chemically treated wastewater.

Anticipated growth

The Global Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market is expected to grow at the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 5% between 2015 and 2025.

The global water and wastewater chemicals market is greatly influenced by the power generation, municipal water treatment, chemical, oil & gas and metal and mining industries. Increase in demand for these industries equates to higher demand for wastewater treatment.

In order to reduce the damaging effects of consuming polluted water, regulated bodies and authorities are pushing to promote water and wastewater treatment, further increasing demand and boosting the water and wastewater treatment chemicals market.

These factors alone are enough to encourage the exponential growth in the water and wastewater treatment chemicals market. On top of this, suppliers and distributors of the required chemicals are increasing their supply in order to meet the ever growing demand and in-turn are increasing their marketing avenues across developing economies.


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