Water & Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market Report

Water & Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market Analysis By Product (Membrane Separation, Disinfection, Sludge), By Technology (Primary Treatment, Secondary Treatment, Tertiary Treatment), By Application, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Dec, 2016
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2015
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-317-1
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2015
  • Number of Pages: 100

Industry Insights

The global water & wastewater treatment equipment market size was valued at USD 50.65 billion in 2015. Increasing global water stress coupled with industrial wastewater disposal in aquatic ecosystems has led to a boost in the water reclamation requirements. In order to curb these growing issues, the consumption of effective treatment equipment systems is likely to propel over the forecast period.

Over the recent years, key governmental authorities including the European Union have updated their existing regulatory frameworks as well as established new ones for controlling wastewater generation and promotion of recycle & reuse. For instance, the European Union introduced a blueprint on water treatment in Europe in 2012.

U.S. water & wastewater treatment equipment market, by technology, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)

U.S. water & wastewater treatment equipment market

The blueprint was launched for implementing the strategy of maintaining the quality and to keep with the growing fresh water requirements of the urban populace in the region. These regulatory developments are expected to drive the industry growth.

The U.S. is one of the major consumers of wastewater treatment equipment. Rising water intensive gas exploration activities coupled with substantial demand for industrial water reuse in the country is expected to enhance the growth over the coming years. GE Water & Process Technologies and Ecolab, Inc., are some of the key market players that have a dominant presence in this country.

Product Insights

Key product segments included in the research study are membrane separation, disinfection, biological treatment, and sludge treatment. Membrane separation held the highest revenue share of the total market in 2015. This category comprises equipment systems that incorporate various treatment technologies such as nanofiltration and reverse osmosis.

The growth of membrane separation equipment is likely to gain momentum in the recent future, as it utilizes economically viable and environment-friendly treatment technologies. In terms of revenue, this equipment category is projected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 8.0% from 2016 to 2025, due to its rising preference over conventional equipment systems.

Sludge equipment was the second-highest revenue generating segment of the industry in 2015. This equipment category uses activated sludge and other physical and chemical methods such as dewatering, thickening, and thermal oxidation. This segment is used for treating both municipal and industrial waste slime.

Technology Insights

Primary, secondary, and tertiary treatments are the major technology segments covered in the research study. Tertiary treatment accounted for the topmost revenue share of 42.3% in 2015. It is likely to expand at the highest CAGR of 7.5% over the forecast period. Reverse osmosis, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, membrane bioreactors, and disinfection are the key technologies considered under this category.

Increasing requirements for the minimization of global water footprint and optimum treated water quality yields has pitched the number of membrane bioreactor installations especially in North America and Europe regions. This is anticipated to drive the demand for tertiary treatment technologies and ultimately propel the market growth by the end of 2025.

Application Insights

Municipal and industrial are the major application segments of the global market. In terms of revenue, municipal application held the highest share constituting 66.3% of the overall market. In terms of revenue, the market for municipal wastewater application is likely to gain significant market growth by 2025.

Rising necessity towards access to proper sanitization in developing countries, such as Brazil and India is expected to boost the development of municipal water & wastewater market over the years ahead. This development is considered to be the major socio-economic factor to augment the requirement of performance efficient treatment equipment by the end of 2025.

Global wastewater treatment equipment market, by application

Global water & wastewater treatment equipment market

Industrial application is projected to depict the fastest growth by the end of forecast period. Rapid industrialization in the Asia Pacific countries coupled with the growth of water demanding sectors including oil & gas, mining, power generation, and paper & pulp in underdeveloped countries are some of the major growth propelling factors.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific captured the larger chunk of the industry constituting 43.2% revenue share in 2015. China, India, and Singapore are some of the major countries in the region that are anticipated to leverage the industry expansion over the coming years. Dense population, high rates of industrialization, and rising foreign investments in the municipal and industrial wastewater treatment sectors are the main drivers that support the robust growth in the region.

Central & South America is estimated to illustrate the fastest growth of 9.3% CAGR by the end of 2025. Significant utilization of treatment equipment, especially in the municipal sector coupled with increasing issues regarding poor sanitation and fecal sludge disposal in the region, are the major market driving factors.

Competitive Insights

Key industry participants include GE Water and Process Technologies, Aquatech International Corporation, Ashland Inc., Buckman Laboratories International, Inc., Best Water Technology AG, Culligan International Company, Suez Environnement S.A., and Veolia Environnement S.A.

The companies are focusing on optimum business growth by implementing various growth strategies. They are forming strategic partnerships with regional players and on providing technological expertise for industrial wastewater treatment in sectors including oil & gas and pulp & paper.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2016 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2016 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America & MEA

Country scope

U.S., Germany, UK, France, China, India, Singapore, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Israel

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the water & wastewater treatment equipment market on the basis of product, technology, application, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Membrane Separation

    • Disinfection

    • Biological

    • Sludge

    • Others

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Primary Treatment

    • Secondary Treatment

    • Tertiary Treatment

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Municipal

    • Industrial

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Singapore

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • Israel

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