Water And Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Water And Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Equipment (Membrane Separation, Disinfection), By Process, By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Published Date: Sep, 2020
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2019
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-317-1
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2018
  • Number of Pages: 100

Report Overview 

The global water and wastewater treatment equipment market size was valued at USD 59.97 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7% from 2020 to 2027. Increasing demand for clean water on account of rapid urbanization and industrial growth, coupled with depleting freshwater resources, is anticipated to drive the demand for water and wastewater treatment equipment over the forecast period. Growing environmental concerns, along with the need to comply with stringent government regulations concerning water and wastewater treatment across the globe, are further anticipated to propel the demand for water and wastewater treatment equipment over the coming years. In addition, surging investments in wastewater treatment facilities are expected to further boost the demand for water and wastewater treatment equipment.

U.S. water and wastewater treatment equipment market size

The U.S. dominated the North America market in 2019 on account of stringent effluent discharge regulations and developed water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. In addition, aging water and wastewater infrastructure in the country is expected to drive the need for expansion or up-gradation of the existing facilities, which is further expected to boost the market growth over the coming years.

Expanding population, rapid urbanization, technological developments, and rapid infrastructural development have augmented the demand for fresh and processed water across the globe. Due to the lack of freshwater resources, there is an increased need for wastewater treatment to meet the rising demand for clean water. This is projected to propel the market growth over the forecast period.

The market has witnessed the development of advanced components, such as membranes, carbon steel tanks, and filters, which operate for a long duration at high operational efficiency. In addition, the development of advanced components for the treatment of effluents in the manufacturing and oil and gas industries is expected to drive the market over the forecast period.

Several governments have introduced stringent regulations related to wastewater emissions for the municipal and industrial sectors, which is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. However, the high cost associated with the operation, maintenance, and monitoring of wastewater treatment plants is expected to restrain market growth over the forecast period.

Equipment Insights

The others segment led the market and accounted for a 44.7% share of the global revenue in 2019. Membrane separation accounted for the second-largest share in 2019 and is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. Membrane separation is a physical treatment technology that selectively separates materials via minute pores in the molecular arrangement of a continuous structure. Membrane separation is an ideal solution for industries focusing on reducing water footprint and reusing wastewater, which is expected to positively influence the segment growth.

Biological wastewater treatment is generally a secondary treatment process, which is used to remove the contaminants remaining after primary treatment. This treatment relies on bacteria, algae, nematodes, protozoa, fungi, and rotifers for breaking down unstable organic wastes using normal cellular processes to stable inorganic forms. Biological processes used to treat wastewater also include septic or aerobic tank disposal systems.

The sludge treatment equipment segment is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.0% from 2020 to 2027. Sludge dewatering is used for the extraction of water from solids and disposing of dewatered residue. It uses both the approaches of centralized and decentralized means of treating the sewage produced during industrial and municipal treatments. Septic tanks, biofilters, or aerobic treatment systems are the majorly used decentralized equipment.

Disinfection is the removal of pathogenic microorganisms by chemical, physical or biological means. The rising importance of ultraviolet radiation technology in disinfection equipment owing to its ability to not release carcinogenic byproducts in the environment is expected to remain one of the favorable factors for the segment growth over the forecast period.

Process Insights

Tertiary treatment led the market and accounted for 42.9% share of the global revenue in 2019. Tertiary treatment is a final cleaning process, which improves the effluent quality of water before it is recycled, reused or discharged to the environment. In this process, the remaining inorganic compounds and substances, bacteria, viruses, and parasites are removed to make water ideal for reuse.

Growing demand for activated carbon for removing residual toxic substances in wastewater is expected to have a positive impact on the segment growth. Furthermore, the growing need for minimizing the global water footprint and increasing optimum treated water quality yields has increased the number of membrane bioreactor installations, especially in North America and Europe.

The primary treatment process segment is projected to expand at a CAGR of 3.2% from 2020 to 2027. Primary water and wastewater treatment involve the separation of heavy solids and floating materials from effluents. Wastewater is passed through several tanks and filters, which separate water from contaminants. High market visibility and low operating cost are likely to play a crucial role in expanding the application scope of primary treatment over the forecast period.

Secondary treatment is used mainly to remove soluble organic matter, including nitrogen and phosphorus, through the usage of activated sludge systems, bio-towers, trickling filters, and rotating biological contactors. Technological incorporation in terms of the development of new methods, including integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS), and moving bed biofilm reactors (MBBR) for secondary treatment, is expected to have a positive impact on the segment growth.

Application Insights

The municipal application segment led the market and accounted for 66.0% share of the global revenue in 2019. Growing urban population, rising investment, and favorable government policies promoting infrastructure development are expected to foresee tremendous demand for water and wastewater treatment systems in the municipal sectors of developing countries, such as China, India, and Brazil.

Aging wastewater treatment infrastructure in the developed countries is likely to increase investments for expanding or upgrading the existing wastewater treatment capacities. Furthermore, the implementation of the National Infrastructure Program is expected to play an important role in increasing the penetration of water treatment facilities at the domestic level. These factors are, in turn, expected to fuel the growth of the municipal application segment.

Global water and wastewater treatment equipment market share

The industrial application segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 3.9% over the forecast period. The expanding industrial sector, most notably in the emerging economies, coupled with the stringent regulations pertaining to the discharge of effluents from industries into the water bodies, is expected to drive the demand for wastewater treatment equipment in the industrial application segment over the coming years.

The industrial application segment presents a wide application scope for fresh and processed water in several industries, including chemical, paper and pulp, food and beverages, mining, and refineries. Rapid industrialization and increasing production units are resulting in high demand for fresh and processed water. The aforementioned factors are likely to promote the growth of the segment over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the market and accounted for 33.2% share of the global revenue in 2019 on account of improving economic conditions, growing population, rapidly expanding the manufacturing sector, and increasing investments in the wastewater management sector are projected to have a positive impact the regional market growth. In addition, improving the housing sector is expected to increase the penetration of municipal wastewater facilities, thereby benefitting the market growth.

Demand for water and wastewater treatment equipment in India is expected to witness growth on account of positive developments in the country’s economic conditions, which is likely to foster developments in the wastewater treatment sector. Moreover, government initiatives such as “Make in India” are expected to contribute to the industrial sector growth, which, in turn, is likely to fuel the demand for water and wastewater treatment equipment over the coming years.

Growing population, rising urbanization, and growth of the food and beverage and chemical and petrochemical industries are expected to positively influence the industry growth in Central and South America. Moreover, increasing investments in the region’s public and private sector industries are likely to increase the demand for secondary and tertiary treatment processes, thereby positively impacting the overall market growth.

The market in Europe is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 2.7% over the forecast period on account of stringent laws and directives, such as the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD), the Drinking Water Directive, and the Water Framework Directive (WFD), which is likely to increase spending on water and wastewater treatment equipment at the domestic level.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is not a consolidated but a diversified market with the presence of both multinational and regional players. Major players in the market have extensively invested in the research & development initiatives in recent years, which has led to the introduction of several innovative products that can be utilized across the market. Major players are focusing on the economies of scope as water and wastewater treatment equipment is widely used in the municipal and industrial sectors for water treatment. Therefore, new product development and extensive marketing activities hold significant importance in gaining a competitive edge in the market. Some of the prominent players in the water and wastewater treatment equipment market include:

  • SUEZ

  • DuPont

  • Xylem Inc.

  • Ecolab Inc.

  • Evoqua Water Technologies LLC

  • Pentair plc

  • Veolia

  • Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • Aquatech International LLC

  • Toshiba Water Solutions Private Limited

  • Parkson Corporation

  • Samco Technologies, Inc.

  • Ecologix Environmental Systems, LLC

  • Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.

  • Lenntech B.V.

  • H2O Innovation

Water And Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2020

USD 61.78 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 80.28 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 3.7% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation

2019

Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Equipment, process, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; U.K.; Russia; Norway; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Argentina; Venezuela; UAE; Saudi Arabia; Egypt

Key companies profiled

SUEZ; DuPont; Xylem, Inc.; Ecolab Inc.; Pentair plc; Evoqua Water Technologies LLC; Veolia; Calgon Carbon Corporation; Aquatech International LLC; Toshiba Water Solutions Private Limited; Ecologix Environmental Systems, LLC; Parkson Corporation; Lenntech B.V.; H2O Innovation; Samco Technologies, Inc.; Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. Grand View Research has segmented the global water and wastewater treatment equipment market report on the basis of equipment, process, application, and region:

  • Equipment Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2016 - 2027)

    • Membrane Separation

    • Biological

    • Disinfection

    • Sludge Treatment

    • Others

  • Process Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2016 - 2027)

    • Primary Treatment

    • Secondary Treatment

    • Tertiary Treatment

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2016 - 2027)

    • Municipal

    • Industrial

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • The U.K.

      • Russia

      • Norway

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

      • Venezuela

    • Middle East & Africa

      • UAE

      • Saudi Arabia

      • Egypt

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