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, Biological), By Process, By Application, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Mar, 2019
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2018
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-317-1
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2015 - 2017
  • Number of Pages: 122

Industry Insights

The global water and wastewater treatment equipment market size was valued at USD 30.01 billion in 2018 and is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 3.68% by 2025. The surge in investments in these equipment and facilities coupled with growth of the oil and gas industries is projected to drive the market.

Increasing demand for clean water owing to rising population, industrialization, and rapid urbanization from emerging markets is resulting in a marked rise in the adoption of the equipment. Water treatment consists of chemical and physical separation processes to remove unstable elements and contaminants from water. Increasing requirements for minimized global water footprint and optimum quality yields in emerging economies such as Asia Pacific, are anticipated to drive the market.

U.S. water and wastewater treatment equipment market

Key governmental authorities including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), European Environment Agency (EEA), and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) play a key role in improving the quality of water environments and prevention from pollution. Stringent government regulations for wastewater emission in municipal and industrial sectors have augmented the demand.

U.S. is among the largest markets for wastewater treatment equipment owing to its highly developed technology industries and advanced processing capabilities. The EPA. has been implementing numerous regulations aimed for ensuring water management services at manufacturing and municipal level. Growing urban population coupled with substantial demand for industrial aqua reuse is predicted to drive the growth for aqua treatment machinery in the country over the forecast period.

Process Insights

Based on process technology, the market is segmented into primary, secondary, and tertiary treatments. Tertiary treatment segment led the market with a market share of 43.22% in 2018. It is estimated to continue leading over the forecast period. Nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, membrane bioreactors, microfiltration, and disinfection are the key technologies in this category.

Secondary treatment is mainly used to eliminate soluble organic matter and chemicals including nitrogen and phosphorus through the usage of trickling filters, bio-towers, rotating biological contactors, and activated sludge systems. Furthermore, technological incorporation in terms of development of new methods including Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBR) and Integrated Fixed-film Activated Sludge (IFAS) for secondary treated methods is expected to have a strong impact on market over the forecast period.

Equipment Insights

Water and wastewater treatment equipment are manufactured in numerous ways depending on the technology and process in which they will be used. Key equipment segments include membrane separation, disinfection, biological, and sludge dewatering. Membrane separation held the highest market share of USD 6.16 billion in 2018. Rising awareness regarding the importance of nanofiltration and reverse osmosis for wastewater treatment applications is expected to play a crucial role in boosting the membrane separation product segment over the forecast period.

Biological equipment was the second-highest revenue generating segment accounting 16.83% of total market share in 2018. Stringent regulations aimed at controlling water pollution in manufacturing and municipal levels through the utilization of eco-friendly means in developed markets including the U.S., Canada, Germany, and Japan is expected to upscale the requirement of biological equipment for wastewater treatment.

Application Insights

Municipal waste and industrial waste are the major application segments of the global water and wastewater treatment equipment market. In terms of revenue, industrial waste application held the highest market share of 72.84% in 2018. In terms of revenue, the segment is likely to reach USD 28.13 billion by 2025.

Industrial waste segment has numerous applications for raw and processed water in several industries including chemical, paper and pulp, food and beverages, mining, and refineries among others. Rapid urbanization, technological development, and increasing production units resulting in high demand for fresh and processed water are the key driving factors.

Global water and wastewater treatment equipment market

Increasing urban population, investments, and government support to promote infrastructure development is projected to foresee tremendous demand from municipal sectors of developing markets including Brazil, China, India, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia; driving the market growth.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific is estimated to lead the global business over the forecast period, anticipated to account for 35.69% revenue share in 2025. China, India, and Australia are anticipated to positively influence the growth during the forecast period. Rise in urban and rural population, urbanization, and foreign investments in industrial and municipal wastewater management sectors are the main drivers for the regional expansion.

Europe consists of major countries including Russia, Norway, and U.K. among others. Europe was the second largest region, in terms of revenue, with 27.68% market share in 2018, and is anticipated to witness stable growth over the forecast period. The implementation of stringent regulations has propelled the aqua treatment machinery market in the region.

MEA is projected to exhibit a robust CAGR of 4.08% from 2019 to 2025. The region is characterized by the presence of a large number of water and wastewater treatment plants due to the absence of significant freshwater sources. Rising per-capita consumption of water coupled with rise in population due to increased immigration is expected to drive the regional market.

Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market Share Insights

Key industry participants include Suez Environment SA; Xylem Inc.; DowDuPont Inc.; Ecolab Inc.; Veolia Environment SA;Pentair Plc.; Evoqua Water Technologies; Calgon Carbon Corporation; Aquatech International; and 3M. The companies focus on optimum business growth by introducing various strategies, including investments in R&D and new product launches.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Billion, and CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Canada, U.K., Russia, Norway, China, India, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and UAE

Report coverage

revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, 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, 2015 - 2025)

    • Membrane Separation

    • Biological

    • Disinfection

    • Sludge Dewatering

    • Others

  • Process Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • Primary Treatment

    • Secondary Treatment

    • Tertiary Treatment

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • Municipal Waste

    • Industrial Waste

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Russia

      • Norway

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

      • Venezuela

    • Middle East and Africa

      • UAE

      • Saudi Arabia

      • Egypt

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