World demand for water desalination products and services will grow 9.3 percent annually through 2015. The Africa/Mideast region will remain the dominant market while the Asia/Pacific region grows the fastest. Reverse osmosis and other membrane-based technologies will continue to gain market share over thermal methods.
This study analyzes the $8.6 billion world water desalination industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by technology (thermal, membrane), product (e.g., membrane systems, pumps, evaporators, chemicals, filters), service, world region and for 17 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 78 industry players, including GE Water & Process Technologies, Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction, and Veolia Environnement.