Global Water Filtration Equipment by Product, Market and Region

Regulations, Improving Water Quality Standards to Promote Gains

Water Filtration Equipment

In developing regions, growth will be supported by stricter regulations for drinking water and wastewater treatment and more consistent enforcement. In developed regions, shifts away from unnecessary chemical use toward filtration in manufacturing markets to improve the quality of final manufactured goods will support rising water filtration equipment demand. Upgrades to water treatment facilities in developed regions and expanding access to treated municipal water will also promote gains.

Key Findings in the Global Water Filtration Study:

Expanding Infrastructure Will Support Gains in Filtration Equipment

The municipal market will continue to be the primary end use for water filtration equipment going forward. Growth will reflect upgrades to aging or inadequate treatment systems in developed markets and investment in new infrastructure in industrializing regions where access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities varies widely. New desalination capacity in water-poor areas such as the Middle East, parts of the US, Australia, and southern Europe will also support further gains.

Increased Emphasis on Wastewater Treatment & Reuse Will Promote Gains

Wastewater management practices, historically considered less crucial than potable water treatment, will continue to be priorities in both developing and developed markets in response to environmental concerns and water shortages. The pollution of groundwater and surface water sources has become a major concern, and developing nations are implementing new municipal wastewater treatment standards to address this issue.

In manufacturing and other industrial applications, potential water shortages and the regulatory burden of treating wastewater for disposal has prompted users to increase their rates of wastewater recycling and reuse. This often requires aggressive treatment, usually with sophisticated technologies such as membrane systems.

Membrane Demand Will Be Supported by Increasing Water Purity Standards

Process and supply water quality is increasingly being emphasized as an important component in manufacturing processes, as it can have a direct impact on final product quality. Users in the US, Western Europe, and other developed markets are increasingly eschewing water treatment chemicals in favor of membranes and other filtration solutions. Maintaining high levels of finished product quality also helps producers compete with low-cost imports from burgeoning manufacturing industries in developing regions.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, and 2016) and forecasts for 2021 by product (sand filtration, cartridge filtration, other conventional filtration, microfiltration, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, and other membrane equipment), market (municipal, manufacturing, commercial and residential, oil and gas) and region. The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis on industry competitors including Culligan, Danaher, DowDuPont, Ecolab, Evoqua Water Technologies, Parker-Hannifin, Pentair, SUEZ, and Veolia Environnement.

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