Water Treatment Chemicals

Gains will be supported by growing use of recycled water, which requires more chemical treatment than fresh supply water or wastewater, as well as by growing use of membranes that require chemical pretreatment.

US demand to grow 3.2% annually through 2019

Demand for water treatment chemicals in the US is forecast to rise 3.2 percent per year to $7.5 billion in 2019, with volume reaching 15.5 billion pounds. Gains will be supported by increasing water recycling and reuse, processes which typically require more aggressive chemical treatment than fresh supply water or wastewater for disposal. Greater reliance on membranes and other water treatment equipment types that work best when the water has been pretreated with chemicals will further support demand. Additionally, rising water quality standards and environmental concerns will prompt the use of more expensive specialty chemicals that can be used in lower doses and are less hazardous.

Increasing water recycling & reuse to benefit water treatment chemicals

Rising water costs and increasing regional water scarcity will promote greater emphasis on water recycling and reuse, leading in turn to rising water treatment chemical demand for the treatment of recycled water, and water being recirculated through closed-loop systems. This trend will be particularly felt in markets that use significant amounts of water, such as oil and gas, pulp and paper production, and electric power generation.

Rising use of water treatment equipment to also benefit chemicals

The rising use of water treatment equipment has also impacted the market for water treatment chemicals. While biocide demand will be limited by the increased use of disinfection systems, demand for other chemicals such as corrosion and scale inhibitors, foam control agents, and coagulants and flocculants will be supported by the expanding use of equipment such as membrane systems that require pretreatment of the water with chemicals in order to maintain efficiency and prevent damage.

Biocide demand to be restrained by regulations

Gains in biocide demand will continue to be slower than gains in other product categories. In addition to the impact of the rising use of disinfection equipment, growth will also be restrained by changing regulations and public opinion of disinfectants. In the municipal market, disinfection byproduct regulations have led to a decline in biocide use, although some biocides will continue to be necessary to meet residual disinfection requirements. In other markets, increasing standards for process water will also serve to restrain biocide demand as biocides may be considered contaminants.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the $6.4 billion US water treatment chemical industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (e.g., corrosion and scale inhibitors, biocides, coagulants and flocculants, pH control agents, foam control), application (e.g., potable water, process water, wastewater), and market (e.g., municipal, manufacturing, energy, consumer, mining and mineral processing). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 35 industry players, including General Electric, Ecolab, and Kemira.

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  1. Water Treatment Chemicals

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $137.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      3. 3.3 Macroeconomic Outlook

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

        2. 3.4.1 Pulp & Paper Outlook

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          1. Table | PAPER, PAPERBOARD, & PULP PRODUCTION

        3. 3.4.2 Chemical Outlook

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          1. Table | CHEMICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

        4. 3.4.3 Metals Outlook

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          1. Table | METALS INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

        5. 3.4.4 Food & Beverage Outlook

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          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

      5. 3.5 Electricity Generation

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        1. Table | ELECTRICITY GENERATION

      6. 3.6 Oil & Natural Gas Outlook

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        1. Table | OIL & GAS PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION

      7. 3.7 Petroleum Refining Outlook

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        1. Table | REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SUPPLY & DEMAND

      8. 3.8 Water Use Trends

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        1. Table | WATER USE TRENDS

        2. 3.8.1 Electric Utilities

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          1. Table | ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION WATER USE

        3. 3.8.2 Manufacturing & Mining

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          1. Table | MANUFACTURING & MINING WATER USE

        4. 3.8.3 Municipal

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          1. Table | MUNICIPAL WATER USE

      9. 3.9 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

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        1. 3.9.1 Water Pollution

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        2. 3.9.2 Waterborne Diseases

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        3. 3.9.3 Regulations

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      10. 3.10 Water Treatment Overview

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        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT PRODUCT DEMAND

      11. 3.11 Pricing & Product Mix

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        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL PRICING

      12. 3.12 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL MARKET, 2004-2014

      13. 3.13 International Activity & Foreign Trade

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    4. 4 MARKETS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART III-1 WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

      2. 4.2 Municipal

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        1. Table | MUNICIPAL MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

        2. 4.2.1 Potable Water

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          1. Table | MUNICIPAL POTABLE WATER MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

        3. 4.2.2 Wastewater

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          1. Table | MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

      3. 4.3 Manufacturing

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURING MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

        2. CHART III-2 MANUFACTURING MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS, 2014

        3. 4.3.1 Pulp & Paper

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          1. Table | PULP & PAPER MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

        4. 4.3.2 Chemical Processing

          $239.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL PROCESSING MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

        5. 4.3.3 Metals

          $154.00

          1. Table | METALS MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

        6. 4.3.4 Food & Beverage Processing

          $216.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

        7. 4.3.5 Pharmaceuticals

          $164.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICALS MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

        8. 4.3.6 Other Manufacturing Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER MANUFACTURING MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

      4. 4.4 Energy

        $441.00

        1. Table | ENERGY MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

        2. 4.4.1 Petroleum Refining

          $89.00

          1. Table | PETROLEUM REFINING MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

        3. 4.4.2 Oil & Gas

          $201.00

          1. Table | OIL & GAS MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

        4. 4.4.3 Other Energy Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ENERGY MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

      5. 4.5 Consumer

        $82.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

      6. 4.6 Mining & Mineral Processing

        $122.00

        1. Table | MINING & MINERAL PROCESSING MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

      7. 4.7 Electric Power Generation

        $124.00

        1. Table | ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

      8. 4.8 Commercial & Institutional

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        1. Table | COMMERCIAL & INSTITUTIONAL MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

      9. 4.9 Other Markets

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        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS

    5. 5 APPLICATIONS

      $727.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $83.00

        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        2. CHART IV-1 WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2014

      2. 5.2 Potable Water

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        1. Table | POTABLE WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      3. 5.3 Process Water

        $401.00

        1. Table | PROCESS WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY APPLICATION & PRODUCT

        2. 5.3.1 Cooling Water

          $111.00

          1. Table | COOLING WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        3. 5.3.2 Boiler Water

          $93.00

          1. Table | BOILER WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        4. 5.3.3 Other Process Water

          $86.00

          1. Table | OTHER PROCESS WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      4. 5.4 Wastewater

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        1. Table | WASTEWATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      5. 5.5 Other Applications

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        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND IN OTHER APPLICATIONS BY PRODUCT

    6. 6 PRODUCTS

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART V-1 WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND: VOLUME & VALUE, 2014

      2. 6.2 Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors

        $628.00

        1. Table | CORROSION & SCALE INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        2. CHART V-2 CORROSION & SCALE INHIBITOR DEMAND: VOLUME & VALUE, 2014

        3. 6.2.1 Molybdates

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          1. Table | MOLYBDATE CORROSION & SCALE INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        4. 6.2.2 Phosphates

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          1. Table | PHOSPHATE CORROSION & SCALE INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        5. 6.2.3 Phosphonates

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          1. Table | PHOSPHONATE CORROSION & SCALE INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        6. 6.2.4 Nitrites

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          1. Table | NITRITE CORROSION & SCALE INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        7. 6.2.5 Polymers

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          1. Table | POLYMER CORROSION & SCALE INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        8. 6.2.6 Other Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors

          $97.00

          1. Table | OTHER CORROSION & SCALE INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

      3. 6.3 Biocides

        $426.00

        1. Table | BIOCIDE DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        2. CHART V-3 BIOCIDE DEMAND: VOLUME & VALUE, 2014

        3. 6.3.1 Chlorine Derivatives

          $82.00

          1. Table | CHLORINE DERIVATIVE DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        4. 6.3.2 Chlorine

          $82.00

          1. Table | CHLORINE DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        5. 6.3.3 Bromine Derivatives

          $84.00

          1. Table | BROMINE DERIVATIVE DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        6. 6.3.4 Other Biocides

          $90.00

          1. Table | OTHER BIOCIDE DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

      4. 6.4 Coagulants & Flocculants

        $348.00

        1. Table | COAGULANT & FLOCCULANT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        2. CHART V-4 COAGULANT & FLOCCULANT DEMAND: VOLUME & VALUE, 2014

        3. 6.4.1 Metallic Salts

          $89.00

          1. Table | METALLIC SALT COAGULANT & FLOCCULANT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        4. 6.4.2 Polymers

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYMER COAGULANT & FLOCCULANT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        5. 6.4.3 Other Coagulants & Flocculants

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER COAGULANT & FLOCCULANT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

      5. 6.5 pH Control Agents

        $241.00

        1. Table | pH CONTROL AGENT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        2. 6.5.1 Bases

          $82.00

          1. Table | BASE pH CONTROL AGENT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        3. 6.5.2 Acids

          $88.00

          1. Table | ACID pH CONTROL AGENT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

      6. 6.6 Foam Control Agents

        $127.00

        1. Table | FOAM CONTROL AGENT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

      7. 6.7 Other Water Treatment Chemicals

        $367.00

        1. Table | OTHER WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND

        2. 6.7.1 Fluoridation Chemicals

          $96.00

          1. Table | FLUORIDATION CHEMICAL DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        3. 6.7.2 Chelating Agents

          $86.00

          1. Table | CHELATING AGENT DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        4. 6.7.3 Oxygen Scavengers

          $82.00

          1. Table | OXYGEN SCAVENGER DEMAND IN WATER TREATMENT

        5. 6.7.4 All Other Water Treatment Chemicals

          $82.00

          1. Table | ALL OTHER WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL DEMAND

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,333.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $97.00

        1. Table | US WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $231.00

        1. CHART VI-1 US WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL MARKET SHARE, 2014

      3. 7.3 Industry Restructuring

        $115.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Competitive Strategies

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        1. 7.4.1 Research & Development

          $82.00

        2. 7.4.2 Low Cost Position

          $82.00

        3. 7.4.3 Focus Strategies

          $97.00

        4. 7.4.4 Cooperative Agreements

          $125.00

          1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

        5. 7.4.5 Marketing & Distribution

          $151.00

      5. 7.5 Company Profiles

        $4,832.00

        1. 7.5.1 Akzo Nobel NV

          $158.00

        2. 7.5.2 Albemarle Corporation

          $157.00

        3. 7.5.3 ALTIVIA Chemicals LLC

          $82.00

        4. 7.5.4 Ashland Incorporated

          $82.00

        5. 7.5.5 Axiall Corporation

          $148.00

        6. 7.5.6 Baker Hughes Incorporated

          $94.00

        7. 7.5.7 BASF SE

          $140.00

        8. 7.5.8 Berwind Corporation

          $173.00

        9. 7.5.9 Buckman Laboratories International Incorporated

          $118.00

        10. 7.5.10 Cargill Incorporated

          $114.00

        11. 7.5.11 Chemours Company

          $125.00

        12. 7.5.12 Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund

          $120.00

        13. 7.5.13 Chemtura Corporation

          $97.00

        14. 7.5.14 Danaher Corporation

          $172.00

        15. 7.5.15 Dow Chemical Company

          $210.00

        16. 7.5.16 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $82.00

        17. 7.5.17 Ecolab Incorporated

          $186.00

        18. 7.5.18 Evonik Industries AG

          $109.00

        19. 7.5.19 FMC Corporation

          $136.00

        20. 7.5.20 General Electric Company

          $282.00

        21. 7.5.21 GEO Specialty Chemicals Incorporated

          $123.00

        22. 7.5.22 K+S AG

          $121.00

        23. 7.5.23 Kemira Oyj

          $195.00

        24. 7.5.24 KIK Custom Products Incorporated

          $209.00

        25. 7.5.25 LANXESS AG

          $105.00

        26. 7.5.26 Lonza Group Limited

          $264.00

        27. 7.5.27 Occidental Petroleum Corporation

          $160.00

        28. 7.5.28 Olin Corporation

          $159.00

        29. 7.5.29 Ovivo Incorporated

          $138.00

        30. 7.5.30 PeroxyChem LLC

          $96.00

        31. 7.5.31 SNF SAS

          $106.00

        32. 7.5.32 Solenis LLC

          $154.00

        33. 7.5.33 Tronox Limited

          $82.00

        34. 7.5.34 Veolia Environnement SA

          $98.00

        35. 7.5.35 Wujin Fine Chemical Factory Company Limited

          $99.00

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