Water Treatment Equipment

Gains will be supported by sustained efforts to decrease water consumption through the treatment and reuse of wastewater and by rising water treatment standards in industrial markets.

US demand to rise 5.2% annually through 2019

Demand for water treatment equipment in the US is expected to rise 5.2 percent annually to $15.0 billion in 2019. Gains will be supported by sustained efforts to decrease water consumption through the treatment and reuse of wastewater and by rising water treatment standards in industrial markets such as manufacturing, resource extraction, and power generation. Technologies such as membrane systems, disinfection equipment, and distillation equipment will post the best growth as these products can address a wide variety of water quality problems and can also allow users to decrease reliance on potentially hazardous solutions such as water treatment chemicals. Because many types of membrane systems and disinfection equipment are most effective when water is pretreated, demand for more established products such as conventional filtration systems will also benefit.

Municipal market to remain dominant

The municipal market accounts for the largest share of water treatment equipment demand. Although growth will be below the overall average, gains for water treatment equipment in the municipal market will outpace overall growth in municipal water use. While users in the municipal market are often slower to adopt new water treatment technologies than are users in industrial markets, tightening restrictions on chemical use and higher standards for drinking water and wastewater quality will support greater reliance on water treatment equipment. Additionally, limited freshwater availability in Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas in recent years has prompted many municipal water suppliers to turn to unconventional water sources, including seawater and brackish water, which require more aggressive treatment, often with more expensive equipment such as membrane systems or distillation equipment.

Resource extraction to be fastest growing market

Resource extraction is forecast to be the fastest growing market for water treatment equipment, as water consumption and wastewater treatment continue to be issues of concern to both oil and gas field operators and environmental agencies. The US EPA is also in the process of updating its standards for the treatment of wastewater from oil and gas shale and coalbed formations, which could further boost the market for water treatment equipment in resource extraction. Despite this, gains will be slower than the double-digit increases seen during the 2009-2014 period, when hydraulic fracturing activities and oil and gas field production were expanding at a particularly strong rate, driven by a period of higher oil prices.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, Water Treatment Equipment, analyzes the $11.6 billion US water treatment equipment industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (e.g., conventional filtration, membrane equipment, disinfection equipment), market (e.g., municipal, manufacturing, residential and commercial, resource extraction, power generation), and application (e.g., potable water, process water, wastewater). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 30 industry players, including General Electric, Evoqua Water Technologies, and Ecolab.

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  1. Water Treatment Equipment

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $116.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $142.00

      1. Table | WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,953.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Overview

        $210.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Nonresidential Fixed Investment

        $94.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT

      4. 3.4 Demographic Outlook

        $186.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $945.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

        2. 3.5.1 Pharmaceuticals Outlook

          $142.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 3.5.2 Food & Beverage Industry Outlook

          $165.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

        4. 3.5.3 Electronic & Computer Product Shipments

          $175.00

          1. Table | ELECTRONIC & COMPUTER PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

        5. 3.5.4 Paper, Paperboard, &Pulp Outlook

          $134.00

          1. Table | PAPER, PAPERBOARD, &PULP PRODUCTION

        6. 3.5.5 Petroleum Refining Outlook

          $96.00

          1. Table | REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCT CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION

      6. 3.6 Oil & Gas Outlook

        $155.00

        1. Table | OIL & GAS PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION

      7. 3.7 Electricity Production

        $150.00

        1. Table | ELECTRICITY GENERATION

      8. 3.8 Water Use

        $228.00

        1. Table | WATER WITHDRAWAL & WATER USE

        2. 3.8.1 Electric Utilities

          $82.00

          1. Table | ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION WATER USE

        3. 3.8.2 Manufacturing & Mining

          $82.00

          1. Table | MANUFACTURING & MINING WATER USE

        4. 3.8.3 Municipal

          $82.00

          1. Table | MUNICIPAL WATER USE

      9. 3.9 Water Treatment Overview

        $127.00

      10. 3.10 Desalination Outlook

        $82.00

      11. 3.11 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $440.00

        1. 3.11.1 Water Pollution

          $110.00

        2. 3.11.2 Waterborne Diseases

          $82.00

        3. 3.11.3 Regulations

          $241.00

      12. 3.12 Technology & Product Innovation

        $82.00

      13. 3.13 Historical Market Trends

        $104.00

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

      14. 3.14 World Demand & International Trade

        $145.00

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $2,119.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $234.00

        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE & PRODUCT

        2. CHART III-1 WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2014

        3. 4.1.1 Systems Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        4. 4.1.2 Consumables Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | WATER TREATMENT CONSUMABLES DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      2. 4.2 Conventional Filtration

        $567.00

        1. Table | CONVENTIONAL FILTRATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        2. CHART III-2 CONVENTIONAL FILTRATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

        3. 4.2.1 Sand Filtration

          $127.00

          1. Table | SAND FILTRATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        4. 4.2.2 Cartridge Filtration

          $82.00

          1. Table | CARTRIDGE FILTRATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        5. 4.2.3 Diatomaceous Earth Filtration

          $82.00

          1. Table | DIATOMACEOUS EARTH FILTRATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        6. 4.2.4 Other Conventional Filtration

          $91.00

          1. Table | OTHER CONVENTIONAL FILTRATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        7. 4.2.5 Suppliers

          $82.00

      3. 4.3 Membrane Equipment

        $472.00

        1. Table | MEMBRANE EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        2. CHART III-3 MEMBRANE EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

        3. 4.3.1 Microfiltration

          $82.00

          1. Table | MICROFILTRATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        4. 4.3.2 Reverse Osmosis

          $104.00

          1. Table | REVERSE OSMOSIS EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        5. 4.3.3 Ultrafiltration

          $82.00

          1. Table | ULTRAFILTRATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        6. 4.3.4 Other Membrane Equipment

          $99.00

          1. Table | OTHER MEMBRANE EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        7. 4.3.5 Suppliers

          $82.00

      4. 4.4 Disinfection Equipment

        $475.00

        1. Table | DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, MARKET, &TYPE

        2. CHART III-4 DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

        3. 4.4.1 Chemical Generation Equipment

          $89.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL GENERATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 4.4.2 Ultraviolet (UV) Equipment

          $148.00

          1. Table | ULTRAVIOLET EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 4.4.3 Ozone Generation Equipment

          $82.00

          1. Table | OZONE GENERATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET

        6. 4.4.4 Other Disinfection Equipment

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET

        7. 4.4.5 Suppliers

          $82.00

      5. 4.5 Other Water Treatment Equipment

        $371.00

        1. Table | OTHER WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        2. CHART III-5 OTHER WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

        3. 4.5.1 Deionization Equipment

          $95.00

          1. Table | DEIONIZATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 4.5.2 Distillation Equipment

          $82.00

          1. Table | DISTILLATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 4.5.3 All Other Water Treatment Equipment

          $108.00

          1. Table | ALL OTHER WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET

        6. 4.5.4 Suppliers

          $82.00

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $1,867.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $148.00

        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-1 WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

      2. 5.2 Municipal

        $330.00

        1. Table | MUNICIPAL MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT

        2. CHART IV-2 MUNICIPAL WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT MARKET BY TYPE, 2014

        3. 5.2.1 Supply Water

          $97.00

          1. Table | MUNICIPAL SUPPLY WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        4. 5.2.2 Wastewater

          $84.00

          1. Table | MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      3. 5.3 Manufacturing

        $633.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURING WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        2. CHART IV-3 MANUFACTURING MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT, 2014

        3. 5.3.1 Food & Beverages

          $114.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT BY PRODUCT

        4. 5.3.2 Pharmaceuticals

          $113.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICALS MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT BY PRODUCT

        5. 5.3.3 Electronics

          $82.00

          1. Table | ELECTRONICS MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT BY PRODUCT

        6. 5.3.4 Petroleum Refining

          $101.00

          1. Table | PETROLEUM REFINING MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT BY PRODUCT

        7. 5.3.5 Pulp & Paper

          $82.00

          1. Table | PULP & PAPER MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT BY PRODUCT

        8. 5.3.6 Other Manufacturing Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER MANUFACTURING MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT BY PRODUCT

      4. 5.4 Residential & Commercial

        $199.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT BY TYPE, MARKET, &APPLICATION

        2. 5.4.1 Residential

          $82.00

        3. 5.4.2 Commercial

          $82.00

      5. 5.5 Resource Extraction

        $227.00

        1. Table | RESOURCE EXTRACTION MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        2. 5.5.1 Oil & Gas

          $136.00

        3. 5.5.2 Mining

          $82.00

      6. 5.6 Power Generation

        $120.00

        1. Table | POWER GENERATION MARKET FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT BY PRODUCT

      7. 5.7 Other Markets

        $210.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        2. 5.7.1 Agriculture

          $82.00

        3. 5.7.2 Ballast Water

          $82.00

        4. 5.7.3 Aquaculture

          $82.00

        5. 5.7.4 All Other Markets

          $82.00

    6. 6 APPLICATIONS

      $824.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        2. CHART V-1 WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2014

      2. 6.2 Potable Water

        $164.00

        1. Table | POTABLE WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND

        2. 6.2.1 Municipal Water

          $82.00

          1. Table | MUNICIPAL POTABLE WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        3. 6.2.2 Other Potable Water

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER POTABLE WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      3. 6.3 Process Water

        $369.00

        1. Table | PROCESS WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        2. CHART V-2 PROCESS WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2014

        3. 6.3.1 Boiler Water

          $82.00

          1. Table | BOILER WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        4. 6.3.2 Ultrapure Water

          $82.00

          1. Table | ULTRAPURE WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        5. 6.3.3 Cooling Water

          $90.00

          1. Table | COOLING WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        6. 6.3.4 Other Process Water

          $82.00

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

      4. 6.4 Wastewater

        $82.00

        1. Table | WASTEWATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      5. 6.5 Other Applications

        $143.00

        1. Table | OTHER APPLICATIONS FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT

        2. 6.5.1 Swimming Pools & Recreational Water

          $82.00

          1. Table | SWIMMING POOL & RECREATIONAL WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        3. 6.5.2 All Other Water Treatment Applications

          $82.00

          1. Table | ALL OTHER APPLICATIONS FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT BY PRODUCT

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,333.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $102.00

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

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $224.00

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

      3. 7.3 Industry Restructuring

        $105.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Competitive Strategies

        $339.00

        1. 7.4.1 Cooperative Agreements

          $177.00

          1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

        2. 7.4.2 Research & Development

          $97.00

        3. 7.4.3 Technical Services

          $82.00

      5. 7.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $83.00

      6. 7.6 Company Profiles

        $5,333.00

        1. 7.6.1 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $306.00

        2. 7.6.2 BWT AG

          $113.00

        3. 7.6.3 Calgon Carbon Corporation

          $112.00

        4. 7.6.4 Culligan International Company

          $172.00

        5. 7.6.5 Danaher Corporation

          $323.00

        6. 7.6.6 Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company Limited

          $120.00

        7. 7.6.7 Dow Chemical Company

          $187.00

        8. 7.6.8 Ebara Corporation

          $82.00

        9. 7.6.9 Ecolab Incorporated

          $156.00

        10. 7.6.10 Evoqua Water Technologies LLC

          $395.00

        11. 7.6.11 General Electric Company

          $288.00

        12. 7.6.12 Hyflux Limited

          $82.00

        13. 7.6.13 ITT Corporation

          $82.00

        14. 7.6.14 K+S AG

          $82.00

        15. 7.6.15 Kemira Oyj

          $87.00

        16. 7.6.16 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $191.00

        17. 7.6.17 Kurita Water Industries Limited

          $82.00

        18. 7.6.18 Nitto Denko Corporation

          $130.00

        19. 7.6.19 Ovivo Incorporated

          $242.00

        20. 7.6.20 Pall Corporation

          $208.00

        21. 7.6.21 Parker-Hannifin Corporation

          $306.00

        22. 7.6.22 Pentair plc

          $595.00

        23. 7.6.23 Severn Trent plc

          $262.00

        24. 7.6.24 Siemens AG

          $82.00

        25. 7.6.25 SUEZ Environnement Company

          $267.00

        26. 7.6.26 3M Company

          $316.00

        27. 7.6.27 Toray Industries Incorporated

          $159.00

        28. 7.6.28 Toyobo Company Limited

          $82.00

        29. 7.6.29 Veolia Environnement SA

          $249.00

        30. 7.6.30 Xylem Incorporated

          $337.00

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