Globally, demand for water filtration products in the municipal market is expected to rise 5.8% per year to $27.2 billion in 2021. In developing regions, expanding infrastructure, increasing access to treated water supplies and wastewater treatment, and stricter standards for drinking quality will support rigorous gains. More mature markets will exhibit slower growth going forward, with increases promoted by improvements to existing, aging water management systems. These and other trends are presented in Global Water Filtration Equipment Markets, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.
Sand filtration accounts for a major share of water filtration activities, although its extremely low cost means that these products represent a fairly small share of demand in dollar terms. Going forward, conventional filtration demand in the municipal market will be boosted by the continued reliance on these products, despite growing use of more sophisticated membrane separation systems.
Over the past decade, membrane systems have been increasingly used in municipal water filtration activities to meet stricter water treatment standards, which include limits on contaminants in water and reduced dependence on potentially harmful water treatment chemicals. By 2016, membrane systems surpassed conventional filtration in the municipal market in dollar terms. According to analyst Emily Park, “Membrane demand in the municipal market is expected to continue to expand its share of the market through 2021.”
Global Water Filtration Equipment Markets (published 11/2017, 296 pages) is available for $5900 from The Freedonia Group. For further details or to arrange an interview with the analyst, please contact Corinne Gangloff by phone 440.684.9600 or email [email protected].
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