Growth in the US water treatment equipment market will total 5.2% annually through 2019, reaching $15.0 billion. Gains will be driven by increasing standards governing the purity of water in nearly all markets and applications. Not only is water treatment important on intake, but the standards for effluent water are rising with concern for the environment, and increasingly outgoing water is recycled and treated for reuse.
This report segments the water treatment equipment industry by products, markets, and applications. Data is provided in million US dollars.
Major water treatment products include:
Conventional Filtration will remain the largest of these through 2019, accounting for 49% of the market. The fastest growth will be seen in Disinfection Equipment, driven by increasing standards in supply water and in many manufacturing applications.
Major water treatment equipment markets include:
Residential & Commercial
Municipal was the leading outlet in 2014, accounting for 52% of demand. The most rapid gains through 2019 are forecast for the Resource Extraction market, fueled by increasing hydraulic fracturing activities as well as moderate growth in mine production.
Among the key applications for water treatment equipment are:
Wastewater was the largest in 2014, having overtaken Potable Water since 2009. Going forward, Process Water will see the strongest advances, benefiting from increasing standards for the quality of the water going myriad processes, like power generation, manufacturing, and heating and cooling.
The US market for water treatment equipment is diverse, ranging from small companies that offer only one or two types of specialized equipment to very large companies that market water treatment equipment as part of a broader range of products and services. Major water treatment equipment suppliers include Culligan International, Danaher, Dow Chemical, Ecolab, Evoqua Water Technologies, General Electric, Koch Industries, Pall, Pentair, 3M, and Veolia Environment.