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Water's Digital Future

Water's Digital Future

Big data is changing the face of the water industry, and the management of data-driven monitoring and control systems will increasingly infiltrate every part of the water business. Driven by continued water quality regulations and the need to improve process efficiencies and optimise system performance, there has been an increased uptake of monitoring and control systems that are able to detect changes in real-time.

In the future data-feeds and cognitive computing could govern water management and inform every decision in the municipal and industrial sectors. It is critical for every company working in the water space to understand how this reality will impact future operations and opportunities in the water industry.

Water's Digital Future is the first report of its kind that provides a comprehensive guide to the entire monitoring, control and data system market across the full breadth of the water industry.

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PUBLICATION INFORMATION
Icons used in this publication
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Icons representing physical parameters
Icons representing water quality parameters
Icons representing sectors and applications
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
System architecture showing importance of different sensors
Utility spending by sector (networks, water treatment & wastewater treatment)
Industrial spending by sector viii
1. INTRODUCING WATER’S DIGITAL FUTURE
1.1 What is water’s digital future?
Figure 1.1 Big data capabilities: water versus other industrial sectors
1.2 Evolution into the digital
1.2.1 The need for greater efficiency
1.2.2 Cost
1.2.3 Regulation
1.2.4 Institutionalised digitisation
1.2.5 Market fragmentation
1.2.6 Cybersecurity
1.2.7 Internal barriers
1.3 Benefits of digital solutions
1.3.1 Water resources
1.3.2 Drinking water treatment
Figure 1.2 Potential savings due to digital solutions in drinking water treatment
1.3.3 Drinking water distribution
Figure 1.3 Potential savings due to digital solutions in drinking water distribution
1.3.4 Customer service, metering and billing
Figure 1.4 Potential savings due to digital solutions in customer service, metering, and billing
1.3.5 Wastewater collection and drainage
Figure 1.5 Potential savings due to digital solutions in wastewater collection and drainage
1.3.6 Wastewater treatment
Figure 1.6 Potential savings due to digital solutions in wastewater treatment
1.4 Envisioning water’s digital future
2. SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
2.1 Overview
Figure 2.1 The architecture and composition of data-driven control and monitoring systems
2.1.1 Key market players
Figure 2.2 A selection of key smart water and digital solutions providers
Figure 2.3 Selected acquisitions in the control & monitoring space
Figure 2.4 Selected partnerships in the control & monitoring space
2.2 Physical layer
2.2.1 Definition
2.2.2 Developments and innovation
2.2.3 Key drivers and trends
2.2.4 Key market players
Figure 2.5 Major companies with smart solutions
2.3 Sensors/meters
2.3.1 Definition
2.3.1.1 Sensors
Figure 2.6 Water quality and physical parameters and the rationale for measurement
Figure 2.7 Sensor methods and time of testing
2.3.1.2 Meters
2.3.2 Key drivers/trends
2.3.3 Developments/innovation
2.3.4 Key market players
Figure 2.8 Sensor and metering market players
2.4 Automation & control
2.4.1 Definition
Figure 2.9 Typical SCADA system
2.4.2 Key drivers/trends
2.4.3 Developments/innovation
2.4.4 Key market players
Figure 2.10 Automation and control market players
2.5 Data management and analysis
2.5.1 Definition
Figure 2.11 The role of data management and data analysis (traditional & advanced analytics)
2.5.1.1 Data management
Figure 2.12 Data management systems
2.5.1.2 Data analysis
Figure 2.13 Types and functions of data analytics
2.5.2 Developments
2.5.3 Key market players
Figure 2.14 Data management and analysis market players
3. MARKET FORECAST
3.1 Global forecast
Figure 3.1 Global market for control and monitoring solutions for utility and industrial users, 2014-2021
Figure 3.2 Global market for control and monitoring solutions by region, 2014-2021
Figure 3.3 Global market for control and monitoring solutions in industry, 2014-2021
Figure 3.4 Global market for control and monitoring solutions by category, 2014-2021
Figure 3.5 Global market for control and monitoring solutions by application, 2014-2021
Figure 3.6 Global market for control and monitoring solutions by parameter, 2014-2021
3.2 Forecast methodology
3.2.1 Product type
Figure 3.7 Description of product categories
3.2.2 Applications
Figure 3.8 Description of application categories
3.2.3 Parameters
Figure 3.9 Description of parameter categories
4. UTILITY NETWORKS
4.1 Market directions
4.2 Water distribution networks
4.2.1 Key market drivers
4.2.2 Control and monitoring snapshot
4.2.2.1 Leakage detection
Figure 4.1 Types of leaks
Figure 4.2 Key parameters monitored for leakage detection in drinking water networks
4.2.2.2 Leakage prevention
Figure 4.3 Key parameters monitored for leakage prevention in drinking water networks
4.2.2.3 Smart water quality management
Figure 4.4 Key parameters monitored for water quality management in drinking water networks
4.2.2.4 Smart network optimisation
4.2.3 Unmet needs and future developments
4.2.3.1 Physical layer
4.2.3.2 Sensors
4.2.3.3 Communication
4.2.3.4 Data management and analysis
4.3 Wastewater networks
4.3.1 Overview
4.3.1.1 Key market drivers
4.3.2 Control and monitoring snapshot
Figure 4.5 Wastewater network infrastructure
Figure 4.6 Combined sewer overflows
4.3.2.1 Sewers and pipelines
Condition assessments
Combined sewer overflow (CSO) / stormwater sewer overflow (SSO)
Wastewater quality monitoring
Wastewater network flow meters
Household wastewater flow meters
4.3.2.2 Pumping stations
4.3.2.3 Detention tanks, gates and weirs
4.3.3 Unmet needs and future developments
4.3.3.1 Instrumentation
4.3.3.2 Monitoring and data analytics
4.3.3.3 Future directions
4.4 Metering and customer services
4.4.1 Control and monitoring snapshot
4.4.1.1 Automated meter reading (AMR)
4.4.1.2 Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)
4.4.1.3 Uptake of AMR and AMI
4.4.2 Unmet needs and future developments
4.5 Market dynamics
4.5.1 Procurement
4.5.2 Key market players
4.6 Regional trends
4.6.1 Market forecast
Figure 4.7 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by region, 2014–2021
Figure 4.8 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by category, 2014–2021
Figure 4.9 Networks: Spending on sensors, meters and laboratory equipment by parameter, 2014–2021
5. UTILITY TREATMENT PLANTS
5.1 Market directions
5.2 Water at the source
5.2.1 Key market drivers
5.2.2 Monitoring and control snapshot
Figure 5.1 Commonly monitored parameters in water source management
5.2.3 Unmet needs and future developments
5.3 Drinking water treatment plants
5.3.1 Key market drivers
Figure 5.2 Example of savings from the Coliminder controlled disinfection technique
5.3.2 Monitoring and control snapshot
Figure 5.3 General drinking water treatment train
Figure 5.4 Commonly monitored parameters in drinking water treatment plants
5.3.3 Unmet needs and future developments
5.3.4 Market forecast
Figure 5.5 Water treatment: Spending on control and monitoring solutions by region, 2014–2021
Figure 5.6 Water treatment: Spending on control and monitoring solutions by category, 2014–2021
Figure 5.7 Water treatment: Spending on sensors, meters & lab equipment by parameter, 2014–2021
5.4 Wastewater treatment plants
5.4.1 Overview
5.4.1.1 Key market drivers
5.4.2 Control and monitoring snapshot
5.4.2.1 Instrumentation
Figure 5.8 Instrumentation at advanced WWTPs
Collection system
Aeration basin
Nutrient removal
Secondary clarifier
Sludge treatment
Final effluent discharge
Figure 5.9 Overview of parameters measured at a WWTP
5.4.2.2 Control and automation
Data generation and flow
5.4.2.3 Data analytics
Figure 5.10 An example of a sensor reliability report
5.4.3 Unmet needs and future developments
5.5 Market dynamics
5.5.1 Procurement
5.5.2 Key market players
5.6 Market forecast
Figure 5.11 WW: Spending on control and monitoring solutions by region, 2014–2021
Figure 5.12 WW: Spending on control & monitoring solutions by category, 2014–2021
Figure 5.13 WW treatment: Spending on sensors, meters & lab equipment by parameter, 2014–2021
6. UPSTREAM OIL & GAS
6.1 Market directions
6.2 Overview
6.2.1 Key market drivers
6.3 Monitoring and control snapshot
Figure 6.1 Key applications within the O&G industry and the parameters measured
6.3.1 Produced water treatment and management
Figure 6.2 Key parameters for produced water treatment and separation
Figure 6.3 Example of a three-phase separator and the main parameters to monitor
6.3.1.1 Produced water management: Re-injection
Figure 6.4 Key parameters monitored for produced water reinjection
6.3.1.2 Produced water management: Disposal
Figure 6.5 Key parameters to monitor in produced water disposal
Overboard discharge
Disposal wells
6.3.2 Unconventional oil and gas
6.3.2.1 Hydraulic fracturing: Shale gas/tight oil
Figure 6.6 The hydraulic fracturing process, with parameters to monitor
6.3.2.2 Steam assisted gravity drainage: Heavy oil/bitumen
Figure 6.7 The steam assisted gravity drainage process, with parameters to monitor
Figure 6.8 Key parameters monitored in steam assisted gravity drainage
6.4 Unmet needs and future developments
6.4.1 Instrumentation
6.4.2 Enhanced connectivity
6.4.3 Data analytics
Figure 6.9 Key application areas for advanced data analytics for upstream O&G
6.4.4 Sub-sea operations
6.5 Market dynamics
6.5.1 Procurement
Figure 6.10 The supply chain for water control and monitoring systems in the upstream O&G sector
6.5.2 Key market players
Figure 6.11 Key instrumentation providers and systems integrators for the upstream oil & gas industry
6.6 Market forecast
6.6.1 Region
Figure 6.12 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by region, 2014–2021
6.6.2 Category
Figure 6.13 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by category, 2014–2021
6.6.3 Application
Figure 6.14 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by application, 2014–2021
6.6.4 Parameter
Figure 6.15 Spending on sensors and laboratory equipment by parameter, 2014–2021
Figure 6.16 Key parameters and forecast categories for the upstream oil & gas industry
7. REFINING & PETROCHEMICALS
7.1 Market directions
7.2 Overview
7.2.1 Key market drivers
7.3 Monitoring and control snapshot
Figure 7.1 Main water applications and key parameters to control and monitor
7.3.1 Process water
7.3.1.1 Desalting
Figure 7.2 Key parameters to monitor in desalting
Figure 7.3 pH monitoring and control in the desalting process
7.3.1.2 Boiler water
Figure 7.4 Key parameters to measure in refinery boiler feedwater
Figure 7.5 Conductivity and pH measurement in boiler systems for the refining industry
7.3.1.3 Cooling water
Figure 7.6 Key parameters to monitor in refinery cooling water
7.3.2 Wastewater treatment
Figure 7.7 Key parameters monitored in refinery wastewater
Figure 7.8 Contaminant specification for reuse water
7.4 Unmet needs and future developments
7.4.1 Instrumentation
7.4.2 Exchangeability and advanced processing
7.4.3 Big data and advanced data analytics
Figure 7.9 The key application areas for advanced data analytics for refining & petrochemicals
7.5 Market dynamics
7.5.1 Procurement
Figure 7.10 Procurement process for the water control and monitoring system
7.5.2 Key market players
Figure 7.11 Key instrumentation providers and systems integrators
7.6 Market forecast
7.6.1 Region
Figure 7.12 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by region, 2014–2021
7.6.2 Category
Figure 7.13 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by category, 2014–2021
7.6.3 Application
Figure 7.14 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by application, 2014–2021
7.6.4 Parameter
Figure 7.15 Spending on sensors and laboratory equipment by parameter, 2014–2021
Figure 7.16 Key parameters and forecast categories for the refining & petrochemicals industry
8. POWER
8.1 Market directions
8.2 Overview
8.2.1 Key market drivers
8.3 Monitoring and control snapshot
Figure 8.1 Water systems of a thermal power plant
8.3.1 Process water
8.3.1.1 Makeup water treatment plant
Figure 8.2 Typical parameters and locations for monitoring of demineralisation plants
8.3.1.2 Condensate polishing
8.3.2 Steam-water circuit
Figure 8.3 Typical parameters and locations for monitoring of the steam-water circuit*
8.3.3 Cooling water
Figure 8.4 Typical parameters monitored in cooling towers by control target
8.3.4 Wastewater
Figure 8.5 Typical parameters monitored in wastewater discharge
8.4 Unmet needs and future developments
8.5 Market dynamics
8.5.1 Procurement
8.5.2 Key market players
Figure 8.6 Key instrumentation providers and systems integrators for the power industry
8.6 Market forecast
8.6.1 Region
Figure 8.7 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by region, 2014–2021
8.6.2 Category
Figure 8.8 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by category, 2014–2021
8.6.3 Application
Figure 8.9 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by application, 2014–2021
8.6.4 Parameter
Figure 8.10 Spending on sensors and laboratory equipment by parameter, 2014–2021
Figure 8.11 Key parameters and forecast categories for the power industry
9. MINING
9.1 Market directions
9.2 Overview
9.2.1 Key drivers
9.3 Monitoring and control snapshot
Figure 9.1 Parameters measured for water quality and quantity at a mine site
9.3.1 Process water
Figure 9.2 Key parameters measured for process water
9.3.2 Industrial process monitoring
9.3.3 Wastewater
Figure 9.3 Key parameters measured for wastewater
9.4 Unmet needs and future developments
9.5 Procurement
9.6 Key players
Figure 9.4 Key instrumentation providers and systems integrators for the mining industry
9.7 Market forecast
9.7.1 Region
Figure 9.5 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by region, 2014–2021
9.7.2 Category
Figure 9.6 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by category, 2014–2021
9.7.3 Application
Figure 9.7 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by application, 2014–2021
9.7.4 Parameter
Figure 9.8 Spending on sensors and laboratory equipment by parameter, 2014–2021
Figure 9.9 Key parameters and forecast categories for the mining industry
10. FOOD & BEVERAGE
10.1 Market directions
10.2 Overview
10.2.1 Key market drivers
10.3 Monitoring and control snapshot
Figure 10.1 Main parameters measured in a food & beverage plant
Figure 10.2 An example of a typical pretreatment process
10.3.1 Clean-in-place
Figure 10.3 Main parameters measured for clean-in-place applications
Figure 10.4 An example of a CIP control and monitoring system with wireless sensor transmission
10.3.2 Brewing
Figure 10.5 Main parameters measured in brewing
Figure 10.6 Monitoring and control of the brewing process
10.3.3 Bottled water and soft drinks
Figure 10.7 Mineral water and spring water control and monitoring parameters
Figure 10.8 Main parameters for the control and monitoring of bottled water
Figure 10.9 Main parameters for the control and monitoring of soft drinks
10.3.4 Food
Figure 10.10 Main parameters for the control and monitoring of the dairy industry
10.3.5 Utility water
10.3.5.1 Boiler water
Figure 10.11 Monitoring and control of a plant steam generator
10.3.5.2 Cooling water
10.3.6 Wastewater treatment
Figure 10.12 Main parameters measured in food & beverage wastewater
Figure 10.13 Example of wastewater treatment plant monitoring in food & beverage
10.4 Unmet needs and future developments
10.5 Market dynamics
10.5.1 Procurement
10.5.2 Key market players
Figure 10.14 Key instrumentation providers and systems integrators for the food & beverage industry
10.6 Market forecast
10.6.1 Region
Figure 10.15 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by region, 2014–2021
10.6.2 Category
Figure 10.16 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by category, 2014–2021
10.6.3 Application
Figure 10.17 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by application, 2014–2021
10.6.4 Parameter
Figure 10.18 Spending on sensors and laboratory equipment by parameter, 2014-2021
Figure 10.19 Key parameters and forecast categories for the food & beverage industry
11. PULP & PAPER
11.1 Market directions
11.2 Overview
11.2.1 Key market drivers
11.3 Monitoring and control snapshot
11.3.1 Process water
Figure 11.1 Fresh water intake and deionisation monitoring and control
11.3.2 In-process water
Figure 11.2 Key parameters measured during industrial processing
11.3.3 Utility water
11.3.3.1 Boiler water
11.3.3.2 Cooling systems
Figure 11.3 Typical parameters monitored in cooling towers by control target
11.3.4 Wastewater
11.4 Unmet needs and future developments
11.5 Market dynamics
11.5.1 Procurement
11.5.2 Key market players
Figure 11.4 Key instrumentation providers and systems integrators for the pulp & paper industry
11.6 Market forecast
11.6.1 Region
Figure 11.5 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by region, 2014–2021
11.6.2 Category
Figure 11.6 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by category, 2014–2021
11.6.3 Application
Figure 11.7 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by application, 2014–2021
11.6.4 Parameter
Figure 11.8 Spending on sensors and laboratory equipment by parameter, 2014–2021
Figure 11.9 Key parameters and forecast categories for the pulp & paper industry
12. PHARMACEUTICALS
12.1 Market directions
12.2 Overview
12.2.1 Key market drivers
12.3 Monitoring and control snapshot
Figure 12.1 Water control and monitoring applications in biopharmaceutical manufacturing
Figure 12.2 Water control and monitoring applications in chemical pharmaceutical manufacturing
12.3.1 Pharmaceutical grade water
Figure 12.3 Purified water quality standards from USP, Ph. Eur. and JP pharmacopoeias
Figure 12.4 WFI quality standards from USP, Ph. Eur., and JP pharmacopoeias
Figure 12.5 Key parameters measured in pharmaceutical grade water
12.3.2 Wastewater
Figure 12.6 Key parameters measured in pharmaceutical wastewater
12.3.3 Pharmaceutical manufacturing processes
12.4 Unmet needs and future developments
12.4.1 Adoption of online instrumentation
12.4.1.1 TOC and conductivity
12.4.1.2 Rapid microbial testing
12.4.1.3 Rouge monitoring
12.4.2 Greater automation
12.4.3 Data analysis and advanced analytics
12.5 Market dynamics
12.5.1 Procurement
12.5.2 Key market players
Figure 12.7 Main market players active in ultrapure water and wastewater treatment applications
12.6 Market forecast
12.6.1 Region
Figure 12.8 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by region, 2014–2021
12.6.2 Category
Figure 12.9 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by category, 2014–2021
12.6.3 Application
Figure 12.10 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by application, 2014–2021
12.6.4 Parameter
Figure 12.11 Spending on sensors and laboratory equipment by parameter, 2014-2021
Figure 12.12 Key parameters and forecast categories for the pharmaceuticals industry
13. MICROELECTRONICS
13.1 Market directions
13.2 Overview
13.2.1 Key market drivers
13.3 Monitoring and control snapshot
Figure 13.1 Water distribution system of a wafer fab and the parameters monitored
13.3.1 Ultrapure water treatment
Figure 13.2 Key parameters to monitor in ultrapure water treatment
13.3.2 Wastewater treatment and reuse
Figure 13.3 Key parameters to monitor in wastewater
13.4 Unmet needs and future developments
13.4.1 Instrumentation
13.4.2 Control and automation
13.4.3 Big data and advanced analytics
13.5 Market dynamics
13.5.1 Procurement
13.5.2 Key market players
Figure 13.4 Key instrumentation providers and system integrators for the microelectronics industry
13.6 Market forecast
13.6.1 Region
Figure 13.5 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by region, 2014–2021
13.6.2 Category
Figure 13.6 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by category, 2014–2021
13.6.3 Application
Figure 13.7 Spending on control and monitoring solutions by application, 2014–2021
13.6.4 Parameter
Figure 13.8 Spending on sensors and laboratory equipment by parameter, 2014-2021
Figure 13.9 Key parameters and forecast categories for the microelectronics industry
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