Global Membrane Water Treatment Chemicals Market - Segmentation by Technology, Chemical, End-user Industry, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)
The membrane water treatment chemicals market is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period, 2018 - 2023. The major factors promoting the demand for membrane water treatment chemicals market is the increasing demand for freshwater in countries with scant water resources which are trying to harness freshwater from saline water. The municipal and manufacturing sectors have also increased their demand for water treatment chemicals. The use of membranes in desalination plants has driven the membrane water treatment chemicals market significantly.
Growing Popularity of Zero Liquid Blowdown
In boiler water towers, more than 80% - 85% of the water is turned into steam. However, the water that is allowed to evaporate is not completely clean and contains various salts, dissolved solids, and microbes, which in turn, makes the water toxic. The water disposed to control the dissolved solids and other particles is called ‘blowdown’. Most industries leave this toxic blowdown into the environment, citing expensive treatment processes as the reason for their action. Various countries, especially the developed nations, are implementing stringent environmental regulations to maintain the ecological balance. Water treatment chemicals that greatly minimize blowdown are gaining popularity due to environment-related concerns. The current regulations demand the adoption of zero liquid blowdown. Water treatment chemicals need to be injected into the boiling liquid streams frequently to achieve zero liquid blowdown. This greatly raises the usage of water treatment chemicals in boilers to maintain desirable conditions and efficiency.
Food & Beverage Industry is the Fastest Growing Segment
It is essential for the food & beverage industry to maintain hygiene standards that are set by the concerned federal agencies at all times so that the products are suitable for consumption. To ensure prevention of problems due to corrosion, fouling, and scaling chemical treatments are regularly used on boiler water. Volatile corrosion inhibitors, anti-scalants, and cleaning chemicals are added inside the treatment system so that with the water the chemical is carried over into the pipes for protection against corrosion, scaling, fouling, etc. The quality of the water being used in the plant is critical, and hence, chemical treatments are performed to ensure adherence to set health standards.
Asia-Pacific to Lead the Market
The Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow significantly during the forecast period with developing nations, such as China and India, adopting strict environmental regulations. Owing to the water scarcity and the rising environment-related concerns, China adopted the zero liquid discharge (ZLD) technology to reduce the increased toxic gas and particulate emissions. Following China, India is the second country in Asia that has successfully implemented the ZLD in the industrial plants, power industries, and refineries, thereby, driving the market growth.
Notable Developments in Market
September 2017: Avista Technologies to re-evaluate plant systems to optimize membrane performance.
March 2017: Suez to buy GE water treatment unit.
Major Players: Kurita Water Industries Ltd, Ecolab Inc., Kemira Oyj, Suez, and Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies, among others.
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