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U.S. Market for Residential Water Treatment Products


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This updated report from SBI presents an in-depth analysis of water treatment solutions available in the United States for residential applications. Descriptions of the various types of water treatment products are provided, along with consumer demographics. Historical and anticipated future sales are presented for the overall market, as well as the following segments:

  • Water Softeners
  • Water Filters
  • Reverse Osmosis Products
  • Disinfectant Products
  • Distillation Products
Background information is discussed to give the reader perspective on the need and demand for residential water treatment. Economic, technological, regulatory, and other factors that promote or inhibit the growth of these types of products are also presented. The report profiles major manufacturers in the market, and discusses distribution channels for residential water treatment products. New product trends and technologies are also explored, including an examination of patents awarded over the prior three years.


  • Executive Summary
    • Water Sources
      • Water Problems
        • Table Common Public Water Supply Problems and Their Potential Health Effects
      • Water Scarcity
      • Water Treatment Methods
        • Table Residential Water Treatment Methods, Effects and Technologies
      • Market Size and Growth
        • Table U.S. Sales of Residential Water Treatment Products, 2000-2008 (in billion $)
        • Table Projected U.S. Sales of Residential Water Treatment Products, 2008-2013 (in billion $)
        • Table Projected U.S. Residential Water Treatment Product Sales by Segment, 2008-2013 (in million $)
      • Trends and Opportunities
      • Summary
  • Water Problems and Treatment Methods
    • Overview
      • The Need for Residential Water Treatment
      • Residential Drinking Water Problems
        • Table Major Water Problems, Health Effects, and Treatment Methods
      • Waterborne Pathogens
      • Radionuclides
      • Disinfectants
      • Disinfection By-Products
      • Inorganic Compounds
      • Synthetic Organic Compounds
      • Volatile Organic Compounds
      • Other Water Problems
    • Water Sources and Regulation
      • The Safe Drinking Water Act
      • Types of Public Water Systems
      • Public Water System Ownership
        • Table Public vs. Private Ownership of U.S. Public Water Systems, by Size, 2000
      • National Primary Drinking Water Regulations
        • Table Waterborne Microorganism Contaminants and Sources, Maximum Contaminant Levels, and Potential Health Effects
      • Sources of Water
      • Freshwater Usage
    • Water Treatment Methods
      • Table Water Treatment Methods
      • Water Softening
        • Table Advantages and Disadvantages of Water Softening Treatment Methods
      • Disinfection
      • Biological Purification
      • Electrodeionization
      • Aeration
      • Types of Residential Water Treatment System Installations
  • Market Size and Growth
    • Residential Water Treatment Market Size
      • Factors Affecting Residential Water Treatment Market
      • Demographics of Residential Water Treatment Product Owners
        • Table Consumer Demographics for Residential Water Treatment Products, 2007 (U.S. households in thousands)
      • Residential Water Treatment Market Projections
        • Table Projected U.S. Retail Sales of Residential Water Treatment Products, 2008-2013 (in billion $)
    • The Water Softener Segment
      • Water Softener Market Size
      • Factors Affecting Water Softener Market
      • Water Softener Products
        • Table Major Water Softener Brands
      • Water Softener Market Projections
        • Table Projected U.S. Retail Sales of Water Softener Products, 2008-2013 (in million $)
    • The Water Filter Segment
      • Walter Filter Market Size
      • Factors Affecting Water Filter Market
      • Water Filter Products
        • Table Major Faucet-Mounted Filter Brands
        • Table Major Countertop Filter Brands
        • Table Major Plumbed-In Filter Brands
        • Table Major Pour-Through Filter Brands
        • Table Major Water Bottle Filtration Brands
        • Table Major Countertop Manual-Fill Filter Brands
        • Table Major Whole-House Filter Brands
      • Water Filter Market Projections
        • Table Projected U.S. Retail Sales of Water Filter Products, 2008-2013 (in million $)
    • The Reverse Osmosis Segment
      • Reverse Osmosis Market Size
      • Factors Affecting Reverse Osmosis Market
        • Table Advantages and Disadvantages of Reverse Osmosis Membranes
      • Reverse Osmosis Products
      • Reverse Osmosis Market Projections
        • Table Projected U.S. Retail Sales of Reverse Osmosis Products, 2008-2013 (in million $)
    • The Disinfectant Segment
      • Disinfectant Market Size
      • Disinfectant Products
        • Table Major Ozone Water Treatment Brands
        • Table Major UV Water Treatment Brands
      • Disinfectant Market Projections
        • Table Projected U.S. Retail Sales of Disinfectant Products, 2008-2013 (in million $)
    • The Distillation Segment
      • Distillation Market Size
      • Distillation Products
        • Table Major Distiller Brands
      • Distillation Market Projections
        • Table Projected U.S. Retail Sales of Distillation Products, 2008-2013 (in million $)
  • Market Trends
    • Market Forces
      • Economic Conditions
      • Global Demand for Water Treatment
      • Environmental Issues
      • Bottled Water
        • Table U.S. Bottled Water Shipments, 1997-2006, (in billion $)
      • Water Supply Infrastructure
      • Emerging Contaminants
        • Table Emerging Contaminants in the U.S. Water Supply
      • Water Availability
  • Product and Industry Trends
    • Patents Awarded
      • Product Trends
      • Industry Activity, Trends, and Awards
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Culligan International Co.
      • Table Culligan International Co.
      • Table Culligan Product Portfolio
      • RainSoft Water Conditioning Co.
        • Table RainSoft Water Conditioning Co.
        • Table RainSoft Product Portfolio
      • EcoWater Systems, LLC
        • Table EcoWater Systems, LLC
        • Table EcoWater Product Portfolio
      • Kinetico, Inc.
        • Table Kinetico, Inc.
        • Table Kinetico Product Portfolio
      • Brita
        • Table Brita
        • Table Brita Product Portfolio
      • Everpure
        • Table Everpure
        • Table Everpure Product Portfolio
      • William R. Hague, Inc. (Hague Quality Water International)
        • Table William R. Hague, Inc. (Hague Quality Water International)
        • Table Hague Product Portfolio
      • Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp.
        • Table Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp.
        • Table Atlantic Ultraviolet Product Portfolio
      • CUNO
        • Table CUNO
        • Table CUNO Product Portfolio
      • GE Water and Process Technologies
        • Table GE Water and Process Technologies
        • Table GE Water and Process Technologies Product Portfolio
    • Appendix

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