Water treatment has seen steady growth over the past decade due to increased product selection and availability, a growing population, increased pollution of the air and fresh water supplies, and substantial new home and building construction. While the rate of growth has abated considerably as a result of a global recession which began in 2008, the world’s population continues to grow and problems continue with water pollution. As such, the market for products that can make the water we drink safer continues to grow as well. While there are hundreds of different products, there are only a handful of water treatment technologies. Water Treatment Technologies and Products Markets, 2006-2015 discusses the market for these technologies and their product applications, 2006 - 2015.
Demand for water treatment products is growing worldwide but the greatest growth is likely to occur in less developed countries. Developed countries and regions, such as the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, already have established water delivery systems that are safe and widespread as well as a mature market for water treatment products. While there is still room for growth in the developed countries (only 6% of homes in the United States have a water softener or water conditioner) the most robust growth can be expected in developing countries with increasingly prosperous populations and limited safe water delivery infrastructures.
This SBI Bulletin specifies water treatment technologies and product applications markets in residential and industrial settings for the period 2006 – 2015. Water treatment market size and water treatment product markets are presented on global, regional and national scale.