Market Overview

Water Disinfection Equipment: Global Market Analysis by Type, End-User and Region - Forecast to 2021 -


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Water Disinfection Equipment by Type, Market and Region"
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This industry study presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, and
2016) and forecasts (2021) by product (chemical generation, UV, ozone
generation, and other), end-user (municipal, commercial and residential,
manufacturing, and other), and region.

The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis on
industry participants, including:

  • BWT
  • Danaher
  • Evoqua Water Technologies
  • Industrie De Nora
  • ProMinent
  • Solenis
  • SUEZ
  • Xylem

Regulatory Environment: Key Driver of Water Disinfection
Equipment Demand

Global demand for water disinfection equipment is expected to grow at a
robust pace through 2021, supported by regulations regarding water
access, environmental damage, and water quality.

In developing regions, greater investment in the expansion or
improvement of water treatment infrastructure -for both potable
water and wastewater-
will drive gains. Burgeoning manufacturing
markets will also provide some growth opportunities.

In industrialized areas, regulations regarding disinfection byproducts
and wastewater effluent quality will promote the use of nonchemical
disinfection equipment over chemical disinfectants whenever possible.

UV Equipment Expected to See Especially Strong Growth

UV equipment is projected to show the strongest gains going forward. Its
use will be supported by continued efforts to reduce chemical
disinfectant use.

In potable water treatment, while it cannot completely replace chemical
disinfectants that are required for a residual disinfection effect, UV
can be used to substantially reduce the amounts of chemicals needed.

In manufacturing and other industrial processes, the presence of
chemical disinfectants could be considered a contaminant, and UV can
replace chemicals in these applications.

UV may also be a better option than ozone generation equipment in many
circumstances, as ozone is an unstable gas that degrades quickly and may
not fully disinfect a supply of water. Additionally, UV equipment has
steadily become more energy-efficient and affordable.

Municipal Market Will Drive Global Gains

Significant parts of populations in developing regions still lack
consistent access to adequately treated water, and an even greater share
lacks access to proper wastewater management systems. Efforts to improve
access rates -particularly in rural areas- will support
opportunities for growth in water disinfection equipment demand.

In developed areas where access to municipal water treatment facilities
is close to 100%, many areas are still served by aging or inadequate
facilities. This is particularly true in parts of Europe, where efforts
are underway to modernize and upgrade existing facilities.

Wastewater Treatment Increasing in Importance

Wastewater treatment will become an increasingly significant priority
going forward. In some developing areas such as India, municipal
wastewater regulations have been nearly nonexistent, contributing to
significant pollution and public health issues that governments are
rushing to address.

In areas with significant wastewater management capabilities, the use of
disinfection chemicals in water being discharged to the environment is
coming under increased scrutiny, providing opportunities for UV and
ozone generation systems.

Rising levels wastewater recycling and reuse also support the use of
nonchemical disinfection systems to prevent contamination of the water
supply being reused.

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