The global water treatment additives market generated a revenue of $29,483m in the year 2017 and expected to grow with a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period. The demand for water treatment additives is increasing rapidly due to increase in population, water scarcity and industrialization. In 2017, water industry which includes only drinking water treatment is valued at $6902.6m and will grow at a CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period. However, the usage of these additives and their impact on the environment is regulated by several authorities such as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Centre for Disease Control and Protection (CDC).
What are Water treatment additives?
Water is essential for life. Hence it is important to treat water before its use. Water treatment is a process of removing contaminants such as suspended solids, microorganisms and hazardous chemicals. A large number of chemical treatment products and specialty additives are used successfully around the world in many of the commercial, municipal and industrial process environments where they help to improve productivity and optimize the treatment method.
The scientifically formulated water additives include wastewater and effluent treatment chemicals, high performance industrial chemicals, reverse osmosis membrane products, eco-friendly biological formulations, advanced polymers and much more.
This report incorporates an in-depth assessment of Water treatment Additives market by type of water treatment, type of adhesives, by applications and geography.
What are the major applications of Water treatment additives?
Water treatment additives are widely used in various industries such as water, chemicals, food, paper, power, oil and gas. These additives improve the quality of water and makes it available for a specific use. For instance, the use of disinfectants kills all the microorganisms in water and hence prevents the wide spread of water borne diseases. The treated water can be used for drinking, industrial purpose, irrigation, water recreation and so on. The different types of additives used are scale inhibitors, corrosion inhibitors, organic polymers, disinfectants, coagulants, pH conditioners and many others which help in neutralization and treatment of waste water.