Water treatment is defined as the process employed for eliminating contaminants present in water, which is achieved through a number of techniques. Water treatment chemicals consists of one such technique, wherein contaminated or waste-water is treated with chemicals to make it safe for human consumption and useful in other applications as well where clean water is a necessity.
The higher incidence of water-borne epidemics has urged the need to pump up the safety measures and undergo stringent procedures to avail purified water, this has led to the usage of water treatment chemicals for the purification of drinking water. Water is used in various industries, especially in emerging economies where several industries are set up. The required standard for water quality has made it necessary for better purification methods. However, water purification equipment alone is not enough to achieve this standard, hence; the usage of water treatment chemicals becomes indispensable to meet the desired standards of purified water.
In recent times, stringent environmental norms were set up to remove and treat water pollutants before they release into the environment. The municipal corporations have been adopting water treatment facilities to clean and recycle water before supplying for drinking and sanitation purposes.
The South America Water treatment chemicals market is segmented by product (Biocides & disinfectants, coagulants & flocculants, corrosion & scale inhibitors, defoamers & defoaming agents, pH adjusters and softeners and other chemicals), by their application (commercial & institutional, electric power generation, energy, manufacturing, mining & mineral processing, municipal and other applications) and by their geography (Brazil, Argentina and other countries). The prime players cashing in, in this market are Accepta, BASF SE, Chemtreat, Organo Corp., PQ Corp. and Wex technologies.
The augmented standards of water quality in industrial applications and the stringent environmental laws on water treatment and waste-water management pose to be the drivers of this market.
There is a strong requirement for the availability of alternate water treatment technologies in the market. Additionally, there is also a need to find eco-friendly solutions for water treatment that can balance and treat the chemical as well as the naturally occurring water pollution differently.
Key Deliverables in the Study?
Identification of key drivers and restraints of the market
Assessment and competition analysis
Identification market scenarios, opportunities and key companies
Extensively researched major companies profiles along with their strategic initiatives and market shares
Identification & analysis of the macro and micro factors affecting this market
Identification of Key market players with their strategic interests and key financial information
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Report Outline
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Overview
3.1 Current Market Scenario
3.2 Factors Driving the Water Treatment Chemicals Market
3.2.1 Demand for Fresh Water on the Rise
3.2.2 Power and Industrial Applications Propel Market for Water Treatment Chemicals
3.2.3 Conformance to Stringent Environmental Regulations
3.3 Restraints for the Water Treatment Chemicals Market
3.4 Opportunities for the Water Treatment Chemicals Market
3.5 Porters Five Forces
3.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.5.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.5.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.6 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4. Types of Water Treatment Technologies
4.1 Physical/Chemical Treatment
4.2 Biological Treatment
4.3 Mechanical Equipment
4.4 Membrane Filtration Including Reverse Osmosis
4.5 Natural Treatment Systems, Including Wetlands
4.6 Solids/Residuals Management
4.7 Thermal Systems and Energy Conservation
4.8 Effluent Recycling and Integrated Water Cycle Management
5. Market Segmentation
5.1 By Product
5.1.1 Biocides & Disinfectants
5.1.2 Coagulants & Flocculants
5.1.3 Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors
5.1.4 Defoamers & Defoaming Agents
5.1.5 pH Adjusters & Softeners
5.1.6 Other Chemicals
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Commercial & Institutional
5.2.2 Electric Power Generation
5.2.5 Mining & Mineral Processing
5.2.7 Other Applications
6. South American Market Analysis
6.3 Rest of South America
7. Policies and Regulations
8. Competitor Analysis
8.1 Market Shares of Leading Global Players
8.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Global Players
9. Company Profiles
9.2 Akzo Nobel NV
9.3 Albemarle Corp.
9.4 Arch Chemicals Inc.
9.5 Ashland Water Technologies
9.6 BASF Se
9.7 Buckman Laboratories
9.8 BWA Water Additives
9.9 Chemtreat Inc.
9.10 Chemtura Corp.
9.11 Dow Water & Process Solutions
9.12 Ecolab Inc.
9.13 E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co.
9.14 General Chemical Performance Products LLC
9.15 GE Water & Process Technologies
9.16 Israel Chemicals
9.17 Kemira Oyj
9.18 Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
9.19 Nalco Co.
9.20 Norit NV
9.21 Occidental Chemical Corp.
9.22 Olin Corp.
9.23 Organo Corp.
9.24 PQ Corp.
9.25 Qemi International Inc.
9.26 Siemens Water Technologies Corp.
9.27 SNF Floerger Zac
9.28 Solvay SA
9.29 Wex Technologies Pvt. Ltd.