Lack of Freshwater Resources
Demand for fresh water is rising worldwide; according to the United Nations World Water Development Report 2015, the world will experience a 40% deficit in water supply by 2030. The global demand for “blue” water, excluding water demand in rain-fed agriculture, will increase by 55% from 2000 to 2050. Due to the adverse geographical and climatic conditions, it has been observed that water reserves are declining worldwide. Moreover, the demand for fresh water is increasing owing to the increasing population and globalization effects.
The demand for water in South America is growing at a fast pace, owing to increasing population, higher standards of living, and accelerated growth in emerging economies. In addition, as the demand for water treatment results in an increased quantity of waste, technologies and smart water grid legislatures have been developed to process waste (including concentrated industrial wastewater, brine from desalination and sludge from municipal treatment plants) more as a resource, with an associated research focus on resource recovery. These factors in turn will boost the market in the region.
The rising demand for fresh water will augment the membrane water treatment market predominantly in municipal and industrial water treatment facilities. Membrane bio-reactor, reverse osmosis, micro, ultra, and nano filtration are the widely accepted membrane technologies globally, for purifying water. Therefore, rising demand for fresh water will drive the market during the forecast period.
Demand for wastewater treatment in South America can mainly be attributed to the coal, steel, and iron industries, which require fresh water for their daily activities. Reverse osmosis technology in Chile is expected to increase, due to the growing government regulations and rising fresh water prices.
There has been a growing demand for reverse osmosis technology in South America due to the rising government regulations. South American countries have enacted regulations on water use and water discharge to improve the region’s precious water resource. Recently, the government has tightened the rules for coal and chemical plants to adapt zero-liquid discharge (ZLD). These regulations are forcing industrial plants to implement the reverse osmosis technology, which can purify up to 90% of the wastewater produced.
Chile to Lead The Market
Chile has witnessed tremendous growth in wastewater treatment, which is expected to grow at significant rates. Chile treats most of its urban sewage and stands top among other South American countries. Among the other countries, there is substantial progress in Brazil and Uruguay in treating the sewage water. With the growing awareness in the developing countries, the market for membrane wastewater treatment is expected to grow during the forecast period.
Major players: AECOM, AQUATECH, DOW WATER & PROCESS SOLUTIONS, MEMBRANE GROUP, amongst others.
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Scope of the Report
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Regulatory Policies Analysis
3.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.3.5 Degree of Competition
3.4 Raw Material Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Rising Demand for Low Pressure Membrane
4.1.2 Lack of Freshwater Resources
4.1.3 Stringent Government Emission Laws
4.2.1 Lack of Awareness
4.2.2 High Cost of Technology
4.3.1 Huge Investments on R&D
4.3.2 Newer Applications
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Technology
5.1.2 Ultrafiltration (UF)
5.1.4 Reverse Osmosis
5.2 By Application
5.2.4 Food and Beverage
6. Regional Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)
6.1 South America
6.1.7 Rest of South America
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, and Recent Developments)
8.4 Black & Veatch
8.6 Degrémont Industry
8.7 Dow Water & Process
8.8 Evoqua Water Techno
8.9 GE Water & Process Technologies
8.10 IDE Technologies
8.11 Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
8.12 Louis Berger
8.13 Mott Macdonald
8.17 Remondis Aqua
8.19 Suez Environnement
8.20 Tetra Tech Inc.
8.21 Veolia Water Technologies
8.23 Alfa Laval
8.24 BASF SE
8.27 Mak Water
*list not exhaustive
**Subject to Availability on Public Domain
- Black & Veatch
- Degrémont Industry
- Dow Water & Process
- Evoqua Water Techno
- GE Water & Process Technologies
- IDE Technologies
- Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
- Louis Berger
- Mott Macdonald
- Remondis Aqua
- Suez Environnement
- Tetra Tech Inc.
- Veolia Water Technologies
- Alfa Laval
- BASF SE
- Mak Water