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Desalination System Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

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  • 150 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4515617
The market for desalination systems is expected to register a CAGR of around 10% during the forecast period 2022-2027. The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted the operating activities of several industries, including power and petrochemical industries. The implementation of stringent lockdown measures, partial or complete, led to a halt of industrial operations, which affected the desalination systems market negatively.
  • One of the key driving factors for the market is increasing demand from the Middle-East and North Africa. However, membrane fouling, which occurs due to continuous usage of membranes and decreases the efficiency of the desalination process, is likely to hinder the market growth.
  • Lack of water infrastructure in North African countries is also expected to boost the demand for market growth.
  • Potential integration of desalination with renewable energy is expected to provide the market with growth opportunities in the future.
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period.

Key Market Trends

Municipal Application to Dominate the Market

  • Municipal applications accounted for the major share of the desalination system market globally.
  • The global population is predicted to reach 11.2 billion people by 2100. While population levels are expected to increase at the fastest rate in emerging regions, water shortages will also be felt in industrialized countries - including developed countries such as the US, Canada, and the UK.
  • According to the International Water Association, freshwater produced from seawater desalination currently meets about 1% of global requirements. Thus, companies like Veolia support municipalities and industries throughout the world for the implementation of appropriate desalination strategies.
  • The company constructed the Qidfa desalination plant in Fujairah, UAE, which produces 590,000 m3/day of desalinated water for municipal applications. As of 2021, Veolia had a total treatment capacity of approximately 13 million m3/day at more than 2,300 sites in 108 countries across the world.
  • Owing to the abovementioned factors, the municipal application is likely to dominate the market over the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific Expected to Witness the Highest Growth Rate

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the fastest-growing market for desalination systems. The growing population and rapid urbanization have increased the demand for desalination systems in the region.
  • Countries like China and India have witnessed high demand for desalination systems, owing to the increasing water demand from the agricultural and industrial sectors. This, in turn, is expected to drive the market for desalination systems in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • India is witnessing a dire water shortage, especially drinking water, as present surface and groundwater sources are becoming increasingly stressed. The water consumption rate in the country is increasing continuously every year. The overall demand for water in 2025 and 2050 is expected to reach 843 BCM and 1,180 BCM, respectively.
  • According to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China has constructed 123 seawater desalination projects with a desalination capacity exceeding 1.6 million cubic meters per day.
  • China's government has decided to invest in new desalination plants over the 2021-2025 period and raise capacity to 2.9 million ton a day in a bid to boost water supply. Seawater desalination in coastal cities will increase by more than 1.05 million ton per day by 2025, while the island areas will see an increase of more than 200,000 ton per day. Thus, the construction of new desalination plants is likely to boost the market in China.
  • Hence, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The desalination system market is highly fragmented, as the market share is divided among several companies. Some of the key players in the market include Veolia, Doosan Heavy Industries, Aquatech International LLC, Fisia Italimpianti SpA, and IDE Technologies Limited, among others.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Demand from Middle-East and North Africa
4.1.2 Growing Demand for Industrial Wastewater Treatment at a Global Level
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 RO Membrane Fouling
4.2.2 Environmental Repercussions of Desalination
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
5.1 Technology of Separation
5.1.1 Thermal Technology Multi-stage Flash Distillation (MSF) Multi-effect Distillation (MED) Vapor Compression Distillation
5.1.2 Membrane Technology Electrodialysis (ED) Electrodialysis Reversal (EDR) Reverse Osmosis (RO) Other Membrane Technologies (Nanofiltration, Ultrafiltration, Microfiltration)
5.2 Application
5.2.1 Municipal
5.2.2 Industrial
5.2.3 Other Applications (Leather, Defense)
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.2 North America US Canada Mexico
5.3.3 Europe Germany UK France Italy Rest of Europe
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa UAE Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share**/Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Abengoa
6.4.3 Aquatech International LLC
6.4.4 Biwater Holdings Limited
6.4.5 Dupont
6.4.6 Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction
6.4.7 Dow
6.4.8 Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
6.4.9 Fisia Italimpianti SpA
6.4.10 Hyflux Ltd
6.4.11 IDE Technologies
6.4.12 Ocean Oasis
6.4.13 Veolia
7.1 Potential Integration of Desalination with Renewable Energy
7.2 Growing Adoption of Hybrid Desalination Technologies

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Abengoa
  • Aquatech International LLC
  • Biwater Holdings Limited
  • Dupont
  • Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction
  • Dow
  • Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
  • Fisia Italimpianti SpA
  • Hyflux Ltd
  • IDE Technologies
  • Ocean Oasis
  • Veolia