Conformance to Stringent Environmental Regulations
The water-energy nexus is an important topic in the region especially in Brazil, a country with great oil & gas potential and that highly relies on hydroelectric power. The environmental regulations made in the region target water pollution, which will result in the creation of number of wastewater treatment plants. The Sao Paulo’s water and wastewater services company is working with Sabesp and other municipal governments to achieve the goals with universal water coverage and 95% coverage of sewage services. All these initiatives combined are driving the market for water treatment chemicals in the region.
Oil & Gas Industry to be the Largest End-user Segment
Various oil & gas producers are constantly developing technologies to reduce and reuse water, while exploring the use of alternatives, owing to financial constraints, and depleting fresh water resources. During the oil extraction process, water is also extracted from the source known as produced water, which is the largest waste stream generated in this industry. This produced water contains a mixture of different organic and inorganic compounds that are to be separated from that water. Pre-treatment, demineralization, and silica removal have to be performed to ensure boiler feed water quality. Compared to other end-user industries, the oil & gas industry in the region looks promising, which is to drive the market for water treatment chemicals.
Brazil to Lead the Market in the Region
Brazil is the largest economy in South America and one of the fastest growing countries in the world. The country is also witnessing fast growing population and rapid urbanization. Water treatment chemical is used in industries, such as food & beverages, chemical plants, municipal, mining, etc. in the country. Moreover, Brazil lacks proper sewage treatment facilities, with even major cities found to be able to treat only a small portion of the produced wastewater. Thus, the government is planning to have proper water treatment facilities, which will increase the usage of water treatment chemicals in the coming years.
Notable Developments in the Market
January 2018: Ecolab acquired Cascade water services, a privately held company based in New York that provides water treatment programs and service.
Major Players: BASF SE, Chemtreat Inc., Organo Corp., PQ Corp, Wex Technologies, among 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 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Force Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Regulatory Policies
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Demand for Fresh Water on the Rise
4.1.2 Power and Industrial Applications Propel Market for Water Treatment Chemicals
4.1.3 Conformance to Stringent Environmental Regulations
4.2.1 Hazardous Nature of Hydrazine
4.2.2 Dearth of Awareness Regarding Chemical Water Treatment Technologies
4.3.1 Shifting Focus Towards the Usage of Green Chemicals
4.3.2 Other Opportunities
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Product Type
5.1.3 Biocides & Disinfectants
5.1.4 Defoamers & Defoaming Agents
5.1.5 pH Adjusters & Softeners
5.1.6 Corrosion Inhibitors
5.1.7 Scale Inhibitors
5.2 By End-user Industry
5.2.1 Electric Power Generation
5.2.2 Oil & Gas
5.2.3 Chemical Manufacturing
5.2.4 Mining & Mineral Processing
5.2.6 Food & Beverages
5.2.7 Pulp & Paper
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.3 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, Products & Services, Financials**, and Recent Developments)
8.2 Akzo Nobel N.V.
8.3 Albemarle Corp.
8.4 Arch Chemicals Inc.
8.5 Ashland Water Technologies
8.6 BASF SE
8.7 Buckman Laboratories
8.8 BWA Water Additives
8.9 Chemtreat Inc.
8.10 Chemtura Corp
8.11 Dow Water & Process Solutions
8.12 Ecolab Inc.
8.13 General Chemical Performance Products LLC
8.14 GE Water & Process Technologies
8.15 Israel Chemicals
8.16 Kemira Oyj
8.17 Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
8.18 Nalco Co.
8.19 PQ Corp.
8.20 Solvay SA
8.21 Wex Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
*List not exhaustive
**Subject to availability on public domain
- Akzo Nobel NV
- Albemarle Corp.
- Arch Chemicals Inc.
- Ashland Water Technologies
- BASF SE
- Buckman Laboratories
- BWA Water Additives
- Chemtreat Inc.
- Chemtura Corp
- Dow Water & Process Solutions
- Ecolab Inc.
- General Chemical Performance Products LLC
- GE Water & Process Technologies
- Israel Chemicals
- Kemira Oyj
- Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
- Nalco Co.
- PQ Corp.
- Solvay SA
- Wex Technologies Pvt. Ltd.