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Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2019 - 2029

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  • 120 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4787438
The Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Market size is estimated at USD 22.19 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 29.75 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.04% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the market. It was because of the shutdown of the manufacturing facilities and plants due to the lockdown and restrictions. Supply chain and transportation disruptions further created hindrances for the market. However, the industry witnessed a recovery in 2021, thus rebounding the demand for the market studied.

Key Highlights

  • Over the short term, increasing production of shale gas in the United States and growing production activities in the chemical and paper industry are expected to drive the demand for the industrial water treatment chemicals market during the forecast period.
  • Alternatively, alternative water treatment technologies are expected to hinder the studied market's growth.
  • However, there is an increasing need for wastewater recycling for reuse and an increasing demand for biocides and disinfectant water treatment chemicals from various end-users.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the global market, with the largest consumption from countries such as China, India, and Japan.

Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Market Trends

Power Industry to Dominate the Market

  • Most power generation plants require water for their day-to-day operations. Nuclear and fossil fuel power plants typically consume nearly 190 billion gallons of water daily. Similarly, geothermal power plants need 2 billion gallons daily for operations. Hydropower plants use water directly to generate power.
  • The electric power generation industry is one of the biggest water consumers worldwide. Water in the electric power generation industry is used in many ways, such as steam production for spinning turbines, humidifying airflow into gas turbines, and intercooler air in gas turbine plants. It is also used for steam injection for NOx control, as a heat transfer medium in some nuclear plants, condenser cooling in steam plants, and plant maintenance, including blow-down and hydraulic ash disposal.
  • The electric power generation industry is one of the major sources of industrial wastewater. Their wastewater contains toxic metal impurities like lead, mercury, arsenic, chromium, and cadmium. These impurities can cause significant damage to the environment if not treated properly. Therefore, the electric power generation industry needs water treatment chemicals. For instance, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the United States generated 4,243 terawatt-hours of electricity in 2022, which showed an increase of 3.3% compared to 2021. Therefore, an increase in electricity consumption is expected to create an upside demand for the industrial water treatment chemicals market from the country's power industry.
  • Moreover, energy consumption in Germany in the first three months of 2023 was almost 7% below last year's due to high prices and a shrunk gross domestic product. For instance, primary energy consumption stood at 3,126 petajoules, a 6.8% reduction compared to the first quarter of 2022. Therefore, the decrease in electricity consumption is expected to affect the market's growth.
  • All the factors above support the consumption of industrial water treatment chemicals.

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Market

  • Asia-Pacific dominated the global industrial water treatment chemicals market share.
  • China is an emerging economy and is the largest in terms of purchasing power parity and the second-largest economy in terms of nominal GDP in the world.
  • The government of the country is promoting economic growth and urbanization. It will increase the demand for improvement in wastewater infrastructure, leading to an increased usage of water treatment chemicals.
  • The major end-users are the country's municipal, chemical plants, food and beverages, oil and gas, power generation industry, etc. Moreover, most of the country's population relies on groundwater sources for drinking water, which are either untreated, mostly in rural areas, or improperly treated by municipal water suppliers. Therefore, the need for water treatment chemicals increases. Water treatment chemicals are used in boiler and cooling water treatment in different industries nationwide.
  • The oil and gas water treatment chemicals are mainly used to treat wastewater produced as a byproduct during oil and natural gas exploration and downstream petroleum refining processes. For instance, natural gas consumption in China amounted to 33.5 billion cubic meters (bcm) in December 2022, a slight decrease compared to December 2021, when consumption amounted to 34.7 bcm. China's natural gas consumption peaked at 35 bcm during consideration in January 2022.
  • Moreover, according to data released by the National Energy Administration, China's electricity consumption, a key indicator of the country's economic health, experienced an increase of 3.6% year-on-year (YoY) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2023. The total power usage in the country reached 2.12 trillion kilowatt-hours during the first quarter of 2023. Therefore, this is expected to create an upside demand for the industrial water treatment chemicals market from the country's power sector.
  • Furthermore, according to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India is expected to be one of the largest contributors to non-OECD petroleum consumption growth globally. India's consumption of petrol products stood at 183.32 MMT in April-January 2023. High-Speed Diesel was India's most consumed oil product, accounting for 38.84% of petroleum product consumption in 2022.
  • In March 2022, the Board of IOCL approved plans to invest USD 932.6 million to develop the City Gas Distribution (CGD) network in India's 9 geographical areas (GAs). Therefore, the expansion of the oil and gas industry in the country is expected to create an upside demand for the industrial water treatment chemicals market.
  • India is the third-largest producer and consumer of electricity worldwide, with an installed power capacity of 411.64 GW as of January 31, 2023. Moreover, in January 2023, the Union Cabinet (CCEA) approved an investment of USD 315 million (INR 2,614 crores) for SJVN's 382 MW Sunni Dam Hydro Project. These projects are expected to increase demand for the industrial water treatment chemicals market.
  • Therefore, the water treatment chemicals market contains a high growth potential over the forecast period.

Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Industry Overview

The Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Market is fragmented in nature. The major players in this market (not in a particular order) include SUEZ, Kemira, Ashland, SNF, Solenis, and DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Production of Shale Gas in the United States
4.1.2 Growing Production Activities in Chemical and Paper Industry
4.1.3 Other Drivers
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Alternative Water Treatment Technologies
4.2.2 Other Restraints
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 Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)
5.1 Product Type
5.1.1 Antifoams
5.1.2 Oxygen Scavengers
5.1.3 Corrosion Inhibitors
5.1.4 Biocides and Disinfactants
5.1.5 Oxidants
5.1.6 pH Conditioners
5.1.7 Sludge Conditioners
5.1.8 Scale inhibitors
5.1.9 Other Product Types
5.2 End-user Industry
5.2.1 Oil and Gas
5.2.2 Power
5.2.3 Paper
5.2.4 Metal and mining
5.2.5 Chemical
5.2.6 Other End-user Industries
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Mexico Canada
5.3.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa United Arab Emirates 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
6.4.2 Chemifloc LTD
6.4.3 Kemira
6.4.4 Kurita Water Industries Ltd
6.4.5 Lenntech B.V.
6.4.6 Lonza
6.4.7 DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
6.4.8 Ecolab
6.4.9 SNF
6.4.10 Solenis
6.4.11 SUEZ
7.1 Increasing Need of Recycling of Waste Water for Reuse
7.2 Other Opportunities

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Chemifloc LTD
  • Kemira
  • Kurita Water Industries Ltd
  • Lenntech B.V.
  • Lonza
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
  • Ecolab
  • SNF
  • Solenis
  • SUEZ