China Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT) Technology Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Equipment Type (Treatment Equipment and Process Control Equipment & Pumps) and End-user Industry (Municipal, Food & Beverage, Pulp & Paper, Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Poultry & Agriculture, Chemical, and Other End-user Industries)

Market Snapshot

China Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >9 %

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Market Overview

The market for water and wastewater treatment technology in China is expected to grow at a CAGR of above 9% during the forecast period. Increasing demand from the industrial sector is a major driving factor for the market studied. However, high cost for water & wastewater treatment technology is restraining the growth of the market studied in the country.

  • Some of the other driving factors of the market include Increasing Regulations for Water and Wastewater Treatment in the country.
  • High investments on R&D of water treatment technology is likely to offer a major growth opportunity for the market studied in the coming years. The innovations, and new technologies and ideas are since the reuse of wastewater results in less use of water, thus saving the fast depleting natural resources from extinction.       

Scope of the Report

The China water and wastewater treatment (WWT) technology market report includes:

Equipment Type
Treatment Equipment
Oil/Water Separation
Suspended Solids Removal
Dissolved Solids Removal
Biological Treatment/Nutrient and Metals Recovery
Process Control Equipment & Pumps
End-user Industry
Food & Beverage
Pulp & Paper
Oil & Gas
Poultry & Aquaculture
Other End-user Industries

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Key Market Trends

Treatment Equipment to Dominate the Market

  • The oil/water separation equipment is widely used in the oil and gas industry to separate oil and water, followed by the processing of oil to produce downstream products. Oil and water treatment industries are the largest segments that require the usage of gravity separators and hydro cyclones.
  • Suspended solids’ removal is a primary treatment process for wastewater treatment, where suspended solids and floating materials are effectively removed. Effluent is passed through various stages, to remove materials, such as wood pieces, plastic, paper, floating debris, metals, sand, clay, slit, ash, and other organic matter.
  • Total dissolved solids (TDS) are the compounds left in the water after normal treatment and filtration. Drinking water contains hazardous chemicals from different water treatment plants. In such a situation, it is essential to use the proper filtration processes to remove the contaminants and make water safe for consumption.
  • Biological treatment is an integral part of the wastewater treatment process. It treats the industry and municipality wastewater, which contains soluble organic impurities. This treatment technology uses organisms to breakdown the organic substances in wastewater, which includes the usage of nematodes, bacteria, and other small organisms.
  • The high concentration of metals in water can affect plants, animals, and human beings, increasing the risk of skin and lung cancer, and possible effects on the nervous system. Thus, the elimination of these dissolved metals in industrial process water is imperative, before it is released or reused.
  • Owing to the aforementioned factors, treatment equipment is expected to dominate the market
China Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology Market - Revenue Share

Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment to Dominate the Market

Municipal water and wastewater treatment is required to meet the growing scarcity of water, accompanied by the rapid increase in consumer demand. The major technologies used in the municipal water and wastewater treatment industry include biological treatment, suspended solids removal, and disinfection/oxidation. The urban sewage treatment capacity is also likely to be increased from 217 million cubic meters per day, to 268 million cubic meters per day. China's 13th fifth year plan (FYP, 2016-2020) on Urban Sewage Treatment and Water Recycling Facilities is planning to increase by 31%, from RMB 427 billion to RMB 559 billion, on its water treatment facilities. This is expected to increase the application of improved technology in industrial processes.

China Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology Market Trends

Competitive Landscape

The China water & wastewater treatment technology market is moderately fragmented, with the major players occupying a low share of the market. Key players in the market studied include Beijing Capital Co. Ltd, BEWG, Suez, Veolia, and Aquatech International LLC, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand from the Industrial Sector

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Regulations for Water and Wastewater Treatment

      3. 4.1.3 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Cost of Technology

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Equipment Type

      1. 5.1.1 Treatment Equipment

        1. Oil/Water Separation

        2. Suspended Solids Removal

        3. Dissolved Solids Removal

        4. Biological Treatment/Nutrient and Metals Recovery

        5. Disinfection/Oxidation

        6. Others

      2. 5.1.2 Process Control Equipment & Pumps

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Municipal

      2. 5.2.2 Food & Beverage

      3. 5.2.3 Pulp & Paper

      4. 5.2.4 Oil & Gas

      5. 5.2.5 Healthcare

      6. 5.2.6 Poultry & Aquaculture

      7. 5.2.7 Chemical

      8. 5.2.8 Other End-user Industries


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Aquatech

      2. 6.4.2 DuPont

      3. 6.4.3 Evoqua Water Technologies LLC

      4. 6.4.4 Ecolab

      5. 6.4.5 SUEZ

      6. 6.4.6 IDE Technologies

      7. 6.4.7 Kurita Water Industries Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Organo Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 Beijing Enterprises Water (China) Investment Co. Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Beijing Capital Co. Ltd

      11. 6.4.11 Veolia

      12. 6.4.12 SafBon

      13. 6.4.13 Chongqing Water Group Co. Ltd

      14. 6.4.14 Anhui Guozhen Environment Protection Technology

      15. 6.4.15 Beijing Urban Drainage Group Co. Ltd

      16. 6.4.16 Chengdu Xingrong Environment Co. Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing R&D on Water Treatment Technology

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Frequently Asked Questions

The China Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT) Technology Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The China Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT) Technology Market is growing at a CAGR of >9% over the next 5 years.

Beijing Capital Group Co., Ltd., BEWG, Suez, Veolia, Aquatech International LLC are the major companies operating in China Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT) Technology Market.

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