China Water Treatment Chemicals Market | Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2018 - 2023)
China Water Treatment Chemicals Market - Segmented by Product Type, Application, and End-User Industry - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)


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China Water Treatment Chemicals Market - Segmented by Product Type, Application, and End-User Industry - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

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China water treatment chemicals market is expected to witness a moderately high growth rate over 7% during the forecast period, 2018-2023. The market is driven by a number of factors, such as increasing demand for reliable industrial wastewater treatment solutions, reduced fresh water content from saline intrusion, and adverse climatic conditions, among others.

Accelerating Demand from Power Generation and Process Industries

The power industry is a major user of water treatment chemicals. Thermal power generation utilizes large amounts of steam to drive turbines for power generation. High-pressure steam is used for the propulsion of these turbines. A 600 MW thermal power plant uses around 1800 tons/ hour of steam from the boiler, for which the circulating water requirement in tropical areas is around 120,000 cubic meter/hour. Additionally, an increasing number of regulations regarding environmental safety and pollution levels in China adds to the growth of the market as water treatment chemicals help maintain the optimum efficiency of heat exchange equipment and improve safety by minimizing expansion differences in the equipment. Therefore, the surge in the construction of power plants is increasing the demand for water and is thus, driving the water treatment chemicals market.

Growing Demand in Electronic Power Generation

The electric power generation industry is one of the biggest consumers of water in China. Water in the electric power generation industry is utilized in many ways, which include steam production for spinning turbines, humidifying air flow into gas-turbines, inter-cooling air in gas-turbine plants, plant maintenance, including blow-down, and hydraulic ash disposal, acting as a heat transfer medium in some nuclear plants, and condenser cooling in steam plants. The electric power generation industry is one of the key sources of industrial wastewater. The wastewater from this industry contains significant levels of toxic metal impurities, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, chromium and cadmium, among others. These impurities can cause significant damage to the environment, if not treated properly. Therefore, the electric power generation industry highly utilizes the services of water treatment chemicals.


Major Players: SNF (China) Flocculant Co., Ltd., Nalco (China) Environmental Solutions Co. Ltd., and China National Bluestar (Group) Co. Ltd., Suez, etc., among others.

Notable Developments in the Market

  • May, 2017: Solenis, signed an agreement to acquire Nopco Colombiana SA (Nopco Colombiana), aproducer and supplier of specialised chemical additives/ solutions for water-intensive industries.

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1. Introduction

               1.1 Research Phases

               1.2 Scope of the Report

               1.3 Study Deliverables

2. Executive Summary  

3. Market Insights

               3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis

               3.2 Industry Attractiveness- Porters Five Forces 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

4. Market Dynamics

               4.1 Drivers

                              4.1.1 Accelerating demand from power generation and process industries

                              4.1.2 Reduced Fresh Water Content from Saline Intrusion and Adverse Climatic Conditions

                              4.1.3 Increasing Regulatory Drivers for Reliable Wastewater Management

               4.2 Constraints

                              4.2.1 Vulnerability to Adverse Climatic Changes

                              4.2.2 Stringent Standards for Wastewater Treatment

               4.3 Opportunities

                              4.3.1 Burgeoning Chinese Industrial and Waste Water Treatment Market

                              4.3.2 Increasing Demand for Renewable Energy Solutions (Biosolids, Biogas) from Wastewater Treatment

                              4.3.3 Adaption to Erratic Climate Changes

5. Water Treatment Technologies

               5.1 Oil/Water Separation

               5.2 Suspended Solids Removal

               5.3 Dissolved Solids Removal

               5.4 Biological Treatment/Nutrient & Metals Recovery

               5.5 Disinfection/Oxidation

               5.6 Others

6. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)

               6.1 By Product

                              6.1.1 Biocides & Disinfectants

                              6.1.2 Flocculants (including Coagulants)

                                    Mineral Flocculants

                                    Natural Flocculants

                                    Synthetic Flocculants

                              6.1.3 Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors

                              6.1.4 Defoamers & Defoaming Agents

                              6.1.5 pH Adjusters & Softeners

                              6.1.6 Odor Remover

                              6.1.7 Other Chemicals

               6.2 By Application

                              6.2.1 Boiling Water Treatment

                              6.2.2 Cooling Water Treatment

                              6.2.3 Membrane Treatment

                              6.2.4 Green Water Treatment

                              6.2.5 Raw Water/Potable Water Preparation

                              6.2.6 Wastewater Treatment

               6.3 By End-user Industry

                              6.3.1 Commercial & Institutional

                              6.3.2 Electric Power Generation

                              6.3.3 Energy

                              6.3.4 Manufacturing

                              6.3.5 Mining & Mineral Processing

                              6.3.6 Municipal

                              6.3.7 Other Applications

7. Future of the Market

8. Competitive Landscape

               8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements

               8.2 Market Share Analysis**

               8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, Recent Developments)

               9.1 SNF (China) Flocculant Co., Ltd.

               9.2 Nalco (China) Environmental Solutions Co. Ltd.

               9.3 Solenis

               9.4 Arch Chemicals (China) Company Ltd.

               9.5 Suez

               9.6 Kemira Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

               9.7 DowDupont

               9.8 China National Bluestar (Group) Co. Ltd.

               9.9 Wujin Fine Chemical Factory

               9.10 Shandong XinTai Water Treatment Technology Co., Ltd.

               9.11 Veolia Water

                *List not Exhaustive

10. Disclaimer

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