Germany water treatment chemicals market is expected to register a moderate growth during the forecasted period, 2018-2023. The market is driven by numerous factors, such as a rising surface and ground water pollution, stringent regulations to control produced and wastewater disposal, growing demand from power and industrial applications, and increasing demand from manufacturing and municipal sectors.
Rising Ground and Surface Water Pollution
Ground water and surface water pollution and contamination have become a major problem in recent times. Some of the common contaminants found in groundwater include nitrates, microbes, pesticides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and road salts (landfills, pipelines, underground storage tanks, deep groundwater. This high-level of groundwater and surface water pollution has led the government and other authorities to implement some severe rules and regulations to process the water before disposal in the country. Increasing focus on water treatment technologies in the country is expected to drive the market for water treatment chemicals during the forecast period.
Growing Demand in Electric Power Generation
Most electric power generation plants require water for their day-to-day operations. Hydropower plants use water directly to generate power. Overall, the electric power generation industry is one of the biggest consumers of water worldwide. Water in electric power generation industry is used in many ways, such as steam production for spinning turbines, humidifying airflow into gas turbines, inter-cooling air in gas-turbine plants, steam injection for NOx control, acting as a heat transfer medium in some nuclear plants, condenser cooling in steam plants, plant maintenance, including blow-down, and hydraulic ash disposal.
Furthermore, the electric power generation industry is one of the major sources of industrial wastewater. Their wastewater contains significant levels of toxic metal impurities, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, chromium and cadmium, among others. These impurities can cause significant damage to environment, if not treated properly. The gross electricity generation has increased from 646.9 billion kilowatts in 2015 to 648.3 in 2016 and has been increasing further, which is expected to have a positive impact on the demand for water treatment chemicals used in this sector.
Major Players: Akzo Nobel NV, BASF SE, Albemarle Corp., and Lanxess, amongst others.
Notable Developments in the Market
- April, 2017: LANXESS completed the acquisition of Chemtura Corporation
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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
4.1.1 Rising Ground and Surface Water Pollution
4.1.2 Growing Demand from Power and Industrial Applications
4.2.1 Dearth of Awareness Regarding Chemical Water Treatment Technologies
4.2.2 Dearth of Awareness Regarding Boiler Water Treatment
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
5.1.5 pH Adjusters
5.1.6 Scale Inhibitors & Dispersants
5.1.7 Corrosion Inhibitors
5.2 By End-user Industry
5.2.1 Electric Power Generation
5.2.2 Oil & Gas
5.2.3 Chemical Manufacturing (Incl. Petrochemicals)
5.2.4 Mining & Mineral Processing
5.2.6 Food & Beverage
5.2.7 Pulp & Paper
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share Analysis**
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
7. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, and Recent Developments)
7.1 Akzo Nobel NV
7.2 Albemarle Corp.
7.3 BASF SE
7.5 Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
7.8 Solvay SA
7.10 PQ Corp.
*List not Exhaustive
** Subject to availability on public Domain