Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Product Type (Antifoams, Oxygen Scavengers, Corrosion Inhibitors, Biocides and Disinfectants, Oxidants, pH Conditioners, Sludge Conditioners, Scale Inhibitors, and Other Product Types), End-user Industry (Oil & Gas, Power, Paper, Metal and Mining, Chemical, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa).

Market Snapshot

Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >6 %
Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The market for industrial water treatment chemicals is anticipated to register a CAGR over 6% during the forecast period. Factors, such as growing production activities in the chemical and paper industry, are driving the industrial water treatment chemicals market.

  • Increasing production of shale gas in the United States and growing production activities in chemical and paper industry are expected to drive the demand for the industrial water treatment chemicals market during the forecast period.
  • The increasing need for recycling of wastewater for reuse is projected to act as an opportunity for the market in the future.

Scope of the Report

The indusrial water treatment chemicals market report includes:

Product Type
Oxygen Scavengers
Corrosion Inhibitors
Biocides and Disinfactants
pH Conditioners
Sludge Conditioners
Scale inhibitors
Other Product Types
End-user Industry
Oil & Gas
Metal and mining
Other End-user Industries
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Power Industry to Dominate the Market

  • Most power generation plants require water for their day-to-day operations. Typically, nuclear and fossil fuel power plants consume nearly 190 billion gallons of water per day. Similarly, geothermal power plants need 2 billion or so gallons a day for 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.
  • 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 the environment, if not treated properly. Therefore, the electric power generation industry needs water treatment chemicals.
  • All the aforementioned factors support the consumption of industrial water treatment chemicals.
Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Market Size

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, urbanization, which, in turn, will increase the demand for improvement in wastewater infrastructure leading to an increased usage of water treatment chemicals
  • The major end-user is the municipal, chemical plants, food & beverages, oil & gas, power generation industry, etc. in the country. Moreover, most of the country’s population relies on groundwater sources for drinking water, which are either untreated mostly in rural areas or not properly treated by municipal water suppliers. Therefore, the need for water treatment chemicals increases. Water treatment chemicals are highly used in boiler water treatment, cooling water treatment in different industries across the country.
  • Therefore, the water treatment chemicals market has a high growth potential over the forecast period.
Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Market Report

Competitive Landscape

The industrial water treatment chemicals market is fragmented in nature. Key players in the industrial water treatment chemicals market include SUEZ, Kemira, Ashland, SNF Group, Solenis, and DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Production of Shale Gas in the United States

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Production Activities in Chemical and Paper Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

    3. 4.3 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Antifoams

      2. 5.1.2 Oxygen Scavengers

      3. 5.1.3 Corrosion Inhibitors

      4. 5.1.4 Biocides and Disinfactants

      5. 5.1.5 Oxidants

      6. 5.1.6 pH Conditioners

      7. 5.1.7 Sludge Conditioners

      8. 5.1.8 Scale inhibitors

      9. 5.1.9 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Oil & Gas

      2. 5.2.2 Power

      3. 5.2.3 Paper

      4. 5.2.4 Metal and mining

      5. 5.2.5 Chemical

      6. 5.2.6 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Mexico

        3. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    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 BWA WATER ADDITIVES

      2. 6.4.2 Chemifloc LTD

      3. 6.4.3 Kemira

      4. 6.4.4 Kurita Water Industries Ltd

      5. 6.4.5 Lenntech B.V.

      6. 6.4.6 Lonza

      7. 6.4.7 DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 SNF Group

      9. 6.4.9 Solenis

      10. 6.4.10 SUEZ

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Need of Recycling of Waste Water for Reuse

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

SUEZ, Kemira, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Solenis, SNF Group are the major companies operating in Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Market.

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