Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The market is segmented by Type (Oil/Water Separation, Suspended Solids Removal, Dissolved Solids Removal, Biological Treatment/Nutrient and Metals Recovery, Disinfection/Oxidation, and Other Types), End-user Industry (Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment, Food and Beverage, Pulp and Paper, Oil and Gas, Healthcare, Poultry and Aquaculture, Chemical, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa).

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Middle East and Africa

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


9 %

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Market Overview

The market for water and wastewater treatment technologies is likely to register a CAGR of around 9%, during the forecast period. One of the major driving factors of the market is the rapidly diminishing freshwater resources across the world. However, lack of awareness on appropriate usage of water treatment techniques is likely to restrain the market.

  • Increasing demand from shale gas exploration activities is also likely to boost the market growth.
  • Active research on water treatment technologies may provide opportunities for the market growth, in the future.
  • Middle East & Africa is likely to witness the highest growth rate, during the forecast period. 

Scope of the Report

The water and wastewater treatment technologies market report includes:

Oil/Water Separation
Gravity separators
Gas Flotation
Nutshell filters
Suspended Solids Removal
Clarifier/Settling tanks
Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF)/ Induced Air Flotation (IAF)
Non-membrane Filtration
MF/UF Polymeric Membranes
Dissolved Solids Removal
Reverse Osmosis (RO)
Multi-stage Flash Evaporation (MSFE)
Multi-effect Distillation (MED)
Vapor Compression Distillation (VCD)
Ion Exchange (IX)
Continuous Deionization (CDI)
Electro-dialysis (ED)/Electro-dialysis reversal (EDR)
Zero-Liquid Distillation
Thermal Brine Concentrator
Biological Treatment/Nutrient and Metals Recovery
Anaerobic/Oxic Treatment
Aerobic/Anoxic Treatment
Chlorine-based Compounds
Ultraviolet Light
Advanced Oxidation Processes
Other Types
End-user Industry
Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment
Food and Beverage
Pulp and Paper
Oil and Gas
Poultry and Aquaculture
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of the Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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Key Market Trends

Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment to Dominate the Market

  • Wastewater treatment is necessary and used across the world, in different cities. The major applications of treatment technologies include preliminary treatment, primary and secondary treatment, tertiary treatment, biological nutrient removal (BNR), resource recovery, energy generation, etc.
  • Moreover, municipal wastewater treatment involves a lot of biomass therefore, biological treatment is a major step used for the treatment of bio waste.
  • North America and Europe are adopting the latest technologies in wastewater treatment at a faster rate, than in other regions. The developed regions of North America and Europe are expected to continue the momentum of adaptation of the latest technologies.
  • The majority of drinking water used in Israel and Saudi Arabia is generated from the desalination process, which is likely to boost the demand for municipal water and wastewater treatment technologies.
  • Hence, the municipal water and wastewater treatment industry is likely to dominate the market, during the forecast period.

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Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific accounted for the major share of the water and wastewater treatment technologies market, owing to high demand from countries, like China and Japan.
  • China has been discharging more wastewater than industrial wastewater, in the recent times. Adding to the issue is the huge problem of pollution, especially in the major industrial locations of the country.
  • Hence, the Chinese government began to concentrate more on the reorganization of the pollutant treatment measures, including water and industrial wastewater treatments, which majorly include biological treatment that comprises of aerobic treatment, anaerobic treatment, etc.
  • In India, the major industries are contributing to an extensive discharge of wastewater, which is resulting in the increasing usage of wastewater treatment technologies in the region.
  • Hence, Asia-Pacific is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The market for water and wastewater treatment technologies is moderately fragmented, as the market share is divided among a large number of players. Some of the key companies of the market include Veolia Environmental, Suez, Ecolab Inc., DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and Evoqua Water, among others.

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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 Rapidly Diminishing Fresh Water Resources

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand from Shale Gas Exploration Activities

      3. 4.1.3 Growing Wastewater Complexities in Developing Economies

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Lack of Awareness on Appropriate Usage of Water Treatment Techniques

    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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Oil/Water Separation

        1. Gravity separators

        2. Hydro-cyclones

        3. Gas Flotation

        4. Nutshell filters

      2. 5.1.2 Suspended Solids Removal

        1. Clarifier/Settling tanks

        2. Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF)/ Induced Air Flotation (IAF)

        3. Non-membrane Filtration

        4. MF/UF Polymeric Membranes

        5. Electrocoagulation

      3. 5.1.3 Dissolved Solids Removal

        1. Reverse Osmosis (RO)

        2. Multi-stage Flash Evaporation (MSFE)

        3. Multi-effect Distillation (MED)

        4. Vapor Compression Distillation (VCD)

        5. Ion Exchange (IX)

        6. Continuous Deionization (CDI)

        7. Electro-dialysis (ED)/Electro-dialysis reversal (EDR)

        8. Zero-Liquid Distillation

        9. Thermal Brine Concentrator

      4. 5.1.4 Biological Treatment/Nutrient and Metals Recovery

        1. Anaerobic/Oxic Treatment

        2. Aerobic/Anoxic Treatment

      5. 5.1.5 Disinfection/Oxidation

        1. Chlorine-based Compounds

        2. Ultraviolet Light

        3. Ozonation

        4. Advanced Oxidation Processes

      6. 5.1.6 Other Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment

      2. 5.2.2 Food and Beverage

      3. 5.2.3 Pulp and Paper

      4. 5.2.4 Oil and Gas

      5. 5.2.5 Healthcare

      6. 5.2.6 Poultry and Aquaculture

      7. 5.2.7 Chemical

      8. 5.2.8 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. France

        3. United Kingdom

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of the Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)


    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 AECOM

      2. 6.4.2 Aquatech International LLC

      3. 6.4.3 Black & Veatch Holding Company

      4. 6.4.4 Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction

      5. 6.4.5 DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 Ecolab

      7. 6.4.7 Evoqua Water Technologies LLC

      8. 6.4.8 IDE Technologies

      9. 6.4.9 ITT INC.

      10. 6.4.10 Kurita Water Industries Ltd

      11. 6.4.11 Louis Berger

      12. 6.4.12 Mott Macdonald

      13. 6.4.13 Organo Corporation

      14. 6.4.14 Ovivo

      15. 6.4.15 Paques

      16. 6.4.16 REMONDIS SE & Co. KG

      17. 6.4.17 Schlumberger Limited

      18. 6.4.18 Severn Trent Water

      19. 6.4.19 Siemens

      20. 6.4.20 Solenis

      21. 6.4.21 SUEZ

      22. 6.4.22 Tetra Tech, Inc.

      23. 6.4.23 Veolia

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Active Research on Water Treatment Technologies

** Subject to Availability

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