FARMINGTON, CT, Dec. 4, 2012 -- Water is the most essential of all fundamental needs of human life. Global water demand continues to escalate driven by burgeoning population, rapid economic activity in emerging economies, and the continuous rise in per capita water consumption. The severe shortage of water across several parts of the world is driving Governments to lay emphasis on measures such as water conservation, environmental preservation, and water treatment. Worldwide market for water treatment and wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse achieved considerable growth in the last few years, due largely to the increasing demand for high quality water and stringent regulations that limit waste discharge into the environment. The shifting demand-supply drivers for freshwater are causing a transformation in water and wastewater markets across the globe.
Global Information Inc (GII) presents new research on the global water treatment equipment and supplies market. In addition to this report, GII recommends two significant reports covering the global air filtration and compressors and vacuum market from our premium market research partner Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Water Treatment Equipment and Supplies
The global market for drinking water treatment equipment and wastewater treatment equipment and supplies is projected to reach $48.2 billion by 2018. Municipal represents the largest and the fastest growing end-use segment for water treatment equipment and supplies. The segment is focused on designing, supplying and commissioning treating equipment for potable water, sewage and storm-water end-use markets. On the other hand, the industrial water treatment market is expected to benefit from the attempts to meet worldwide standards related to wastewater reclamation and the quality of effluent discharge. The demand for ultrapure water is also anticipated to rise owing to increased demand from manufacture of LCD panels and semiconductors as well as latest solar panels, organic ELs and lithium-ion batteries. The U.S. represents the largest market for industrial water treatment equipment and supplies. In the residential water treatment equipment market, increasing consumer awareness about drinking water quality is favors growth. Consumers are increasingly demanding treatment units that ensure complete removal of contaminants at affordable prices, without affecting the aesthetics aspects of the units. Also, the low penetration of water treatment equipment in urban households bodes well for the market.
Water treatment equipment market is characterized by high degree of fragmentation, and is a mix of few large companies and a number of regional players with operations limited to their geographic areas. Major players profiled in the report include 3M Purification Inc., Asahi Kasei Corporation, BRITA LP, BWT AG, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Culligan International, Dow Water & Process Solutions, GE Water & Process Technologies, Groupe Novasep, H2O Innovation Inc., Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd., Koch Membrane Systems, Kurita Water Industries, EMD Millipore, Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd., Nitto Denko Corp., Norit Nederland B.V., Pall Corporation, Pentair Inc., Siemens Water Technologies Corporation, Suez Environnement, Toray Industries Inc., Trojan Technologies, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, and Xylem, Inc.
Air Filters and Filtration Equipment
The global market for air filters and filtration equipment market is projected to reach $8.5 billion by 2018. Global growth will also be driven by technology innovations spurred by stringent environmental and product purity regulations and laws implemented across all major end-use sectors such as refineries, petrochemical plants, paper and pulp manufacturing plants, steel mills and chemical plants. Product innovations, in the upcoming years, will revolve around performance and recyclability. Environmentally safe products with energy saving, reduced pressure loss, and waste reduction benefits will witness the highest gains. In order to reduce wastes, re-use and recycling, miniaturization, service life extension, and reduction of volume are being actively pursued in the field of air filters manufacturing. Growth in the air filters and filtration equipment market will also be spurred by developing countries where GDP growth is rapidly outpacing growth in mature markets such as US, European, and Japan. Emerging markets that are strengthening their presence in the world air filter industry include China, India, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Turkey. Product sales in emerging nations will be spurred by healthy economic growth, increasing per capita incomes, and rising industrialization efforts, which will fortify manufacturing output, spending on building construction, and ICE (internal combustion engine) and motor vehicle/motorcycle ownership levels. Advances will also be stimulated by favorable environmental regulations such as reduced emissions from diesel engines, and enhanced operational efficiency of automobile engines.
Compressors and Vacuum Pumps
Compressors and vacuum pumps are indispensable powerful tools for modern industrial businesses. From powering equipment, machinery and power tools, to providing an emergency air supply system, compressors and vacuum pumps find ubiquitous applications in improving industrial processes in today's modern world of technology. The market is characterized by cyclical demand patterns and technological innovations triggered by the competitive need to make quality enhancements. The global market for compressors and vacuum pumps is projected to reach $10.6 billion by 2018.
Key players in the global market include Agilent Technologies Inc., ATLAS COPCO AB, Bristol Compressors International, Inc., Busch, LLC, Edwards Limited, Embraco SA, Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., Gardner Denver, Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Plc, Kaeser Kompressoren GmbH, Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH, Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH, PIAB AB, Sanden Corporation, Sundyne Corporation, Tecumseh Products Company, and Toyota Industries Corporation, among others.
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