LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the municipal water and wastewater treatment chemicals market in Europe is projected to grow to USD 4,689.9 million by 2021, at a CAGR of close to 5% over the forecast period.
This research report titled ‘Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market in Europe 2017-2021’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes an up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.
|Municipal wastewater treatment is the process of removing all kinds of contaminants from wastewater to make it fit for consumption. The increasing demand for cost-effective chemicals to carry out wastewater treatment is constantly increasing, with treatment plants looking to make the whole process more profitable. This will prove to be one of the most promising drivers of the market over the forecast period.|
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Based on the type of chemical, the report categorizes the municipal water and wastewater treatment chemicals market in Europe into the following segments:
- Disinfectants and general biocidal products
- Antifoam and defoaming chemicals
- Scale and corrosion inhibitors
- pH conditioners
The top three revenue-generating chemical segments in the municipal water and wastewater treatment chemicals market in Europe are discussed below:
“Flocculants comprise the largest market segment, generating close to 33% of the overall revenue. They are mainly used to promote bond formation between solid particles, making it easier to separate them from the liquid during water treatment,” says Ajay Adikari, a lead analyst at Technavio for specialty chemicals research.
Flocculants can be categorized as anionic, cationic, or neutral based on the charge they carry. Mineral flocculants such as activated silica, metallic hydroxides, and colloidal clays such as bentonite are popularly adopted in this market.
Coagulants are used almost as much as flocculants by the wastewater treatment industry to neutralize the electric charge on the solid particles and colloidal impurities. This enhances the coagulation of suspended solids and helps in reducing the color, turbidity, organic matter, and microorganisms in water systems. The coagulants can be segmented based on their charge, metal base, or salt. This segment of the municipal water and wastewater treatment chemicals market is projected to be worth over USD 1,436 million by 2021, at a constantly increasing growth rate.
Disinfectants and general biocidal products
“Disinfectants and general biocidal products are required during water treatment to maintain a constant control over the microbiological activity, and they aid in the removal of unwanted microorganisms,” says Ajay.
These products can be broadly categorized into oxidizing chemicals, non-oxidizing chemicals, and other types of disinfectants and biocidal products such as hypochlorite, organo-sulfur compounds, and quaternary ammonium salts. All the products have a different mechanism of action ultimately resulting in cell death, thereby making the water microorganism free during the wastewater treatment process.
The top vendors highlighted by Technavio’s research analysts in this report are:
- SNF Group
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