The global market for wastewater treatment delivery equipment, instrumentation, process equipment, and treatment chemicals will increase at a 10.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to exceed $93 billion in 2016, from a 2011 value of nearly $57 billion.
This study focuses on 15 WWT products and 40 robust national markets for those products, which will be worth more than $93 billion by 2016.
Products: The 15 products divide themselves into four self-explanatory product groups:
The process equipmentproduct group comprises:
- Primary treatment equipment
- Secondary treatment equipment
- Tertiary treatment equipment
- Advanced treatment equipment.
The delivery equipmentproduct group comprises:
- Pipes and fittings
- Valves and controls.
The instrumentationproduct groupcomprises monitoring devices that have been optimized for use with:
- Anaerobic digestion systems
- Activated sludge systems
- Nutrient removal systems
- Sedimentation systems.
And, the WWT chemicalsproduct group comprises:
- Activated carbon
- Aluminum sulfate
- Calcium hydroxide
- Specialty chemicals.
The WWT industry obviously uses a far broader catalog than the 15 products listed above. A pumping station, for example, requires a structure to house the pump and concrete for the pad that supports the structure and electrical connections. The focus of this work is exclusively on products; it excludes design, engineering, and construction services not directly related to product installation. This study excludes those items along with plumbing fixtures, point-of-use appliances, and locally provided consumables, such as fuels, chlorine, and other disinfectants and fluoridation supplies.
National Markets: With two exceptions, the national markets correspond to sovereign countries. The exceptions are Hong Kong, a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and Taiwan, an island off the coast of mainland China whose inhabitants recognize their own sovereignty but which the PRC claims as its territory. This study refers to those nonsovereign national markets as Chin - Hong Kong and China - Taiwan.
The 40 national markets examined in this study are:
- China - Hong Kong
- China - Mainland
- China - Taiwan
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States
James Wilson is a noted technology analyst and author of more than 300 articles and several books dealing with the environment, science, medicine, technology, and business. His previous BCC studies include reports on remote sensing, medical device coatings, medical sensors, mobile telematics, robotics, and intelligent wireless microsystems. A former editor of the Princeton Business Journal and a senior science and technology editor for Hearst Magazines, he is a past member of the National Association of Science Writers and the American Medical Writers Association. He has served on the adjunct faculty of Temple University and on the staffs of Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences. At the Academy, Wilson was involved in organizing three national water conferences; served on the organizing committee of the National Water Alliance; authored and co-authored several studies on metals and nutrients in the aquatic environment; and wrote Ground Water: A Non-Technical Guide, ANSP Press (ISBN: 9780910006064), the first popular book dealing with ground water resources.
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