Global Markets and Technologies for Water Recycling and Reuse
The global market for wastewater recycling and reuse reached nearly $12.2 billion in 2016 and should reach $22.3 billion by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.1%.
- An overview of the most prevalent water recycling and reuse technologies in the global market, as well as the markets and applications those technologies serve.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015 and 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021.
- A detailed look at the factors that will drive the growth of the market, as well as sources of project funding and regulation requirements.
- A breakdown of the industry structure.
- A patent analysis.
- Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry.
The scope of this report includes the following categories of wastewater reuse and recycling technologies:
- Conventional treatment and recycling technologies.
- Membrane filtration technologies.
- Membrane bioreactor technologies.
- Chemical treatments and disinfection technologies.
- Demineralization technologies.
The current version of this report includes additional breakdowns by recycled water application, which consists of:
- Environmental water and groundwater recharge (discharge to surface water or groundwater).
- Municipal non-potable reuse.
- Indirect potable reuse.
- Direct potable reuse.
Within the scope of this report, BCC Research analyzes each technology and application, determines its current market status, examines its impact on future markets and presents forecasts of growth over the ensuing five years. Technological issues, including the latest trends, are assessed and discussed, as is the current and likely ongoing regulatory environment in support of this industry.
BCC Research analyzes the anticipated market values in light of regional and global markets for wastewater recycling and reuse. This report examines governments’ roles with respect to wastewater quality management, wastewater recycling and reuse, as well as governmental support and incentives for the utilization of reclaimed wastewater. This study provides a review of the most relevant recycling and reuse technologies; discusses recent trends in technology development, implementation and deployment; and provides overviews and market assessments for each technology. Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues.
The following table provides a review of the major global markets that were assessed in support of this study. Market breakdowns are provided for each of the listed regions and individual countries.
- North America: U.S., Canada, Mexico.
- Europe: France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey.
- Middle East: Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, other Middle Eastern countries considered in aggregate.
- Asia and Australia: Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam.
Robert Eckard, PhD, has 15 years of experience working in the cleantech, clean transportation, clean/smart cities, advanced fuels, water and energy sectors. Having completed his dissertation at the University of California at Davis, Robert also runs a specialty industry research and technical consulting company, with an emphasis on energy, water and climate-oriented sectors, including those segments relevant to this study. Robert specializes in commercialization, data-based economic analysis, market development and penetration, environmental analysis and technical energy, environmental and market studies for Fortune 500, Global 1000 and promising startups, as well as state and local governments, other consultants and industry organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Australia. He worked as a subcontractor under the U.S. Department of Energy providing evaluations of a wide array of industrial technologies, systems and related supply markets. He helped to successfully develop new markets in the U.S. and abroad, identify target niches and support highly successful business strategy development. Previously, he produced reports for BCC Research on global markets pertaining to energy, industry, energy efficiency, water and industrial, durable goods and related categories and technologies. Robert works directly in the industries that he analyzes and has successfully secured over $225 million in fund development for specific projects and technologies in the last six years.
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Global markets for wastewater-recycling and reuse technologies during the period from 2009 to 2012 increased from nearly $6.7 billion to $9.5 billion, equivalent to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6%. Global markets are expected to increase from $9.5 billion in 2012 to $23.4 billion in 2017, reflecting a five-year CAGR of 19.7%.
- An overview of the most prevalent water recycling and reuse technologies in the global market, as well as the markets and applications those technologies serve
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2011 and 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017
- A detailed look at the factors that will drive the growth of the market, as well as sources of project funding and regulation requirements
- A breakdown of the industry structure
- A patent analysis
- Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry.
In 2005, the total value of the U.S. water recycling and reuse industry was over $2.1 billion. BCC predicts that total market revenue will grow at an average annual rate of just over 8.8% through 2010, yielding total revenue in 2010 of just under $3.3 billion.
Landscape and agricultural irrigation make up the largest shares of total water reuse. These applications will continue to grow through 2010 (at 12.4% and 10.3%, respectively), though the industrial market will grow the most quickly, at 14.2%.
The overall market revenue growth rate of 8.8% reflects the fact that significant innovation is still occurring, making technologies more accessible to a greater number of potential buyers, as well as the fact that the underlying market - the wastewater recycling and reuse market - is heading into a replacement phase.