The rise of shale gas hydrofracking in North America has inspired a bumper crop of new water treatment startups vying to treat the highly challenging flowback water. Even as the number of players multiplies, regional natural gas prices have plummeted, ensuring that only well-positioned players will survive to play in the more robust international market. We size the market worldwide, projecting massive growth in shale fracking in attractive international markets even as U.S. growth declines. We also examine key startups in the space and the risks they must weather, including bans, uncertain market dynamics, and new technologies that might do away with hydrofracking as we know it altogether.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Technology Unlocks a Huge Natural Resource
Current Practice Uses and Creates Large Amounts of Water
Challenges in Access and Water Treatment Drive Innovation
Shale Gas Transforms North American Energy
Vast International Potential
Environmental Issues Dominate the Headlines
The Water Treatment Market Depends on Key Observations
Sizing the U.S. Market
Our Model Depends on Fundamental Assumptions about the Size and Behavior of the Shale Gas Industry
The U.S. Market Peaks in the Coming Decade
The World Market has Long-Term Potential
Exploiting the World Market will Require Penetration of China and Argentina
Significant Risks Face the Water Treatment Market
Examining Companies and Technologies
The Lux Innovation Grid Breaks Out Companies by Three Attributes and the Lux Take
Interpreting Company Positions within the Hydrocosm
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Risk and Reward in the Frack Water Market published by Lux Research in March 25, 2012. This report consists of Pages: 28 and the price starts from US $ 3500.
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