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United States Water Treatment Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

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United States Water Treatment Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)
Published: February 1, 2020 Content info: 95 Pages

The United States water treatment chemicals market is expected to witness a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. The market is majorly driven by stringent government regulations to control production and disposal of wastewater. The hazardous nature of hydrazine is likely to act as a restraint to the water treatment chemicals market.

  • Some of the other major drivers of the market include the increasing demand to treat wastewater produced from power industry.
  • The shifting focus toward the usage of green chemicals is providing opportunities for the market during the forecast period.
  • Among the end-user industries, municipal industry accounts for the major market share and is likely to maintain its position during the forecast period.

Key Market Trends

Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors to Dominate the market

  • Corrosion inhibitors are general purpose chemicals, applied to deal with corrosion caused in boilers. Corrosion occurs due to the reaction of oxygen with metallic parts in a boiler to form oxides. Corrosion affects the metallic part of the boiler, thereby increasing the cost of energy and maintenance. They act by forming a thin layer of barrier over the exposed parts of the boiler from the water.
  • When untreated water is used in the boiler, it brings with it several soluble salts. These remain soluble in cold water. However, with the rise in temperature inside the boiler, the salts become insoluble. Carbonates and bicarbonates are formed from calcium and magnesium chemicals that are dissolved in water. This residue matter gets deposited in the boiler surface and forms a hard coating, which is known as scale. The problem with the scales is that they block efficient heat transfer, create localized heating, increase power consumption and maintenance expense, and occasional boiler failure.
  • Corrosion and scale inhibitors are used mostly in boiler and cooling water treatment plants to escape from corrosion. In Australia, these corrosion and scale inhibitors are used by municipal and water authorities, commercial buildings and hospitals, etc., as well as by industrial consumers, such as oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining. These chemicals are a significant part of the energy industry, and the mining and mineral processing industries.
  • Hence, owing to the above-mentioned factors, corrosion & scale inhibitors are likely to dominate the market during the forecast period.

Municipal Industry to Dominate the Industry

  • The major processes involved in water treatment in the municipal sector include preliminary treatment, primary and secondary treatment, tertiary treatment, biological nutrient removal (BNR), resource recovery, and energy generation, among others. Moreover, municipal wastewater treatment involves a significant quantity of biomass. Therefore, biological treatment is a major step for the treatment of biowastes.
  • The USEPA has also been focusing on supplying clean drinking water and runs a fund called 'Clean Water State Revolving Fund', by which it finances the environmental compliances.
  • Such initiatives are likely to increase the usage of water treatment chemicals. The usage of water treatment chemicals is also increasing, due to a greater demand for purifying drinking water in the country.
  • Hence, owing to the above-mentioned factors, municipal industry has accounted for the major share of the market among the end-user industries and is expected to continue dominating the market during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The United States water treatment chemicals market is moderately fragmented, with the major players accounting to a low share of the market. Key players in the market studied include Kemira, Kurita Water Industries, Ltd., Solenis, and Ecolab, and Suez, among others.

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Table of Contents
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Table of Contents


  • 1.1 Study Assumptions
  • 1.2 Scope of the Study




  • 4.1 Drivers
    • 4.1.1 Stringent Government Regulations to Control Production and Disposal of wastewater
    • 4.1.2 Other Drivers
  • 4.2 Restraints
    • 4.2.1 Hazardous Nature of Hydrazine
    • 4.2.2 Other Restraints
  • 4.3 Industry Value-chain Analysis
  • 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
    • 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    • 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
    • 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
    • 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
    • 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


  • 5.1 Product Type
    • 5.1.1 Biocides & Disinfectants
    • 5.1.2 Coagulants & Flocculants
    • 5.1.3 Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors
    • 5.1.4 Defoamers & Defoaming Agents
    • 5.1.5 pH & Adjuster & Softener
    • 5.1.6 Others
  • 5.2 End-user Industry
    • 5.2.1 Power
    • 5.2.2 Oil & Gas
    • 5.2.3 Chemical Manufacturing
    • 5.2.4 Mining & Mineral Processing
    • 5.2.5 Municipal
    • 5.2.6 Food & Beverage
    • 5.2.7 Pulp & Paper
    • 5.2.8 Others


  • 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
  • 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis
  • 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
  • 6.4 Company Profiles
    • 6.4.1 Nouryon
    • 6.4.2 Albemarle Corp.
    • 6.4.3 Lonza
    • 6.4.4 Solenis
    • 6.4.5 Buckman Laboratories
    • 6.4.6 Accepta
    • 6.4.7 BWA Water Additives
    • 6.4.8 Ecolab
    • 6.4.9 Lanxess
    • 6.4.10 Dow
    • 6.4.11 Chemtreat Inc.
    • 6.4.12 SUEZ
    • 6.4.13 Kemira
    • 6.4.14 Solvay
    • 6.4.15 Kurita Water Industries, Ltd.


  • 7.1 Shifting Focus Towards Green Chemicals
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