Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market Report Scope & Market Overview:

The Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market size was valued at USD 69.24 Bn in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 97.64 Bn by 2031 and grow at a CAGR of 4.39% over the forecast period 2024-2031.

Water treatment is the process of preparing water for use in a variety of uses, including drinking, irrigation, and industrial applications. Water treatment eliminates unwanted impurities and lowers the likelihood of negative health consequences. Furthermore, wastewater treatment eliminates pollutants and decreases environmental impacts when disposed of away. Sewage from municipal sources, such as homes and small businesses, is handled at sewage treatment facilities before being reused or disposed of in evaporation ponds, infiltration basins, or injection wells.

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Because of rising government worries about water disposal, the need for wastewater technology has expanded in industrial and municipal applications. Industrial wastewater classes have significant levels of PH, ammonia, and microbial count, and must be treated before disposal. Furthermore, municipal applications necessitate the use of water filtration equipment to filter wastewater for washing, cooling, and other purposes.



  • Growth in developing economies.

  • Rapid increasing urbanization.

  • Increasing technological development.


  • The total investment required for the setup is more.

  • Complex systems with larger flow rates are required.

  • higher effluent quality standards are required.


  • Effects on the environment caused by their removal, treatment, emissions, waste disposal, and recycling.

  • Governments have enacted strict rules and regulations.


  • Government budgetary support for economically disadvantaged nations is insufficient.

  • They have a specific functioning period after which they must be upgraded.


The pandemic scenario has caused an economic shock over the world, as well as negative market effects. End-user industries control the growth of the water and wastewater treatment markets. The wastewater treatment industries' ability to operate without interruption is critical to their success.

The COVID epidemic has lowered the water industry's investment rates. Because many businesses have halted or postponed their usual production activities, investment rates have dropped, and production departments are suffering, the water treatment industries have suffered greatly.


In 2021, the membrane separation segment will lead the market and account for a favorable increase in worldwide revenue share. From 2023 to 2030, this category will have the highest CAGR. Membrane separation is a physical treatment method that involves forcing feed water through a semi-permeable membrane at high pressure to remove specified components from the solution. Membrane separation has various benefits over previous approaches, including a small operating area and great filtering efficiency.

Biological therapy is often performed as the last step after primary treatment to eliminate pollutants that remain. In developed markets, strict rules aimed at reducing water pollution in the industry and municipal sectors by employing environmentally friendly methods are in place.

In 2021, the tertiary treatment process segment dominated the market, accounting for positive growth in worldwide revenue, and will grow at the quickest CAGR from 2022 to 2028. Before being reused or released into the environment, tertiary treatment is employed to improve effluent quality. The inorganic chemicals and compounds, viruses, bacteria, and parasites leftover from secondary treatment operations are eliminated in this step, resulting in water that is suitable for reuse. In 2021, the municipal application segment dominated the market, accounting for positive growth in worldwide revenue share. Growing urban populations, along with favorable government policies fostering infrastructure development, are likely to boost municipal product demand, particularly in emerging nations.


On the Basis of Equipment

  • Membrane Separation

  • Biological

  • Disinfection

  • Sludge Treatment

  • Others

On the Basis of Process

  • Primary

  • Secondary

  • Tertiary

On the Basis of Application

  • Municipal

  • Industrial

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The worldwide market was headed by the Asia Pacific. Increased investments in the wastewater management industry, along with a rapidly increasing industrial sector, are expected to boost the market growth. Furthermore, the growing residential sector is expected to rise in product penetration in municipal wastewater treatment plants. In the United States, strict federal and state wastewater restrictions, as well as increased improvements owing to aging infrastructure, are projected to promote market development. Furthermore, rising oil and gas exploration activities in the United States and Canada are likely to boost product demand, boosting the market growth in North America.

Over the projection period, the European market is expected to increase significantly. Spending on water and wastewater treatment technology is expected to rise in the region as a result of stricter rules and directives, such as the Drinking Water Directive. In Brazil, water contamination is a serious health and environmental problem. Industrial waste, sewage, and leaky landfills are all major contributors to water contamination. As a result, increased worries over water contamination are likely to boost product demand in the Central and South American regional markets.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The major key players are Veolia, SUEZ, DuPont, Pentair plc, Xylem Inc., Aquatech International LLC, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, Ecolab Inc., Calgon Carbon Corp. and Other Players

Calgon Carbon Corp-Company Financial Analysis

Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022  US$ 69.24 Billion
Market Size by 2030  US$ 97.64 Billion
CAGR  CAGR of 4.39% From 2024 to 2031
Base Year  2023
Forecast Period  2024-2031
Historical Data  2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • by Equipment (Membrane Separation, Biological, Disinfection, Sludge Treatment, Others),
• by Process (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary), by Application (Municipal, Industrial)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Veolia, SUEZ, DuPont, Pentair plc, Xylem Inc., Aquatech International LLC, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, Ecolab Inc., Calgon Carbon Corp.
Key Drivers •Growth in developing economies.

•Rapid increasing urbanization.

•Increasing technological development.
Restraints •The total investment required for the setup is more.

•Complex systems with larger flow rates are required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans: - The Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market size was valued at USD 66.33 Bn in 2022.

Ans: - Government budgetary support for economically disadvantaged nations is insufficient and they have a specific functioning period after which they must be upgraded.

Ans: - The segments covered in the Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market report for study are on the basis of equipment, process, and application.

Ans: - The worldwide market was headed by the Asia Pacific.

Ans: The Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market is to grow at a CAGR of 4.37% From 2023 to 2030.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition 

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges 

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia War

4.3 Impact of Ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis 

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7. PEST Analysis

8. Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market Segmentation, By Equipment

8.1 Membrane Separation

8.2 Biological

8.3 Disinfection

8.4 Sludge Treatment

8.5 Others

9. Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market Segmentation, By Process

9.1 Primary

9.2 Secondary

9.3 Tertiary

10. Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market Segmentation, By Application

10.1 Municipal

10.2 Industrial

11. Regional Analysis

11.1 Introduction

11.2 North America

11.2.1 USA

11.2.2 Canada

11.2.3 Mexico

11.3 Europe


11.3.2 UK

11.3.3 France

11.3.4 Italy

11.3.5 Spain

11.3.6 The Netherlands

11.3.7 Rest of Europe

11.4 Asia-Pacific

11.4.1 Japan

11.4.2 South Korea

11.4.3 China

11.4.4 India

11.4.5 Australia

11.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

11.5 The Middle East & Africa

11.5.1 Israel

11.5.2 UAE

11.5.3 South Africa

11.5.4 Rest

11.6 Latin America

11.6.1 Brazil

11.6.2 Argentina

11.6.3 Rest of Latin America

12. Company Profiles

12.1 Veolia

12.1.1 Financial

12.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

12.1.3 SWOT Analysis

12.1.4 The SNS view

12.2 SUEZ

12.3 DuPont

12.4 Pentair plc

12.5 Xylem Inc.

12.6 Aquatech International LLC

12. 7 Evoqua Water Technologies LLC

12.8 Ecolab Inc.

12.9 Calgon Carbon Corp.

13. Competitive Landscape

13.1 Competitive Benchmarking

13.2 Market Share Analysis

13.3 Recent Developments

14. Conclusion

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