Projections of double-digit growth encourage
London— Water shortage is
becoming a pressing global issue, especially in Southern Europe
and the Middle East.
Consequently, the industrial
water recycling and reuse equipment market is likely to expand
tremendously in the next five to ten years. With ever-tightening
legislation, participants are becoming increasingly keen to consider
more onsite water solutions to avoid rising water supply and effluent
In order to seize market share,
market participants are targeting various lucrative end user segments
such as organizations that use high volumes of water and those
that reclaim valuable materials by recycling and reusing water
such as the pulp and paper and microelectronics sectors.
Besides the enforcement of strict
regulations regarding waste disposal and resource consumption
is set to bring in a more convincing economic business case for
industrial water recycling and reuse equipment between 2010 and
The industrial market for water
recycling and reuse equipment in Europe and the Middle East earned
revenues of $279 million over a three-year period from 2003 to
2005. With anticipated annual of growth of 7 percent, this market
has the potential to earn $531 million from 2012-2014.
The drought experienced during
recent times in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece and the
United Kingdom as well as continued short supply of fresh water
in the Middle East is further propelling water recycling and reuse,
thereby increasing the demand for the necessary solutions and
Both industry participants and
end users recognize the use of effective water recycling solutions
and reuse equipment as a long-term measure to ensure improved
quality of life. However, many vendors find such solutions inaccessible
and are concerned about return on investment.
Vendors can expect to drive sales
by approaching sectors that consume high quantities of water and
accordingly have a more compelling need to manage water-related
Therefore, these vendors can
make available recycling solutions in a user-friendly package.
For instance, a solution that addresses the sector-specific needs,
such as material reclaim functionality for the pulp and paper
or microelectronics sectors, is likely to have greater uptake.
While industries are upgrading
wastewater treatment facilities, the Industrial Pollution Prevention
Control (IPPC) directives are focusing on promoting water recycling
and reuse technologies for sustained growth. For relatively small
percent- 10-20 per cent extra costs, end users can invest in water
recycling and reuse capabilities to improve their quality of life.
The long-term growth map is marked
with water reduction measures brought in across Europe such as
hosepipe bans. In addition, U.K, constrained by water restrictions
until now due to dry conditions, is offering tax credits for industries
that invest in water saving technology.
Manufacturers, end users and
other industry participants interested in an overview of the latest
analysis of the Industrial Water Recycling and Reuse Equipment
Markets in Europe and Middle East, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.