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Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment in India : The Demand for Efficiency and Sustainability is Creating Opportunities for Water Industry.

  • 50 pages, published in November 2014
  • By Frost & Sullivan
  • Report Number: 2506813


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Executive Summary

•Industrial water and wastewater treatment equipment market in India is expected to grow from INR x million in 2013 to INR x million by 2018.
•Major market drivers include increasing industrial process water demand, poor quality of water, and pollution control regulations.
•Major restraints include lack of effective implementation of regulations and the slow rate at which the regulations and policies are being implemented.
•Power, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, chemicals, and metals are the key end-user verticals which boost demand.
•The industrial sector is likely to see a significant rise in the number of membrane system installations that produce high purity water. The sector is also expected to incline toward zero liquid discharge systems and complete water management solutions.
•End users are expected to work with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that employ a ‘design build operate maintain’ (DBOM) model to create a one-stop-shop solution for all their water and effluent treatment needs.


•India is at an exciting stage in its economic development. Concomitant opportunities are unfolding in the water and wastewater sector.
•Ambitious Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth targets ofx % to x % also present a conundrum for the government in sharing water resources among three key sectors: agricultural, domestic, and industrial.
•After power generation, water supply and sanitation are the upcoming growth industries in India. Demand for industrial process water and effluent or wastewater treatment has been increasing exponentially and is poised to become an unmanageable problem.
•By 2032, many of today’s major metros (metros have more than one million population) will experience water stress. With x more new metros forecast to be added, the strain on water resources is set to increase further.
•Growing population and increasing industrial activities are putting severe pressure on the water resources of India.
oProcess water requirement by industries compete with the drinking water requirement of the growing population.
oContamination of groundwater tables and surface water bodies because of wastewater discharge without treatment.
•With climate change issues and uneven rainfall patterns, the stress on water resources is even higher.
•This has resulted in decreasing per capita water availability in India. Decreasing per capita availability is leading to issues, such as sharing the water resources between agriculture, industrial, and municipal sectors.

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