Global Water Disinfection Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Method (Ultraviolet Light, Chlorination, Ozonation, Distillation, Others), By End-User (Municipal, Industrial), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

Published:  Apr 2022 Report Code: KSI061612043 Pages: 128

The global water disinfection market was valued at US$27.471 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.40% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$34.715 billion by 2027. 

The removal, deactivation, or extermination of harmful microorganisms in water is referred to as water disinfection. Disinfection can be accomplished using either physical or chemical disinfectants. Organic pollutants in water that act as nutrition or habitat for microbes are also removed by the agents. Disinfectants do more than just destroy germs. Disinfectants can also have a residual impact, meaning they stay active in the water after disinfection. After disinfection, a disinfectant prevents harmful bacteria from proliferating in the plumbing and recontaminating the water.

Concerns regarding disinfection byproducts (DBPs), many of which are recognized or suspected carcinogens. Continuous outbreaks of waterborne disease due to chlorine-resistant organisms such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia lamblia, including in developed countries.  Furthermore, the expanding global population, combined with rising urbanization, are some of the primary drivers of the water disinfection equipment market. Scarce freshwater resources, combined with a growing population, are driving governments all over the globe to develop new water treatment facilities and update old ones in order to supply safe drinking water to everybody. Strict laws and industry requirements for wastewater treatment across various sectors are another driving reason for the growth of the water disinfection equipment market.

global water disinfection market

North America has a substantial market share owing to the high awareness regarding water quality among the masses and the resulting enormous need for improved water treatment technologies. During the forecast period, the Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to be the fastest-growing regional market for water disinfection equipment. This expansion can be attributed to an increase in the number of industrial facilities in sectors such as energy and power, food and beverages, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Strict legislation and rules governing drinking water quality, as well as increased government efforts and policies, would drive demand for water disinfection equipment in the area, favorably affecting the APAC water equipment market growth during the projected period.

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Growth Factors:

  • Increase in applications of UV disinfection equipment.

UV disinfection equipment can eliminate any live microbe in the air, water, or on surfaces, therefore preventing disease transmission. When bacteria, viruses, and protozoa are exposed to germicidal UV light wavelengths, they lose their ability to reproduce and infect. UVC is a kind of radiation that has been shown to deactivate or eliminate a variety of infections, including the virus that causes COVID-19. A 254 nm mercury UV lamp, according to the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA), killed 99% of SARS-CoV-2, also known as the coronavirus. When chlorine-based disinfectants take nearly 20 minutes to adequately treat the water tank, UV disinfection equipment uses UVC lamps to perform the same work in less than 10 seconds.

The UV disinfection equipment market is expected to be driven by high R&D investments by manufacturers to improve the performance of UV disinfection equipment for large volume applications such as municipal drinking water and industrial process water treatment. Supporting government programs for water and wastewater treatment has boosted technological development in growing nations such as India and China. The adoption of UV disinfection equipment is projected to benefit from increased demand for clean and safe drinking water as a result of the rising population and scarcity of freshwater resources.


  • Higher investment costs

Although a majority of ozone systems do not need substantial maintenance. Some systems employ an air-drying substance that must be changed regularly. It is also important to clean the water storage tank regularly and to inspect pumps, fans, and valves for damage and wear. If UV radiation produces ozone, the lamp must be changed periodically. Any pre-treatment or post-treatment equipment might necessitate further upkeep. Ozone treatment can potentially result in the formation of toxic byproducts in drinking water. For example, if bromide is present in the raw water, ozone interacts with it to create bromate, which has been proven to cause cancer in rats.

Impact of COVID-19 on the water disinfection market:

The covid-19 had a negative influence on the water disinfection market. During the pandemic, the market was limited by a lockdown and international trade prohibitions. On the other hand, continued population growth, along with an improved quality of living, has resulted in increased use of disinfection technology for access to clean water, providing an opportunity to minimize losses.

Key Developments:

  • De Nora, a global leader in the supply of sustainable solutions, announced the purchase of Calgon Carbon Corporation's UV Technologies Division in June 2021. The acquisition includes the municipal and industrial water ultraviolet disinfection brands RAYOX, SENTINEL, and C3 SERIES UV, as well as the products, brands, and assets of Hyde Marine, a global pioneer in UV ballast water management systems.

Global Water Disinfection Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$27.471 billion
 Market size value in 2027  US$34.715 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 3.40% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Method, End-User, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered The Dow Chemical Company, SUEZ, BWT AG, Veolia, LIT, ProTeA srl, IL Metronic Sensortechnik GmbH, Ioteq Australia Pty Limited, Lenntech BV, ProMinent GmbH, Jenfitch, Inc., AXEON Water Technologies
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

  • By Method
    • Ultraviolet Light
    • Chlorination
    • Ozonation
    • Distillation
    • Others
  • By End-User
    • Municipal
    • Industrial
      • Food & Beverages
      • Pulp & Paper
      • Metal & Mining
      • Power
      • Chemical & Pharma
      • Oil & Gas
      • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • UK
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • South Africa
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What are the growth prospects for the water disinfection market?
A1. The global water disinfection market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.40% during the forecast period.

Q2. What will be the water disinfection market size by 2027?
A2. The water disinfection market is expected to reach a market size of US$34.715 billion by 2027.

Q3. What is the size of the global water disinfection market?
A3. Water Disinfection Market was valued at US$27.471 billion in 2020. 

Q4. Which region holds the maximum market share in the water disinfection market?
A4. North America has a substantial share in the water disinfection market due to high awareness of water quality among the masses and the resulting enormous need for improved water treatment technologies.

Q5. What factors are anticipated to drive the water disinfection market growth?
A5. The expanding global population, combined with rising urbanization, are some of the primary drivers of the water disinfection equipment market. 

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Covid-19 Scenario
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Water Disinfection Market Analysis, by Method
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Ultraviolet Light
5.3. Chlorination
5.4. Ozonation
5.5. Distillation
5.6. Others

6. Global Water Disinfection Market Analysis, by End-User
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Municipal
6.3. Industrial
6.3.1. Food & Beverages
6.3.2. Pulp & Paper
6.3.3. Metal & Mining
6.3.4. Power
6.3.5. Chemical & Pharma
6.3.6. Oil & Gas
6.3.7. Others

7. Global Water Disinfection Market Analysis, by Geography
7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. USA
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. Germany
7.4.2. France
7.4.3. UK
7.4.4. Italy
7.4.5. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Saudi Arabia
7.5.2. UAE
7.5.3. South Africa
7.5.4. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. China
7.6.2. India
7.6.3. Japan
7.6.4. South Korea
7.6.5. Taiwan
7.6.6. Thailand
7.6.7. Indonesia
7.6.8. Others

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles 
9.1. The Dow Chemical Company
9.2. SUEZ
9.3. BWT AG
9.4. Veolia
9.5. LIT
9.6. ProTeA srl
9.7. IL Metronic Sensortechnik GmbH
9.8. Ioteq Australia Pty Limited
9.9. Lenntech BV
9.10. ProMinent GmbH
9.11. Jenfitch, Inc.
9.12. AXEON Water Technologies

The Dow Chemical Company





ProTeA srl

IL Metronic Sensortechnik GmbH

Ioteq Australia Pty Limited

Lenntech BV

ProMinent GmbH

Jenfitch, Inc.

AXEON Water Technologies


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