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US demand for water treatment chemicals

11.01.2013  |  Thinnes, Billy,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [water] [treatment chemicals] [US] [cooling water] [process water]

Demand for water treatment chemicals in the US is forecast to rise 3.2% per year to $6.7 billion in 2017. Gains will reflect not only healthy growth in the oil, gas and mining industries and a rebound in manufacturing output, but also the increased use of scale control and other water treatment chemical products that help protect companies’ investments in water treatment equipment. A shift in product mix favoring more efficient and less hazardous chemicals that have higher prices will also promote growth in market value. Additionally, chemical demand will be supported by efforts to recycle water, as water treated for reuse usually needs greater conditioning than freshwater. The energy and mining markets are projected to show the fastest growth through 2017. These and other trends are presented in a new study from The Freedonia Group.

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