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Water Desalination Equipment Market

Water Desalination Equipment Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Technology, Source and Application : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 2021-2030

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Author's: Snehal Mohite | Eswara Prasad
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The global water desalination equipment market size was valued at $6.9 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach $16.6 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 9.2% from 2021 to 2030. 

Desalination machinery removes molten salts and a variety of other minerals from brackish water, seawater, or any other water source and converts it to fresh or potable water. Desalination technology is utilized in municipal settings to convert existing water resources into potable water that is ready for use. Chemical, mining, and oil and gas industries all incorporate the usage of fresh water in their processes.


Growing water shortage and rapid depletion of freshwater resources are two main reasons propelling the worldwide water desalination equipment market. There is a scarcity of freshwater reserves in various arid locations because these places lack sources of surface water, such as rivers and lakes. Furthermore, as the world's population grows, so does the demand for water, fueling the market's expansion. Furthermore, worsening environmental conditions, such as changing weather patterns, deforestation, and increased pollution, have resulted in water scarcity and drought-like scenarios around the world. These factors are expected to boost the global water desalination equipment market growth.

The water desalination equipment market is segmented into technology, source, application, and region. By technology, the market is divided into reverse osmosis, multi-stage flash (MSF) distillation, multi-effect distillation (MED), and others. By source, it is fragmented into seawater, brackish water, river water, and others. By application, it is categorized into municipal, industrial and others. Region wise, the market is studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The key players profiled in this report include Acciona SA, Biwater, Cadagua, Degremont Sas, Genesis Water Technologies, IDE Technologies, Pure Aqua, Inc., Koch Membrane Systems, Right Water Solutions, and Veolia. The global water desalination equipment market report provides in-depth competitive analysis as well as profiles of these major players.

Global Water Desalination Equipment Market, By Technology

By technology, reverse osmosis led the market and accounted for 69.1% of the global revenue in 2020. In reverse osmosis (RO), saline water is forced through a semipermeable membrane that filters salt molecules, thereby, removing salt from the water and producing freshwater.

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Reverse Osmosis is projected as the most lucrative segment.

Global Water Desalination Equipment Market, By Source

By source, seawater led the market and accounted for 59.0% of the global revenue in 2020. There is a rise in demand for clean water in various drought regions as these lacks various sources of water such as lake and rivers. Thus, growing demand from such regions coupled with lack of freshwater reserves is boosting the growth of seawater desalination equipment market.

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Seawater are projected as the most lucrative segment.

Global Water Desalination Equipment Market, By Application

By application, the municipal segment accounted for around 54.8% of the water desalination equipment market share in 2020. The growth in urban infrastructure around the world has put a strain on resources such as water and electricity.

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Municipal is projected as the most lucrative segment.

Global Water desalination equipment Market, By Region

By region, LAMEA is expected to witness a CAGR of 9.8% during the forecast period. Growing population, rapid urbanization, intensified industrialization, and extensive agricultural development has strained the existing water resources in the region.

Water Desalination Equipment Market
By Region
North America

LAMEA is projected as the most lucrative market.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • The report provides an in-depth analysis of the water desalination equipment market trends along with the current and future market forecast.
  • This report highlights the key drivers, opportunities, and restraints of the market along with the impact analyses during the forecast period.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis helps analyze the potential of the buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the water desalination equipment market industry for strategy building.
  • A comprehensive water desalination equipment market analysis covers factors that drive and restrain the market growth.
  • The qualitative data in this report aims on market dynamics, trends, and developments.

Impact Of Covid-19 On The Water Desalination Equipment Market

  • COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets.
  • In addition, production and supply chain delays were also witnessed during the second quarter, which poised a challenge to the water desalination equipment market, since end-user industries were still not operating at their full capacity. 
  • The pandemic scenario has pushed the global economy into disorder and had a negative impact on the wastewater treatment equipment market. The growth of the wastewater treatment market is owing to the end-user industries. The wastewater treatment industries' ability to function effectively depends on the end industries’ ability to operate without interruption.
  • The COVID-19 outbreak has reduced the water industry's investment rates. Because many companies have halted or postponed their usual production activities, investment rates have dropped, and the production department is experiencing a decline, the water treatment industries have suffered a significant setback.

Water Desalination Equipment Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Technology
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) Distillation
  • Multi-Effect Distillation (MED)
  • Others
By Source
  • Seawater
  • Brackish water
  • River water
  • Others
By Application
  • Municipal
  • Industrial
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players

IDE Technologies, Genesis Water Technologies, Cadagua, Degremont Sas, Koch Membrane Systems, Veolia, Acciona SA, Right Water Solutions, Biwater, Pure Aqua, Inc.

Analyst Review

The water desalination equipment market is moving toward growth stabilization phase in its industry life cycle. The process of separating the dissolved salts of other minerals in the water is called desalination. Sea water, wells, sewage and company water can be used to desalinate water. Desalination of water can be achieved in a number of ways, but the technology used is energy intensive. The main technologies used in desalination processes include pressure-controlled processes such as reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF).

The increasing reliance on water desalination technologies, especially in places with low rainfall and limited water supplies, is a major factor driving the global market for water desalination equipment. Technological advancements in water desalination systems and increased investment in the development of energy efficient water desalination technologies are other factors that are expected to drive the growth in the global water desalination market.

Author Name(s) : Snehal Mohite | Eswara Prasad
Frequently Asked Questions?

Key factors that are driving the water desalination equipment market growth include increasing water concerns, usages of aqua resources by rising population, and abundance of saltwater.

The globalwater desalination equipment market was valued at $16.9 Billion in 2030.

Acciona SA, Genesis Water Technologies, Degremont Sas, Koch Membrane Systems, IDE Technologies are the top players in water desalination equipment market.

Reverse osmosis technology is projected to increase the demand forwater desalination equipment Market

Technology, source, application segment are covered inwater desalination equipment market report

The factors driving the growth for water desalination equipment are water scarcity and depletion of freshwater sources across the globe and rapid urbanization and industrialization in developing economies.

Municipal and industrial and others applications are expected to drive the adoption of water desalination equipment.

The implementation of stringent lockdown measures, partial or full, led to a halt of industrial operations. Besides, due to the unavailability of workforce and decline in logistical operations, the functioning of desalination plants was affected.

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Water Desalination Equipment Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 2021-2030