The global ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) market size was valued at USD 14.23 billion in 2016. IMO standards which require ballast water treatment systems based on various chemical and physical methods to be fitted on the vessels.
The global smart water grid market size was valued at USD 6.50 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow owing to factors such water scarcity, the disproportion of demand and supply, advancement in technologies provided by ICT, and management of ageing infrastructure.
The global water and wastewater treatment market size was valued at USD 478.15 billion in 2016. The industry is anticipated to register robust growth over the next few years owing to factors such as water scarcity due to the rise in population and swiftly increasing industrial activities.
The global water desalination market was valued at USD 13.31 billion in 2016 and is expected to register robust growth owing to rise in demand for clean water, increasing population and disposable income of the people in the developing economies. Growing demand for a clean source for direct consumption as well as numerous industrial applications is expected to drive the demand for filtration technologies over the next few years.
The global liquid filtration market is expected to reach USD 31.74 billion over the forecast period. The market is expected to witness a substantial growth due to the increasing contamination of ground as well as surface water.
Hydrochloric acid is an important chlorine compound and is majorly produced as a byproduct in the manufacturing of a host of organic chemicals. Over 40 processes generate hydrochloric acid as a byproduct and it is consumed in over a 100 processes. Over two third of the global HCL consumption is in the manufacturing of ethylene dichloride (EDC) and the remaining is the manufacturing of inorganic compounds. Most of the HCL is captively consumed by companies for further organic product manufacturing.