Stringent regulations for water conservation and water quality maintenance in different regions are the key factor driving the global water clarifiers market. In addition, depletion of fresh water resources is an important factor encouraging the cleaning and reuse of waste water. This, in turn, is resulting in the increased use of water clarifiers globally, thereby supporting their market growth.
Water clarification is defined as the removal of sediments, particles, and colors, in addition to oil and natural organic matter, from water to make it clean, clear, and suitable for further use. It involves the processes of screening, physical chemical treatment, sedimentation, and fine filtration. In case of industrial waste, centrifugation process is used for water clarification. Sewage treatment, power, oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, and pulp and paper are some of the end-use industries that majorly employ water clarifiers for the separation and recovery of materials.
It is large tanks used for the separation of contaminants from water. These are also known as settlers and mainly work on two principles, that is, the surface area of the tank and the liquid residence time in it. Contaminated water is kept in these tanks for a particular time period to achieve sedimentation. The clean liquid is recovered from the top of the tank, while the contaminants get settled down at the bottom.
Based on treatment capacity, the water clarifiers market is categorized as up to 999 m3/h, 1,000 m3/h–2,000 m3/h, and more than 2,000 m3/h. Of these, the demand for 1,000 m3/h–2000 m3/h treatment capacity clarifiers is increasing due to their higher efficiency and wider use in various industries, such as pulp and paper, petrochemical, food and beverage, and textile, as compared to other clarifiers.
Based on design, the water clarifiers market is classified into inclined plate, circular, and rectangular clarifiers. As compared to other variants, circular clarifiers are more effective in reducing the biological waste from water. Also, the demand for these clarifiers is on the rise on account of their high structural strength, high volume-to-area ratio, ease in sludge removal, and constant heat level.
On the basis of material used to make clarifier tanks, the water clarifiers market is categorized into carbon steel, stainless steel, fiber-reinforced plastic, and others. Of these, the demand for fiber-reinforced plastic variants is growing rapidly on account of their low installation cost, reduced maintenance requirement, and long service life.
The water clarifiers market is also categorized into pretreatment, potable water treatment, waste water treatment, and mining applications. Of these, the demand for clarifiers for waste water treatment is increasing due to the flourishing market of cost-effective water treatment technologies meant for recycling a huge amount of industrial and municipal waste water generated every day.
Based on end user, the water clarifiers market is classified into municipal and industrial users. The industrial category is further categorized into pulp and paper, food and beverage, oil and gas, textile, petrochemical, mineral and mining, power, and others. The increasing use of it by industrial end users can be attributed to their utilization of a large amount of water for different industrial processes, such as paper manufacturing and chemical production, which is treated before getting released into various water bodies.
Some of the major players operating in the global water clarifiers market are Clearwater Industries Inc., Envirodyne Systems Inc., Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, Hydro International, Monroe Environmental Corp., Murugappa Organo Water Solutions Limited (MOWS), Parkson Corporation, Pentair plc, SUEZ Group, Veolia Water Technologies, and WesTech Engineering Inc.