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Water Treatment: Scarcity and Sustainability Drive Growth

January 23, 2012 | —Robert Westervelt

Urgent demands to reduce industrial water use, increase recycling, improve energy efficiency, and increase supplies for drinking water and agricultural applications will drive demand for water treatment specialty chemicals and services above global GDP and industry growth rates, producers say. The market for specialty chemicals and services in water treatment is worth $8 billion-$10 billion/year, according to producer and analyst estimates. Leading producers have set aggressive growth targets for water treatment chemicals and services, generally in the...

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