The rising requirement for water treatment in several countries is pushing up the demand for flocculants and coagulants across the world. Due to the surging population levels, many countries are witnessing a sharp surge in urbanization and industrialization, which are, in turn, augmenting the environmental degradation. Moreover, with soaring industrialization, the pollution of water bodies is rising rapidly, which is, causing a massive shortage of safe and clean drinking water.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are as many as 1.1 billion people across the globe currently who do not have access to clean drinking water. Furthermore, the organization found that 2.6 billion people around the world are presently being affected by inadequate water treatment. Additionally, around 3,900 children die from various waterborne diseases every day in various countries. Due to these reasons, the demand for water treatment is growing rapidly.
This is, in turn, propelling the sales of flocculants and coagulants as these materials are used for treating water and making it safe for drinking. With the surging sales of these materials, the global flocculants and coagulants market is set for lucrative growth in the coming years. Flocculants and coagulants are basically water treatment chemicals that are required for removing toxic wastes from water. The usage of flocculants causes the clumping of waste particles.
This enhances the overall effectiveness of the waste water treatment process. On the other hand, coagulants neutralize the electrical charges present in water and allow the dissolved coagulants to form bigger particles that can be easily removed by clarification, filtration, or any other waste removal process. Depending on type, the flocculants and coagulants market is classified into flocculants and coagulants. Between these, the flocculants category recorded higher growth in the market in the past years.
This was because of the fact that the flocculation process makes the separation from various solids from the liquid or filtration very easy as compared to the coagulants. Moreover, during flocculation, the small clumps that were formed during coagulation bind together and form bigger clumps that settle down easily. This makes the separation process very easy. Cationic, non-ionic, and anionic are the majorly used types of flocculants all over the world.
Geographically, the flocculants and coagulants market recorded the highest growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Moreover, the industry will register huge expansion in the APAC region in the coming years, as per the estimates of P&S Intelligence, a market research firm based in India. This will be because of the rising requirement for flocculants and coagulants chemicals in various chemical industries, the high industrial output, and the rapid economic progress of the regional countries.
Hence, it is safe to say that the sales of flocculants and coagulants will soar across the world in the future years, primarily because of their ballooning usage in the water treatment process and the growing requirement for water treatment processes in various countries around the world.