Water recycling is the process or method of reusing treated wastewater for purposes such as agricultural and landscape irrigation, industrial processes and toilet flushing. Water recycling offers financial as well as resource savings. Wastewater can be filtered to meet the requirements of other applications through the process of recycling. This process of producing recycled water is also referred to as water reclamation. Water recycling conserves the existing water resources as well as reduces the need for new water supplies.
Growth in the global water recycle and reuse market is spontaneously increasing. As water is essential for survival of all the races on this planet, the market never confronted loss in the industry. In fact, research shows a significant amount of growth in the market. This is due to increase in the awareness between people for the importance of water. Activities such as large-scale urbanization led to pollution of water, air, soil, and noise. This has resulted in the scarcity of water as well. Thus, it is the need for the day that we should focus towards recycling of water and its reusing.
The recycled water is used for many purposes. This recycled water is mainly used for non-potable purposes. These non-potable purposes consist of toilet flushing, agricultural irrigation, and industrial processes. Other uses also include cooling applications in oil refineries and power plants. Industrial processes also release large volumes of water, which is further used for construction, concrete mixing, artificial lakes, paper mill and others. Basically, water used in industrial units for cooling purposes is recovered and treated from municipal wastewater and is recycled before used in these units. Though water is mainly used for non-potable needs, it is slowly finding its way into drinking applications. These include filling up the groundwater aquifers and increasing surface water reservoirs with recycled water. For example, in the U.S., a project for recycled water involves a process where recycled water is directed into the aquifer to prevent salt water from mixing into ground water. This increases groundwater levels significantly.
The U.S. has anticipated the highest growth owing to the niche advancements in water recycling technologies and less amount of energy utilized in the water recycling process. This will positively impact the growth of the global water recycle and reuse market in the region. Water recycling is one of the effective and efficient sources for supplying water with no compromisation on the human health. Water reuse is globally accepted as an efficient source and it will continue to be the same in the future.
Some major companies that actively participate and have a great role in the global water recycle and reuse market are Water Recycling Systems, Phoenix Sourcewater Inc., Nexus Water, Rivergreen Water Recycling LLC, Hitachi Ltd., Reclaim Equipment Company, Melbourne Water, and Hyflux.
Water Recycle and Reuse Market: Regional Segment Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa