Global Biological Wastewater Treatment Market Size, Segmentation, Trends and Growth Analysis Forecast by 2030

  •   DLR4848
  •   April, 2024
  •   Pages: 150
  •  Global

Biological Wastewater Treatment Market Overview and Analysis:

The Biological Wastewater Treatment Market is currently valued at USD 10.1 billion in the year 2022 and is expected to register a CAGR of 6.08% over the forecast period, 2023-2030.

Biological Wastewater Treatment Market

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Biological wastewater treatment is a modern technique in which wastewater is treated with microorganisms instead of chemicals. In this way, we try to prevent the adverse effects caused by chemical treatment of wastewater such as chemical accumulation in water bodies or algal blooming.

The demand for wastewater treatment facilities is expected to increase during the projection period due to declining freshwater supplies and growing water shortages. Due to the scarcity of freshwater resources and the increased demand for water in diverse desert locations, more wastewater treatment facilities are being constructed globally. The rise in industrialization and increased demand for water are expected to be the major driving factors in the market's growth.

Biological Wastewater Treatment Market Latest Trends:

The market for biological wastewater treatment is growing as a result of several factors, including the rapid urbanization and growth of the population, the regulations governing water treatment that are increasing demand for new water resources due to the rising importance of public health and water quality, and the rising incidence of waterborne diseases. Additionally, in the coming years, there will likely be considerable growth prospects for companies that manufacture water and wastewater treatment systems due to the increase in the need for energy-efficient and sophisticated water treatment technology.

The growth of this market, however, is anticipated to be significantly constrained by the high costs of installation, upkeep, and operation. Furthermore, one of the most significant barriers to the expansion of the water and wastewater treatment business is the deterioration and corrosion of the current water infrastructure.


The Biological Wastewater Treatment Market is Segmented by Biological Wastewater Treatment Market 

By Process

  • Aerobic
  • Anaerobic
  • Anoxic

By Type

  • Municipal Waste
  • Industrial Waste


  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South America
  • Middle East
  • Africa  

The report offers market size and values in (USD million) during the forecasted years for the above segments.

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Increasing Industrialization and Rising Volume of Wastewater to Fuel the Market Growth

The major drivers for the growth of the market for biological wastewater treatment are anticipated to be the increase in industrialization and government water conservation programs. To operate daily, many businesses need enormous amounts of water. Water shortages for the population may result from the use of fresh water. Industries can reuse water for operational purposes repeatedly with the aid of biological wastewater treatment. Due to the causes mentioned above, the industrialization rate is rising, which is fueling the market for biological wastewater treatment. The need for water also rises as the population grows. One of the projected driving forces for the market is the government's multiple initiatives for water purification as a result of the growing population.

Increasing Number of Government Activities Aimed at Increasing Consumer Awareness to Drive Excellent Opportunities

With the rising awareness about using and drinking sanitary and safe water amid this chaos, various governments and non-profit organizations around the world are launching numerous programs. These programs are raising the need for water treatment services, which is driving up the growth of biological wastewater treatment throughout the projection period. Additionally increased industrialization and government water conservation policies. Many industries require massive amounts of water daily. The use of freshwater creates water scarcity for the population. Industries can reuse water for operational processes with the help of biological wastewater treatment, which significantly contributes to the global biological wastewater treatment market growth.

In December 2022, The Delhi government has planned to set up a water recycling unit of two million gallons per day (MGD) capacity in Bawana, a census town in northwest Delhi, according to an official statement made earlier this week. This will help provide round-the-clock water supply to the residents of the city, it added. Thus, such developments are expected to drive the growth of the studied market.


The market's expected expansion would be hampered by the high costs associated with properly disposing of tainted water

The market's growth is expected to be hampered by the high cost of wastewater treatment. The main market barrier to entry is the high operational expenses, sludge transportation costs, and other potential expenditures associated with water filtration. Additionally, biological wastewater treatment offers several options to address the issues, but it also needs space to set up the equipment and store the necessary water in gallons. The price and available area required for the setup are likely to limit market growth throughout the anticipated term.

COVID-19 and Russian War Impact on Biological Wastewater Treatment Market

The COVID-19 impact on the biological wastewater treatment market epidemic has affected the world economy by stopping the activities of various sectors. The World Health Organization determined that washing hands with soap and water is a basic process for combating coronaviruses. However, research has shown that about 3 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water. As a result, people are particularly vulnerable to the potentially lethal infection. As a result, governments are focusing more on the provision of safe drinking water. This has increased the global need for wastewater treatment. As a result, demand for biological wastewater treatment is expected to increase throughout the forecast period. Furthermore, the developments related to wastewater treatment during COVID-19 are expected to contribute to the growth of the studied market. For instance, in September 2020, the Suez Group took a new initiative to produce biological wastewater treatment market growth. Suez Group introduced SARS-CoV-2 presence sensors that can identify the British variation among other SARS-CoV-2 infections in wastewater networks. Approximately 13 million people in Spain today use this system, which was created by the Suez Group, in about 100 local communities. Thus, COVID-19 increased the demand for the wastewater treatment.  

The armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia that began in late February 2022 has far-reaching environmental consequences, especially regarding water resources and management. The impacts of the armed conflict on freshwater resources and water infrastructure in Ukraine highlight diverse and long-lasting consequences for local populations and thus it was reported that there was a growing need for wastewater treatment in order the safeguard the water resources thus increasing the demand for waste water treatment.

Segmental Analysis:

The Process Aerobic Segment is Expected to Witness Significant Growth Over the Forecast Period

Aerobic treatment of wastewater is a biological process that uses oxygen to break down organic contaminants and other pollutants like nitrogen and phosphorous. Oxygen is continuously mixed into the wastewater or sewage by a mechanical aeration device, such as an air blower or compressor. Furthermore, the recent developments are expected to drive the growth of the segment. For instance, in August 2023, BCL6000™ is a blend of aerobic and facultative anaerobic microorganisms in liquid form. It is effective in degrading many types of waste and is especially convenient for ongoing maintenance because it can be applied by automatic pumping. BCL6000 improves treatment plant performance while keeping odors, BOD, and foam in check. The main benefits can be summarized as follows: better effluent quality, lower BOD, fewer unpleasant odors, reduced plant upsets from shocks, and improved sludge settling.

The Industrial Segment is Expected to Witness High Growth Over the Forecast Period.

Industrial wastewater treatment describes the processes used for treating wastewater that is produced by industries as an undesirable by-product. After treatment, the treated industrial wastewater (or effluent) may be reused or released to a sanitary sewer or to surface water in the environment. Some industrial facilities generate wastewater that can be treated in sewage treatment plants. Most industrial processes, such as petroleum refineries, and chemical and petrochemical plants have their specialized facilities to treat their wastewater so that the pollutant concentrations in the treated wastewater comply with the regulations regarding disposal of wastewater into sewers or rivers, lakes, or oceans.

The North American region is Expected to Witness High Growth Over the Forecast Period

The North American biological wastewater treatment market analysis is expected to account for the highest market share due to the high demand for biological wastewater treatment driven by rapid urbanization, the expanding need for sophisticated household water treatment, developments in membrane technology, accelerated environmental deterioration, the region's restricted water resource availability, and the rise in number of public sector entities investing in water infrastructure. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the majority of urban and industrial wastewater is generated in Europe (71%), whereas just 20% is treated in North America. In North America, an estimated 51% of municipal and industrial wastewater was treated. In humid regions of high-income nations, wastewater treatment, usage, and disposal are governed by strict effluent discharge rules and public awareness of environmental quality (especially in North America).

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Competitive Landscape:

The Wastewater Treatment Market is highly competitive due to the presence of many major players working globally and regionally in this market segment. Some of the major players working in this market segment are:

  • Veolia
  • Suez Water Technologies & Solutions
  • Aquatech International
  • Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • Pentair Plc.
  • Xylem Inc.
  • Samco Technologies, Inc.
  • Dryden Aqua Ltd.
  • DAS Environmental Expert GmbH

Recent Developments:

1) In July 2023: Bionetix International is excited to release BCP-EU-FB, a microbial wastewater treatment previously available only to a limited European audience. This synergistic blend of microorganisms is a powerhouse of sludge reducing wastewater treatment efficiency with multiple side benefits for waste treatment around the globe.

2) In April 2023: Peab has been commissioned to continue to extend Trollhättan’s wastewater treatment plant. The project includes casting new basins in blasted vaults and installing process equipment that will clean the wastewater. The customer is Trollhättan Energi AB and the contract is worth SEK 355 million. Trollhättan Energi AB is running the project Bio3 to increase the capacity of the existing wastewater treatment plant and fulfill future requirements for water released into Göta River. Bio3 is an extension that will complement the existing wastewater treatment plant and comprises biological, mechanical, and chemical treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Q1. What is the Growth Rate of the Biological Wastewater Treatment Market?

Biological Wastewater Treatment Market is expected to register a CAGR of 6.08% over the forecast period.

Q2. What is the current Biological Wastewater Treatment Market size?

The Biological Wastewater Treatment Market is currently valued at USD 10.1 billion.

Q3. Which Region is expected to hold the highest Market share?

The North American region is expected to hold the highest Market share.

Q4. What segments are covered in the Biological Wastewater Treatment Market Report?

By Process, By Type & Geography these segments are covered in the Biological Wastewater Treatment Market Report.

    Study Assumptions and Market Definition        
    Scope of the Study        
    Market Overview        
    Market Drivers        
        Increasing Industrialization and Rising Volume of Wastewater     
        "Increasing Number of Government Activities Aimed at Increasing Consumer Awareness to Drive Excellent Opportunities
    Market Restraints        
         High Costs Associated with Properly Disposing of Tainted Water    
    Porter's Five Force Analysis        
        Threat of New Entrants    
        Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers    
        Bargaining Power of Suppliers    
        Threat of Substitute Products    
        Intensity of Competitive Rivalry    
MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)            
    By Process        
    By Type of Waste        
        Municipal Waste    
        Industrial Waste    
        North America    
            United States
            United Kingdom
            Rest of Europe
            South Korea
            Rest of Asia-Pacific
        Middle East and Africa    
            South Africa
            Rest of Middle East and Africa
        South America    
            Rest of South America
    Company Profiles        
        Suez Water Technologies & Solutions    
        Aquatech International    
        Evoqua Water Technologies LLC    
        Ecolab Inc.    
        Pentair Plc.    
        Xylem Inc.    
        Samco Technologies, Inc.    
        Dryden Aqua Ltd.    
        DAS Environmental Expert GmbH    

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