Water treatment chemicals are chemical compounds that are used to purify water for a variety of applications, including drinking, industrial pro...Water treatment chemicals are chemical compounds that are used to purify water for a variety of applications, including drinking, industrial processes, and agriculture. These chemicals are used to remove contaminants such as bacteria, algae, and heavy metals from water. Water treatment chemicals can also be used to change the pH and hardness of water, among other things. The global Water Treatment Chemicals Market size is estimated to be USD 35.9 billion in 2022 and is forecasted to grow to USD 42.2 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 3.2%, during the forecast period.
Water treatment chemicals are in high demand due to the need for safe drinking water and the need to clean industrial wastewater. Chlorine, biocides, corrosion inhibitors, scale inhibitors, and flocculants are among the most commonly used water treatment chemicals. Chlorine is used to kill bacteria and other microbes, whereas biocides are used to control algae growth. Corrosion and scale inhibitors are used to prevent corrosion and scale buildup in pipes, while flocculants are used to clump together suspended particles so that they can be filtered out more easily.