Cooling water treatment chemicals are the chemical agents that help remove harmful bacteria from cooling systems. It is mainly used to protect the systems from corrosion, prevent and slow down the processes of scale formation and fouling, and control the growth of harmful bacteria. Cooling water treatment chemicals can contribute to the greater efficiency and safety of high-pressure boilers, turbines, and cooling towers.
According to Future Market Insights, by the year 2033, the global market for cooling water treatment chemicals is expected to rise up to a market valuation of US$ 12,614 million. Increasing demand from the power industry and the food and beverage industry is a major driving factor for the market.
The food & beverages, oil & gas, power, and textile industries are among the major end users of cooling water treatment chemicals.
Corrosion inhibitors are the majorly used water treatment chemicals in the cooling water treatment industry. The use of corrosion inhibitors in cooling water systems improves efficiency of the system, thus facilitating maximum heat transfer, improving process throughput, and reducing the downtime for cleaning, helping the system to run for a longer time. Although, the COVID-19 pandemic affected the demand for cooling water treatment chemicals, the functioning of end user industries is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the market.
Corrosion inhibitors are designed to ensure metal protection and prevent metal loss, which may lead to critical system failures in recirculating water piping, process cooling equipment, and heat exchangers. The wide application of cooling water chemical treatments in various end user industries is increasing the adoption of the same. Furthermore, the establishment of small and medium scale industries is favouring the growth of cooling water treatment chemicals market.
The global cooling water treatment chemicals market is expected to grow with a 6% CAGR during 2023-2033.
By end use, the food and beverage industry is expected to possess 30% market share for cooling water treatment
North America water treatment chemicals market is expected to grow by 4.5% annually in the forecast period and reach U$ 17 Billion by 2033, Asia Pacific is expected to hold 45% market share for cooling water treatment chemicals in 2023.
According to a Future Market Insights analyst, “Increasing application of cooling water treatment in end user industries that range from power industry to food and beverage is positively influencing the demand for the market.”
Key players in the cooling water treatment chemicals market are Accepta, Albemarle Corporation, Buckman, Chemtex Speciality Limited, ChemTreat Inc., DuBios Chemicals, Ecolab, Veolia Water Technologies, Kemira Oyj and Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
Albemarle Corporation, a key company specializing in chemical production has undertaken research to understand the changing nature of end user industries and is manufacturing chemicals to treat water.
DuBios Chemicals, another key player in the cooling water treatment chemicals market is focusing on providing cost efficient and sustainable solutions with its customized equipment that will serve different end user industries.