Global Water Treatment Chemicals Industry: Supply Chain Resilience

Global Water Treatment Chemicals Industry: Supply Chain Resilience

Raw Materials Innovation and Value Chain Collaboration are Prominent Strategies in Building Resilience in Water Treatment Chemicals Supply

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Water treatment chemicals play a significant role in water pre-treatment for municipal and industrial use and the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater for environmentally safe disposal. The growing popularity of chemical-based mobile water treatment services, installation of zero liquid discharge and minimal liquid discharge infrastructures, and the need for potable water of adequate quality will contribute to increased demand for water treatment chemicals.

However, the distribution network for water treatment chemicals faces complex challenges, including the risk of natural disasters and pandemics, regulatory changes, and market fluctuations. Any disruption caused by these events in the supply of water treatment chemicals will have significant repercussions on public health. An effective and robust supply chain of water treatment chemicals is essential for public health and environmental sustainability. This report explores the resilience of the water treatment chemicals distribution network, emphasizing the importance of adapting to potential disruptions and building a robust system capable of withstanding unexpected challenges.

This study covers various chemical types, including coagulants, flocculants, activated carbon, pH conditioners, disinfectants, and fluoridation chemicals. It assesses key strategies and best industry practices through case studies to enhance the resilience of these chemical types. Resilience in the water treatment chemicals distribution network involves proactive measures to identify risk parameters and develop mitigation strategies. It includes distribution network optimization, supplier diversification, and the adoption of digital technologies for real-time monitoring and decision-making.

The study discusses the significance of stakeholder collaboration, including chemical manufacturers and water treatment plants, in fostering resilience. Incorporating sustainable practices, such as using environmentally friendly chemicals and energy-efficient processes, is also considered an essential component of a resilient distribution network.

Table of Contents

Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow?

The Strategic Imperative 8™

The Impact of the Top 3 Strategic Imperatives on the Global Water Treatment Chemicals Industry

Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™

Scope of Analysis

Segmentation

Why the Need for Water Treatment?

Why is Supply Chain Resilience for Water Treatment Chemicals Important?

Supply Chain Resilience—Disruptions and Water Treatment Chemical Shortages

Supply Chain Resilience—Inflation and Chemical Shortages in Selected Regions

Supply Chain Resilience—The Russo-Ukrainian War

Geographic Scope

Value Chain

Competitive Landscape and Distribution Channel

Competitive Strategy

Analysis by Region

Analysis by Region (continued)

End User Preferences

Chemicals Sourced from Chlor-alkali Industry

Chlor-alkali Industry

Chlor-alkali Industry Fluctuations

Chlor-alkali Industry Fluctuations (continued)

NaOH Supply Chain Profile

NaOH Production and Risk Parameters

NaOH Production and Risk Parameters (continued)

Case Study—Caustic Soda Alternative for pH Neutralization

Case Study—Caustic Soda Alternative for pH Neutralization (continued)

Cl2 Supply Chain Profile

Cl2 Production and Risk Parameters

Cl2 Production and Risk Parameters (continued)

Sodium Hypochlorite Supply Chain Profile

Sodium Hypochlorite Production and Risk Parameters

Sodium Hypochlorite Production and Risk Parameters

Alternatives to Cl2 and Sodium Hypochlorite

Alternative to Cl2 and Sodium Hypochlorite (continued)

Ferric Chloride Supply Chain Profile

Ferric Chloride

Ferric Chloride (continued)

Alternative Coagulants—Shifting to Renewable Resources as a Core Strategy

Developing a Flocculant From the Sludge That Drinking Water Production Generates

Sulfur and Phosphorous-based Chemicals

Sulfur Availability

Sulfuric Acid Supply Chain Profile

Sulfuric Acid Production and Risk Parameters

Sulfuric Acid Production and Risk Parameters (continued)

Sulfuric Acid Production and Risk Parameters (continued)

FSA (or H Supply Chain Profile

Phosphate Rock—A Crucial Element in FSA Production

Sulfuric Acid Production and Risk Parameters

Sulfuric Acid Production and Risk Parameters (continued)

Alum Supply Chain Profile

Alum Production and Risk Parameters

Alum Production and Risk Parameters (continued)

Plant-based Coagulants as Alternatives to Traditional Metal-based Coagulants

Alternative to Traditional Alum-based Coagulants

Organic Chemicals Vs. Oxide

PAM Production and Risk Parameters

PAM Supply Chain Profile

PAM Production and Risk Parameters

PAM Production and Risk Parameters (continued)

Companies’ Efforts to Meet Growing PAM Demand

Companies’ Efforts to Meet Growing PAM Demand (continued)

Activated Carbon Supply Chain Profile

Activated Carbon Production and Risk Parameters

Activated Carbon Production and Risk Parameters (continued)

Companies’ Efforts to Meet Growing Activated Carbon Demand

Companies’ Efforts to Meet Growing Activated Carbon Demand (continued)

Companies’ Efforts to Meet Growing Activated Carbon Demand (continued)

Oxygen Supply Chain Profile

Oxygen Production and Risk Parameters

Oxygen Production and Risk Parameters (continued)

Regional Analysis—Disinfectants

Regional Analysis—pH Adjusting Agents

Regional Analysis—Flocculating and Coagulating Agents

Regional Analysis—Activated Carbon

Regional Analysis—Fluoridation Chemicals

Digitalization

Companies Leading Digitalization

Role of Digital Transformation

Growth Opportunity 1: Partnerships to Enable Smooth Supply of Raw Materials

Growth Opportunity 1: Partnerships to Enable Smooth Supply of Raw Materials (continued)

Growth Opportunity 2: Chemical Alternatives and Technology Development for Chemical Recovery

Growth Opportunity 2: Chemical Alternatives and Technology Development for Chemical Recovery (continued)

Growth Opportunity 3: Non-chemical Alternatives

Growth Opportunity 3: Non-chemical Alternatives (continued)

Your Next Steps

Why Frost, Why Now?

List of Exhibits

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Water treatment chemicals play a significant role in water pre-treatment for municipal and industrial use and the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater for environmentally safe disposal. The growing popularity of chemical-based mobile water treatment services, installation of zero liquid discharge and minimal liquid discharge infrastructures, and the need for potable water of adequate quality will contribute to increased demand for water treatment chemicals. However, the distribution network for water treatment chemicals faces complex challenges, including the risk of natural disasters and pandemics, regulatory changes, and market fluctuations. Any disruption caused by these events in the supply of water treatment chemicals will have significant repercussions on public health. An effective and robust supply chain of water treatment chemicals is essential for public health and environmental sustainability. This report explores the resilience of the water treatment chemicals distribution network, emphasizing the importance of adapting to potential disruptions and building a robust system capable of withstanding unexpected challenges. This study covers various chemical types, including coagulants, flocculants, activated carbon, pH conditioners, disinfectants, and fluoridation chemicals. It assesses key strategies and best industry practices through case studies to enhance the resilience of these chemical types. Resilience in the water treatment chemicals distribution network involves proactive measures to identify risk parameters and develop mitigation strategies. It includes distribution network optimization, supplier diversification, and the adoption of digital technologies for real-time monitoring and decision-making. The study discusses the significance of stakeholder collaboration, including chemical manufacturers and water treatment plants, in fostering resilience. Incorporating sustainable practices, such as using environmentally friendly chemicals and energy-efficient processes, is also considered an essential component of a resilient distribution network.
More Information
Deliverable Type Market Research
Author Simran Tamboli
Industries Chemicals and Materials
No Index No
Is Prebook No
Keyword 1 Chemical Supply Chain Insights
Keyword 2 Chemical Industry Forecast
Keyword 3 Water Treatment Market Dynamics
Podcast No
WIP Number PF31-01-00-00-00