Brazilian wastewater treatment market driven by uneven distribution and scarcity of water

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Uneven distribution and increasing demand for water, especially from regions with scarce water resources, are augmenting the growth in wastewater treatment plants market in Brazil, says TechSci Research.

The report, “Brazil Wastewater Treatment Plants Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018,” also says bio-refining, mining and paper & pulp industries drive wastewater treatment plants market in Brazil.

industrial wastewaterSewage utility companies such as Sabesp, Sanepar, Copasa, Embasa and Cesan are the key customers for municipal wastewater treatment plant installers. These companies are expanding water and sewage coverage in order to enhance water facility for the Brazilian population and at the same time, creating market opportunities for the system installers, TechSci Research said .

Improper sewage facility is also one of the key challenges being faced by the country as about 65-70 percent untreated sewage is directly disposed into rivers.

Brazil has large number of municipalities.  The total number of municipalities stood at about 5,565 in 2011, with only 28 percent municipalities having implemented a municipal policy of sanitation and about 47.8 percent municipalities failing to have adequate control over the quality of water.

The replacement of conventional clarifiers with Bio Mag, Co Mag and DAF (Dissolved Air Floatation) clarifiers is also a driving factor that is contributing to the growth of wastewater treatment plants market in Brazil. In addition, production of bio-gas with the help of sludge discharged after wastewater treatment is gaining ground.

In 2000, about 33.5 percent households in Brazil had access to public sewage, which is anticipated to rise about 65 percent by 2018.

The anticipated expansion in the public sewage network would be on account of increasing investments by the government of Brazilto improve water & sewage facility in the country.

Further, the Brazilian government has voiced plans to invest USD1.68 billionby 2014 towards development of water and sanitation facilities which would further drive the market growth,” said Karan Chechi, research director with TechSci Research, a research based global management consulting firm.

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