Treatment chemical sales will be up 3% in 2010


Source: The McIlvaine Company

Sales of water and wastewater treatment chemicals will rise 3 percent in 2010 reaching $21.7 billion.  The municipal wastewater segment will exceed $4 billion according to the latest forecast in Water & Wastewater Treatment Chemical: World Markets, a continually updated online report published by the McIlvaine Company

The municipal sector will account for more than one-third of the total market and energy will account for another one-third with the remainder spread among a number of industries.

Corrosion inhibitors will be the leading chemical in terms of revenues.  Organic flocculants will capture second place followed by scale inhibitors.

Activated carbon, chelants, defoamers, ion exchange resins and miscellaneous chemicals will account for the remainder of the revenues.

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