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Posted: January 29, 2008
Nanotechnology in Water Reach 1.6 Billion US Dollar in 2007 and Expected 6.6 BN US Dollar in 2015
(Nanowerk News) Nanowater: Nanotechnology is the key to improve costs, efficiency and offer new functionality, products and systems as a emerging technology in water and waste water worldwide. New study by Helmut Kaiser Consultancy.
Nanotechnology in Water and Wastewater Worldwide reach 1.6 billion US Dollar in 2007 and expected to reach 6.6 bn US Dollar in 2015. Nanotechnology is the key to improve costs, efficiency and offer new functionality, products and systems as a emerging technology in water and waste water.
Filtration is the dominating application in 2007 with about 43 percent but desalination and irrigation are the most revolutionizing results by 2015 and after. Nanotechnologies help to reduce the desalination process costs and reduce the water use in irrigation. In 2015 filtration count for 30 percent, desalination for 23 percent and irrigation for 6 percent from 6.6 billion us dollar. One of the fastest growing market segment is disinfection with broad applications and benefits.
Nanotechnologies will produce huge environmental benefits in terms of water management and treatment by improving filtering, decontamination, desalination, conservation, recycling, analysis and monitoring and sewerage systems.
In 2015 leading countries like USA , Germany and Japan will be on the same level with China which only counts for 2 percent in 2006 but 14 percent in 2015 from the total world market.This study states the world markets in 2007 and describes the developments per year to 2010 and 2015 in regions, selected countries, technologies and applications and the leading companies.