Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market

Global Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment by Type, Application, Region, and Country – Forecast 2022 – 2032

The market is expected to generate an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 3,104.7Mn between 2022 and 2032

Category: Chemicals & Materials Published Date : October 2022 ID: CVC-00471 Format: PDF Pages: 290

Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market Size Analysis

According to a recent survey conducted by ChemView Consulting, the Global Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market grew at a CAGR of 4.2% between 2017-2021 and is estimated to be US$ 4,936.7Mn in 2022. Currently, the market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% and is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 8,041.4Mn by 2032 end.

Over the projection period, it is anticipated that rising demand for flocculants, coagulants, disinfectants, antifoulants, and other chemicals for treating municipal and industrial waste will drive sales. India, Brazil, and the ASEAN nations’ expanding industrial sectors will continue to be major market drivers for sludge treatment chemicals.

Market Dynamic


Due to the expanding industrial sector, demand for chemicals used in industrial waste treatment is expected to increase significantly, especially in emerging nations. The market for sludge treatment chemicals will see increased demand due to growing investments in the industrial sector and an increase in foreign direct investment.

Regional authorities’ increasingly strict restrictions are also pushing the use of waste water treatment chemicals to reduce waste generation. A finite amount of fresh water can be found on the surface of the world, and 60% of it is distributed unevenly among various nations.


The high cost of sludge treatment is severely constraining the market for sludge treatment chemicals. High operational costs would also restrict the market’s rate of growth. The two primary drawbacks of this method are that it typically results in odor problems because the sludge is exposed in an open area and requires a lot of space. However, its capital and operating costs are low because no mechanical equipment or chemical additives are needed. The high demand for physical labor, which is low compared to chemicals, hinders industry expansion.

Filters and membranes are examples of non-chemical methods that are increasingly utilized to reduce the usage of chemicals, especially in municipal facilities, as this technology is more hygienic and produces less pollution. The market for sludge treatment chemicals is projected to be hampered by this aspect.


The use of wastewater screening equipment in wastewater treatment systems across sectors has been pushed by rising environmental awareness and stringent regulatory standards for sludge treatment. Coagulation and flocculation are frequently employed in sludge treatment plants due to the ease of a quick and efficient process, which boosts the demand for chemicals globally.

Expanded shale is a low-cost additive used in the chemical process of coagulation-flocculation to increase the process effectiveness of ferric sulfate systems. The need for sludge treatment chemicals will also increase due to the widespread use of cutting-edge technical advancements, including nanotechnology, improved supervision, smart water management, and mobile treatment chemicals.

Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market

Market Segments Covered in Report

By Type:

  • Coagulants
  • Flocculants
  • Disinfectants
  • Other Types

By Application:

  • Personal Care & Chemicals
  • Metal Processing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Food & Beverages
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Automotive
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Mining
  • Other Applications

By Region and Country:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Rest of Middle East)
  • Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Rest of Africa)

Segment-Wise Analysis

Which type of sludge treatment chemical is most preferred?

54.7% of the market for chemicals used in sludge treatment worldwide are coagulants. Coagulation is the name of the chemical process of destabilizing colloids by introducing chemical components that neutralize the charge by rapid mixing. Most often, coagulants are used in the paper and pulp industries.

The market is growing due to the increasing usage of coagulants in wastewater treatment to remove solids, clarify water, dissolve lime, solidify sludge, and dewater solids. Organic coagulants with a small particle volume, such as polyamine, effectively remove suspended particles.

With no requirement for hydroxides or metals, they produce longer polymer chains that enhance micro flocs production, which is encouraging for the sludge treatment chemicals market.

Region-Wise Analysis

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

  • With more than 44.8% of global sales for sludge treatment chemicals, Asia Pacific now has the largest market share. The area is a market for the export of sludge treatment chemicals and has considerable installed capacities for sludge treatment chemicals.
  • From 2023 to 2032, the U.S. sludge treatment chemicals market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.6%. Businesses are adopting water reuse systems due to the growing water shortage. Utilizing feedwater treatment chemicals with variable frequency equipment can help wastewater treatment facilities in the U.S. increase the energy efficiency of their primary kit.

Competition Analysis

Sludge treatment chemical firms are increasingly concentrating on growth tactics, such as developing partnerships to introduce effective and versatile chemicals, assisting market expansion.

A list of some of the key suppliers present in the market are:

  • Chembond Chemicals Limited
  • GE Water and Process Technologies
  • Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
  • Ion Exchange
  • Kemira Oyj
  • AkzoNobel N.V.
  • Solenis
  • Thermax Ltd.
  • Veolia Water Technologies
  • Accepta Advanced Environmental Technologies
  • Hubbard-Hall Inc
  • Beckart Environmental
  • Ecolab Incorporated

Report Coverage and Highlights

  • Our comprehensive, data-backed, and facts-oriented report provides niche and cross-sectional analysis at global and country levels.
  • Assessment of the historical (actual data) and current market size (2017-2021), market projections (2022-2032), and CAGR.
  • The market assessment across North America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Competitive tactical intelligence, key strategies adopted by top players, production capacity and company shares analysis, product brand surveys, and export-import analysis
  • Pricing analysis to set and benchmark your current or future offerings across each product type helps you understand whether your pricing strategy is aligned with market expectations and can be compared to market disruptions.
  • Predictions on critical supply and demand trends and technological expertise needed to address operations scalability.
  • Consumer behavior shifts and their implications for players, list of end-users, and their consumption analysis.
  • Key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and emerging trends impacting the market growth.
  • Value chain analysis (list of manufacturers, distributors, end-users, and average profitability margins).
  • Strategic market analysis, recommendations, and future headways on crucial winning strategies.
Research ScopeDetails
Forecast period2022-2032
Historical data available for2017-2021
Market analysisUSD Million for Value and Tons for Volume, and CAGR from 2022 to 2032
Key regions coveredNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
Key countries coveredUS, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt
Key segments coveredBy Type, Application, and Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request