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ForbesPro offers institutional water solutions

The water and waste water treatment equipment market in India is valued in excess of 45000 million and is expected to reach 14% CAGR from 10% in the last three years.

Eureka Forbes has been reaching out to customers in their homes, transforming the way they purify their drinking water, clean their homes and the air they breathe. It has been offering Aquaguard, Aquasure and Forbes range of water purifiers to home, while, the ForbesPro Water Solutions business has been delivering larger capacity water treatment products to institutional buyers for the last 20 years. It has realised that treated water is also being used for specialized applications besides drinking purposes. Hence, it has strengthened further its institutional business with complete treatment of water and waste water for residential and commercial buildings, hotels and hospitals and specific industrial applications.

A professional team at ForbesPro designs, executes and maintains projects for water treatment and waste water treatment that include supply, engineering, erection and commissioning of such plants.

The industrial water and waste water market, second only to Municipal water treatment equipment is pegged at an estimated 9000 million for last fiscal and expected to grow at the rate of 13% in the next five years. There is growing demand from end use segments like power generation, refineries and petrochemicals, chemicals, metal and steel and pharmaceutical industry sectors. Water treatment and supply projects are now granted infrastructure status and the projects are permitted FDI up to 100% of the project equity making investment in this sector lucrative. The Indian market is cost competitive and as per industry estimates, local equipment are economical.

The major products used in this category include demineralization, filtration, softening plants, process water and membrane-based water and waste water treatment. Some of the applications of these products include feed water for boilers, process water in refining, water for cooling towers, effluent treatment and recycling, condensate polishing systems and process water for formulations & bulk drug manufacturing.

The market for residential and commercial market is at its nascent stage and is expected to register double digit growth in the coming years. Water supplied to commercial and residential sectors is increasingly becoming dependant on groundwater availability and quality at source. Building rules mandate roof top rainwater/rainwater harvesting, sewage treatment and treatment of ground water. Health consciousness among individuals, demand for good quality water.

IT parks and residential complexes are using water from surface sources that require treatment for potable usage. Townships and residential societies located in water scarce zones are moving from sewage treatment plants to tertiary standards to reuse for non-potable applications. Urban regions (building rules have been modified to take up only 20% of sewage discharge) is giving rise to need of sewage treatment plants. The major water treatment products used are filtration/softening/disinfection, ultra filtration, nano filtration and Reverse Osmosis plants. The major waste water treatment products used are Biological primary/secondary sewage treatment plant, Aerobic Fluidized Bed Reactors, Membrane Bio Reactors for sewage water recycling.

These products are used for treating drinking water treatment, centralised water treatment systems for residential complexes, recycling of sewage water for landscaping & flushing circuits, PoE water treatment in hospitals, hotels and restaurants.

Trends

  • Deteriorating ground water (Demand for Reverse Osmosis)
  • Industrial zones with huge water requirement being located in water scarce regions but have proximity to the sea, developing need for sea water desaliantion.
  • Health awareness (food processing and bottling industries quality standards)
  • Zero Discharge instead of having long pipelines for carrying the effluent and reduce costs. Such systems and waste water recycling are expected to change the market complexion in the coming yearsWater treatment market is gradually moving from chemicals and DM plants to Membrane technologies
  • Water shortages and heavy subsidies on water rates for domestic purposes is driving industrial rates upwards thereby bringing need for recycling and optimum water resource management.

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