Schofield Sales & Solutions has long been involved with the wastewater treatment process.
Whether it's dewatering applications or removal of sludge cake using polyethylene roll off or dump liners. We have been there and done that.
However, the future of wastewater treatment is becoming more sophisticated with time and technology. We also see this trend happening the hydro-frac'ing business.
There are 4 trends happening in this market that will drive change.
1. Decreased groundwater pumping
Due to the high awareness of the importance of water reuse, researchers expect a reduction in the amount of groundwater pumping. This could be a heartening sign, particularly for the amount of groundwater used in the industrial sector. Industries are expected to reduce the usage of underground aquifers. Governments and water control bodies are expected to develop systems for stern regulatory approaches to build sustainable water systems including development of centralized systems for proper distribution and design of water treatment models. Researchers expect the water and wastewater treatment sectors to lead the efforts.
2. Preparedness to boost resiliency
Frequent natural disasters can disrupt water infrastructure. As a result, key industry stakeholders have resiliency plans for such scenarios. Management of high stormwater flows requires high-capacity water treatment devices. Increased budgets for emergency situations is expected to create business opportunities for instrument manufacturers. It can also encourage budgetary reforms for the development of advanced technologies like powerless wastewater treatment.
3. Advanced wastewater reuse technologies
Although water reuse is not new for some end users, rising efforts can revolutionize water infrastructure and distribution. It can make water and wastewater treatment more cost effective as well as more sustainable. Natural water sources are not available in many semi-arid and arid areas. Water industry stakeholders focus on affordable alternatives to augment the available sources of water and to stop events like seawater intrusion and groundwater salting caused by depletion. This factor can provide recycle solutions to water and wastewater treatment operations.
4. Seawater desalination on a large scale
Scientists from across the world are working on improving the affordability of the purification of saltwater. Developing regions like the Middle East and Africa are expected to register a steady rise in the demand for these plants. This is anticipated to offer growth opportunities for key suppliers in the water and wastewater treatment equipment market. Seawater desalination is an industrial process that requires huge volumes of chemicals and energy. Hence, top companies are focused on developing innovative and eco-friendly desalination processes and machinery for long-term usage at reduced costs and environmental impact.