Liquid Waste Management Market Research Report - Forecast till 2030

Liquid Waste Management Market Information: By Waste Type (Sewage, Sullage, Black Water, Storm Water, Trade Waste, Hazardous Liquid Waste), By Disposal Methods (Sedimentation & Dewatering, Incineration, Composting, Solidification, Root Zone) - Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/6873-HCR | January 2023 | Region: Global | 100 Pages         

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Liquid Waste Management Market

The Liquid Waste Management Market, according to MRFR analysis, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8%. The Liquid waste management market value is estimated to reach USD 117.79 Billion by 2027.

By Waste Type Sewage Sullage Black Water Storm Water Trade Waste Hazardous Liquid Waste
By Disposal Methods Sedimentation & Dewatering Incineration Composting Solidification Root Zone
Key Players
Companies Profiled   SUEZ   Veolia   CLEAN HARBORS INC.   Covanta Holding Corporation   WM Intellectual Property Holdings LLC
Market Driving Forces   Rapid industrialization   Continuously growing population leading to the increase of wastewater   Increasing demand for clean water supply   Growing awareness about water crisis
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Liquid Waste Management Market Overview

The Liquid Waste Management Market, according to MRFR analysis, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8%. The Liquid waste management market value is estimated to reach USD 117.79 Billion by 2027.

The correct treatment, disposal, and handling of liquid waste are addressed as part of liquid waste management. Chemical and physical methods are used for treating wastewater, which may contain contaminants such as plastics, oils, sludges, dissolved metals, pathogenic microbes, and other toxic materials. In addition to incineration, sedimentation & dewatering, landfill, and other processes that are used in liquid treatment, the following are also important.

Competitive Landscape

Several major players dominate a significant portion of the global liquid waste management market, which is mostly consolidated in nature. In addition to SUEZ, Veolia, CLEAN HARBORS INC., Covanta Holding Corporation, and WM Intellectual Property Holdings LLC, others are widely recognized.

Liquid waste management market growth has been driven by rapid industrialization, especially in Asia-Pacific, which has increased trade waste combined with population growth, which has resulted in an increase in sewage waste, such as black water and sludge.

The wastewater industry has grown significantly since 2009, as global concerns about water scarcity, rising demand, waste-to-energy initiatives, and landfill diversion, in addition to environmental issues, have all contributed to the growth of the industry.

Additionally, in the forecast period, stringent environmental regulations by agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) regarding the amount of wastewater discharged by industries are projected to drive the global market growth.

While the global market is expected to grow during the forecast period, the high costs in setting up a liquid waste disposal system and aging effluent treatment systems are likely to hinder growth.

Market Dynamics:

Market Drivers

  • Industrialization and population growth are leading to increased wastewater production because of rapid industrialization

  • Clean water supply is in increasing demand

  • Sensitizing the public to the water crisis

  • Inflammability, corrosion, reactivity, and toxicity of liquid waste are among the factors affecting environmental regulations

Market Restraints

  • Developing new technologies to manage liquid waste and upgrade aging sewerage infrastructure

  • A liquid waste treatment plant requires a high initial investment.

Technology Analysis

  • Treatment of wastewater is necessary and used in different cities all over the world. In addition to preliminary treatment, primary and secondary treatment as well as tertiary treatment, biological nutrient removal (BNR), resource recovery, and energy generation are the major applications of treatment technologies.

  • Hydraulic fracturing is a technology that utilizes water in the oil and gas industry. Using high-pressure water, cracks or fractures are opened up in the tight formations of rocks, allowing gas and crude oil to stream to a well. When the process is done, the water used often gets contaminated, so it must be treated before it is disposed of or reused.

  • Future market growth may be enabled by active research on water treatment technologies.

  • Wastewater treatment technologies are a set of processes that remove contaminants from sewage or wastewater from various sources including industrial and commercial buildings and convert it into an effluent that can be released into the environment without doing any harm.


By Waste Type

  • Sewage: As a growing population generates large quantities of waste, it dominates the global liquid waste management market. This includes stormwater, sullage, and black water. There is 71 percent of domestic wastewater collections in sewers, 9 percent in onsite facilities, and 20 percent not collected at all.

  • Sullage: Under this category are water wastes generated from the kitchen, house washing, laundry, and bathrooms.

  • Black Water: This is waste that has been drained from the toilet bowl.

  • Storm Water: A runoff of rainwater and stagnant water that accumulates after a heavy downpour.

  • Trade Waste: A waste product derived from a commercial or industrial establishment.

  • Hazardous Liquid Waste: Human health and the environment are potentially harmed by waste.

By Disposal Methods 

  • Generally, sedimentation and dewatering are the most widely used methods of disposing of water waste, and they are used to remove solid waste from non-hazardous liquids.

  • Incineration: Gaseous products are created from the combustion of waste.

  • Composting: Composites made from organic waste.

  • Solidification: Preparing liquid waste for burial by solidifying it.

  • Root Zone: Sullage waste can be recycled.

By Region

There are water waste management industries in several countries including Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, and Africa.

Regional Analysis

  • North America: Market share for this product was the highest in 2018 and is expected to grow nicely over the forecast period. Liquid effluents from the residential and industrial sectors have established well-established liquid waste management systems, which has led to significant growth in the region.

  • Europe: In the region, effluent treatment systems and increased concerns about water shortage drive the market for liquid waste treatment. Most of these plants have higher than 80% efficiency.

  • It is expected that the Asia-Pacific will be the fastest-growing regional market during the forecast period. This is due to rapid industrialization and a continually growing population, leading to the generation of large quantities of waste both solid and liquid.

  • Latin America: Market growth for liquid waste management is expected to be boosted by increased investments in sewage infrastructure. According to estimates by the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), drain and sewerage infrastructure will cost over USD 80 billion and wastewater treatment will cost over USD 33 billion over the next decade.

  • Middle East & Africa: The growth of the market is due to a shortage of clean water leading to the use of liquid waste management techniques for recycling municipal and non-industrial water.

Recent Developments

  • Since it generates large amounts of wastewater in various operations, it consumes a great deal of water. For example, pipelines consume a great deal of water during hydrostatic testing to ensure pipeline safety and detect leaks. Chemical additives, as well as heat, are required during the process. Hydro-test water needs to be treated before being disposed of in the ocean or surface waters.

  • Additionally, water is used in oil and gas industry technologies. Hydraulic fracturing, for example, makes use of water. Petroleum gas and crude oil can be extracted from tight formations of rocks by pumping high-pressure water into the cracks and fractures. Many times, processing water must be treated before it can be disposed of or repurposed.

  • Hydrostatic testing water, which is consumed to identify leaks in pipelines and ensure pipeline safety, is a large amount of wastewater generated by the industry. In addition, chemical additives are used in the process. The result is that hydro-test water should be treated before it is disposed of in the ocean or surface waters.

  • Water service and equipment provider Aquapure Technologies of Cincinnati, based in Hamilton, Ohio, was acquired by Evoqua Water Technologies in September 2020. Evoqua's capability to provide services in and around Cincinnati, Ohio can be enhanced by this acquisition.

Report Overview

It refers to the practice and procedure of preventing pollutants, toxic chemicals, and other hazardous liquids from being discharged into water or drain systems. Source, service, end-user industry, and geography are key segments of the liquid waste management market. According to the sources, the market is divided into Residential, Commercial, and Industrial), and Services (Collection, Transportation/Hauling, and Disposal/Recycling).

Market segmentation is based on services provided, including collection, transportation/hauling, and disposal/recycling. Market segments include Automotive, Iron and Steel, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Textiles, and Other End-user Industries.

This report offers a detailed analysis of factors, such as expected market growth during the forecasted period, in the liquid waste management market. It highlights the restraints and obstacles that this market contributes to, including the adverse impact of the COVID - 19 pandemic. Furthermore, it contains information about the global liquid waste management market trends and outlooks of the liquid waste management market in local and global regions. Investors can use the report to analyze liquid waste management market size and liquid waste management market value, which will help them make informed decisions in the future. Additionally, the report studies the competitive landscape of the major market players, as well as the dominant countries and regions to determine the liquid waste management market's growth. On the positive side, as per the report the liquid waste management market share is expected to grow shortly.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 117.79 Billion
  CAGR   3.8% (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Waste Type, Disposal Methods and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   SUEZ (France), Veolia (France), CLEAN HARBORS, INC (US), Covanta Holding Corporation (US), Enva (Scotland), US Ecology, INC (US), Heritage-Crystal Clean, INC (US), Hulsey Environmental Services (US), FCC Austria Abfall Service AG (Austria), Cleanaway (Australia), Absolute Environmental Waste Management Inc. (Canada), PegEx, INC (US), Russell Reid Waste Management/Mr. John (US)
  Key Market Opportunities   High investment cost for establishing liquid waste treatment plant.
  Key Market Drivers

  • Rapid industrialization and continuously growing population leading to the increase of wastewater.
  • Increasing demand for clean water supply.
  • Growing awareness about water crisis

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Over the forecast period of 2019 to 2025, there will be a strong 3.8% CAGR in the global liquid waste management market.

    117.79 billion USD by 2025 is the value expected to reach the global liquid waste management market.

    In the global market for liquid waste management, sand and dewatering are the most dominant processes, followed by composting, solidification, and incineration.

    In the global market for liquid waste management, North America holds the largest share.

    Suez, Veolia, Clean Harbors Inc., Covanta, US Ecology Inc., and Cleanaway are among the leading companies in the global liquid waste management market.