Drinking Water Adsorbents Market Size Worth $ 966.4 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 5.7%

Drinking Water Adsorbents Market Size Worth $ 966.4 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 5.7%

The global drinking water adsorbents market size is expected to reach USD 966.4 million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Drinking Water Adsorbents Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Products (Zeolite, Clay, Alumina, Activated Alumina, Activated Carbon, Manganese Oxide, Cellulose, Others); By Region; Segment Forecast, 2023 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The market for drinking water adsorbents is poised for growth, primarily driven by increasing concerns regarding pollution and the consequent implementation of stringent regulations. The escalating worries surrounding health hazards, such as cancer, brain damage, and organ failure resulting from consuming contaminated water, which can be effectively treated using adsorbents, are expected to propel market growth further. Additionally, the growing market for activated carbon to remove naturally occurring organic and turbidity matter is projected to influence the market positively.

The United States is the greatest water treatment market due to its highly developed industrial sector and advanced processing abilities. Favorable government industries promoting assets in the domestic water treatment enterprise are anticipated to boost the demand for drinking water adsorbents during the forecast period.

However, the market is also expected to face a significant threat of substitution from alternative water purification techniques like reverse osmosis. These techniques offer advantages over adsorption, such as the capacity to remove dissolved contaminants from water, which may challenge the market's growth.

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The global increase in population and migration from rural to urban areas, coupled with the depletion of freshwater sources and scarcity of potable water, has significantly amplified the demand for desalinated water. As a result, governments in developing markets are investing in the water treatment sector to enhance their capabilities in providing drinkable water and meeting the rising demand. These factors are projected to drive the demand for drinking water adsorbents, particularly in the municipal sector.

The escalating issue of water contamination has become a major concern worldwide. Industrial activities contribute to the contamination of surface water through the introduction of harmful chemicals and pathogens. These contaminants pose a risk to human health. In many countries, the inadequate water treatment infrastructure at municipal water plants has led to increased adoption of drinking water adsorbents. Consequently, the demand for drinking water adsorbents is expected to grow substantially, driving the overall market growth rate during the forecast period.

Drinking Water Adsorbents Market Report Highlights

  • In 2022, the activated carbon segment accounted for the highest market share in the Drinking Water Adsorbents market. The versatility and efficiency in treating various contaminants have made activated carbon a preferred choice in the water treatment industry, and its unique physical properties enable it to reduce dissolved pollutants, eliminate color, odor, and taste, and remove hazardous toxins, ensuring cleaner and safer drinking water.
  • North America dominated the global Drinking Water Adsorbents market 2022. Rapid urbanization in North America has increased the demand for clean and potable water. The availability of advanced adsorbent technologies has further strengthened the region's position in the global market.
  • Asia Pacific is anticipated to experience significant growth during the forecast period in the global industry for drinking water adsorbents due to rising demand for environmentally friendly and cost-effective adsorbents in key sectors like chemicals/petrochemicals, petroleum refining, and gas refining is driving the market growth in the region.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the drinking water adsorbents market report based on product, and region:

Drinking Water Adsorbents, Product Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Zeolite
  • Clay
  • Activated Alumina
  • Activated Carbon
  • Manganese Oxide
  • Cellulose
  • Others

Drinking Water Adsorbents, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa

Drinking Water Adsorbents Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 588.8 million

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 966.4 million


5.7% from 2023 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2021

Forecast period

2023 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Products, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key Companies

The Dow Chemical Company, CycloPure Inc., DuPont, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, TIGG LLC, Lenntech B.V., KMI Zeolite, Kuraray Co. Ltd., Purolite, and BASF SE.

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