Convergence of Biotechnology with the Global Water and Wastewater Industry 

Convergence of Biotechnology with the Global Water and Wastewater Industry 

  • May 2016 •
  • 26 pages •
  • Report ID: 3820134 •
  • Format: PDF
Convergence of Biotechnology with the Global Water and Wastewater Industry : Rising Versatility of Modern Biotechnology Leads to Minimal Waste and Emissions

The newest breakthrough innovation for the water and wastewater industry is the convergence of biotechnology with wastewater management. Biotechnology is the incorporation of living organisms to develop or modify products by applying scientific and engineering principles with the aid of biological agents. Anaerobic digestion, one of the processes in the stabilization of sludge, is used to remove pathogens, odor, putrescibility, and other offensive characteristics from raw sludge. The key factors driving the adoption of biotechnology for treating wastewater globally include rising urbanization, growing wastewater recycling, and companies resorting to "innovating to zero". The research service analyzes the trend of wastewater treatment using biotechnology for 2016-2020 and provides key insights into how the water and wastewater industry is evolving and what impact this trend will have on the process equipment market.

Key Findings

Key Trends Driving Adoption of Biotechnology in Water and Wastewater Industry

Wastewater Recycling

In light of the gradual recovery in the manufacturing sector, the need for wastewater recycling and management globally is rising. An increasing number of regulations are necessitating water used in manufacturing processes to be processed before being released into the environment.

Rising Urbanization

Increasing urbanization in developing economies is severely affecting water quality in urban and peri-urban livelihoods. This is in turn driving investments in water treatment and sewage treatment plants. One of the most popular treatment methods that is being adopted is white biotechnology.

Innovating to Zero

By 2020, key developed economies are expected to entirely transform their water infrastructure by adopting biotechnology as the key wastewater treatment solution, as it is eco-friendly, low-cost, maintenance-free, and consumes almost zero energy.