Water is the most vital resource & raw material of the 21st century. Only about 3 % of the water on our planet is fresh & of these just 10 % can be exploited economically. It is estimated that 1.1 billion people lack access to clean drinking water and there is a water shortage in already 30 countries. Thus a secure water supply is regarded as one of the most important global objectives for the coming years. Without the use of the latest technology, a secure drinking water supply is impossible. Innovative technologies for the treatment of drinking water as well as water reuse are becoming a subject of global significance. Water is an important production factor. The spectrum of industrial water ranges from cooling and boiler feed, water in power stations and process, water for a wide range of industrial uses to ultra pure water for the electronics and pharmaceutical industries. In view of the limited availability of water and the necessity of conserving existing reserves, the use of water recycling is gaining importance. Recycling increases the water availability for private, commercial, agricultural and industrial needs.
Water Treatment Companies in India
Thermax Ltd. - provides a range of engineering solutions to the energy and environment sectors. The company has a market cap of around $1.5 billion and produces a range of boilers and thermal oil heaters, energy chillers and exhaust gas boilers. Thermax is also a major manufacturer of energy-efficient and environment equipment such as biomass boilers. Thermax has formed technology partnerships with global majors, like Babcock & Wilcox (USA), Kawasaki Thermal Engineering (Japan), Balcke Durr (Germany), Eco-Tech (Canada) and Georgia Pacific (USA).The company earned revenue of Rs. 1,200 crore with a net profit margin of 8% (Dec ’10).
Aqua innovative Solutions – Aqua Innovative Solutions is one of the most prestigious and renowned name in water treatment chemicals industry. Whether its Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment, Boiler water treatment, cooling Tower water treatment or waste water treatment, Aqua Innovative Solutions always remained the foremost choice of all the leading Brands for their water solutions. The company has taken an approach towards the problems like fouling, scaling and biological degradations in reverse osmosis systems, boilers and cooling towers. Programs and services are used in water treatment applications to prevent corrosion, contamination and the buildup of harmful deposits and in production processes to enhance process efficiency, extend asset life, improve our customers’ end products, and enhance air quality.
VA Tech Wabag - is one of the world’s leading companies in the water treatment field. The company has expertise in the planning, completion and operation of drinking water and waste water plants for both the municipal and industrial sectors. The plants are designed to be environmentally compatible and secure access to clean drinking water for an increasing number of people. WABAG’s performance meets all the stricter limits in the drinking and waste water sectors and in many casest. They supply tailor-made solution for each specific task. WABAG offers sustained solutions for special customer needs through a comprehensive range of services and innovative technologies. WABAG offers an extensive portfolio of treatment processes for the securing of the quantitative and qualitative supply of water to industrial companies, covering virtually every need from conventional processes to high-performance systems. WABAG has focused on the planning and completion of wastewater reclamation plants for the pulp and paper, foods, textile and chemicals sectors, as well as for oil refineries. In Windhoek/Namibia, WABAG has built the world’s first plant for the recycling of wastewater into drinking water.
Siemens – Siemens Water Technologies provides the most comprehensive, cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services. The company offers everything from conventional water treatment processes to waste water reuse systems, membrane bioreactors, UV disinfection systems and RO cleaning contracts. in the industrial water & waste watyer treatment, Siemens Water Technologies serves more than 90 percent of the Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, including approximately 100,000 industrial customers. The company provides green solutions, which help increase energy efficiency and reduce the costs throughout waste water plant’s life cycle.
Ion Exchange Services - pioneered water treatment in India and is today the country’s premier company in water and environment management, with a strong international presence. It was formed in 1964, as a subsidiary of the Permutit of UK, but became an Indian company later on in 1985. Supported by a widespread infrastructure in India and abroad & with affiliations with the best specialist water treatment companies internationally, the company provides total environment solutions – water treatment, liquid waste treatment & recycle, air pollution control, solid & hazardous waste management and generation of energy from waste. Ion Exchange has a joint venture with Waterleau Ltd., which covers the entire gamut of environment management. It offers a complete portfolio of advanced environmental solutions and services spanning water, liquid & gaseous effluents, solid & hazardous waste and renewable energy, for infrastructure, industrial, municipal and household applications. The company serves power, refinery, fertilizer, food & beverage, automotive, pulp & paper, textile, pharmaceutical and electronics industries, and also townships and smaller communities in the urban and rural infrastructure, working with municipalities, public health engineering departments of state governments and NGOs.
A growing population has increased the demand for drinking water and rapid urbanization has required increasing sewage treatment. Many industries have been forced to adopt water-recycling systems due to the scarcity of water. Growing public concern, media pressure and renewed legislation has left industries with no option but to install water treatment equipment. The water treatment companies offer sustainable solutions that serve as the economic basis for a region and provide enhanced quality of life for people. They aim at the conservation and ecological utilization of water. However, Indian companies have limited capabilities and technology for the design of water treatment plants. There is a distinct opportunity for U.S. companies to offer technical consulting.