North America Chlorine Dioxide Market size surpassed USD 250 million in 2020 and is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 7% from 2021 to 2027.
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Chloride dioxide is increasingly utilized as a disinfectant and oxidizer in the treatment of drinking water. Chlorine dioxide inhibits the growth of bacteria in drinking water distribution systems and works to avoid biofilm formation in the system. Chlorine dioxide remains active for a long time, preventing the production of biofilms. Increased demand for drinking water with increasing global population is projected to boost the market growth.
Increased focus on safe drinking water supply and hygiene efforts is driving the consumer demand for treated water in North America. The need for filtered water has increased as the prevalence of waterborne diseases such as amoebiasis, bacillary dysentery, cholera, cryptosporidiosis, and giardia has increased, thereby drive the market demand.
In 2020, the food and beverages application segment dominated over USD 40 million revenue and will witness 8% growth during the forecast period. Meat disinfection, fruits, and vegetable disinfection, canning, brewing, and bottling disinfection are driving the demand for chlorine dioxide from food and beverage application industry.
The meat disinfection application segment will reach USD 10 million revenue by 2027. Owing to its antibacterial properties, the demand for chlorine dioxide to cleanse meat foods such as chicken, seafood, and meat carcasses has increased. Due to the rising demand for meat and meat products, as well as increased demand for meat from the fast-food business, the industry has seen tremendous growth.
The North America chlorine dioxide market from fruits & vegetables disinfection application segment will grow at 7.5% CAGR through 2027, as it is highly effective against bacteria and viruses. Chlorine dioxide is used as a disinfectant for cleansing fruits and vegetables after yield. With the enhanced demand for cleanliness and hygiene, chlorine dioxide is expected to be growing for the usage of cleaning fruits and vegetables.
Chlorine dioxide for industrial water treatment have gained traction pertaining to the growing health consciousness amongst consumers. The industrial water treatment applications segment size is set to surpass USD 110 million by 2027. Chlorine dioxide is utilized in a variety of industries, including food and beverage, pulp and paper, oil and gas, power plants, and chemical industries, as a disinfectant and cleaning agent. The rise in manufacturing facilities in U.S. and Canada will drive demand for wastewater treatment systems, boilers, and cooling towers for enterprises.
Individuals suffering from water-borne diseases are increasingly emphasizing the necessity of safe drinking water and healthy diets, which has fueled the demand for chlorine dioxide to fulfil cleanliness standards. Industrial water treatment has grown in popularity in Canada as consumers seek clean and safe drinking water, which is expected to fuel the Canada chlorine dioxide market growth.
Some of the leading companies operating in the North America chlorine dioxide market include Ecolab, Grundfos, ProMinent, Evoqua, and Scotmas.
The key market participants are employing numerous policies that includes development of their product portfolios & manufacturing capacity, and mergers & acquisitions in order to increase market share. Companies are focusing on partnerships and agreements to extend their product reach and distribution channel. In 2021, Ecolab to Acquire Purolite, a leading global provider of fast-growing, high value separation and purification solutions to life sciences and critical industrial markets.