Industrial Water

Industrial water withdrawals for manufacturing, power, and mining in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries exceeded 284 billion gallons per day, of which 60% was made up by the U.S. and Canada.

The number of facilities and geographic scope of the industrial water market pose significant business challenges for water solutions providers in identifying baseline market drivers and in sizing addressable markets. This is exacerbated by the highly siloed and heterogeneous nature of industry verticals such as energy, mining, heavy manufacturing, and food and beverage.

Bluefield shares perspectives on industrial market disruptions and trends...

Heavy vs. light, breaking down the differences in water management by vertical

No single characteristic defines opportunity across verticals, speaking to industrial water management’s complex market landscape. More consolidated, heavier industries—chemicals, mining, and primary metals—exhibit high water intensities of over 500,000 gallons per facility, per day that call for more customized, bespoke solutions. In contrast, highly fragmented—light manufacturing industries (e.g., food & beverage)—generally have lower water intake but present wastewater challenges (e.g., TSS) for utility services to manage. >>Learn More

Externalities reshape industrial water management

According to the May 2021 U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Retail E-commerce estimates, first quarter 2021 e-commerce sales increased 39.1% over the same period in 2020. The growing prevalence of online purchasing and door-to-door deliveries (e.g., consumer packages, takeout food), even in the absence of COVID-19, is accelerating on the heels of the “Amazon Effect”—disruption created by the online, digital procurement in lieu of traditional brick and mortar businesses. Against this backdrop, and the emerging impacts of corporate sustainability initiatives of consumer products companies, water management is evolving across the respective pulp & paper and petrochemical supply chains. >>Learn More

Energy transition opens door to long-term water management opportunities

The rapid changes across the power landscape are forecasted to reshape water demand going forward.  Beyond the obvious transition away from water intensive fossil fuel generation (e.g., coal), even broader implications for the energy sector include water demands for rare earth metal mining for electric vehicle batteries, water supplies for hydrogen-powered transportation, and water remediation for defunct coal ash ponds. >>Learn More



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  • Industrial Water Market Landscape
  • Industrial Consent Decrees
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Corporate Subscriptions

Subscribe to receive ongoing, monthly data sets, reports, and insights on key topics related to the technology industry.

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Industrial Water

Analyzing water opportunities, trends, and strategies across industries.

Data

Data Navigator

Clients of this service receive access to interactive data dashboards on industrial water opoportunities.

  • Industrial Water Market Landscape
  • Industrial Consent Decrees
  • Corporate Sustainability

Support & Interaction

Analyst Access

Dedicated team on-call to meet client inquiries, review forecast methodologies, or clarify proprietary data and analysis.

Custom Client Support

Board meeting presentations, onsite client workshops, and customer-focused events.