Friday, July 06, 2007

U.S. Water Recycling and Reuse Systems Markets

The following information is what I found on

A word of caution is one need to ensured that these reused water must remove all the toxins & pollutants before being used as well.

Otherwise, it may cause some after disease & illness for mankind.

This Frost & Sullivan research service titled U.S. Water Recycling
and Reuse Systems Market provides the drivers, restraints, and market
trends that are impacting this market. In this research, Frost &
Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following
technologies: activated carbon systems, media filtration systems, and
membrane systems.

Population Increase and Freshwater Demand Drive the Water Recycling and Reuse Market

recycling and reuse is gaining popularity in the United States due to
the growing demand for water in industries and municipal applications
like agricultural irrigation, lawn watering, and other non-potable
applications. Increase in population and the growing economy are
further putting enormous strain on the existing freshwater resources.
Water reuse and recycling, which helps augment existing water resources
to cope with the demand for freshwater, provides a solution for
sustainable water management. There are several technologies, which are
currently available for treating wastewater for reuse or recycling.
Membrane bioreactor (MBR) is a popular technology that is on a high
growth path, as it combines activated sludge treatment with membrane

Stringent federal wastewater discharge regulations
are also driving water recycling and reuse in the United States. The
absence of federal standards for water reuse has forced the states to
establish their own standards. California and Florida are leading the
nation in recycling and reusing water. Some of the other southern
states such as Georgia, Texas, Arizona, and Nevada also have water
reuse programs. "The opportunities for water reuse are tremendous and
the states are realizing its potential benefits," notes the analyst of
this research service. "The rising cost of water, which is a direct
effect of the current water shortage, coupled with tighter
environmental regulations, offers good market opportunities for
existing and emerging participants."

Consumers Negative Perception Barring Wastewater Reuse Must Be Alleviated By Heightening Awareness

wastewater is being treated to a level that is fit for drinking,
consumers, especially public, do not have a complete understanding of
treatment techniques for reusing wastewater, and find these toilet to
tap projects unacceptable. "Whether the water is used for edible food
crops, aquifer recharge or purposes such as toilet flushing or
gardening, issues such as colour and turbidity of water and health
concerns are giving them reasons to doubt the safety and usability of
treated wastewater," observes the analyst. "Hence, there is a strong
negative perception on using treated wastewater for domestic
applications such as lawn irrigation, car washing, or indirect potable
reuse among the consumers."

State water authorities and
manufacturers feel that educating the end users by highlighting the
benefits of reusing water would help change this perception. They
prefer addressing public health concerns and other issues through
organizations such as Water Environment Federation (WEF), which have a
much broader access and can disseminate information quickly.

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Monday, July 02, 2007


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Can you see how precious is the water??

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