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Water Scale Removal Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Electronic Scale Removal and Magnetic Scale Removal), By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial), and Regional Forecasts, 2021-2028

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The global water scale removal market size was USD 335.7 million in 2020. The global impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented and staggering, with the water scale removal industry witnessing a negative demand shock across all regions amid the pandemic. Based on our market analysis, the market exhibited a decline of -6.4% in 2020 as compared to the average year-on-year growth during 2017-2019. The market is expected to grow from USD 348.7 million in 2021 to USD 434.9 million in 2028 at a growth rate of 3.2% in the 2021-2028 period. The sudden rise in CAGR is attributable to this market’s demand and growth returning to pre-pandemic levels once the pandemic is over.

Water scale removal is a system that reduces the effects of hard water. The major task of this system is to prevent the calcium and magnesium minerals from creating build-ups and scale deposits, apart from eliminating contaminants in water. This system uses different technologies to reduce the effects of hard water. These can include electronic scale removal and magnetic scale removal. The rising demand for fresh water is a major factor driving the growth of the market.

COVID-19 Pandemic is Likely to Slow Down Investments in the Water Sector

In December 2019, COVID-19 was first identified in China, and since then, it has become a global health threat, affecting more than 150 countries. The COVID-19 pandemic has largely impacted many economies across the globe. Several measures have been taken to control the spread of this disease and to avoid its associated consequences. Numerous governments around the world have announced partial or complete lockdowns, which ceased all normal daily activities. Such lockdown is majorly impacting many manufacturing and service industries, including water treatment and water scale removal.

This pandemic is likely to slow down investments in the water sector globally. Due to the lockdown, several large users of water have reduced their activities, causing infalling industrial demand. A fall in demand from major commercial and industrial users and travel restrictions will considerably reduce the revenues of water utilities. As per the Global Water Leaders Group estimations, the demand for industrial water will fall by an average of 27% due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, revenue losses are expected across the whole water supply chain, including operators, chemical suppliers, and consultants.


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Stringent Regulations Regarding Discharge of Specific Solutes to Water Bodies is a Vital Trend

On the earth, a very small amount of freshwater is available for utilization. The discharge of untreated wastewater pollutes freshwater bodies. This reduces the water quality, thereby making it incompetent to use. Hence, several governments across the globe are forming some stringent regulations regarding wastewater discharge. As per these regulations, the treatment of wastewater is mandatory for all industries and cities to fulfill their increasing water demand. This has positively impacted the water scale removal market growth.


Growing Need to Reduce the Hardness of Water Will Boost the Market

Hard water is mineral-rich water that carries calcium, magnesium, and silica. It has an adverse impact on several appliances. It reduces the lifespan of modern appliances, such as dishwashers, coffee machines, water heaters, and others, by forming a layer of calcium over time, resulting in problems, namely, clogging of pipes and reduced water pressure. Consumers are becoming aware of worries related to hard water and are looking for products and services to minimize its impact on appliances. This would provide a positive impact on the growth of the market.

Hard water affects not only appliances but also human beings. According to the International Journal of Preventive Medicine, hard water has many ill effects on the health of those who drink it. High levels of calcium and magnesium can affect several organs in the body and cause health problems. Additionally, people are also facing skin problems, including itchiness, dry scalp, and dry skin. As a result, the growing awareness among consumers related to the effects of hard water is set to ultimately increase the demand for water scale removal systems.

Rapid Industrialization in Developing Nations to Aid Growth

In recent years, it has been observed that developing countries, such as India, China, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Brazil, have witnessed significant growth in the manufacturing and service industry. Moreover, emerging economies are currently receiving focus from several foreign developers to set up their businesses through FDI incentive schemes. This will indirectly boost the economy of the country and ultimately raise industrialization. The growth in industrialization will certainly boost the freshwater demand. Hence, this will increase the demand for these systems.


Availability of Other Alternatives Poses Threat to Market Growth

The availability of other altеrnаtіvе tесhnоlоgіеѕ, such as water ѕоftеnіng ѕуѕtеmѕ are іnѕtаllеd in residential, commercial, as well as іnduѕtrіal sectors. This system also reduces the water hardness and prevents the scale formation in water. This would have a negative impact on the glоbаl mаrkеt growth. Furthermore, the lасk оf аwаrеnеѕѕ about thе dаmаgеѕ саuѕеd by wаtеr ѕсаlіng to mасhіnеѕ in several dеvеlоріng nаtіоnѕ are also оbѕtruсtіng thе grоwth of the water scale removal industry.


By Type Analysis

Electronic Water Scale Removal System Segment to Dominate the Global Market

Based on type, this market is segmented into electronic water removal systems and magnetic water removal systems. The electronic water scale removal system segment dominated the global market in 2020. These systems supply low voltage current to create an electronic charge that holds the minerals in the water, making them less likely to deposit in pipes. Most of the companies are manufacturing technologically advanced electronic scale removal systems. This would drive the growth of the segment. Magnetic water scale removal systems use magnets to create a magnetic field in the water that affects the way the hardness ions behave.

By Application Analysis

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Rapid Industrialization across the Globe Will Drive Growth of Industrial Segment

In terms of application, the market is segmented into residential, commercial, and industrial. The industrial segment dominated the global market in 2020. The growth of this segment is mainly attributed to the rapid industrialization across the globe, along with the increasing demand for water and wastewater treatments for providing clean and processed water. The residential segment would also contribute significantly during the forecast period. The increasing awareness among consumers about the ill effects of hard water is a major factor driving the growth of this segment. Additionally, other health issues resulting from the consumption of hard water include cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and others. This has resulted in the high demand for these systems.


North America Water Scale Removal Market Size, 2020 (USD Million)

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Geographically, this market has been analyzed across five key regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. North America dominated the global market in 2020 due tо thе ѕtrіngеnt gоvеrnmеnt rеgulаtіоnѕ rеgаrdіng wаtеr trеаtmеnt. The U.S. dominates the market in this region. In the U.S., most of the areas, particularly in Arizona, have high hard water levels. This would drive the growth of the market in the country.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the highest pace during the forecast period owing to the high population growth, rising demand for advanced residential water treatment systems, and the declining availability of clean water. In this region, China, India, Japan, and Southeast Asian countries are the contributors to market growth. China is dominating the Asia Pacific market mainly due to its large population base and robust industrialization.

In Europe, following government standards for wastewater treatment has become an important practice that will certainly increase the number of water scale removal system installations.

Latin America and the Middle East & Africa are expected to witness stagnant growth in the industry during the forecast period owing to the increasing urbanization and high demand for power in both regions.


Christiani Wassertechnik GmbH, Hydropath Technology, and HydroFLOW USA are Leading Companies in the Market

The water scale removal market's competitive landscape is fragmented owing to the large number of key players operating in the industry. Currently, Christiani Wassertechnik GmbH, Hydropath Technology, and HydroFLOW USA are leading the market, accounting for dominant shares in 2020.

Major players in the market are employing several strategies to consolidate their positions. One of the preferred strategies is the development of novel solutions, which will help them to diversify their product portfolios and signing contracts to attract more water scale removal industry revenues. This has further intensified the market competition with the availability of efficient solutions.


  • Christiani Wassertechnik GmbH (Germany)

  • Excellent Water Technology (India)

  • Eddy Water Descalers (UK)

  • Goodway Technologies (United States)

  • Struvite Removal (United States)

  • Hydropath Technology (UK)

  • Clearwater Enviro Technologies, Inc. (United States)

  • Ener-Tec LLC (United States)

  • Fast Systems Limited (UK)

  • HydroFLOW USA (United States)


  • In May 2021, LeeSan, one of the leading marine sanitation specialists, introduced its LeeSan branded cleaning and descaling products. LeeScale Biodegradable Descaler/limescale remover is designed for removing scale-forming deposits from all types of marine water cooling & heating systems.

  • In November 2018: Metalloinvest, a leading global iron ore producer and one of the largest regional producers of high-quality steel, launched new water descaling equipment for billets at OEMK.


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The global water scale removal market research report provides a detailed analysis of the industry and focuses on key aspects, such as leading companies, types, and applications of the product types. Besides this, it offers insights into the market trends and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the aforementioned factors, the report encompasses several factors that have contributed to the growth of the market over recent years.

Report Scope & Segmentation



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By Type, Application and Region

By Type

  • Electronic Water Removal

  • Magnetic Water Removal

By Application

  • Industrial

  • Commercial

  • Residential

By Region

  • North America

    • By Type

    • By Application

    • By Country

      • U.S. (By Application)

      • Canada (By Application)

  • Europe

    • By Type

    • By Application

    • By Country

      • Germany (By Application)

      • UK (By Application)

      • France (By Application)

      • Spain (By Application)

      • Russia (By Application)

      • Rest of Europe (By Application)

  • Asia Pacific

    • By Type

    • By Application

    • By Country

      • China (By Application)

      • India (By Application)

      • Japan (By Application)

      • Southeast Asia (By Application)

      • Rest of Asia Pacific (By Application)

  • Latin America

    • By Type

    • By Application

    • By Country

      • Brazil (By Application)

      • Mexico (By Application)

      • Rest of Latin America (By Application)

  • The Middle East and Africa

    • By Type

    • By Application

    • By Country

      • South Africa (By Application)

      • GCC (By Application)

      • Rest of the Middle East & Africa (By Application)

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the global water scale removal market size was USD 335.7 million in 2020.

Registering a CAGR of 3.2%, the water scale removal market will exhibit healthy growth in the forecast period (2021-2028).

Based on type, the electronic segment is expected to lead this water scale removal market during the forecast period.

The global market size is anticipated to reach USD 434.9 million by 2028, growing at a substantial CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period (2021 - 2028).

The surging demand for freshwater is a major factor driving the growth of the market.

Christiani Wassertechnik GmbH, Hydropath Technology, HydroFLOW USA, and Eddy Water Descalers are the leading players in the global market.

North America dominated the global market in terms of share in 2020.

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