According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Global Water Desalination Pumps Market by Pump Types, by Application, by Pressure: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2020-2028”, the market was valued at US$ 2,655.7 Million in 2020 and is expected to expand at a growth rate of 6.0% by 2028.

Desalination is an important part of the wastewater and water industry. Many venders are increasing their expenditure in desalination plants, as the need of equipment of energy-efficient is increasing for serving the growing demand for water. Globally, regulatory bodies implemented various stringent regulations and guidelines for energy efficiency.

Stringent regulations and advancement in energy-efficient pumps for decreasing consumption of energy are factors responsible for forcing industrial operators to develop and update their existing desalination pumping systems to new energy-efficient pumps. The filtered water quality depends on various factors such as water temperature, water salinity, pressure and membrane permeation number, and salt content. Water desalination pumps are used for decreasing pressure and maintaining proper supply of potable and clean water. In desalination plants, pumps have different applications in water discharge, pre-treatment process, seawater intake, reverse osmosis, and others.

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Globally, scarcity of water is affecting many regions. Governments of several countries are introducing various regulations for reusing and recycling of water, largely in industries. Water desalination is a feasible solution to the scarcity of water. Different processes in desalination include flash distillation, solar evaporation, vacuum distillation, multiple effect distillation, and reverse osmosis. Using these processes, clean and potable water is produced by filtering seawater (salinity range between 30,000 and 45,000 mg/L) and brackish water (salt content, <10,000 mg/L). In the process of desalination, dissolved salts and other minerals are separated from salinized/brackish water or seawater.

Water desalination is considered as a substitute and sustainable source with needed quality and quantity of fresh water. Desalinization process continuously provide high-quality of drinkable water, especially during periods of scarcity. Water desalination offers an alternative source of water, which makes overall water supply diverse and less vulnerable to interruptions.

The Global Water Desalination Pumps Market is fragmented based on pump types, the water desalination pumps market is bifurcated into centrifugal pumps and positive displacement pumps. In terms of applications, the water desalination pumps market is segmented into pre-treatment, post-treatment, water-intake, in-process, and water withdrawal. Based on pressure, the water desalination pumps market is bifurcated into low pressure and high pressure.

The Global Water Desalination Pumps Market is expected to decrease in terms of year-on-year growth for 2020 as compared to 2019. Interruption in the supply chain of desalination pumps across the globe, due to the spread of COVID-19, which had a moderate negative impact on product sales. Thus, the import and export of desalination pumps declined in sales in 2020. Moreover, inadequate raw material supply and lack of available workforce for production of desalination pumps in the first and second quadrant of 2020 hampered the market growth in 2020.

As per Growth Market Reports industry analyst, Alok Sahu and Raksha Sharma, “water Desalination Pumps are expected to be popular among end-users during the forecast period. Government initiatives and investments to enhance the capacity of desalination plants, as well as forthcoming projects, drive the demand for water desalination pumps throughout the region over the projected period.

Industrial buyers are using modern desalination pump equipment instead of the conventional method of manufacturing for reducing maintenance and operational costs and saving energy, which is projected to boost the demand for water desalination pumps during the forecast period. Research & development in desalination applications in pre-treatment process, reverse osmosis, seawater intake, and water discharge created an opportunity for new designs and developments, which is projected to fuel the market in the coming years.”

Key Takeaways from the Study

  • Middle East & Africa (MEA) segment held 60.2 % value share of the market in 2020. The segment is projected to account for the largest share of the market during the forecast period.
  • The North America segment held 16.9 % value share of the market in 2020. The segment is projected to account for the largest share of the market during the forecast period.
  • Key players including Andritz, Danfoss, DESMI A/S, DMW CORPORATION, Flowserve Corporation, Grundfos Pumps India Private Ltd., Sintech Precision Products Ltd., SPP Pumps Ltd, Sulzer Ltd, Torishima Pump hold a major market share of the Global Water Desalination Pumps Market in 2020.
  • In terms of value, the centrifugal pumps segment is expected to dominate the market. Centrifugal pumps allow manufacturers and processors to transfer a wide variety of fluids, such as those that quickly cause corrosion in other pumps.
  • In terms of value, the pre-treatment segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period, due to its advantages such as the pretreatment system removes particles, debris, bacteria, suspended solids, and silt from the saltwater supply.
  • In terms of value, the high pressure segment is expected to dominate the market. High pressure pumps provide high efficiency rates as compared to low pressure pumps.

Report Scope

Report Metric


Market Value in 2020

US$ 2,655.7 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2020 to 2028)


Historical Data

2018 & 2019

Base Year


Forecast Period

2020 - 2028

Units Considered

Value (US$ Million)

Market Segments

By Pump Types, By Application, By Pressure

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA).

Key Companies Profiled

Flowserve Corporation
Grundfos Pumps India Private Ltd.
Sintech Precision Products Ltd.
SPP Pumps Ltd.
Sulzer Ltd.
Torishima Pump

Customization Scope

Report customization available on request

Pricing and Purchase Options

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Target Audience

  • Supply-side: Manufacturers, raw material suppliers, and distributors
  • Demand Side: Water treatment plants, Desalination plants
  • Regulatory Side: Concerned government authorities and other regulatory bodies
  • Associations and Industry Bodies: International Water Association (IWA), Water Quality Association (WQA), Indian Desalination Association (IDA), and Others