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By: Sinikka Freidhof on Jan 12, 2022 8:41:04 AM
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Five Desalination Facts You Should Know in 2022

Desalination has been on the rise for a number of years and now, climate, economic and social pressures look to water reuse and treatment facilities to keep our communities safe and thriving. Populations are rising, housing demands are increasing globally and manufacturing and construction industries are looking to more efficient methods to keep up.



Corzan CPVC is expertly equipped to cope with the pressure of a surging desalination industry, due to its exceptional chemical resistance, pressure bearing capacity, design for life and optimum performance in all weather conditions.

Here’s what the desalination industry looks like in 2022, and why we have engineered Corzan CPVC for an industrial process that is needed more than ever before.


Fact: There is a Steep Climate Driven Demand for Desalination

According to DesalData figures, total contracted capacity for unconventional water production facilities will have reached 321 million m3/d by the end of 2021. Orders for new desalination plants are expected to reach 5.1 million m3/d – an 8% increase on the previous year.

This is due to many cities around the world relying on their water supplies more than ever before. Desalination has also been recognised as a key component in the global effort to tackle climate change.

Corzan CPVC is sustainably manufactured. It requires less energy to produce and install than any metal piping and is also recyclable, aiding the desalination industry in climate efficiency throughout its life cycle. 


Fact: The Fastest Growth in the World is Here

According to the International Desalination Association, the key markets for water reuse have been Asia and the Middle East, where urban populations have been growing fast in areas with limited water resources.

Corzan CPVC is available locally in the Middle East via a network of trusted suppliers. It is already specified regularly in the Middle East for a wide range of industrial applications, including chemical processing, mineral processing and industrial water treatment including desalination.


Fact: More People Rely on Desalination than Ever Before

According to the International Desalination Association, more than 300 million people world-wide now consume water that has been processed by the desalination industry.

Water shortages put increased pressure on water treatment facilities to deliver clean, safe potable water. Because Corzan CPVC pipes and fittings resist harmful corrosive chemical feeds such as those needed in desalination systems, as well as high temperatures and UV, desalination facilities can run comfortably at maximum capacity without having to make provisions for additional protection. 


Fact: The Economy of Desalination is Booming

According to Adroit Market Research, the Desalination Industry was valued at USD $15.43 billion in 2017. Cost effectiveness and responsible management of materials has never been more important in the desalination industry.

When compared to  metal piping, Corzan CPVC generates installed cost savings of more than 25%. Corzan CPVC also serves as a cost-effective alternative to stainless steel particularly in the application of hazardous chemicals.


Fact: More Desalination Plants are Opening

To cope with rising demand, particularly in the Middle East, it will be necessary to step up desalination activity in some of the world’s hottest climates.

Corzan CPVC is designed for all sites, indoor and outdoor environments. It withstands the effects of direct sunlight in far hotter ambient conditions (in excess of 49°C / 120°F) and under UV exposure, pressure bearing capabilities and life time of the system performance characteristics remain unaffected.


Learn more about Corzan CPVC in Desalination by visiting our dedicated resources page.