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UAE, Saudi Arabia to Lead MENA POU Water Purifier Market

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The Middle East and North Africa point of use water purifiers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% from 2014 to 2020. The market’s value is
predicted to reach US$471 million by 2020.

A basic division of water purification systems reveals the use of point of entry (POE) and point of use (POU) water purifiers, along with portable water
purifiers. In the MENA region, the demand for POU water purifiers is much higher than that for POE water purifiers

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Focusing on the MENA POU water purifier market will show the various methods of water purification used in various regions, including ultraviolet radiation
and reverse osmosis, the two most popular technologies used in POU water purifiers. It can also be seen that most of the demand in the MENA POU water
purifier market comes from urban centers in GCC countries, which dwarfs the demand from the rest of the MENA region.

Demand for UV Water Purifiers to Slow Down before 2020

Of the many segments based on the criterion of product type, UV POU water purifiers will not show the rapid growth rate that they were previously expected
to. In comparison to media-based water purifiers, UV water purifiers are expensive, which further reduces the growth rate of UV water purifiers. On the
other hand, in the MENA POU water purifier market, media-based POU water purifiers are growing at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2014 to 2020. The majority of the
MENA POU water purifier market is still held by reverse osmosis water purifiers, which constitutes more than 40% of the market.

The Emergence of CNT Membrane Technology

One of the most recent developments in POU water purifiers is carbon nanotube membrane water purifiers. Extremely small hexagonal tubes that are
manufactured by rolling sheets of grapheme could be instrumental in the MENA region to generate desalinated water. CNT membranes could offer the region a
cost-effective solution of water purification instead of resorting to the extremely expensive process of desalinating sea water. CNT membranes are highly
effective in eradicating not only salt particles from water, but also some of the most common pollutants. It could prove to be the best method for water
purification in comparison to the highly energy-consuming vacuum distillation and reverse osmosis methods.

The regions identified as dominant in the MENA POU water purifier market are the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Israel, Turkey, and Egypt.
Regions such as Kuwait and Jordan are showing some promise as well. Saudi Arabia dominated the MENA POU water purifier market in 2013, followed closely by
Turkey. The key growth factors of the region – rapid urbanization and increasing population – are creating more than enough scope of growth for the POU
water purifiers market.

Most of the MENA regions are showing an increase in awareness towards the importance of procuring clean water for drinking and other uses, further
contributing to the market’s growth. The market is, in fact, expected to grow at a CAGR of 10% from 2014 to 2020 in UAE, showing the remarkable
developments as well as the growing demands for the MENA POU water purifier market.