Philippines Government Aims To Control the Waste Water Discharge by the Industries by Regulating and Penalizing Them – Ken Research


1. Philippine Industrial WWT industry grew at a CAGR of 42.2% and generated $ 32.9 Mn in 2021.


Rising industrial growth and the growing demand for power saving technologies are prompting Industrial WWT Plant demand in Philippines. In Philippines, there are more than 70 EPC contactors and the equipment and technology used in Waste water treatment plants are mostly Imported from Countries like Taiwan and Japan. Since amendment in clean water Act 2004 in 2016 & 2021, there’s a demand for Waste water treatment technologies that can reduce the power consumption and discharge comply with the regulations set by the government.

2. 27% of waste water is generated from Industries and there are more than 3000 Small scale Industries in need of Upgradation in Manila.

Industrial WWT Plant demand in Philippines

Food Processing industry can produce waste water up to 2000 MCD and being the fastest growing industry in Philippines. Every region in Philippines has a major share of food industry contributing to its growth. Sugarcane mining can produce waste water up to 100,000 MCD. Others can include industries like Power sector, textile sector, metal and mineral sector. Mining industry can generate waste water up to 16000 MCD.

3. Rapid change in Technology in Philippines due to increasing regulations and imposed effluent discharge standards by the DENR

wastewater treatment systems

Membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology has emerged as a wastewater treatment technology of choice over the activated sludge process (ASP), which has been the conventional municipal wastewater technology over the last century. Moving bed biofilm reactors (MBBR) are wastewater treatment systems using a efficient biological technology to treat various waste streams. Other technologies used in Wastewater Treatment include Zero-liquid discharge and Reverse Osmosis. With the cost of power being expensive in Philippines, there’s a huge demand of power saving technologies.