The air purifiers that we have come to know and love are becoming increasingly rare, expensive, and difficult to find.
The water purifiers, though, are not going anywhere.
In fact, there’s good reason to believe that we could soon see more and more of them as they become more common.
According to a report by the Institute for Energy Research, the water purifier market could grow to more than $5 billion in 2030, and the market could reach $15 billion by 2050.
A recent study from the German engineering firm Siemens estimates that the water-purifier market will grow to $6.6 billion by 2020.
A key challenge to the water filters is the high cost.
To date, water purification has been done using only one type of water source—the municipal wastewater that comes out of the toilet or shower—and in a number of countries it’s been prohibitively expensive for households to purchase a single water purifying device.
For the average American household, the cost of a water purging device is around $2.50 per month, which is less than a quarter of the cost for a new electric water heater, according to a 2013 report by Deloitte Consulting.
In countries where it’s possible to purchase an air purifying unit, the price is usually closer to $1.50, with some countries even offering discounts on the cost, as The New York Times reported last year.
But while some countries have reduced or eliminated water-quality standards, the United States has not.
While it is possible to produce water from renewable sources, including the sun and natural gas, it’s also impossible to source clean water from the water that comes from the tap.
“It is a huge challenge to get clean water out of our water system,” said Toni Averman, an assistant professor of environmental engineering at Columbia University.
“There are a number technologies that are trying to solve this problem, but there is a lack of scale, and a lot of the technologies that we’re using are expensive.”
Water purifiers were created to replace the need for the water source of the past, but it’s not clear how much demand there will be for the devices in the future.
There’s been a lot more attention on the use of carbon-neutral alternatives to water filters in recent years, but those devices are also expensive and not widely available.
In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, more than half of respondents said that they were unlikely to use any of the devices.
And while some of the larger companies are looking into carbon-negative alternatives, there are still major players out there that have developed the technology and are selling them.
The market for water filters has grown rapidly in the past decade, with the number of models expected to double by 2025, according the Deloise report.
The devices, however, have faced competition from cheaper alternatives, like a range of products that have been marketed in recent months, including a water filter that comes in two sizes and a filter that has been available in the US since 2007.
In the case of the new Avermans water purizer, the device uses a mixture of carbon dioxide, chlorine, and hydrogen to clean water.
The company claims that the Avermills technology will be able to remove more than 5,000 gallons of water from an average household’s water supply per year.
“This product will help ensure that the quality of water is improved while simultaneously reducing waste,” the company says in a press release.
“In addition to reducing water consumption and water pollution, this water-saver is expected to be a great investment for homeowners and businesses, while reducing the amount of water needed for household needs.”
If Avermens water-filter does prove successful in reducing the environmental impact of water usage, it could have a large impact on how the industry develops.
The device, which will be available for purchase from Deloiste for around $300, will be the first device in the market to be made entirely from carbon-free materials.
“We are really excited about this,” said Avermermans CEO Joerg Wahl.
“The water-filtering market has been around for decades, and it is still the best option for people who don’t want to pay the huge price of a new filter.”
Avermore, the company behind the water filter, says it expects that by 2020 it will have a 50 percent reduction in water usage from a conventional filter and will be selling at about $250 per unit.
“Avermore is already the largest carbon-positive water filtration company in the world, and we will be working on new water filters that are better,” said Wahl in a statement.
“Our vision is to replace every household water filter with an efficient carbon-conscious water purcer.”
AVERMILLS’ Avermaless water-recovery filter is priced at around $200 and will cost around $500 in the United Kingdom and the United