Membrane Waste Water Treatment Market size is forecast to reach $XX billion by 2025, after growing at a CAGR of XX% during 2020-2025. Membranes act as the barrier which stops the passage of unwanted particles such as microorganisms, bacteria, and natural organic particulate with the flow of water. Membrane Waste Water Treatment is a technique like ultra filtration or microfiltration which cleans and renews water for human consumption and agricultural practices. Whereas, with less usage of chemicals in waste water treatment and reduced operational cost offered by membrane filtration has escalated the demand for Membrane Waste Water Treatment Industry. Furthermore, due to rising health concern among consumers and growing population and industrialization in emerging nations, there is more demand for clean, safe, and drinkable water, which in turn drives the demand for membrane waste water treatment market during the forecast period.
The “Membrane Waste Water Treatment Market Report– Forecast (2020-2025)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Membrane Waste Water Treatment Industry.
By Type: Tubular, Hollow-Fiber, Flat-Sheet type and Others
By Membrane Process: Forward Osmosis (FO), Reverse Osmosis (RO), Microfiltration (MF), Ultra Filtration (UF) and Nanofiltration (NF)
By Application: Municipal, Dairy, Food & Beverage, Landfill Leachate, Metal & Mining, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical & Chemical, Textile & Tannery and Others
By Geography: North America, South America, Europe, APAC and RoW
- Among the regions, the APAC region is projected to grow at a highest rate during the forecast period due to growing waste water treatment plants across China, India, Japan, and South Korea.
- Increasing demand for membrane bioreactor technology for biomass separation is anticipated to boost the Membrane Waste Water Treatment Market.
- Undesirable deposition of biofouling on industrial cooling equipment results in operational failures such as clogging of water flow in the cooling water conduits and condenser tube and can create hurdles in Membrane Waste Water Treatment Industry.
- Food & beverage consumer products firms face dramatically decreased demand as well as fragmented supply chains due to COVID-19. This factor is limiting Membrane Waste Water Treatment Market in current situation.
Type- Segment Analysis
Among the types, the Tubular segment holds the largest share of more than 25% in the global market during the forecast period owing to growing uses for the treatment of industrial waste water. The tubular cross flow filtration is an industrial wastewater filtration technology that is available for both MF and UF systems. Tubular membrane filtration is used as an effective means of eliminating pollutants from the water in industrial wastewater filtration processes. Furthermore, a system utilizing tubular membrane filters can efficiently extract containments from sources of feed water for the production of high quality water. This water can then be fed into a reverse osmosis system which produces the highest quality of fresh water that allows the industrial processing plant to comply with the laws on discharge and helps to keep the environment clean.
Membrane Process- Segment Analysis
Reverse Osmosis held the largest share in Membrane Waste Water Treatment Market in 2019. Reverse osmosis (RO) technology is generally used to remove mineral contaminants from water such as iron, fluoride, lead, salt, manganese, and calcium by increasing the pressure on the water to move through a semi-permeable membrane. Reverse osmosis removes up to 99% of bacteria and mineral contaminants and offers high efficiency in terms of water purification. Thus, reverse osmosis witnesses a huge demand for water purification purposes across various industrial applications such as food and beverage, municipal water and wastewater treatment, and paper and pulp. Furthermore, in beverage industry, transportation of water through pipes, deposits of heavy metals or an element of hardness is usually found in water. It affects the taste of the water, and thereby, the taste of the beverages. Hence, to avoid such issues Reverse Osmosis is highly used in beverage producing plants.
Application - Segment Analysis
Food & Beverage Industry is the most widely used application in Membrane Waste Water Treatment Industry as disinfection processes and treatment residuals can affect the quality and taste of the final product. The rate of global water use is rising every twenty years by 100%.Water needs to be treated in Food & beverage industry to ensure quality doesn’t affect the production process. Tubular membrane modules are tube-like structures with porous walls in them. Generally, these systems are used for handling feed sources consisting of high dissolved solids, high suspended solids, and/or oil, grease, or fats. These modules are widely utilized for Food & Beverage applications. Tubular system modules are used for filtration of wine in wine industries.
Geography- Segment Analysis
Europe is protected to witness a substantial growth in the global Membrane Waste Water Treatment Market during the forecast period. Among the European countries, Germany is the largest market for membrane water and wastewater treatment in the region. Increasing water treatment in Germany is boosting the demand for membrane water and wastewater treatment. However, Germany has the highest commercial wastewater treatment industry in Europe, with about 3,000 treatment facilities in about 12,000 discharging businesses. According to Federal Ministry for the Environment, In Germany 96% of the waste water from private households or public facilities is discharged into nearby sewage treatment plants for processing and private households, industry and commerce produces more than five billion cubic meters of sewage water per year. Apart from Germany, other European countries such as United Kingdom, France, and Russia has a significant demand for water & wastewater treatment.
Drivers –Membrane Waste Water Treatment Market
- Increasing demand of Membrane Bioreactor Technology
Membrane bioreactors provide benefits of biological treatment with the use of a physical barrier separation. The Membrane bioreactors technology provides advantages such as high-quality effluent, higher volumetric loading rates, shorter hydraulic retention times, longer solid retention times and less sludge production due to which it is widely used in municipal, and industrial waste water treatment. Factors such as lightweight, compact size and trouble-free operation are driving the demand of submerged Membrane bioreactors in food & beverage, landfill leach ate and pharmaceuticals. Bioreactor Technology is widely used in various countries such as Germany, India, Netherland and China for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment.
- Increasing use of Membrane Technology in Dairy Industry
Membrane filtration can be used in the production of low-carbohydrate dairy foods to extract lactose from milk. Separation of milk fluids using semi-permeable membranes is used for the clarity, concentration, and fractionation of a range of milk products. In certain countries such as India, the U.S, China, Brazil and France the dairy sector is widely regarded to be the largest source of food processing of wastewater. According to Dairy Production and Products, India is the world's largest milk producer, with 22 percent of global production. Water is widely used in dairy industry for cleaning, sanitization, heating, cooling, and floor washing; naturally the industry’s need for water is huge. In general, wastes from the dairy processing industry contain a high concentration of organic material such as proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, and high concentrations of suspended solids and suspended oil-grease. All of these require specialized treatments to prevent or minimize environmental problems.
Challenges – Membrane Waste Water Treatment Market
- Fouling Resistance of Membrane
Membrane fouling is a major hindrance to advancing water treatment and membrane separation technologies. Fouling diminishes process productivity, shortens membrane life and span raises operating costs. Membrane flux is reduced by fouling either temporarily or permanently. The main problem in the application of membrane filtration technologies is the decrease of permeates flux or irreversible membrane fouling. Inorganic fouling or scaling, colloidal fouling, organic fouling, and biofouling are the types of membrane fouling which has been introduced. Formation of biofilms on the membrane surfaces or membrane biofouling is regarded as the major problem.
Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Membrane Waste Water Treatment market. In 2019, the market of coupling agents has been consolidated by the top five players accounting for xx% of the share. Major players in the Membrane Waste Water Treatment Market are DuPont, Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., Suez Water Technologies and Solutions, Veolia, Alfa Laval AB, Pall Corporation, GEA Group AG, 3M Company, Porvair Filtration Group, Pentair Plc. among others.
- In December 2018, Dow Du Pnt opened a new Reverse Osmosis Membrane manufacturing line at Sadara Facility to help municipalities, businesses and people thrive by enabling sustainable access to clean, high-quality water.