Global Market Study on Membrane Separation: Water and Waste Water Segment to Witness Highest Growth by 2019


  • Published On : Jul-2014 |
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Membrane separation is a technology used to separate materials via pores or minute gaps in the molecular arrangement without adding any chemicals. Major membrane processes used for water treatment are microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis. The increasing demand for clean processed water and mandatory government regulation to provide clean drinking water is propelling the water processing industry at present. Membrane separation is one of the most popular methods used for cleaning water. Shifting from chemical to physical treatments of water is a major driver as chemical treatments are perceived as an environmentally unclean technology with associated disposal costs. Additional awareness of water scarcity has influenced the demand for water reuse in water stressed areas.

Major benefits of using membrane separation techniques over other techniques are: lesser use of chemicals, relatively simple usage after correct installation and efficient use of energy in the process. Membrane separation is primarily used to desalinate seawater, process water (used for industrial processes and building systems) from groundwater, surface water or wastewater and demineralize boiler feed water. Pharmaceutical, life sciences, food and beverages and biopharmaceutical industries are the other key end-user industries of the technology.

Mandatory adherence of certain environmental standards by the national government such as the Clean Water Act especially in areas with water scarcity have influenced the demand for better water treatment technology, including membrane separation technology. Worldwide industrial expansion and growing population are propelling the demand for better water treatment technology, providing growth opportunity for the overall market of membrane separation technology. Additionally, the oil and petroleum industry is well established in countries such as Italy and Germany which involve membrane separation technology for liquid separation.

The report covers provides membrane separation market analysis, by process segment (microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis) and end-user (water and wastewater treatment, industrial and healthcare) for the period from 2009 to 2019. In addition, the report includes current membrane separation market dynamics including the drivers, restraints, trends and recent developments. The membrane separation market for each of the three regions: North America (including details for the U.S. and Canada), Europe (including details for France, Germany, Italy and the U.K.) and Asia-Pacific (including details for India, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan), include historical and forecasted membrane separation market sizes (2009-2019), in terms of value (USD million). 

The Competitive Landscape section of the membrane separation market report provides benchmarking of the key market players on the basis of their geographical presence and their product offerings.

Key points covered in the report

  • The report provides historic, present and forecasted market size, analysis, trend, share, and growth 
  • The report segments the market on the basis of product, animal type and geography
  • The report covers geographic segmentation

    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • RoW
  • The report provides company profiles of some of the leading companies operating in the market
  • The report also provides porters five forces analysis of the market

Mandatory government regulations and increasing demand for clean processed drinking water is propelling the water processing industry to provide the public with clean processed drinking water free of impurity. Providing growth opportunity for water treatment industry among which, Membrane separation technology is one of the most popular methods used for cleaning water. Shifting from chemical to physical treatments of water is also a major driver as chemical treatments are perceived as an environmentally unclean technology with associated disposal costs. Additional awareness of water scarcity has influenced the demand for water reuse in water stressed areas. Governments and municipal authorities are increasingly waking up to the effects of environmental degradation on the economy. Worldwide industrial expansion and growing population are propelling the demand for better water treatment technology, providing growth opportunity for the global market of membrane separation technology. Additionally, the oil and petroleum industry is well established in the gulf and European countries such as Italy and Germany which involve membrane separation technology for liquid separation. Expansion of such industry is expected to increase the overall demand for membrane separation technology. Membrane separation technology is bifurcated into four major processes, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis. Microfiltration dominates the market with more than 35% global market share in 2012. Whereas water & wastewater dominates the end-user market with 36% global market shares in 2012. The global membrane separation market grew from USD 19.0 billion in 2010 to USD 21.2 billion in 2013.

European membrane market (largest in 2013) is expected to reach USD 13.8 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 9.6%. In 2012 water & wastewater sector was the major end-user of membrane separation technology and is expected to increase at a CAGR of 11.1% during 2013-19. The membrane separation market is fragmented with several players in the market supplying membrane separation products to the end-users (water and wastewater, industrial and healthcare) in the market. Major companies operating in the membrane separation technology market and manufacturing all four products (microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis) are Evoqua Water Technologies, Pall Corporation, Koch Membrane Systems Inc., Merck Millipore, Degremont SA, Dow Chemical Company, GEA Filtration, 3M Company, Nitto Denko Corporation and Veolia Environnement.

Global membrane separation market by product, 2009-2012 (USD million)

Some of the major players operating in the global membrane separation market:

  • Nitto Denko Corporation.
  • 3M Company.
  • GEA Filtration.
  • Koch Membrane Systems.
  • Pall Corporation.
  • Merck Millipore.
  • Degremont SA.
  • Dow Chemical Company.
  • Evoqua Water Technologies.
  • Veolia Environnement.
  • Other.

The membrane separation market report also includes profiles of some of the major market players, which cover attributes such as company overview, products and services, financial performance, and recent developments. 

Table of Content

Chapter 1 Preface 11

1.1 Report Description 11

1.2 Scope and Definition 11

       1.2.1 Product segments covered in the report 11

       1.2.2 Regions covered in the report 11

1.3 Research Methodology 12

Chapter 2 Market Synopsis 13


Chapter 3 Porter Five Forces Analysis 16

3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers 16

3.2 Bargaining power of buyers 17

3.3 Threat of new entrants 17

3.4 Threat of substitutes 17

3.5 Intensity of rivalry 17

Chapter 4 Industry Overview 19

4.1 Introduction 19

4.2 Market Drivers 19

       4.2.1 Increasing demand from municipal sector is driving the membrane separation market 19

       4.2.2 Rising interest in water reuse and wastewater treatment fuels the demand of membrane separation market 20

       4.2.3 Environmental norms and regulations are driving the membrane separation market 21

       4.2.4 Worldwide industrial expansion may boost the membrane separation market 21

       4.2.5 Large population in water stressed areas will escalate the growth of membrane separation market 22

4.3 Market Restraints 23

       4.3.1 Other water cleaning processes resulting in improved quality of water are hampering market growth 23

       4.3.2 High operational and installation cost and lack of funds in developing countries weakens growth of membrane separation market 23

4.4 Opportunities 24

       4.4.1 Developing markets offer growth opportunities for the membrane separation market 24

       4.4.2 Shift towards chemical free water treatment process in industries 24

       4.4.3 Scarcity of water for human use is expected to increase demand for membrane separation 24

Chapter 5 Market Size and Forecast by Process 25

5.1 Microfiltration 26

5.2 Ultrafiltration 26

5.3 Nanofiltration 27

5.4 Reverse Osmosis 27

Chapter 6 Market Size and Forecast by End-User 28

6.1 Water and wastewater treatment 30

6.2 Industrial 30

6.3 Healthcare 31

Chapter 7 Market Size and Forecast by Geography 32

7.1 North America 33

       7.1.1 The U.S. 36

               7.1.1.1 Market Overview 36

       7.1.2 Canada 39

                7.1.2.1 Market Overview 39

7.2 Europe 41

       7.2.1 France 44

                7.2.1.1 Market Overview 44

       7.2.2 Italy 47

                7.2.2.1 Market Overview 47

       7.2.3 Germany 49

                7.2.3.1 Market Overview 49

       7.2.4 The U.K. 52

                7.2.4.1 Market Overview 52

7.3 Asia-Pacific 54

       7.3.1 India 58

               7.3.1.1 Market Overview 58

       7.3.2 China 60

                7.3.2.1 Market Overview 60

       7.3.3 Singapore 63

                7.3.3.1 Market Overview 63

       7.3.4 Malaysia 65

                7.3.4.1 Market Overview 65

       7.3.5 Japan 68

                7.3.5.1 Market Overview 68

Chapter 8 Competitive Scenario 71

8.1.1 Segment wise geographical presence of companies, 2013 71

Chapter 9 Company Profiles 74

9.1 Sartorius AG 74

       9.1.1 Company Overview 74

       9.1.2 Products and Services 74

       9.1.3 Financial Performance 75

       9.1.4 Recent Developments 75

9.2 3M Company 77

       9.2.1 Company Overview 77

       9.2.2 Products and Services 77

       9.2.3 Financial Performance 77

       9.2.4 Recent Developments 78

9.3 Koch Membrane Systems Inc. 79

       9.3.1 Company Overview 79

       9.3.2 Products and Services 79

       9.3.3 Financial Performance 80

       9.3.4 Recent Developments 80

9.4 TriSep Corporation 81

       9.4.1 Company Overview 81

       9.4.2 Products and Services 81

       9.4.3 Financial Performance 82

       9.4.4 Recent Developments 82

9.5 The Dow Chemical Company 83

       9.5.1 Company Overview 83

       9.5.2 Products and Services 83

       9.5.3 Financial Performance 84

       9.5.4 Recent Developments 85

9.6 GE Water & Process Technologies 87

       9.6.1 Company Overview 87

       9.6.2 Products and Services 87

       9.6.3 Financial Performance 88

       9.6.4 Recent Developments 89

9.7 IDE Technologies 90

       9.7.1 Company Overview 90

       9.7.2 Products and Services 90

       9.7.3 Financial Performance 91

       9.7.4 Recent Developments 91

9.8 Evoqua Water Technologies LLC 92

       9.8.1 Company Overview 92

       9.8.2 Products and Services 92

       9.8.3 Financial Performance 93

       9.8.4 Recent Developments 93

9.9 Pentair X-Flow 94

       9.9.1 Company Overview 94

       9.9.2 Products and Services 94

       9.9.3 Financial Performance 95

       9.9.4 Recent Developments 95

9.10 Pall Corporation 96

       9.10.1 Company Overview 96

       9.10.2 Products and Services 96

       9.10.3 Financial Performance 97

       9.10.4 Recent Developments 98

9.11 Polypore International, Inc. 100

       9.11.1 Company Overview 100

       9.11.2 Products and Services 100

       9.11.3 Financial Performance 101

       9.11.4 Recent Developments 102

9.12 Asahi Kasei Corporation 103

       9.12.1 Company Overview 103

       9.12.2 Products and Services 103

       9.12.3 Financial Performance 104

       9.12.4 Recent Developments 104

9.13 Hyflux 105

       9.13.1 Company Overview 105

       9.13.2 Products and Services 105

       9.13.3 Financial Performance 105

       9.13.4 Recent Developments 106

9.14 Kubota 108

       9.14.1 Company Overview 108

       9.14.2 Products and Services 108

       9.14.3 Financial Performance 108

       9.14.4 Recent Developments 109


List of Tables

TABLE 1 Global membrane separation market snapshot by value, 2013 & 2019 14

TABLE 2 Drivers for membrane separation market: Impact analysis 22

TABLE 3 Restraints for membrane separation market: Impact analysis 23

TABLE 4 Global membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 25

TABLE 5 Global membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 25

TABLE 6 Global membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 28

TABLE 7 Global membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 29

TABLE 8 Membrane separation applications 29

TABLE 9 Global membrane separation market size by region, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 32

TABLE 10 Global membrane separation market size by region, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 32

TABLE 11 North America membrane separation market size by country, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 33

TABLE 12 North America membrane separation market size by country, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 34

TABLE 13 North America membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 34

TABLE 14 North America membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 35

TABLE 15 North America membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 35

TABLE 16 North America membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 36

TABLE 17 The U.S. membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 37

TABLE 18 The U.S. membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 37

TABLE 19 The U.S. membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 38

TABLE 20 The U.S. membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 38

TABLE 21 Canadian membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 39

TABLE 22 Canadian membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 40

TABLE 23 Canadian membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 40

TABLE 24 Canadian membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 41

TABLE 25 European membrane separation market size by country, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 41

TABLE 26 European membrane separation market size by country, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 42

TABLE 27 European membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 42

TABLE 28 European membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 43

TABLE 29 European membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 43

TABLE 30 European membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 44

TABLE 31 French membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 45

TABLE 32 French membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 45

TABLE 33 French membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 46

TABLE 34 French membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 46

TABLE 35 Italian membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 47

TABLE 36 Italian membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 48

TABLE 37 Italian membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 48

TABLE 38 Italian membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 49

TABLE 39 German membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 50

TABLE 40 German membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 50

TABLE 41 German membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 51

TABLE 42 German membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 51

TABLE 43 The U.K. membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 52

TABLE 44 The U.K. membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 53

TABLE 45 The U.K. membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 53

TABLE 46 The U.K. membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 54

TABLE 47 Asia-Pacific membrane separation market size by country, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 55

TABLE 48 Asia-Pacific membrane separation market size by country, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 55

TABLE 49 Asia-Pacific membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 56

TABLE 50 Asia-Pacific membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 56

TABLE 51 Asia-Pacific membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 57

TABLE 52 Asia-Pacific membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 57

TABLE 53 Indian membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 58

TABLE 54 Indian membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 59

TABLE 55 Indian membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 59

TABLE 56 Indian membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 60

TABLE 57 Chinese membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 61

TABLE 58 Chinese membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 61

TABLE 59 Chinese membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 62

TABLE 60 Chinese membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 62

TABLE 61 Singapore membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 63

TABLE 62 Singapore membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 64

TABLE 63 Singapore membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 64

TABLE 64 Singapore membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 65

TABLE 65 Malaysian membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 66

TABLE 66 Malaysian membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 66

TABLE 67 Malaysian membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 67

TABLE 68 Malaysian membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 67

TABLE 69 Japanese membrane separation market size by process, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 68

TABLE 70 Japanese membrane separation market size by process, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 69

TABLE 71 Japanese membrane separation market size by application, 2009-2012 (USD Million) 69

TABLE 72 Japanese membrane separation market size by application, 2013-2019 (USD Million) 70

TABLE 73 Sartorius product segments 74

TABLE 74 3M Company product segments 77

TABLE 75 KMS Product segments 79

TABLE 76 TriSep Product segments 81

TABLE 77 GE Water & Process Technologies products detail 87

TABLE 78 IDE Technologies products detail 90

TABLE 79 Pall Corporation products detail 96

TABLE 80 Polypore products detail 100


List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Global membrane separation market, 2010 – 2019 (USD Billion) 14

FIG. 2 Membrane separation market : Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 16

FIG. 3 Segment wise geographical presence of companies, 2013 71

FIG. 4 Net Revenue and Net Profit of Sartorius, 2011– 2013 (USD Million) 75

FIG. 5 Net Revenue and Net Profit of 3M Company, 2011– 2013 (USD Billion) 78

FIG. 6 Net Revenue and Net Income of The Dow Chemical Company, 2011– 2013 (USD Billion) 85

FIG. 7 Net Revenue and Net Profit of GE Power & Water, 2010-2012 (USD Billion) 89

FIG. 8 Net Revenue and Net Profit of Siemens, 2011-2013 (USD Billion) 93

FIG. 9 Net Revenue and Net Profit of Pentair X-Flow, 2010-2012 (USD Million) 95

FIG. 10 Net Revenue and Net Profit of Pall Corporation, 2011-2013 (USD Million) 98

FIG. 11 Net Revenue and Net Profit of Polypore, 2010-2012 (USD Millions) 101

FIG. 12 Net Revenue and Net Profit of Asahi Kasei, 2011-2013 (USD Million) 104

FIG. 13 Net Revenue and Net Profit of Hyflux, 2010-2012 (USD Million) 106

FIG. 14 Net Revenue and Net Profit of Kubota, 2011-2013 (USD Million) 109

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