Membrane Separation Market

Global Market Study on Membrane Separation: Rising Need for Chemical-free Water Treatment Driving Demand

Membrane Separation Market Segmented By Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, Reverse Osmosis Process in Water and wastewater treatment, Industrial and Healthcare

Membrane Separation Market Snapshot

Persistence Market Research has projected 12% CAGR for the membrane separation market during 2021-2031, with the market expected to reach US$ 83 Bn in 2031. The U.S., China, India, Germany, and Japan are majorly driving demand for membrane separation. Environmental norms and new regulations regarding wastewater and water reuse are key factors driving market growth.

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Key Points Covered in Membrane Separation Industry Survey:

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2016-2031)
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Membrane Separationand How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

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Recent Developments in Membrane Separation Market

Increasing need for water in industrial activities as well as rising demand for potable water for the growing population has fueled the need for membrane separation across the world.

A leading name in filtration and separation, Pall Corporation has invested in a new manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Pall have totally invested US$ 114 Mn in expanding its production capacity across the United States and Europe. This will include seven existing facilities that will be upgraded.

Another major name, Koch Separation Solutions (KSS), recently announced the expansion of its tubular membrane product line by launching a new technology named INDU-COR™ HD (High Density), which is designed with the aim to treat various industrial waste streams. This new product is aimed at increasing the sustainability and efficiency of membrane systems.

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Market Overview

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.


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Membrane Separation Market Drivers

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. 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.

On the other hand, water & wastewater dominates the end-user market with approximately 36% global market shares. The global membrane separation market is expected to grow at a 12% CAGR over the forecast period of 2021-2031.

By Geography

Asia Pacific region is expected to see a robust growth in the forecast period. Water & wastewater sector has been the major end-user of membrane separation technology and is expected to increase at a steady growth during 2021-31. 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.

Competitive Landscape

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.

Key Segments Covered in Membrane Separation Industry Research

By Process

  • Microfiltration
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Nanofiltration
  • Reverse Osmosis

By End-User

  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Industrial
  • Healthcare

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • Italy
    • Germany
    • The U.K
  • Asia-Pacific
    • India
    • China
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Japan

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The global membrane separation market is expected to expand at approximately 12% CAGR throughout the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

Shift toward chemical-free water treatment, scarcity of water for human use, and strict environmental norms and regulations and shaping market direction.

The U.S., China, India, Germany, and Japan are top countries driving demand for membrane separation.

Rising interest in water reuse and wastewater treatment, large population in water-stressed areas, and worldwide industrial expansion are driving demand for membrane separation.

The Asia Pacific region is expected to be the most lucrative market for membrane separation, as per this study.

Waste & wastewater has emerged as leading the end use of membrane separation.

Top 5 players account for approximately 40% share of the total market.

The membrane separation industry in Europe is expected to surge at a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period.

North America held a significant market share of 19.5% in the year 2020.

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 Environment are major names involved in membrane separation.

By 2021, the market in S. Korea is projected to be valued at US$ 165 Mn, while that in Japan at US$ close to 2 Bn.


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