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North American Membrane Bioreactor Market, Forecast to 2021

North American Membrane Bioreactor Market, Forecast to 2021

The North American market for membrane bioreactors (MBR) is sizeable and an important region in global terms. Despite its large size, there are still further opportunities with many recently completed municipal projects in the United States. The municipal market is a bulwark in the MBR landscape, but there are also strong growth opportunities in alternative industrial applications in wastewater treatment. These opportunities are present in verticals such as food and beverage, dairy, mining, and oil and gas. There is some concern over the total cost of ownership of MBRs, but falling membrane prices have supported and reinvigorated interest in the market.

The MBR market is led by 3 core participants; however, other businesses are growing and market entry by Asian OEMs is occurring. This is a competitive market that is open to participants with a strong value proposition. Polymeric membranes continue to dominate the landscape, with some success from ceramic membranes as they become more cost competitive. The MBR market does often require engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partners, especially in municipal applications that require an increased level and scale of customization.

Competitive factors in the North American market include several areas where participants can improve their positions and look to increase their market share. The overall system cost, not just capital costs but total costs, are paramount to the market. Other factors, though, allow different participants to jockey for competitive positioning. These factors include strong project reference lists that reflect customer needs, suitability of the solution to water quality variation and pollutants, strong customer service, and a reputation and track record of innovation.

This study analyses the North American membrane bioreactor market from 2013 to 2021. The research scope includes:
• Municipal and industrial customers
• Membrane configurations including flat sheet, hollow fiber, and other configurations such as ceramic
• Analysis by country (Canada and the United States)
• Market drivers and restraints for the 2017–2021 forecast period
• Competitive landscape analysis

Key questions this study will address:
• How is the North American MBR market performing, and what are its future prospects?
• What is driving and restraining the market? What are the key challenges for the market going forward?
• How is the market structured with respect to geographic opportunities, applications for MBR systems, technical developments, and in terms of how it is served?
• In what way is the market evolving with respect to geographic opportunities, applications, technical developments and how it is being served?
• What differences exist within the market across North America towards demands for MBR?
• What is the competitive situation within the market? Which are the main market participants and how have they achieved this position? How is the market evolving?


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Market Segmentation by Vertical
    • Market Segmentation by Technology
    • Market Segmentation by Membrane Material
    • Market Distribution Channels
  • Drivers, Restraints and Key Challenges- Total MBR Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
    • Key Challenges
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total MBR Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total MBR Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2016
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total MBR Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Total MBR Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Total MBR Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2013-2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Country
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table Total MBR Market:Revenue Forecast by Vertical, North America, 2013-2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Vertical Market
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Membrane Configuration
      • Table Total MBR Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Membrane Configuration, North America, 2013- 2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast Discussion by Membrane Configuration
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Membrane Material
      • Table Total MBR Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Membrane Material, North America, 2013-2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast Discussion by Membrane Material
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Distribution Channel
      • Table Total MBR Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Distribution Channel, North America, 2013 2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast Discussion by Distribution Channel
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis- Total MBR Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Total MBR Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 8 Participants, North America, 2016
    • Competitive Environment
    • Top Competitors
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Demand for Water Re-use
    • Growth Opportunity 2-New Membrane Technology
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Industrial Opportunities
    • Growth Opportunity 4-Upstream Links with Membrane Manufacturers
    • Growth Opportunity 5-Demand for Experience
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective on the MBR Sector
    • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective
  • Municipal Segment Analysis
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Municipal Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2016
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Municipal Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Industrial Segment Analysis
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Industrial Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2016
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Industrial Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • MBR Market in Canada
    • Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table MBR Market: Revenue Forecast, Canada, 2013-2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical
      • Table MBR Market: Revenue Forecast by Vertical, Canada, 2013-2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Vertical
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Membrane Configuration
      • Table MBR Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Membrane Configuration, Canada, 2013-2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast Discussion by Membrane Configuration
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table MBR Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 4 Participants, Canada, 2016
    • Competitive Environment
  • MBR Market in the United States
    • Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table MBR Market: Revenue Forecast, United States, 2013-2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical
      • Table MBR Market: Revenue Forecast by Vertical, United States, 2013-2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Vertical
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Membrane Configuration
      • Table MBR Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Membrane Configuration, United States, 2013-2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast Discussion by Membrane Configuration
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table MBR Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 8 Participants, United States, 2016
    • Competitive Environment
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Additional Sources of Information on Membranes
    • List of Companies in "Others"
    • Partial List of Companies Interviewed

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