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Global Membrane Bioreactors Market 2017-2021

About Membrane Bioreactors

Membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology combines biological-activated sludge process and membrane filtration and has been accepted for the treatment of wastewater in recent years. However, conventional activated sludge (CAS) process cannot cope up with the composition of wastewater and fluctuations in wastewater flow rate. MBR technology is an expensive method when compared with the conventional process; however, the legal requirements in wastewater treatment plants are fulfilled with the use of membrane bioreactor technology.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global membrane bioreactors market to grow at a CAGR of 10.37% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global membrane bioreactors market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers new installations/sales of products.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Membrane Bioreactors Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • General Electric
  • HUBER
  • Koch Membrane Systems
  • Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Environmental Solutions
  • Veolia Water Technologies
Other prominent vendors
  • BI Pure Water
  • Evoqua Water Technologies
  • Kubota
  • KUBOTA Membrane USA
  • LG Electronics
  • MAK Water
  • newterra
  • Nijhuis Industries
  • Ovivo
  • Pentair
  • RODI Systems
  • Siemens Water Technologies
  • Smith & Loveless
  • Telem
  • TORAY INDUSTRIES
  • US Filter
  • Wärtsilä
Market driver
  • Rapid industrialization
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Membrane fouling
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Depletion of freshwater resources
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Membrane Bioreactors Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global membrane bioreactors market: General Electric, HUBER, Koch Membrane Systems, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Environmental Solutions, and Veolia Water Technologies.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: BI Pure Water, Evoqua Water Technologies, Kubota, KUBOTA Membrane USA, LG Electronics, MAK Water, newterra, Nijhuis Industries, Ovivo, Pentair, RODI Systems, Siemens Water Technologies, Smith & Loveless, Telem, TORAY INDUSTRIES, US Filter, and Wärtsilä.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is depletion of freshwater resources. Freshwater resource makes up only a single-digit share of the total water worldwide. The resources of freshwater are depleting owing to the rise in water extraction from aquifers. The rate of water extraction from underground source is higher than the replenished rate.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is rapid industrialization. The increase in industrial production and standard of living has led to an increase in the use of water in countries. This is acting as a major driver for industrialization. Industrialization refers to the changes in the economic and social structure of the society, which is transforming an agrarian-based society into an industrial society. Numerous industries such as power, mining, construction, oil and gas, refineries, construction, F&B, steel manufacturing, electronics, and pharmaceuticals are contaminating the water resources.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is membrane fouling. MBRs are highly prone to fouling that generally occurs on the membrane surface or within the pores, thereby decreasing the efficiency of the overall system. This has resulted mainly because of water impurities such as microbial impurities, salts, hydrocarbons, and clay or silica. Microbial contamination of feed water gradually results in a biofilm on the membrane surface causing biofouling, while the salts cause scaling. Hydrocarbons in the water result in organic fouling, whereas clay or silica causes colloidal fouling on membrane surface.

Companies Mentioned

General Electric, HUBER, Koch Membrane Systems, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Environmental Solutions, Veolia Water Technologies, BI Pure Water, Evoqua Water Technologies, Kubota, KUBOTA Membrane USA, LG Electronics, MAK Water, newterra, Nijhuis Industries, Ovivo, Pentair, RODI Systems, Siemens Water Technologies, Smith & Loveless, Telem, TORAY INDUSTRIES, US Filter, and Wärtsilä.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Comparison of different membrane bioreactor arrangements
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global membrane bioreactors market 2017-2021
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global membrane bioreactors market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global membrane bioreactors market by end-user
      • Table Global membrane bioreactors market by end-user 2016 and 2021 (%)
      • Table Global membrane bioreactors market by end-user segment 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global membrane bioreactors market by municipal sector
      • Table Global membrane bioreactors market by municipal sector 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Applications of MBRs in the municipal sector
    • Global membrane bioreactors market by industrial sector
      • Table Global membrane bioreactors market by industrial sector 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global membrane bioreactors market by geography
      • Table Global membrane bioreactors market by geography 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Membrane bioreactors market in APAC
      • Table Membrane bioreactors market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Demand for water in India: 2010-2050
    • Membrane bioreactors market in EMEA
      • Table Membrane bioreactors market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Membrane bioreactors market in the Americas
      • Table Membrane bioreactors market in the Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Industrial water consumption and extraction with urban population 1975-2025 (%)
      • Table Global urban and rural population, 1955-2025 (millions)
      • Table Global risk by impact 2013-2015
      • Table Category of fouling
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Depletion of freshwater resources
      • Table Per capita average annual freshwater availability in India 1951-2050
    • Increasing need in developing countries
    • Rising patent filings
      • Table Rising patent filings in the membrane bioreactors market 2012-2017
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • General Electric
    • HUBER
      • Table HUBER: Key products
    • Koch Membrane Systems
      • Table Koch Membrane Systems: Key products
    • Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Environmental Solutions
      • Table Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Environmental Solutions: Key products
    • Veolia Water Technologies
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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