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:
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.
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.