The global membrane filtration market is anticipated to reach a value of USD 23.7 billion by 2028. The rapidly expanding dairy industry, as well as legislation for water protection and filtration, have fuelled the membrane filtration market. Furthermore, there has been an increasing market for membrane filtration for different end uses as a result of rising demand for quality goods and the efficiencies provided by membrane filtration technologies. Membrane filtration is a physical isolation system for separating molecules of various sizes and characteristics. The difference in pressure between two sides of a membrane is the force that causes separation. Membrane filtration technology can help improve overall product efficiency while lowering production costs.
The membrane is a physical barrier that is made up of a thin film of semi-permeable and porous sheet of plastic. Membranes may have highly specialized properties that allow only a limited number of desired components to move through. Membrane filtration is becoming more common, especially in the treatment of drinking water and wastewater. Bacteria, microorganisms, natural organic materials, and other contaminants are removed using membrane filtration. The sector is also benefiting from the rising bio-based pharmaceutical industry. With the increase of market demand, industry requirements are becoming more strict, as are government regulations thereby providing a significant growth in the market over the coming years.
Membrane Filtration Market Scope
|Forecast Unit||Value (USD)|
|Revenue forecast in 2028||USD 23.7 billion|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 6.5% during 2021-2028|
|Segment Covered||Type, Application, Module Design, Regions|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa|
|Key Players Profiled||DowDuPont (US), Suez Water Technologies and Solutions (US), Alfa Laval AB (Sweden), GEA Group AG (Germany), Pall Corporation (US), 3M Company (US), Koch Membrane Systems Inc (US), Veolia (France), SPX Flow, Inc. (US), Prominent GmbH (Germany), Pentair Plc. (US), and Porvair Filtration Group (UK).|
Key Segments of the Global Membrane Filtration Market
Type Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Billion)
- Reverse osmosis (RO)
- Ultrafiltration (UF)
- Microfiltration (MF)
- Nanofiltration (NF)
Application Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Billion)
- Water & wastewater
- Food & beverages
- Dairy products
- Drinks & concentrates
- Wine & beer
- Other food & beverage application
Module Design Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Billion)
- Spiral wound
- Tubular systems
- Plates & frames and hollow fibers
Regional Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Billion)
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East and Africa
- Rest of South America
Reasons for the study
- The purpose of the study is to give an exhaustive outlook of the global membrane filtration market.
- Membrane Filtration is widely used for various end uses in food and beverages, owing to their excellent properties and the market is expected to gain traction over the coming years
- With the growing water and wastewater uses, there is a rise in the demand for membrane filtration which is further expected to have a positive impact on the overall market growth
What does the report include?
- The study on the global membrane filtration market includes qualitative factors such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities
- The study covers the competitive landscape of existing/prospective players in the membrane filtration industry and their strategic initiatives for the product development
- The study covers a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market segmented based on Type and Application and Module Design. Moreover, the study provides similar information for the key geographies.
- Actual market sizes and forecasts have been provided for all the above-mentioned segments.
Who should buy this report?
- This study is suitable for industry participants and stakeholders in the global membrane filtration market. The report will benefit: Every stakeholder involved in the membrane filtration market.
- Managers within the membrane filtration industry looking to publish recent and forecasted statistics about the global membrane filtration market.
- Government organizations, regulatory authorities, policymakers, and organizations looking for investments in trends of global membrane filtration market.
- Analysts, researchers, educators, strategy managers, and academic institutions looking for insights into the market to determine future strategies.
Membrane filtration is one of the most common and widely used methods. The economy is experiencing a boom as a result of accelerated industrialization. Furthermore, demand development is fueled by the expansion of the dairy sector, which results in the alteration of milk by splitting, clarifying, or fractionating a certain component from other components. Furthermore, technological advancements in the membrane filtration method are having a positive effect on business development. Concerns over membrane fouling, on the other hand, are likely to stifle business development.
The demand for membrane filtration systems is growing as customers become more aware of protection and filtration processes. The membrane filtration systems market is also being driven by developments in membrane filtration system technology, fast growth in the dairy sector, growth in the bio-based pharmaceutical industry, and rapid progress in generic manufacturing. Recycling recycled water, purification of waste water, and isolation of initial ingredients in pharmaceutical synthesis are all expected to develop in the future. However, the high configuration cost of membrane filtration systems limits growth to some degree.
Membranes are thin sheets of semi-permeable and porous material that distinguish contaminants from water when a pushing force is exerted over them. Microorganisms, microbes, natural organic materials, and particulates, which may add flavor, odor, and color to water and react with disinfectants to form disinfection byproducts, are rapidly being removed using membrane technologies in drinking water and wastewater treatment. The membrane filtration market is being driven by the bio-based pharmaceutical industry's growth. The industry is also expected to benefit from rapid advancements in generics manufacturing.
Based on the type, the market is segmented into Reverse osmosis (RO), Ultrafiltration (UF), Microfiltration (MF), and Nanofiltration (NF). The reverse osmosis (RO) segment has the largest share in the market in 2019 and the market is forecasted to grow with the significant rate of above 6.5% CAGR over the forecast period. By rising the pressure on the water to flow across a semi-permeable filter, reverse osmosis (RO) technique is used to extract toxic pollutants from water. Minerals including iron, fluoride, lead, salt, manganese, and calcium are usually removed during this operation. In terms of water purification, reverse osmosis is very efficient; it can normally extract up to 99 percent of most mineral contaminants. As a result, RO is in high demand for water purification. Minerals including iron, fluoride, lead, salt, manganese, and calcium are usually removed during this operation. The majority of the water used in the soda industry comes from urban supplies.
Module Design Segment
In terms of the module design segment, the market is segmented into Spiral, Tubular, Plate & Frame. In 2020, the tubular systems segment has the fastest growth in the market in 2019 and the market is forecasted to grow with the significant rate of above 7% CAGR over the forecast period. Tubular membrane modules have porous walls and are tube-like structures. These modules are typically used to process feed streams that have a high concentration of dissolved solids, suspended solids, and/or oil, grease, or fats. These modules are also often used in water applications because they are effective at extracting pollutants and delivering high-quality processed water. This water can be processed with a reverse osmosis device to provide high-quality fresh water, used in the soda industry. Tubular machine modules are gaining traction in the dairy and wine sectors, in addition to water.
The Asia Pacific region has the largest share in market with a CAGR of more than 35.2% in 2019 and is anticipated to continue with the same position during the forecast years 2018-2028. In 2019, the China is projected to hold the majority share of Asia Pacific demand for membrane filtration. The growing demand for membrane filtration from heavily populated countries such as India and China is due to the consumer growth in the Asia Pacific region. Membrane filtration technology is in high demand in this area due to the growing use of membrane filtration in water treatment plants and the dairy and food industries for pasteurization, sterilization, and concentration processes. The Asia Pacific membrane filtration industry was dominated by China.
The growing use of membrane filtration technology for water purification is driving the membrane filtration market in this area. The country's increasing population has increased the need for long-term purification solutions to ensure the availability of clean drinking water. India is expected to be the fastest-growing market for food and beverage membrane filtration. The rise in demand for dairy products, government funding for membrane filtration technology in water purification, the rise in consumption of functional food and the rise in middle-class purchasing power for quality products, are all expected to fuel demand for membrane filtration technology.
The major players of the global membrane filtration market are DowDuPont (US), Suez Water Technologies and Solutions (US), Alfa Laval AB (Sweden), GEA Group AG (Germany), Pall Corporation (US), 3M Company (US), Koch Membrane Systems Inc (US), Veolia (France), SPX Flow, Inc. (US), Prominent GmbH (Germany), Pentair Plc. (US), and Porvair Filtration Group (UK). The membrane filtration market consists of top, medium level and a number of domestic players in the global market. In addition to this, the well-established players in the industry have made various strategies and research & developments to compete with other players in the regional and global market.