Industry Trend Analysis
The global membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems market is projected to be around $6 billion by 2025. MBRs are abundantly used to treat wastewater feeds from industrial and municipal sources. The market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to the rising concerns related to wastewater treatment to remove harmful contaminants. Increasing awareness and concerns related to the depletion of freshwater resources along with the quality for available water for human consumption and domestic use are further contributing to the rapid adoption of MBRs for industrial as well as municipal waste water treatment. Recent developments in membrane filtration technologies are expected to further contribute to the growth of MBR systems market over the forecast period.
Product Outlook and Trend analysis
The hollow fiber MBR market is expected to hold the largest share throughout the forecast period, owing to their high throughput and simplicity of implementation. These systems are cost effective for large installations and consume less energy as compared to other types of MBR systems. Due to their low cost, these systems are being increasingly adopted in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants.
Application Outlook and Trend Analysis
The municipal wastewater treatment segment held the major share of the market in 2016. This dominance can be attributed to the rising need for treatment of municipal wastewater due to rapidly growing population and depletion of freshwater resources. The growing awareness and demand for clean water by urban population will largely contribute to the growth of municipal wastewater treatment market during the forecast period.
Configuration Outlook and Trend Analysis
The submerged configuration market is expected to exhibit favorable growth over the forecast period owing to their efficiency in the treatment of polymeric industrial wastewater. Side-stream configuration provides more hydrodynamic control of fouling along with high fluxes and easier membrane replacement. In submerged configuration, the membrane is directly placed into the liquid. This configuration has associated advantages such as fewer rigorous cleaning procedures and much lower energy consumption.
Regional Outlook and Trend Analysis
Asia-Pacific dominated the global MBR systems market in 2016, owing to rising demand for municipal wastewater treatment in emerging countries such as China and India. As industrialization is progressing swiftly in these economies, urbanization in these regions is growing at an increasing rate. On the other hand, sources of freshwater are depleting significantly leading to increase in demand for the treatment and reuse of industrial and municipal wastewater. With such trends on the rise, the demand for MBR systems will witness substantial increase in Asia-Pacific market during the forecast period.
The major players operating in the global MBR systems market focus on expanding their market presence through collaborations such as mergers and acquisitions. These players also emphasize on developing technologically advanced MBR systems leading to improved wastewater treatment processes. For instance, in March 2017, Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., which is one of the leading providers of membrane filtration technologies, launched the Causti-COR Nanofiltration Standard Systems for caustic recovery and reuse. The system is specifically designed for recovering and purifying caustic for reuse in beverages, food and industrial applications. Some of the leading players in the global MBR systems market are, Koch Membrane Systems Inc., CITIC Envirotech Ltd, Veolia Water Technologies, Wehrle Umwelt GmbH, GE Water & Process Technologies, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Huber SE, Nijhuis Industries, and Smith & Loveless Inc.
Development of novel techniques and processes for improving the efficiency of membrane bioreactors hold the key opportunities for future applications of MBR systems. Technologies such as electrically enhanced bioreactor systems are being studied to improve wastewater purification methodologies. Such systems use electric currents to remove contaminants from wastewater. These systems can prove more efficient in treating wastewater and are considerably less susceptible to membrane fouling. With development of MBR systems which consume less power and produce high quality effluents, MBR systems market will witness lucrative growth over the forecast period.
Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Segmentation:
Hollow Fiber MBR
Flat Sheet MBR
Multi Tubular MBR
Municipal Wastewater Treatment
Industrial Wastewater Treatment
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
United Arab Emirates
Some of the key questions answered by the report are:
What was the market size in 2016 and forecast from 2017 to 2025?
What will be the industry market growth from 2017 to 2025?
What are the major drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and industry trends and their impact on the market forecast?
What are the major segments leading the market growth and why?
Which are the leading players in the market and what are the major strategies adopted by them to sustain the market competition?