Global Market for Membrane Wastewater Treatment

  • October 2012
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  • SBI
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  • 183 pages

Wastewater is, at once, an environmental hazard and a potentially recoverable resource. Generated from a wide array of processes and activities, wastewater may contain hazardous toxins, heavy metals, oils and greases, nutrients, bacteriological components, viruses, pharmaceuticals, and an array of other pollutants. If released into natural or managed waters, these pollutants can contribute substantially to downstream water quality impairments and impact both human health and ecosystems. Fortunately a wide array of wastewater treatment technologies is available, including physical treatments, chemical treatment, biological treatment, screening, and membrane filtration. These technologies, which remove, destroy, or transform pollutants into less harmful by-products, are varied and highly specific based on wastewater characteristics, volume, needed process flow rates, and the ultimate disposal or reuse selected for the treated wastewater.



Membrane wastewater treatment technologies were introduced in the laboratory in the 1950s and 1960s. By the 1990s, membrane cleaning (rather than simple replacement) was incorporated into product design, allowing use for the treatment of drinking water and production of recycled wastewater. Today, membrane wastewater treatment technologies are advancing rapidly, spurred along by a series of incremental technological advances, are smaller, cheaper, and more efficient, and are being deployed for a widening suite of wastewater applications. As a result, U.S. and global markets for membrane wastewater treatment technologies are blossoming from their once limited niches and into mainstay applications for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment.



Membrane wastewater treatment technologies that are currently available can be broken down into four categories: low pressure membranes including (1) microfiltration membrane systems, which include membrane bioreactor (MBR), physical microfiltration, and prefiltration applications; (2) ultrafiltration membrane systems, which utilize a smaller pore size than microfiltration, capable of removing bacteria and viruses; and high pressure membranes including (3) nanofiltration, which is also capable of removing most chemical pollutants and multivalent ions, and (4) reverse osmosis, which can also remove monovalent ions (salts). Applications for membrane wastewater treatment technologies include treatment of both industrial and municipal wastewater, in support of discharge to natural waters or other disposal; prefiltration, especially where low pressure membranes are applied in sequence with high pressure membranes; reclamation for recycled water including municipal, agricultural, and industrial reuse; and emerging applications including potable water supply enhancement.



Persistent and ongoing membrane cost reductions over the last two decades, combined with updated technologies that are cutting O&M costs, are driving strong demand for membrane wastewater treatment technologies. Public sector demand and regulatory statutes are also driving more widespread implementation of wastewater recycling, to which membrane technologies are well suited. Membrane technologies also provide effective treatment in a fraction of the area required for conventional treatment. In developed nations, membrane wastewater treatment technologies are being selected because they provide high quality, consistent treatment to meet increasingly stringent discharge requirements and ever lowering pollutant detection limits. In developing markets, installation of membrane wastewater treatment technologies is driven by increased wastewater concerns associated with recent and ongoing industrialization, combined with demand for portable and remote systems, and an increasing reliance on high quality discharge suitable for beneficial reuse.



Led by growth in the low pressure membrane segment, membrane wastewater treatment technology markets rebounded strongly in 2010 and 2011, following the global economic turndown. By the close of 2012, global membrane wastewater treatment technology markets are expected to reach $817 million, equivalent to a 2007 to 2012 CAGR of 13%. With the ongoing economic recovery, demand for membrane wastewater treatment technologies is anticipated to continue to expand, with global markets reaching almost $3 billion by 2021, equivalent to a 2012 to 2021 CAGR of 16%. At that time, low pressure membrane technologies will maintain the larger market share, but high pressure technologies will achieve higher percentage growth rates.



The market expansion projected for membrane wastewater treatment technologies is rooted in industrial productivity and development and expansion of municipal and packaged wastewater treatment systems. Key regional considerations include trends in upgrading of existing facilities, demand for new facilities, shifts towards higher wastewater control standards in Asia and especially in China, and control and removal of emerging pollutants such as pharmaceuticals. As technology cost and operation period energy requirements for membrane technologies continue to decline, membrane wastewater treatment technologies are expected to find application across a broadening range of industrial and municipal installation, including strong increases in wastewater recycling, as well as increased and enhanced industrial process water reuse and recycling for non-industrial uses. Demand for reclamation is particularly strong in arid regions where limited water supply is available. In these instances, treating wastewater for reuse is often preferable to desalination or long range procurement fresh water from geographically distant sources.



Membrane Wastewater Treatment Technologies, Global Markets contains comprehensive data on the worldwide market for membrane wastewater treatment technologies (microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis), including historic (2007-2011) and forecast (2012-2021) market size data in terms of the dollar value of product shipments. The report identifies key trends affecting the marketplace, along with trends driving growth, and central challenges to further market development. The report also profiles key leading startups and established manufacturers of membrane wastewater treatment technologies that are most relevant to the wastewater industry.



Report Methodology



The information in Membrane Wastewater Treatment Technologies, Global Markets is based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, other U.S. executive agencies, the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. national laboratories, the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics, the Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council, Environment Canada, Eurostat, U.S. and global energy research institutions, the European Commission, the United Nations, various trade associations, business and academic journals, company literature and websites, Securities and Exchange Commission reportings, research services such as Simmons Market Research Bureau, and direct interviews with industry insiders and governmental specialists in the membrane wastewater treatment market.



What You’ll Get in This Report [to be updated as report nears completion] Membrane Wastewater Treatment Technologies, Global Markets makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the near and mid-term future of this market. It pinpoints methods that current and prospective industry players can capitalize on existing trends, spearhead new trends, and identify and expand into niche and specialty markets. No other market research report provides both comprehensive analysis and extensive, quality data that Membrane Wastewater Treatment Technologies, Global Markets offers. Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.



How You’ll Benefit from This Report



If your company is already doing business in the membrane wastewater treatment market, in associated manufacturing or service industries, or is considering making the leap, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. Membrane and wastewater treatment technology holders and developers, investors, marketers, midstream industry, and startups will also benefit from key insights into market structure, the supply chain, projects worldwide, and industry suppliers associated with membrane wastewater treatment technologies. The report provides an extensive review of markets for membrane wastewater treatment technologies, from 2007 as well as projections and trends through 2021.

Table Of Contents

CHAPTER 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SCOPE

GENERAL BACKGROUND ON MWWT TECHNOLOGIES

GLOBAL WASTEWATER GENERATION AND TRENDS

MWWT TECHNOLOGIES

MWWT GLOBAL MARKETS

MWWT COST AND PRODUCT TRENDS

SUPPLY CHAIN

PRODUCT PROMOTION

JOB CREATION

MWWT END USERS

SUMMARY

CHAPTER 2 OVERVIEW OF MEMBRANE WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES

SCOPE

MEMBRANE WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES AND OPERATION

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBRANE WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES

Municipal

Centralized Municipal Facilities

Decentralized Facilities Including Packaged Systems

Industrial

General Characteristics of Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Key/Primary Applicable Industries



MEMBRANE WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES: SYSTEM DESCRIPTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Microfiltration Membranes

Ultrafiltration Membranes

Nanofiltration Membranes

Reverse Osmosis

Emerging Technologies



DEMAND FOR MEMBRANE WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES

History of Membrane Technologies for Wastewater Treatment

Development of Membrane Wastewater Treatment Projects; Current Institutional and Industry

Demand for Membrane Wastewater Treatment Technologies



INSTITUTIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF MEMBRANE WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES

Waterborne Pollutant Emissions Reductions

Water Supply Including Recycled/Reclaimed Water

Potential for Potable Water Supply

Other



COMPARISON TO OTHER/COMPETING TECHNOLOGIES

SUMMARY

CHAPTER 3 MEMBRANE WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES - MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH

SCOPE

MARKET ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

MARKET ORIGINS, HISTORY, AND PRESENT TRENDS

Initial Development and Emergence of a Viable Commercial MWWT Market

Recent Market Strength



FACTORS AFFECTING MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH

Technological Developments and Diversification in MWWT Technology Applications

MWWT Technology Cost

Role of Recycled Wastewater

Wastewater Effluent Regulations and Requirements

Role of Competing Technologies

Research and Development

Trends in Global Industrialization and Development



GLOBAL WASTEWATER PRODUCTION AND TREATMENT

Review of Global Wastewater Production and Treatment

Global Wastewater Installed Base



MARKET FOR MWWT TECHNOLOGIES

Global Market for MWWT Technologies: Microfiltration

Global Market for MWWT Technologies: Ultrafiltration

Global Market for MWWT Technologies: Nanofiltration

Global Market for MWWT Technologies: Reverse Osmosis



SUMMARY

REFERENCES

SCOPE

MWWT TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT PRICING

Microfiltration Pricing

Ultrafiltration Pricing

Nanofiltration Pricing

Reverse Osmosis Pricing



MWWT PRODUCT AND INDUSTRY TRENDS

Operation Costs

Membrane Bioreactor Operation Cost Considerations

Reverse Osmosis Operation Cost Considerations

Fouling Prevention

Choice of MWWT Versus Conventional Technologies for Wastewater Treatment



SUMMARY

CHAPTER 5 MEMBRANE WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES - SUPPLY CHAIN AND PROMOTION

SCOPE

SUPPLY CHAIN

Supply Chain Structure

Supply Chain Variants and Optimization

Supply Chain Greening



PRODUCT PROMOTION

Promotion to the End User

Promotion to Regulators



SUMMARY

CHAPTER 6 MEMBRANE WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES - JOB

CREATION ESTIMATES

SCOPE

MODES OF JOB CREATION

METHODOLOGY

JOB CREATION PROJECTIONS

Microfiltration

Nanofiltration

Reverse Osmosis



SUMMARY

CHAPTER 7 MEMBRANE WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES -

COMPETITIVE PROFILES

SCOPE

METHODOLOGY AND SELECTION OF PROFILES

AMIAD WATER SYSTEMS LTD.

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio

Company News and Developments



DEGREMONT TECHNOLOGIES LTD. - AQUASOURCE

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio

Company News and Developments



GE WATER andamp; PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio

Company News and Developments



H2O INNOVATION INC

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio

Company News and Developments



HYDRANAUTICS - NITTO DENKO CORPORATION

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio

Company News and Developments



INGE GMBH

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio

Company News and Developments



KUBOTA

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio

Company News and Developments



OVIVO - GLV INC

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio



PALL CORPORATION

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio

Company News and Developments



PENTAIR INC

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio

Company News and Developments



SEVERN TRENT SERVICES

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio

Company News and Developments



SIEMENS WATER TECHNOLOGIES

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio

Company News and Developments



VEOLIA WATER SOLUTIONS andamp; TECHNOLOGIES

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio

Company News and Developments



XYLEM INC.

Overview

Performance

Product Portfolio

Company News and Developments



CHAPTER 8 MEMBRANE WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES: END USERS

SCOPE

MEMBRANE WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY END USERS

Moderate to Large Scale Municipal End Users

Small Scale Municipal End Users

Industrial End Users

Specialty End Users



DECISION TO PURCHASE

SUMMARY


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