Nanotechnology in Water Treatment

  • February 2011
  • -
  • BCC Research

The global market for nanostructured products used in water treatment was worth an estimated $1.4 billion in 2010 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% during the next 5 years to reach a value of $2.2 billion in 2015.

Most of the current market is made up of well-established treatment products, reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, and ultrafiltration membrane modules, which may be categorized as nanotech-based. The market for established products was nearly $1.4 billion in 2010 and is expected to reach $2.1 billion in 2015, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2%.

Many emerging products, including nanofiber filters, carbon nanotubes, and a range of nanoparticles, are in the pre-commercial stages. The market for emerging products was $45 million in 2010. This sector will increase at a 20% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach a value of $112 million in 2015.

INTRODUCTION                                                         

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

This BCC Research report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for nanotechnology products as applied to water treatment. These include reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, and ultrafiltration membrane modules, media filters comprised of nanofibers, carbon nanotubes, and nanoparticles. Applications for these products include potable water purification, process water production, and wastewater treatment.

Technical and market drivers are considered in evaluating the current worth of the technologies covered, and in forecasting growth and trends over the next 5 years. The conclusions are illustrated with statistical information on markets, applications, industry structure, and dynamics, along with technological developments.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

This study is intended for individuals requiring an in-depth analysis of the emerging water treatment industry based on nanotechnology products. The report traces significant developments and forecasts important trends, quantifies the various market sectors, and highlights companies active in those areas.

Because of the diverse and fragmented nature of the water treatment industry, it is difficult to find studies that gather such extensive data from far-reaching resources, and have this data presented in one comprehensive document. The fact that so many firms in this nascent sector are startup and/or new spinoff companies makes collecting data that much more difficult. This report contains a unique collection of information, analyses, forecasts, and conclusions that are very hard (or impossible) to find elsewhere.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This comprehensive report aims to provide those interested in investment, acquisition, or expansion into the water treatment market with the specific, detailed information crucial to making educated decisions. Senior marketing personnel, venture capitalists, executive planners, research directors, government officials, and suppliers to the industry who want to discover and exploit current or projected market niches should find this report of value. Readers who wish to understand how regulations, market pressures, and technology interact in the arena also will find this study worthwhile.

SCOPE OF REPORT

The study evaluates the global market for nanotechnology products for water treatment by technology type, application, and world region. Technologies include reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, and nanofiltration membrane elements; media filters comprised of nanofibers; carbon nanotubes; and nanoparticles. Analyzed applications are in municipal and residential drinking water treatment, municipal and domestic wastewater treatment, and groundwater remediation. World regions are categorized as North America (the U.S., Mexico, and Canada), Europe, the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Market values are given in U.S. dollars. Forecasts are in constant U.S. dollars and growth rates are compounded. Five-year projections are provided for market activity and value. Industry structure, technological trends, pricing considerations, R&D, government regulations, company profiles, and competitive technologies are included in the study.

INFORMATION SOURCES

The INFORMATION SOURCES for this study include online research; SEC filings; annual reports; company brochures; patent literature; business, technical and industry journals; conference literature; and interviews with principals in the industry. Statistical and other data also were collected from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the American Membrane Technology Association, the International Desalination Association, the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Research Federation, the WateReuse Foundation, the Water Resources Institute, the MBR-Network, and various academic institutions.

ANALYST CREDENTIALS

During the past 14 years, Susan Hanft has authored more than 30 market research reports for BCC Research in the fields of membrane technology, water and wastewater treatment, and separations used in food and beverage manufacture, medicine, and biotechnology.

Table Of Contents

Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 1
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 1
INTENDED AUDIENCE 1
SCOPE OF REPORT 2
INFORMATION SOURCES 2
ANALYST CREDENTIALS 2
RELATED BCC REPORTS 3
BCC ONLINE SERVICES 3
DISCLAIMER 3

Chapter-2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS USED IN WATER TREATMENT, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS) 5
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS USED IN WATER TREATMENT, 2000-2015 ($ MILLIONS) 6

Chapter-3: OVERVIEW

WATER CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY 7
WATER QUALITY 8
Pathogens 9
   TABLE 1 WATERBORNE PATHOGENS 9
Arsenic 9
Disinfection Byproducts 10
Trihalomethanes 10
Haloacetic Acids 10
EDCs 11
WATER QUANTITY 11
Water Quantity (Continued) 12
Desalination 13
Reuse 13
POTABLE WATER 14
INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER 14
   TABLE 2 POTENTIAL WASTEWATER COMPONENTS BY INDUSTRY 15
HEAVY METALS 16
ORGANIC COMPOUNDS 16
OILY WASTEWATERS 17
PROCESS WATER 17
BOILER WATER 17
COOLING WATER 18
SEMICONDUCTOR WATER 18
WATER FOR PHARMACEUTICALS 19
WATER FOR CHEMICALS MANUFACTURE AND OIL AND GAS PROCESSING 19
FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTION 20
RADIOACTIVE WASTE 20
GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION 21
GLOBAL HOT SPOTS IN NEED OF GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION 22
   TABLE 3 GLOBAL HOTSPOTS FOR WATER POLLUTION 22
   TABLE 4 COST FOR REMEDIATING U.S. SITES, BY PROGRAM AND NUMBER OF LOCATIONS 23
CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT METHODS 23
NEWER REMEDIATION METHODS 24
NANOTECHNOLOGY 25
NANOSTRUCTURES 25
Nanomaterial Properties 26
NANOTECH AND WATER 27
   TABLE 5 POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN WATER TREATMENT 27
PERCEIVED ADVANTAGES OF NANOTECH WATER TREATMENT 27
POTENTIAL RISKS OF NANOTECH WATER TREATMENT 28
IS THERE A MISMATCH BETWEEEN NANOTECH CLAIMS AND REALITY? 28
Is There a Mismatch Betweeen … (Continued) 29
REGULATION OF NANOMATERIALS 30

Chapter-4: MEMBRANE PRODUCTS

REVERSE OSMOSIS ELEMENTS 31
NANOFILTRATION ELEMENTS 32
   TABLE 6 MANUFACTURERS OF COMMERCIAL RO/NF MEMBRANE PRODUCTS 33
ULTRAFILTRATION ELEMENTS 33
   TABLE 7 MAJOR MANUFACTURERS OF COMMERCIAL UF MEMBRANE PRODUCTS 34
COMPARISON OF MEMBRANE PROCESSES 34
   TABLE 8 COMPARATIVE PARAMETERS OF MEMBRANE PROCESSES 35
TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN NANOSCALE MEMBRANE PRODUCTS 35
ORGANIC/INORGANIC NANOCOMPOSITE MEMBRANES 35
CARBON NANOTUBE MEMBRANES 36
BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBE MEMBRANES 37
AQUAPORIN-EMBEDDED MEMBRANES 38
MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH OF NANOSTRUCTURED MEMBRANE PRODUCTS IN WATER TREATMENT 39
   TABLE 9 MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH OF NANOSTRUCTURED MEMBRANE PRODUCTS IN WATER TREATMENT, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS) 40
FIGURE 1 MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH OF NANOSTRUCTURED MEMBRANE PRODUCTS IN WATER TREATMENT, BY APPLICATION, 2000-2015 ($ MILLIONS) 41
POTABLE WATER 41
Reverse Osmosis 42
Residential Drinking Water Treatment 42
Nanofiltration 42
Ultrafiltration 43
Pretreatment to RO Desalination 44
Emerging Contaminants 44
WASTEWATER TREATMENT 45
Municipal Wastewater Treatment 45
Municipal Wastewater … (Continued) 46
Industrial Wastewater Treatment 47
PROCESS WATER TREATMENT 48
Power Plant and Industrial Boiler Feedwater Treatment 48
Semiconductor Water Treatment, Recycling 49
Compendial Water 50
GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION 50

Chapter-5: NANOFIBER NONWOVEN MEDIA FILTERS

POTABLE WATER TREATMENT 51
WASTEWATER TREATMENT 52
NANOFIBERS 52
BICOMPONENT NANOFIBER WEBS 53
INORGANIC NANOFIBERS 53
Applications in Water Treatment 54
MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR NANOFIBER MEDIA IN WATER TREATMENT 54
   TABLE 10 MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR NANOFIBER MEDIA IN WATER TREATMENT, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS) 55
FIGURE 2 MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR NANOFIBER MEDIA IN WATER TREATMENT, BY APPLICATION, 2000-2015 ($ MILLIONS) 55

Chapter-6: CARBON NANOTUBES

WATER TREATMENT APPLICATIONS 56
SINGLE-WALLED CNT FILTERS 57
ALIGNED CARBON NANOTUBE ELECTRODE CAPACITATOR 57
POINT-OF-USE FILTER BASED ON CNT INKS 57
MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR CNTS IN WATER TREATMENT 58
TABLE 11 MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR CARBON NANOTUBES IN WATER TREATMENT, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS) 59
FIGURE 3 MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR CARBON NANOTUBES IN WATER TREATMENT, 2000-2015 ($ MILLIONS) 60

Chapter-7: NANOPARTICLES

NANOCLAYS 61
ORGANICALLY-MODIFIED NANOCLAYS 62
Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites 62
SYNTHETIC NANOCLAY 63
NANOCRYSTALLINE ZEOLITES 63
APPLICATIONS IN WATER TREATMENT 63
TUNABLE BIOPOLYMERS 64
APPLICATIONS IN WATER TREATMENT 64
DENDRIMERS 65
APPLICATIONS IN WATER TREATMENT 65
SELF-ASSEMBLED MONOLAYER ON MESOPOROUS SUPPORTS (SAMMS) 65
SINGLE-ENZYME NANOPARTICLES 66
APPLICATIONS IN WATER TREATMENT 67
IRON NANOPARTICLES 67
MAGNETIC IRON OXIDE NANOPARTICLES (NANORUST) 68
BIMETALLIC NANOPARTICLES 69
Iron-Palladium Nanoparticles 69
Gold Palladium Nanoparticles 69
Other Bimetallic Nanoparticles 70
NON-FERROUS METAL NANOPARTICLES 70
ALUMINA NANOPARTICLES 70
MAGNESIUM, MAGNESIUM OXIDE NANOPARTICLES 70
SILVER NANOPARTICLES 71
ZINC OXIDE NANOPARTICLES 71
NANOSCALE PHOTOCATALYSTS 71
APPLICATIONS IN WATER TREATMENT 72
NANOSPONGES 72
APPLICATIONS IN WATER TREATMENT 73
MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR NANOPARTICLES IN WATER TREATMENT 73
NANOCLAYS 73
PHOTOCATALYTIC NANOPARTICLES 74
Photocatalytic Nanoparticles (Continued) 75
IRON-BASED NANOPARTICLES 75
SAMMS 76
OTHER NANOPARTICLES 77
   TABLE 12 MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR NANOPARTICLES IN WATER TREATMENT, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS) 78
FIGURE 4 MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR NANOPARTICLES IN WATER TREATMENT, 2000-2015 ($ MILLIONS) 78

Chapter-8: MARKETS BY WORLD REGION

   TABLE 13 GLOBAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH, 2009 ($ MILLIONS/%) 79
FIGURE 5 GLOBAL FUNDING FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH, 2009 ($ MILLIONS) 80
   TABLE 14 MARKET SHARE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS BY SECTOR (%) 81
FIGURE 6 MARKET SHARE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS BY SECTOR (%) 81
MARKETS BY WORLD REGION (CONTINUED) 82
   TABLE 15 MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR NANOTECH-BASED WATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS, BY WORLD REGION, THROUGH -2015 ($ MILLIONS) 83
FIGURE 7 MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR NANOTECH-BASED WATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS, BY WORLD REGION, 2000-2015 ($ MILLIONS) 84
   TABLE 16 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR MARKET NANOTECH-BASED WATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS, BY WORLD REGION, 2010 (%) 84
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR MARKET NANOTECH-BASED WATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS, BY WORLD REGION, 2010 (%) 85
NORTH AMERICA 85
U.S. 85
CANADA 86
MEXICO 86
MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR NANOTECH-BASED WATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS IN NORTH AMERICA 87
ECONOMIC TRENDS 87
NANOTECHNOLOGY ACTIVITY 88
WATER NEEDS 89
WATER TREATMENT 89
EUROPE 90
FRANCE 90
GERMANY 91
ITALY 92
SPAIN 92
U.K. 93
RUSSIA 93
TURKEY 94
UKRAINE 94
MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR NANOTECH-BASED WATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS IN EUROPE 94
ECONOMIC TRENDS 94
NANOTECH ACTIVITY 95
WATER NEEDS 95
WATER TREATMENT 96
ASIA-PACIFIC 96
AUSTRALIA 96
CHINA 97
INDIA 98
INDONESIA 98
JAPAN 99
MALAYSIA 100
SINGAPORE 100
SOUTH KOREA 101
TAIWAN 101
THE PHILIPPINES 101
THAILAND 101
VIETNAM 102
MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR NANOTECH-BASED WATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION 102
ECONOMIC TRENDS 102
NANOTECHNOLOGY ACTIVITY 103
WATER NEEDS 103
WATER TREATMENT 104
MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA 105
ALGERIA 105
EGYPT 105
IRAN 106
JORDAN 107
MOROCCO 107
PAKISTAN 108
SAUDI ARABIA 108
TUNISIA 109
NIGERIA 110
SOUTH AFRICA 110
South Africa (Continued) 111
ZIMBABWE 112
MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR NANOTECH-BASED WATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA 112
ECONOMIC TRENDS 112
NANOTECHNOLOGY ACTIVITY 113
WATER NEEDS 114
WATER TREATMENT 114
Water Treatment (Continued) 115
LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN 116
ARGENTINA 116
BRAZIL 116
CHILE 117
COLOMBIA 117
OTHER LATIN AMERICA 118
CARIBBEAN 118
Cuba 118
Other Caribbean 119
MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FOR NANOTECH-BASED WATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN 119
ECONOMIC TRENDS 119
NANOTECHNOLOGY ACTIVITY 120
WATER NEEDS 120
WATER TREATMENT 120
Water Treatment (Continued) 121

Chapter-9: PATENT ANALYSIS

PATENT ANALYSIS 122
TABLE 17 PATENTS BY COMPANY 123
FIGURE 9 PATENTS BY COMPANY 124

Chapter-10: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 125
COMPANY PROFILES 126
ABS MATERIALS 126
ALTAIR NANOTECHNOLOGIES 126
AMERICAN ELEMENTS 127
ARGONIDE CORP. 127
ASAHI KASEI 128
ATECH INNOVATIONS GMBH 129
BERGHOF FILTRATIONS UND ANLAGENTECHNIK GMBH 129
CANTEL MEDICAL 130
MarCor Purification 130
CERAMEM 131
CLARIANT NANO-ZEOLITES 131
CNANOZ 132
CRYSTAL CLEAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (CCT) 132
DAICEN MEMBRANE SYSTEMS 133
DAIS ANALYTIC CORP. 133
DENDRITIC NANOTECHNOLOGIES, INC. (DNT) 134
DONALDSON CO. 134
DOW WATER SOLUTIONS 135
ECO CERAMICS B.V. 136
EMEMBRANE 136
ESPIN TECHNOLOGIES INC. 137
EUREKA FORBES LTD. 138
GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR, INC. 138
GE WATER 139
H2O TECHNOLOGIES 139
HEADWATERS TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION 140
HYDRANAUTICS/NITTO DENKO 141
HYFLUX CEPARATION TECHNOLOGIES B.V. 142
INFILCO DEGREMONT, INC. 143
INFRAMAT CORP. 144
INGE AG 144
ITN NANOVATION AG 145
INOPOR 146
ITT INDUSTRIES 146
JIANGSU JIUWU HI-TECH CO., LTD. 147
KOCH MEMBRANE SYSTEMS 147
KX TECHNOLOGIES 148
MELSTREAM INDUSTRIES 149
MEMBRANA-CHARLOTTE 149
POLYPORE INC. 149
MEMBRANE SEPARATION PRODUCTS (MEMSEP) 150
MICRODYN-NADIR GMBH 151
METAMATERIA TECHNOLOGIES (MMT) 151
MILLENNIUMPORE 152
NANOASIS 152
NANO-CAT 153
NANOCHEM PTY LTD. 153
NANOH20, INC. 154
NANOSCALE CORP. 155
NANOSPECIALTIES 155
NANOSTRUCTURED and AMORPHOUS MATERIALS, INC. (NANOAMOR) 156
NANOTEK 156
NEW LOGIC INTERNATIONAL 157
NORIT N.V. 157
NOVACENTRIX 158
OASYS 158
ONMATERIALS 159
PALL CORP. 159
PARS ENVIRONMENTAL 160
PERMIONICS 161
PLANET RESOURCE RECOVERY INC. 161
POLYFLON 162
POLYMEM S.A. 162
PORIFERA INC. 163
PORENIX 164
PRIME WATER INTERNATIONAL 164
Q-FLO 165
QUANTUMSPHERE, INC. 165
ROCHEM UF-SYSTEME 166
Sepro Separation Solutions 166
SA ENVITECH 167
SAMMS ADSORBENTS 167
SAUDI NANOTECHNOLOGY CO. 167
SELDON TECHNOLOGIES 168
SHAYONANO 168
SIEMENS AG 169
SINOMEM TECHNOLOGY., LTD./SUNTAR MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY 170
SIREM 170
STONYBROOK PURIFICATION 171
TIANJIN MOTIMO MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY, LTD. 172
TODA KOGYO 172
TORAY INDUSTRIES 173
TOYOBO CO., LTD. 174
TRISEP CORP. 174
VINA FILTER CO, LTD. 175
WATERSTYLE HOLDINGS, INC. (WSH) 175
WOONGJIN CHEMICAL 176
YUASA MEMBRANE SYSTEMS CO., LTD. 177
ZEOX PERFORMANCE MINERALS, LLC 177

Chapter-11: APPENDIX

APPENDIX 178
TABLE 18 PATENTS RELATING TO NANOTECHNOLOGY IN WATER TREATMENT, 2010 178
TABLE 19 PATENTS RELATING TO NANOTECHNOLOGY IN WATER TREATMENT, 2009 180
TABLE 20 PATENTS RELATING TO NANOTECHNOLOGY IN WATER TREATMENT, 2008 182
TABLE 21 PATENTS RELATING TO NANOTECHNOLOGY IN WATER TREATMENT, 2007 183
TABLE 22 PATENTS RELATING TO NANOTECHNOLOGY IN WATER TREATMENT, 2006 184
TABLE 23 PATENTS RELATING TO NANOTECHNOLOGY IN WATER TREATMENT, 2005 185

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