1. Market Research
  2. > Energy & Environment
  3. > Environmental Services
  4. > Water Utility Market Trends

US Membrane Separation Technologies Market, Freedonia

  • November 2014
  • 353 pages
  • Freedonia
Report ID: 702312

Summary

Table of Contents

US demand to rise 7% annually through 2018

US demand for membranes is forecast to rise seven percent per year through 2018 to $6.2 billion. Gains will be driven by stricter government regulations that establish higher purity level standards for water and wastewater streams, which will require some treatment facilities to switch to higher quality membrane systems. In addition, rebounding manufacturing and fixed investment activity will spur sales of membranes, as the need for ultrapure water as an input and the greater treatment of fluid streams for reuse is increasingly called for in many manufacturing and industrial processes.
Membrane demand will be further driven by the rising focus among companies and organizations on implementing sustainable practices, including closed-loop systems to recycle wastewater and reclaim inputs from the waste stream. The moderating cost of some membrane systems will also make them more affordable and a viable option for a growing number of potential users. Additionally, value gains are aided by the ongoing development of high performance membranes that are more durable or are less prone to fouling.

Pharmaceutical, medical uses to grow the fastest

Among the primary markets, demand for membranes used in pharmaceutical and medical uses is projected to experience the fastest gains through 2018. Increasing production of pharmaceuticals over that time will drive rising use of membranes both through the installation of new systems and as replacements in existing systems. Rapid growth will also occur for membranes in smaller markets such as environmental applications to treat hazardous waste sites. Stricter environmental regulations demand more thorough processing technologies. The water and wastewater treatment market will remain by far the largest market for membrane demand. Sales of membranes to the water and wastewater treatment market are expected to increase steadily through 2018 due to the growing use of membranes to produce high purity water needed as an industrial input or to treat low quality water, particularly in areas with stressed water resources but increasing water requirements. The increasing use of membranes to treat wastewater for recycling or reuse will also support sales.

Reverse osmosis membranes to outpace leading microfiltration segment

Microfiltration membranes account for the largest share of membrane demand because they are used for both primary fluid processing and as a pre-treatment step for more thorough types of membranes. Sales of reverse osmosis membranes, which generate the highest purification levels, will post faster gains as they are increasingly used for processing low quality water resources and as key markets such as the pharmaceutical and medical continue to post rapid gains. Demand for ultrafiltration membranes, which can also be used as a primary or pre-treatment step, is expected to expand at a similar rate through 2018, benefiting from their use in the large water and wastewater treatment market and growing opportunities in the food and beverage and pharmaceutical markets. Sales of pervaporation, gas separation, nanofiltration, electrodialysis membranes and other types will grow the fastest through 2018, albeit from a small base, benefiting from the continued development of new applications, particularly in chemical and pharmaceutical processing and industrial gas production.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) plus forecasts (2018 and 2023) by material, type and market. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 US industry players.

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 60 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

Veronica helps you find the right report:

Testimonials

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at
Ikea

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at
Ingredion

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers

Flocculants: Technologies and Global Markets

  • $ 6650
  • Industry report
  • March 2017
  • by BCC Research

Use this report to: - Analyze the applications of flocculants and the market dynamics of each application and growth strategies of key players in the flocculants market. - Understand drivers, restraints, ...

Water Infrastructure Repair Technologies: Global Markets

  • $ 6650
  • Industry report
  • March 2017
  • by BCC Research

Use this report to: - Receive information on water infrastructure repair technologies (WIRT) used in global drinking water distribution and wastewater collection piped infrastructure systems. - Assess ...

Major Reverse Osmosis System Components for Water Treatment: The Global Market

  • $ 6650
  • Industry report
  • May 2017
  • by BCC Research

• The global market for RO system components for water treatment reached nearly $6.6 billion in 2016. The market should reach over $11.0 billion by 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) ...


ref:plp2014

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.