Membrane Bioreactors: Global Markets
The global market for membrane bioreactor systems (MBRs) totaled $425.7 million in 2014 and is projected to approach $777.7 million by 2019, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.8% through 2019.
- An overview of the global membrane bioreactors markets used for wastewater treatment.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013 and 2014, and projections of CAGRs through 2019.
- Identification of the challenges for major water users specifically in the municipal, industrial, and environmental sectors.
- Analysis of the membrane component of MBRs, the biological component, system configurations, and typical MBR performance.
- Evaluations of system applications, market share, and industry structure.
- Profiles of major players active in the market.
SCOPE OF REPORT
The study is divided into chapters dealing with the membrane component of MBRs, the biological component, system configurations, typical MBR performance, cost analyses, system applications, companies active in the market, market share, and industry structure. Quantitative evaluations are given for the major market segments, historically and for a five-year horizon. The global scope of the MBR market is identified within four major geographical regions with information on regional economics, water needs, MBR experience, and proposed projects.
The MBR market in this study is centered on biological/membrane wastewater treatment for the municipal, industrial, and environmental sectors. The evaluated market does not include catalytic membrane reactors or enzymatic membrane reactors.
Lance Leverette is an experienced industrial market analyst who has worked to commercialize nanofiber membranes as well as various extrusion and polymer applications. His experience is in researching markets for precision manufactured products and niche industrial services in markets ranging from medical devices to automotive.
Valued at an estimated $337 million in 2010, the global MBR market is rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.2% and is expected to reach $627 million by 2015. The MBR market is growing faster than both the larger market for wastewater treatment equipment and the market for other membrane systems treating wastewater.
- The global market for membrane bioreactor technology is expected to increase from $216.6 million in 2005 to an estimated $296 million by the end of 2008. It should reach $488 million in 2013, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.5%
- Most MBRs use aerobic microbial processes, which are expected to be worth $291 million in 2008 and $483 million in 2013, a CAGR of 10.7%
- Municipal and domestic wastewater treatment generated $96.6 million in 2005. This should increase to $142 million in 2008 and $249 million in 2013, for a CAGR of 11.9%.
Valued at an estimated $216.6 million in 2005, the global MBR market is rising at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 10.9% and is expected to approach $363 million in 2010.
This segment is growing faster than the larger market for advanced wastewater treatment equipment and more rapidly than the markets for other types of membrane systems.
Anticipated stricter environmental regulations in the U.S. and overseas are driving sales of MBRs to industry and municipalities, and prompting maritime users to consider MBR technology.
During the forecast period, sewage treatment will continue to be the primary use for MBR systems.