Membrane Technology for Liquid and Gas Separations
- The combined U.S. market for membranes used in liquid and gas separating applications is estimated at approximately $1.7 billion in 2010, and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% during the 5-year forecast period to reach $2.3 billion in 2015.
- In 2010, conventional liquid separations account for 89% of U.S. demand, or nearly $1.5 billion. Membrane module sales for liquid separations are forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% to reach $2 billion in 2015.
- Combined sales of products used in gas separation, pervaporation, and novel processes are predicted to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% through the survey period, from an estimated $180 million in 2010 to $247 million in 2015.
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- The U.S. market for membranes used in liquid and gas separating applications is expected to be worth $2.3 billion in 2008. The market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8% to reach $3.3 billion in 2013.
- Conventional liquid separation techniques have the largest share of the market, worth an estimated $2.1 billion in 2008. This should increase to $3.0 billion in 2013, for a CAGR of 7.7%.
- Other separations generated an estimated $235.0 million in 2008. This segment is expected to reach $351.0 million in 2013, for a CAGR of 8.4%.
- The combined U.S. market for membranes used in separations and nonseparating applications was estimated at $5 billion dollars in 2004 and, rising at average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 6.6%, is expected to reach $6.9 billion in 2009.
- Sales of membranes used in liquid and gas separations are valued at $2.1 billion with an AAGR of 9.9%.
- The market for nonseparating membranes used in drug delivery, guided tissue regeneration, batteries, food packaging and high performance textiles is estimated to be a $2.8 billion market increasing at 3.8%.
- MF and UF filtration types are in ever greater demand for water treatment, as well as wastewater treatment and in the biotech and pharmaceuticals sector.
- The total 2000 U.S. membrane market is estimated at $1.6 billion dollars.
- Growing at average annual rate (AAGR) of about 11%, this market is expected to reach nearly $2.4 billion in 2005.
- The markets for reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration, dominated by RO, is expected to reach $400 million in 2005, reflecting an AAGR of 7.9%.
- Important primarily to the biotech industry, ultra and microfiltration are expected to rise at an AAGR of 8.7% to $1.45 billion in 2005.
- Improved materials are opening up new opportunities for gas separation membranes, which while rise at an AAGR of 6.9% to $177 million in 2005.
- Between them, ion exchange, pervaporation, dialysis and novel techniques are expected to increase at an AAGR of 7.6% through the forecast period.