Membrane Technology for Liquid and Gas Separations
The U.S. market for membrane modules used in gas and liquid separations was valued at $1.6 billion in 2010 and should reach $2.1 billion in 2012. Total market value is expected to reach nearly $3.3 billion in 2017 after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9%.
- An overview of the U.S. market for membrane technology for liquid and gas separations, with examination of the global activities due to the international presence of many industry participants
- Analyses of market trends, with data from 2011, estimates for 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017
- Discussion of industry structure, technological trends, pricing considerations, R&D, government regulations, and competitive technologies
- Evaluations of industrial-scale membrane products only; no consumer products (i.e., point-of-use water systems) are included in the analysis
- Comprehensive company profiles of major players.
SCOPE OF REPORT
This report is primarily a study of the U.S. market, but due to the international presence of many industry participants, global activities are included where appropriate. 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. Only industrial scale membrane products will be evaluated. No consumer products (i.e., point of use water systems) are included in the analysis.
During the past 16 years, Susan Hanft has authored more than 35 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. Susan also was the editor for several years of BCC Research’s former newsletter, Membrane & Separation Technology News.
- 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.
- 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.