Lack of Freshwater Resources
Demand for fresh water is rising worldwide; according to the United Nations World Water Development Report 2015, the world will experience a 40% deficit in water supply by 2030. The global demand for “blue” water, excluding water demand in rain-fed agriculture, will increase by 55% from 2000 to 2050.
Water scarcity is increasing and affecting at least 11% of the European population and 17% of EU territory. It is estimated that around 20-40% of Europe’s available water is being wasted.
The rising demand for fresh water will augment the membrane water treatment market, predominantly in municipal and industrial water treatment facilities. Membrane bio-reactor, reverse osmosis, micro, ultra, and nano filtration are the widely accepted membrane technologies for purifying water. Therefore, rising demand for fresh water will likely drive the market during the forecast period.
Reverse Osmosis - The Driving Technology
Reverse osmosis is one of the major membrane wastewater treatment processes in the 21st century. It is a membrane separation process, which prominently uses pressure to force a solution through a membrane that holds the solute, and lets the pure solvent pass. This layer is designed especially for water as a solvent. It is mainly used for desalination of seawater, and it is efficient in separating solids, bacteria, and other solvents. Reverse osmosis in the European region is mainly used as an alternative to traditional techniques, like evaporation and distillation. With the RO technology replacing traditional technologies, it is expected to grow rapidly during the forecast period.
Notable Developments in Netherlands
The Netherlands has witnessed tremendous growth in wastewater treatment, which is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. The Netherlands accounts for the largest share in the wastewater treatment; more than 90% of the wastewater generated is treated in the country. The Netherlands treats most of its urban sewage and stands top among the European countries. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced Dutch water management as a ‘global reference’ and praised its effectiveness in 2014. There is substantial progress in the country to attain 100% recycle water by treating the sewage water and industrial water. These are the major factors boosting the membrane wastewater treatment market.
Major players: AECOM, AQUATECH, DOW WATER & PROCESS SOLUTIONS, MEMBRANE GROUP amongst others.
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- How the lack of fresh water resources will drive the market
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- Which technology and application is expected to dominate the market
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Scope of the Report
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Regulatory Policies Analysis
3.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.3.5 Degree of Competition
3.4 Raw Material Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Rising Demand for Low Pressure Membrane
4.1.2 Lack of Freshwater Resources
4.1.3 Stringent Government Emission Laws
4.2.1 Lack of Awareness
4.2.2 High Cost of Technology
4.3.1 Huge Investments on R&D
4.3.2 Newer Applications
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)
5.1 By Technology
5.1.1 Microfiltration (MF)
5.1.2 Ultrafiltration (UF)
5.1.3 Nanofiltration (NF)
5.1.4 Reverse Osmosis
5.2 By Application
5.2.4 Food and Beverage
6. Regional Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)
6.1.4 United Kingdom
6.1.7 Nordic Countries
6.1.8 Rest of Europe
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, and Recent Developments)
8.4 Black & Veatch
8.6 Degrémont Industry
8.7 Dow Water & Process
8.8 Evoqua Water Techno
8.9 GE Water & Process Technologies
8.10 IDE Technologies
8.11 Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
8.12 Louis Berger
8.13 Mott Macdonald
8.17 Remondis Aqua
8.19 Suez Environnement
8.20 Tetra Tech Inc.
8.21 Veolia Water Technologies
8.23 Alfa Laval
8.24 BASF SE
8.26 Koch Membrane Systems
*list not exhaustive
**Subject to Availability on Public Domain
- Black & Veatch
- Degrémont Industry
- Dow Water & Process
- Evoqua Water Techno
- GE Water & Process Technologies
- IDE Technologies
- Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
- Louis Berger
- Mott Macdonald
- Remondis Aqua
- Suez Environnement
- Tetra Tech Inc.
- Veolia Water Technologies
- Alfa Laval
- BASF SE
- Koch Membrane Systems