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North American Low Pressure Water and Wastewater Membrane Systems Market, Forecast to 2022

  • Report

  • 91 Pages
  • September 2018
  • Region: North America
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 4629857

Value-added Services and Predictive Analytics to Drive Differentiation

The North American market for low pressure membrane systems in water and wastewater applications is poised for consistent growth over the forecast period. Regional issues concerning water scarcity and irregular supply of water have led to a focus on recycling and reuse, which drives investment in wastewater solutions.

Membrane systems have also reached a critical mass that makes the technology more comfortable for the mass utility market. The United States is the largest market in the region, and the municipal market is the main driver of market revenues. These positions are not anticipated to change over the forecast period, but growth trajectories are expected to be faster in the smaller industrial market where new applications are being promoted.

The core technology in low pressure membrane filtration is fairly mature, which drives market participants to look for new differentiators to provide an edge. As a result, incremental improvements are complemented by efforts towards digitalization and analytics, aftermarket services, and material innovations. The bulk of the market, however, is still driven by environmental concerns on water availability and scarcity, increased adoption due to customer confidence, and an improved fiscal and cost outlook for the solutions. Much of the growth is driven by low pressure membranes used in membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment solutions, which has proven to be a reliable and high-quality method of treatment to achieve industry standards.

The competitive landscape is varied overall, but industry leaders have a firm grip on many large accounts in the municipal sector. As a result, competition in the industrial sector is more varied and dynamic. Ceramic membranes still struggle overall to establish a strong foothold in the region. Select companies, however, have made strides in lowering capital costs to increase competitiveness with polymeric membranes. Delivering key site installations over the forecast period will be important to change customer perceptions on materials.

Research Highlights

This study represents an aggregation of primary investigation of leading market participants, industry organizations, and end users in the North American region. Secondary data sources from vendors and third parties, as well as existing internal intelligence have been included to support emerging trends. The data collected has produced a market forecast through 2022 that is broken down in a number of ways including, vertical market, system/module, material, configuration, and country.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
  • Key Findings
  • Market Engineering Measurements
  • CEO’s Perspective

2. Market Overview
  • Market Definitions
  • Scope and Coverage of Study
  • Segmentation and Coverage of the Membrane Market
  • Market Segmentation-Definition
  • Technology Scope-Definition of Membranes
  • Key Contaminants Tackled by Different Membrane Types
  • Technology Scope-Definition of Membrane Material
  • Membrane Treatment vs. Conventional Treatment
  • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Market Segmentation
  • Market Distribution Channels

3. Drivers and Restraints-Low Pressure Water and Wastewater Membrane Systems Market
  • Market Drivers
  • Drivers Explained
  • Market Restraints
  • Restraints Explained

4. Forecasts and Trends-Low Pressure Water and Wastewater Membrane Systems Market
  • Market Engineering Measurements
  • Forecast Assumptions
  • Revenue Forecast
  • Revenue Forecast by Membrane Module and System
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
  • Revenue Forecast by Country
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Country
  • Revenue Forecast by Application
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Vertical Market
  • Percent Revenue Forecast by Material
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Material

5. Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Low Pressure Water and Wastewater Membrane Systems Market
  • Market Share
  • Competitive Environment
  • Competitive Factors and Assessment

6. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
  • Growth Opportunity 1-Data Optimization and AI
  • Growth Opportunity 2-Develop New Applications
  • Growth Opportunity 3-Financing and Maintenance
  • Growth Opportunity 4-Energy Use Reduction
  • Growth Opportunity 5-Aftermarket Services
  • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

7. Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
  • Mega Trends-Membrane Based Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Impact of Mega Trends
  • Mega Trends Explained

8. The United States Analysis
  • The United States-Key Findings
  • Revenue Forecast
  • Revenue Forecast by Segment
  • Revenue Forecast by Configuration
  • Revenue Forecast by Expansion Type
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion

9. Canada Analysis
  • Canada-Key Findings
  • Revenue Forecast
  • Revenue Forecast by Segment
  • Revenue Forecast by Configuration
  • Revenue Forecast by Expansion Type
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion

10. The Last Word
  • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Legal Disclaimer

11. Appendix
  • Market Engineering Methodology
  • Additional Sources of Information on Water and Wastewater Membrane Systems
  • List of Exhibits