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Membrane Bioreactor Market by Membrane Type (Hollow Fiber, Flat Sheet, Multi-tubular), System Configuration (Submerged, External), Application (Municipal Wastewater Treatment and Industrial Wastewater Treatment), Region - Global Forecast to 2024

  • ID: 4997734
  • Report
  • March 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 117 Pages
  • Markets and Markets
The MBR Market is Projected to Register a CAGR of 7.0%, in Terms of Value, Between 2019 and 2024


  • Alfa Laval
  • Evoqua
  • Koch Membrane Systems
  • Layne Christensen Company
  • Nijuhis
  • Siemens

The market size of MBR is estimated to be USD 3.0 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 4.2 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 7.0%. The growth of this market is attributed to increasing water stress and stringent environmental regulations. There is an increased demand for MBRs for municipal as well as industrial wastewater treatment owing to the production of high-quality effluents. However, the higher operational cost of MBRs than that of conventional methods is restraining the market growth. Technological advancements in the manufacturing of MBRs with new properties are, however, providing growth opportunities for MBR manufacturers.

Municipal wastewater treatment to be the largest consumer of MBRs.

Municipal wastewater treatment was the largest application of MBRs in 2018. The need for MBRs in municipal wastewater treatment arose due to the poor removal efficiency of conventional treatment methods. The use of MBRs does not require significant operational attention as conventional treatment methods. MBR is a better solution for small plants where the activated sludge process is not feasible as it requires constant attention and monitoring.

Multi-tubular membrane is projected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period.

The multi-tubular membrane segment is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Multi-tubular membranes are standardized and are used for external configurations. They are preferred for treating small effluent flows from industrial installations owing to their robustness, reduced footprint, operational flexibility, and control.

APAC is projected to be the largest and fastest-growing MBR market during the forecast period.

The APAC MBR market is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The municipal wastewater treatment market in APAC is driven by an increased level of water scarcity and the growing demand for clean water. There is a high demand for municipal wastewater treatment in APAC with the increasing population in emerging countries of the region.

This study was validated through primary interviews conducted with various industry experts worldwide. The primary sources were divided into three categories, namely, company type, designation, and region.

  • By Company Type – Tier 1: 25%, Tier 2: 50%, and Tier 3: 25%
  • By Designation - Director Level: 30%, C-Level: 20%, and Others: 50%
  • By Region - Europe: 30%, APAC: 25%, North America: 20%, South America: 15%, and the Middle East & Africa: 10%

The report profiles several leading players of the MBR market such as SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions (France), Kubota (Japan), Evoqua Water Technologies (US), Mitsubishi Chemical Aqua Solutions (Japan), Toray Industries (Japan), CITIC Envirotech Ltd. (Singapore), Koch Membrane Systems (US), Alfa Laval (Sweden), Veolia (France), and Newterra (Canada). The report also includes detailed information about various growth strategies adopted by these key players to strengthen their position in the MBR market.

Research Coverage
The report offers insights into the MBR market in the key regions. It aims at estimating the size of the MBR market during the forecast period and projects future growth of the market across various segments based on membrane type, system configuration, application, and region. The report also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key players in the MBR market, along with company profiles, SWOT analysis, recent developments, and key market strategies.

Key Benefits of Buying the Report:

  • The report will help leaders/new entrants in the MBR market with various levels of analysis - industry analysis (industry trends), market share analysis of top players, and company profiles.
  • This report will help stakeholders obtain a better understanding of the competitive landscape and gain insights to enhance their businesses and devise suitable market strategies.
  • The report will also help stakeholders understand the pulse of the market and help acquire information on key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities affecting the growth of the MBR market.
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  • Alfa Laval
  • Evoqua
  • Koch Membrane Systems
  • Layne Christensen Company
  • Nijuhis
  • Siemens

1 Introduction
1.1 Objectives of the Study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Market Scope
1.3.1 Markets Covered
1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
1.4 Currency
1.5 Package Size
1.6 Limitations
1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology
2.1 Research Data
2.1.1 Secondary Data
2.1.2 Key Data From Secondary Sources
2.1.3 Primary Data Key Industry Insights
2.2 Market Size Estimation
2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
2.4 Assumptions & Limitations
2.4.1 Assumptions
2.4.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary      

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers Scarcity of clean water Stringent environmental regulations
5.2.2 Restraints High capital and operational cost of MBR than that of conventional methods
5.2.3 Opportunities Growing demand for high-quality effluent
5.2.4 Challenges Sophisticated system required skilled workforce
5.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.3.1 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.3.4 Threat of Substitutes
5.3.5 Threat of New Entrants
5.4 Patent Analysis

6 Membrane Bioreactor Market, By Membrane Types (in Terms of USD Million)
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Hollow Fiber
6.2.1 The easy availability of hollow fiber membranes are driving the market
6.3 Flat Sheet
6.3.1 The operational simplicity and smaller installations of flat sheet membranes are driving the market
6.4 Multi-Tubular
6.4.1 The robustness, operational flexibility, and control of multi-tubular membranes is driving the market

7 Membrane Bioreactor Market, By System Configuration (in Terms of USD Million)
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Submerged MBR System
7.2.1 Economical attractiveness, compactness, and trouble free operations of submerged MBRs are driving the market
7.3 External MBR System
7.3.1 Advantage of lower footprint and effective tag removal of external MBR system is driving the market

8 Membrane Bioreactor Market , By Application (in Terms of USD Million)
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Municipal Waste-Water Treatment
8.3     Industrial Waste-Water Treatment
8.3.1 Food & Beverage
8.3.2 Paper & Pulp
8.3.3 Oil & Gas
8.3.4 Mining
8.3.6 Others Power Generation Textile

9 Membrane Bioreactor Market, By Region (in Terms of USD Million and Kilotons)
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.2.1 Country Market Size US Canada Mexico
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Country Market Size Germany France UK Italy Spain Russia Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia-Pacific
9.4.1 Country Market Size China India Japan South Korea Thailand Indonesia Taiwan Rest of Asia-Pacific
9.5 Middle East & Africa
9.5.1 Country Market Size Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle East
9.6 South America
9.6.1 Country Market Size Brazil Argentina Rest of South America

10 Competitive Landscape
10.1 Overview
10.2 Competition Mapping
10.3.1 Visionary Leaders
10.3.2 Innovators
10.3.3 Dynamic Differentiators
10.3.4 Emerging Companies
10.3 Market Ranking of Players
10.4 Competitive Scenario
10.4.1 New Product Launch
10.4.2 Investment & Expansion
10.4.3 Merger & Acquisition
10.4.4 Partnership

11 Company Profiles*
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
11.1 SUEZ
11.2 Toray Industries
11.3 Kubota
11.4 Koch Membrane Systems
11.5 Mitsubishi Chemical
11.6 Evoqua
11.7 Veolia Water & Technologies
11.8 Wehrle
11.9 Huber Technologies
11.1 Alfa Laval
11.11 Other Players
11.11.1 Parkson Corporation
11.11.2 Citic Envirotech
11.11.3 Pall Corporation
11.11.4 X Flow
11.11.5 Layne Christensen Company
11.11.6 Smith & Loveless Inc
11.11.7 Bioprocess H20 LLC
11.11.8 New Terra
11.11.9 Kruger Inc
11.11.10 GLV Group
11.11.11 Siemens
11.11.12 Nijuhis

12 Appendix
12.1 Discussion Guide
12.2 Knowledge Store
12.3 Available Customizations
12.4 Author Details

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  • Alfa Laval
  • Bioprocess H20 LLC
  • Citic Envirotech
  • Evoqua
  • GLV Group
  • Huber Technologies
  • Koch Membrane Systems
  • Kruger Inc
  • Kubota
  • Layne Christensen Company
  • Mitsubishi Chemical
  • New Terra
  • Nijuhis
  • Pall Corporation
  • Parkson Corporation
  • SUEZ
  • Siemens
  • Smith & Loveless Inc
  • Toray Industries
  • Veolia Water & Technologies
  • Wehrle
  • X Flow
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