Impact Analysis of Covid-19
The complete version of the Report will include the impact of the COVID-19, and anticipated change on the future outlook of the industry, by taking into the account the political, economic, social, and technological parameters.
Membrane bioreactor is one of the high-efficient wastewater treatment technology as it uses a microbial process. It separates the effluent from wastewater via filtration membrane. Moreover, membrane bioreactor is a high-speed process and also offer better environmental sustainability. Municipal wastewater treatment and industrial wastewater treatment are two major application of the membrane bioreactor.
The global membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems market is estimated to account for US$ 2,506.1 Mn in terms of value and 16,579.7 Thousand cubic meter in terms of volume by the end of 2019.
Growing usage of membrane bioreactor across the municipality sector is primarily driving the market growth of membrane bioreactors. This is attributed to a growing population coupled with the increasing need for clean and safe freshwater. Rising prevalence of water pollution due to various environmental factors and industrialization around the globe is projected to foster the market growth of the over the forecast timeframe.
Rapid growth in the refineries is one the driving factor creating demand for water treatment which is expected to propel the market growth of the membrane bioreactor. Growing awareness regarding the benefits of membrane bioreactor such as smaller footprint, excellent effluent quality, and high biodegradation efficiency, is fueling the market growth of the membrane bioreactor over the forecast timeframe.
Figure 1. Global Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Systems Market Share (%) in terms of Value, By Region, in 2019
Asia Pacific region dominated the global membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems market in 2019, accounting for 41.8% share in terms of value, followed by Latin America and MEA.
Fouling of membranes leads to accumulation of substance on the membrane surface or pores of the membrane which result in slow down of the membrane performance. This is expected to hamper the market growth of membrane bioreactors.
Lack of skilled workers to handle membrane bioreactors is restricting the adoption of such an advanced solution. This in turn hampering the market growth of the membrane bioreactor.
Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Systems Market Report Coverage
||Market Size in 2019:
||US$ 2,506.1 Mn
|Historical Data for:
||2016 to 2019
||2020 to 2027
|Forecast Period 2020 to 2027 CAGR:
||2027 Value Projection:
||US$ 7,386.0 Mn
- North America: U.S., Canada
- Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Rest of Latin America
- Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East: GCC, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
- Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Africa
- By Product: Hollow Fiber, Flat Sheet, and Multi Tubular
- By Application: Municipal Wastewater Treatment and Industrial Wastewater Treatment
- By Configuration: Submerged and Side Stream
Beijing Origin Water Technology Co., Ltd., GE Water and Process Technologies, Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., Tianjin MOTIMO Membrane Technology Ltd. (MOTIMO)., GLV Group (GLV Inc.)/ Ovivo Water, United Environment Ltd., Suzhou Litree UF Membrane Technology Co. Ltd., Evoqua Water Technology/Siemens Water Technologies, Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., and Asahi Kasei
- Growing usage of membrane bioreactor across the municipality sector is primarily driving the market growth of membrane bioreactors
- Rapid growth in the refineries is one the driving factor creating demand for water treatment which is expected to propel the market growth of the membrane bioreactor
|Restraints & Challenges:
- Lack of skilled workers to handle membrane bioreactors is restricting the adoption
Growing awareness regarding proper sanitization across developing region due to rising initiatives by the government of the region to promote the need for proper sanitization is expected to bring new market opportunities. The decline in the availability of fresh and clean water on earth is again expected to propel the market growth of the membrane bioreactor. Moreover, rapid urbanization coupled with the changing lifestyle of the consumers is further projected to propel the market growth.
Increasing adoption of submerged membrane bioreactor across the industrial sector is projected to offer enormous opportunities over the forecast period. Industries such as food & beverages, textile, oil & gas, power generation, mining, and pulp & paper are rapidly adopting such technology due to its effluent quality and lower sludge production. This is expected to foster the market growth of the membrane bioreactor over the forecast period.
Figure 2. Global Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Systems Market– Opportunity Analysis
Market Trends/Key Takeaways
The growing popularity of hollow fiber MBRs due to its advantage offers is projected to propel the market growth of the membrane bioreactor. It has low maintenance and operational requirements compared to other membrane reactor and also offer cost-efficiency and consume low energy. Thus growing popularity of hollow fiber MBRs is projected to augment the market growth of the membrane bioreactor over the forecast period.
Increasing investment by government on the wastewater treatment especially across the GCC region is expected to be one of the current trend. For instance, in August 2019, Oman has committed to invest $7bn to advance the development of wastewater over the next 20 years. This investment is a part of its commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6), which is one of the 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030, reported Oman Observer.
Figure 3. Global Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Systems Market Share (%) in terms of Value, By Application, in 2019
On the basis of application in 2019, the municipal wastewater treatment segment has accounted the largest market share of 65.4% in terms of value.
Global Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Systems Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
Coronavirus has adversely affected the lives worldwide by disrupting the water supply chain across the globe. Due to the shortage of water the wastewater treatment is gaining popularity among various industries. Moreover, Scientists at Dutch research centre, KWR Water Research Institute, suggests that the screening of wastewater can be used as a tool to measure the virus circulation in a population. Thereby, increasing the demand for wastewater treatment industry.
- Beijing Origin Water Technology Co., Ltd
- GE Water and Process Technologies
- Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.
- Tianjin MOTIMO Membrane Technology Ltd. (MOTIMO)
- GLV Group (GLV Inc.)/ Ovivo Water
- United Envirotech Ltd.
- Kubota Membrane Europe Ltd
- Suzhou Litree UF Membrane Technology Co., Ltd
- Evoqua Water Technologies/Siemens Water Technologies
- Toray Industries, Inc.
- Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd.
- Asahi Kasei
Few Recent Developments
In January 2019, Koch Membrane Systems (KMS) upgraded the Woolston Wastewater Treatment Works near Southampton, England — providing increased production capacity without expanding the plant’s footprint.