The global nanoporous membranes market is projected to reach around US$ 2056.2 Millions by the end of 2030, growing at a CAGR of 9.5% during the forecast period (2023-2030).
Global Nanoporous Membranes Market: Drivers
- Need for wastewater treatment: Growing need for wastewater treatment is propelling the growth of the global nanoporous membranes market. For instance, according to a study conducted by UNEP, ecosystem services such as purifying water and integrated waste has been valued at double of the gross national product of the global economy. Freshwater ecosystems have been degraded significantly in the past 15 years due to inappropriate human practices. This has greater impact on various species and habitat losses than terrestrial or marine ecosystems. These polluted freshwater bodies finally end up in the oceans, damaging coastal areas and fisheries.
- Increase in water desalination activities worldwide: Rising water desalination activities worldwide is again projected to augment the growth of the global nanoporous membranes market. Increasing desalination plants are largely driven by municipal waste water treatment. Most of North American (US, Canada, Mexico) and European countries (Russia, UK, Germany) have already invested into this business. A significant desalination project, initiated by the Government of Spain under the project name of “Programa Agua” in 2004, is one of the major examples of significant shift of global economies towards efficient water management. Hybrid desalination systems +RO with thermal technologies, such as multi-effect distillation and multi-stage flash, are some of the emerging solutions in the market.
Global Nanoporous Membranes Market: Restraints
- Low adoption of Nanoporous membranes: Low adoption of Nanoporous membranes across developing countries, such as African, South & Central American, and Indo-Chinese countries, is projected to hamper the growth of the global nanoporous membranes market. This is attributed to technological deficit, low awareness, and lack of government initiatives.
- Low fouling resistance of nanoporous membranes: Poor fouling resistance of nanoporous membranes is another key factor expected to hinder the growth of the market. Fouling generally occurs on the front side of a RO system. This leads to pressure drop and low permeate flow in the entire system. This can cause higher operating and maintenance cost.
- Counterbalance: The low adoption of nanoporous membranes in the developing countries can be minimized, if some measures are taking into consideration. For example, the main reasons of the lower adoption rate of the nanoporous membranes are the lack of government initiatives, a lack of technological advancements and low awareness among the population. If these are taking into consideration, then the adoption rate of the nanoporous membranes can be raised to some extent.Use of anti- fouling membranes can be used to prevent membrane fouling. In comparison to post cleaning methods, fabricating anti-fouling membranes is the most active and vital approaches to control membrane foulin from the surface.
Global Nanoporous Membranes Market: Opportunity
- Increase in development of smart membranes: Increasing development of smart membranes with improved fouling resistant properties by using surface grafting with stimuli responsive polymers is expected to serve major growth opportunities for key players over the forecast period. The alternation of stimuli responsive polymers can change the membrane properties in terms of the surface chemistry, surface morphology, as well as pore structure.
- Increase in demand for multi-functional membranes: Growing fabrication of multi-functional membranes is expected to bring promising market opportunities for key players in the near future. Multi-functional membranes are gaining traction due to their improved physicochemical properties for different applications. Currently, multi-functional membrane technology is at the laboratory stage and most of the membranes available in the market today are designed for the specific applications, based on the end user industry demand.
Global Nanoporous Membranes Market: Trends
- Increase in water treatment plants across the globe: Increasing number of water treatment plants across the globe is a growing trend in the market. Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP) Expansion Phase 2 in Texas, U.S., Bull Run Filtration Project in Oregon, U.S., and Reconstruction Project of Linville Water Treatment Plant in South East Queensland, Australia, and others are some of the upcoming projects. Similarly, in China, there are 38 operating reactors and 20 more reactors are under construction. There are some more units being planned, including two largely indigenous designs - the Hualong One and CAP1400. The Chinese government has set a target to have more nuclear capacity than any country except the U.S. and France by 2020.
Nanoporous Membranes Market Report Coverage
|Market Size in 2023:
|US$ 1088.6 Mn
|Historical Data for:
|2018 to 2021
|2023 to 2030
|Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR:
|2030 Value Projection:
|US$ 2056.2 Mn
- North America: U.S. and Canada
- Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
- Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East: GCC and Rest of Middle East
- Africa: North Africa, Central Africa, South Africa, and Rest of Africa
- By Material Type: Organic, Inorganic, and Hybrid
Alfa Laval AB, Applied Membranes Inc., AXEON Water Technologies Inc., BASF SE, DowDuPont Inc., Hunan Keensen Technology Co. Ltd, Hydranautics – A Nitto Group Company, inopor GmbH, InRedox LLC, Koch Membrane Systems Inc., MICRODYN-NADIR GmbH, Osmotech Membranes Pvt. Ltd, Pure-Pro Water Corporation, and SiMPore Inc
- Growing need for wastewater treatment
- Rise in water desalination activities worldwide
|Restraints & Challenges:
- Low adoption across developing countries
- Poor fouling resistance of nanoporous membranes
Global Nanoporous Membranes Market - Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
The demand for nanoporous membranes has been high during the pandemic. Nanoporous membranes have been used in various applications related to COVID-19, such as water treatment and the medical industry. Flexible nanoporous membranes were developed for the design and development of reusable anti-COVID-19 hydrophobic face masks. Overall, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the global nanoporous membranes market, with increased demand for certain applications related to COVID-19 such as face masks.
Figure no 1. Global Nanoporous Membranes Market Share (%), By Region, 2023
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Asia Pacific region the held dominant position in the global nanoporous membranes market in 2022, accounting for 38% shares in terms of volume, followed by North America and Europe respectively.
Figure no 2. Global Nanoporous Membranes Market Share (%), By Material Type, 2022
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Global Nanoporous Membranes Market: Key Companies
The key companies operating in the market are Alfa Laval AB, Applied Membranes Inc., AXEON Water Technologies Inc., BASF SE, DowDuPont Inc., Hunan Keensen Technology Co. Ltd, Hydranautics – A Nitto Group Company, inopor GmbH, InRedox LLC, Koch Membrane Systems Inc., MICRODYN-NADIR GmbH, Osmotech Membranes Pvt. Ltd, Pure-Pro Water Corporation, and SiMPore Inc.
*Definition: Nanoporous membranes consist of nanometer-sized pores. They can be organic, inorganic, or hybrid. They are a new water treatment technology, replacing traditional membranes. They are also being used in electrocatalysis and environmental science, as well as biomedical fields.Nanoporous membranes are extremely effective at separating oil from water. Their high separation efficiency is due to their superhydrophobic properties. However, these membranes typically require the addition of surfactants for higher separation efficiency.