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Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market By Type (Hollow Fiber, Spiral-Wound, Flat Sheet, Tubular), By Configuration (Internal/Submerged, External/Side Stream), By Application (Municipal Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Wastewater Treatment) - Growth, Future Prospects And Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2026

Published: Jan 2018 | Report Code: 58966-01-18

Membrane bioreactors (MBR) are the latest technology used across the globe for waste management and water treatment. Membrane bioreactors comprise a combination of membrane processes such as microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nano-filtration combined with a biological waste-water treatment process. This process has been widely implemented in the treatment of municipal waste water and industrial wastes. MBR process produces high quality recycled water that could be used for urban irrigation process. With stringent government regulations being undertaken for waste treatment for industries, the demand for membrane bioreactor systems is on a rise, thus propelling the growth of membrane bioreactor systems market in the current and forecast period.

The current study on membrane bioreactor systems encompasses an elaborative information on the current market scenarios and future market trends. An in depth analysis of the membrane bioreactor systems market for the time period from 2016 to 2026 has also been provided.

The membrane bioreactor systems market was studied based on different types of systems available and different configurations available in the market. The membrane bioreactor systems market thus has been segmented for the purpose of this study as follows:

  • Type
    • Hollow fiber
    • Spiral-wound
    • Flat sheet
    • Tubular
  • Configuration
    • Internal/Submerged
    • External/Side stream
  • Application
    • Municipal wastewater treatment
    • Industrial wastewater treatment

Thorough analysis of the membrane bioreactor systems market across geographies has also been evaluated in this report. The analysis for the following geographies was carried out:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Market evaluations and forecast analysis for the above mentioned segments have been included in the current study report for the period from 2016 to 2026 with values represented as US$ Mn. The growth rates for the respective segments have also been included for the forecast period from 2018 to 2026, keeping 2017 as the base year.

An elaborative market outlook pertaining to market drivers contributing to the growth of the membrane bioreactor systems market, market restraints and market opportunities for emerging key players have been incorporated in this report. These qualitative factors would assist the existing dominant players to strategize their products and understand the market trends. Company profiles of the market incumbents have been mentioned in this report with information pertaining to financial growth, market trends and product portfolio. Such major players profiled in this report are Degremont SA, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, GE Water & Process Technologies, Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., Kubota Corporation, Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Smith & Loveless Inc., Toray Industries, Inc., United Envirotech Ltd., Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies and Wehrle Umwelt GmbH.

Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market

Chapter 1. Preface
1.1. Report Description
1.1.1. Purpose of the Report
1.1.2. Target Audience
1.1.3. USP and Key Offerings
1.2. Research Scope
1.3. Research Methodology
1.3.1. Phase I-Secondary Research
1.3.2. Phase II-Primary Research
1.3.3. Phase III-Expert Panel Review
1.3.4. Assumptions

Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Portraiture
2.1.1. Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Type, 2017 (US$ Mn)
2.1.2. Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Configuration, 2017 (US$ Mn)
2.1.3. Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Application, 2017 (US$ Mn)
2.1.4. Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Share, by Geography, 2017 vs. 2026 (Value %)

Chapter 3. Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market: Dynamics and Future Outlook
3.1. Market Overview
3.2. Membrane Bioreactor Systems: Future Trends
3.3. Drivers
3.3.1. Implementation Of Government Regulation
3.3.2. Increasing Water Pollution
3.4. Challenges
3.4.1. High Operational Cost
3.5. Opportunities
3.5.1. Water Shortage
3.5.2. Growing Asia Pacific Market
3.6. Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography, 2017
3.7. Competitive Landscape, by Key Players, 2017

Chapter 4. Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Analysis, by Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
4.1. Overview
4.2. Hollow fiber
4.3. Spiral-wound
4.4. Flat Sheet
4.5. Tubular

Chapter 5. Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Analysis, by Configuration, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
5.1. Overview
5.2. Internal/Submerged
5.3. External/Side stream

Chapter 6. Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Analysis, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
6.1. Overview
6.2. Municipal wastewater treatment
6.3. Industrial wastewater treatment

Chapter 7. Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Analysis, by Geography, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.1. Overview
7.2. North America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Analysis, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.2.1. North America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.2.2. North America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Configuration, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.2.3. North America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.2.4. North America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Country, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.2.4.1. U.S.
7.2.4.2. Canada
7.3. Europe Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Analysis, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.3.1. Europe Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.3.2. Europe Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Configuration, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.3.3. Europe Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.3.4. Europe Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Country, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.3.4.1. U.K.
7.3.4.2. Germany
7.3.4.3. Rest of Europe
7.4. Asia Pacific Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Analysis, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.4.1. Asia Pacific Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.4.2. Asia Pacific Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Configuration, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.4.3. Asia Pacific Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.4.4. Asia Pacific Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Country, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.4.4.1. Japan
7.4.4.2. China
7.4.4.3. Rest of APAC
7.5. Latin America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Analysis, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.5.1. Latin America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.5.2. Latin America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Configuration, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.5.3. Latin America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.5.4. Latin America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Country, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.5.4.1. Mexico
7.5.4.2. Brazil
7.5.4.3. Rest of Latin America
7.6. Middle East & Africa (MEA) Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Analysis, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.6.1. MEA Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.6.2. MEA Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Configuration, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.6.3. MEA Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.6.4. MEA Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Country, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
7.6.4.1. GCC
7.6.4.2. Rest of MEA

Chapter 8. Company Profiles
8.1. Degremont SA
8.1.1. Business Description
8.1.2. Financial Information (Subject to data availability)
8.1.3. Product Portfolio
8.1.4. Key Developments
8.2. Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
8.3. GE Water & Process Technologies
8.4. Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.
8.5. Kubota Corporation
8.6. Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
8.7. Smith & Loveless Inc.
8.8. Toray Industries, Inc.
8.9. United Envirotech Ltd.
8.10. Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
8.11. Wehrle Umwelt GmbH

List Of Table :

TABLE 1 Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 2 Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Configuration, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 3 Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 4 Global Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Share, by Geography, 2016-2026 (Value %)
TABLE 5 North America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 6 North America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Configuration, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 7 North America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 8 North America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Country, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 9 Europe Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 10 Europe Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Configuration, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 11 Europe Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 12 Europe Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Country, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 13 Asia Pacific Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 14 Asia Pacific Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Configuration, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 15 Asia Pacific Rhythm Management Devices Market, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 16 Asia Pacific Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Country, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 17 Latin America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 18 Latin America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Configuration, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 19 Latin America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 20 Latin America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Country, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 21 Middle East And Africa Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 22 Middle East And Africa Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Configuration, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 23 Middle East And Africa Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 24 Middle East And Africa Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, by Country, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 25 Degremont SA: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 26 Evoqua Water Technologies LLC: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 27 GE Water & Process Technologies: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 28 Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 29 Kubota Corporation: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 30 Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. : Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 31 Smith & Loveless Inc.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 32 Toray Industries, Inc.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 33 United Envirotech Ltd.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 34 Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 35 Wehrle Umwelt GmbH: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)

List Of Figures :

FIG. 1 Membrane Bioreactor Systems: Market Segmentation
FIG. 2 Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography, 2017
FIG. 3 Market Competition Landscape, by Key Players, 2017
FIG. 4 Global Hollow Fiber Membrane Market In Membrane Bioreactor Systems, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 5 Global Spiral-Wound Membrane Market In Membrane Bioreactor Systems, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 6 Global Flat Sheet Membrane Market In Membrane Bioreactor Systems, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 7 Global Tubular Membrane Market in Membrane Bioreactor Systems, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 8 Global Internal/Submerged Market in Membrane Bioreactor Systems, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 9 Global External/Side Stream Market in Membrane Bioreactor Systems , 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 10 Global Municipal Wastewater Treatment Market in Membrane Bioreactor Systems , 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 11 Global Industrial Wastewater Treatment Market in Membrane Bioreactor Systems , 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 12 U.S. Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 13 Canada Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 14 U.K. Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 15 Germany Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 16 Rest Of Europe Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 17 Japan Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 18 China Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 19 Rest Of Asia Pacific Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 20 Mexico Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 21 Brazil Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 22 Rest of Latin America Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 23 GCC Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 24 Rest of MEA Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)

Based on type, the global membrane bioreactor systems market is segmented as follows:

  • Hollow fiber
  • Spiral-wound
  • Flat sheet
  • Tubular

Membrane bioreactor systems have a wide application in municipal wastewater treatment and industrial wastewater treatment. Thus, devices that could be used in large scale would dominate the membrane bioreactor systems market. The membrane bioreactor systems are segmented based on the different types of filtration membranes available in the market. Hollow fiber, spiral-wound, flat sheet and multiple tubular membranes are the most widely available membranes in the market. Of these, hollow fiber variety encapsulates major market share and is expected to show lucrative growth in the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. The major factor driving the hollow fiber segments is its ability to run in lower energy, and its high cost efficiency for large scale installations. Additionally, increased incorporation of these membranes in municipal wastewater treatment plants have also propelled the growth of hollow fiber membranes. In comparison to hollow fiber membranes, flat sheets are less utilized for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment. Flat sheets require comparatively higher maintenance as they are easily damaged by excessive movement from air scouring, back pressure on the membrane and irregular aeration patterns. Owing to the above reasons flat sheet segment shows a sluggish growth during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market

Based on configuration, the global membrane bioreactor systems market is segmented as follows:

  • Internal/Submerged
  • External/Side stream

The internal/submerged segment grabs a major market share in the membrane bioreactor systems market. This factor could be attributed to the increased availability of submerged MBR systems, its high cost efficiency and usability in large scale wastewater treatment plants. Additionally, lower maintenance associated with internal/submerged configuration also favors the growth of this segment in the membrane bioreactor systems market. The internal/submerged configuration utilizes hollow fiber membranes of flat sheet membranes. These membranes can be utilized on large scale wastewater treatment plants. For instance, the utilization of SUEZ’s ZeeWeed membranes by pharmaceutical companies like GlaxoSmithKline (GSK): the company installed the ZeeWeed membrane bioreactor system for their ongoing plant expansion project in order to enable the treatment of side-stream wastewaters.

External/side stream configuration finds its application in small scale plants. Tubular membranes are primarily utilized in the external/side stream configurations, thus reducing its expansion of application. External membrane bioreactors require high maintenance, as sludge could adhere to the membranes thus clogging the process.

Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market

Based on applications, the global membrane bioreactor systems market is segmented as follows:

  • Municipal wastewater treatment
  • Industrial wastewater treatment

Membrane bioreactor systems majorly find application in municipal wastewater treatment and industrial waste water treatment plants. In the current period, municipal wastewater treatment grabs a major market share in the membrane bioreactor systems market owing to the rise in government initiatives to promote recycling of water and implement effective wastewater treatment. For instance, the Clean Water Act and the Clean Water Protection Act in the United States promotes municipal wastewater treatment, thus increasing the demand for membrane bioreactor systems.  Additionally, the shortage of water in the middle and low income countries have led to the increase in need for municipal wastewater treatment. As per the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report 2017, around 844 million people do not have sufficient access to clean water. According to WASHWatch.org, diarrhea caused due to unclean water kills children below 5 years of age every 2 minutes. These statistics have propelled the government to implement strict regulations on municipal wastewater treatment.  

Industrial wastewater treatment segment shows a lucrative growth in the current and forecast period from 2018 to 2026 as strict regulations on disposal of industrial waste on to surface waters have been implemented. Membrane bioreactor systems are utilized in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, petroleum, food and chemical industries.

Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market

For the purpose of this study, the global membrane bioreactor systems market is categorized into the following regions:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America (LATAM)
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

 Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market

The membrane bioreactor systems industry has a vast outreach across the globe as several initiatives regarding wastewater treatment are being implemented worldwide to curb the adversities accompanied with untreated wastewater.  According to the UN World Water Development Report 2017, 70% of the municipal and industrial wastewater are being treated in the high-income countries. About 38% of the water waste is treated in the upper middle income countries and 28% in the lower middle income countries. In the low-income countries, only 8% of the total wastewater undergoes treatment. Amongst the various geographies analyzed, Asia Pacific holds supremacy in the membrane bioreactor systems market owing to the enormous adoption of wastewater treatment plants and developing industrial infrastructure.

Asia Pacific is expected show maximum demand for MBR systems in the forecast period owing to stringent government regulations being implemented currently on to municipal wastewater and industrial wastewater treatment. As per the Asian Development Bank, most of the Asian cities do not have effective water treatment plants. It is observed that only 14% of the wastewater is treated in Indonesia and in case of India, it accounts to only 9%. Additionally, presence of significant manufacturing base across industries such as textile, mining, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals in China and India contribute to the growth of MBR systems market.  Thus the demand for MBR systems is expected to rise in the forecast period from 2018 to 2026 in the Asia Pacific market.

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