Membrane Bioreactor Market (By Product: Hollow Fiber, Flat Sheet, Multi-tubular; By Configuration: Submerged, Side Stream; By Application: Municipal, Industrial) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook 2021 – 2030

Published Date : Dec 2021 | No. of Pages : 150+ Pages | Category : Chemical and Material

The global Membrane Bioreactor market size is expected to be worth around US$ 12.2 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global Membrane Bioreactor market size was valued at US$ 4.0 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 10.9% during forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Membrane Bioreactor Market Size 2021 to 2030

Report Coverage

Report Scope Details
Market Size US$ 12.2 billion by 2030
Growth Rate CAGR of 10.9% From 2021 to 2030
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2021 to 2030
Segments Covered Product, Configuration, Application
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa
Companies Mentioned General Electric Energy LLC; Kemira; Suez Environnement S.A.; Buckman Laboratories; AquatechInternational Corporation; Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation; CITIC Envirotech Ltd.; Calgon Carbon Corporation; Culligan International Company; Danaher Corporation; Veolia Environnement S.A.; Toray Industries; Kubota Corporation

Growth Factors

Increasing wastewater treatment challenges, particularly water supply limitations coupled with rising environmental concerns over industrial sludge disposal is anticipated to drive the market. Rising concerns pertaining to the release of harmful effluents into the environment are projected to drive the adoption of membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems in the industrial sectors. Furthermore, strict environmental restrictions regarding sludge disposal are projected to augment the demand for membrane bioreactors over the forecast period.

Growing scarcity of freshwater sources globally is likely to boost the demand for wastewater reclamation, thereby complementing MBR demand over the forecast period. The increased volume of industrial waste generated by the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, construction, food and beverage, and pulp and paper sectors is likely to boost market growth over the forecast period.

By Product Analysis

The hollow fiber segment led the market for membrane bioreactors and accounted for 67.4% of the revenue share in 2020, on account of lower operational and maintenance costs than multitubular and flat sheet membrane bioreactors.

The growing use of hollow fiber membranes in municipal and industrial applications owing to their high productivity per volume unit and high packaging density is expected to drive the demand for MBR.

The flat sheet segment is estimated to witness a CAGR of 10.6% in the market for membrane bioreactors over the forecast period, owing to increased adoption in medium-scale industrial wastewater treatment systems.

Flat sheet membranes are flat, primarily rectangular in shape, and are intended to be immersed in the membrane tank and scoured with air in order to keep the sludge flowing through the membrane channels.

By Configuration Analysis

The submerged membrane bioreactors segment led the market for membrane bioreactors and accounted for 76.5% of the revenue share in 2020, owing to its lower energy usage, higher biodegradation efficiency, and lower fouling rate when compared to side stream membrane bioreactors.

The submerged MBR has a simpler configuration since it requires less equipment. In addition, to controlling membrane fouling, the equipment provides oxygen to the biological process.

The side stream segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8.9% in the market for membrane bioreactors over the forecast period owing to its superior physical strength, more adaptable hydraulic loading, and cross-flow velocity control.

A side stream MBR, is one in which the membrane module is located outside the aeration tank. The sludge is then pumped to the membrane module, where it is filtered through the membrane using cross-flow filtration.

By Application Analysis

The municipal end-use segment led the market for membrane bioreactors and accounted for 85.1% of the global revenue share in 2020. The water and wastewater treatment equipment market is projected to foresee tremendous gains in municipal sectors of developing markets including Turkey, China, India, Thailand, and Bangladesh as a result of increasing urban population and government support to promote infrastructure development, which is projected to benefit the MBR market growth.


The industrial segment is likely to witness a CAGR of 12.3% over the forecast period as a result of increasing usage of the product in the oil and gas, food and beverages, chemical, and marine sector. 

The growth of the U.S. and Canada as a production hub for unconventional sources such as tight oil and shale gas is projected to play a critical role in increasing MBR utilization in fracking applications.

By Regional Analysis

Asia Pacific led the market for membrane bioreactors and accounted for 45.0% of the global revenue share in 2020. Domestic housing sector growth is predicted to be aided by increased disposable income and urban population growth in Southeast Asian countries.

Rising crude oil production in China as a result of favorable government policies to promote domestic investments and application growth in the polymers industry will promote the usage of wastewater treatment equipment in the near future.

In Middle East and Africa, the membrane bioreactor market is likely to witness a CAGR of 12.5% in the market for membrane bioreactors over the forecast period owing to population growth, economic development, and industrialization in the Middle East countries.

The growing demand for potable water in Saudi Arabia is expected to drive the MBR market. In addition, improvements in the disinfection technology coupled with the low cost of equipment are expected to drive the market.

Key Players

  • General Electric Energy LLC

  • Kemira

  • Suez Environnement S.A.

  • Buckman Laboratories

  • Aquatech International Corporation

  • B&P Water Technologies s.r.l.

  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

  • CITIC Envirotech Ltd

  • Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • Culligan International Company

  • Danaher Corporation

  • Veolia Environnement S.A.

  • Toray Industries

  • Kubota Corporation

  • MANN+HUMMEL Water & Fluid Solutions

Market Segmentation

  • By Product

    • Hollow Fiber

    • Flat Sheet

    • Multi-tubular

  • By Configuration 

    • Submerged

    • Side Stream

  • By Application 

    • Municipal

    • Industrial

  • Regional 

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • Italy

      • France

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • South Africa

The Membrane Bioreactor market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Membrane Bioreactor market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2030. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Membrane Bioreactor market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Membrane Bioreactor market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Membrane Bioreactor market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Membrane Bioreactor capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Membrane Bioreactor by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Membrane Bioreactor market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2030. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Membrane Bioreactor market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Membrane Bioreactor market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Membrane Bioreactor industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

Membrane Bioreactor market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Membrane Bioreactor market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Membrane Bioreactor market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Membrane Bioreactor market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Membrane Bioreactor. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Membrane Bioreactor. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Membrane Bioreactor are as follows:

  • History Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2030

Reasons to Purchase this Report:

- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2030);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market

To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies

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