Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) is a relatively new yet fast maturing technology in the area of wastewater treatment. Prevalent technologies in wastewater treatment such as a conventional activated sludge (CAS) system are gradually replaced by MBR. Conventional systems had problems in settling the activated sludge used in the secondary clarifiers. This issue has been effectively resolved by MBR technology. Commercial MBR processes employed today utilize membranes for filtration purposes which reject any solid effluent materials formed as a byproduct of biological processes. The principal difference with its predecessor technology such as CAS systems is the replacement of secondary clarifier or settlement tank with a membrane. MBR’s are generally employed for larger scale water purification systems. Primarily such systems are utilized by commercial and industrial sectors or by municipalities. With growing population and increasing requirements for sufficient clean and fresh water, treatment of wastewater is imperative. Of all the MBR’s employed globally, a majority belongs to municipal corporations for treatment of domestic wastewater. MBR’s are classified as submerged/immersed MBR’s where membranes are submerged in the aeration tank itself and external/side stream MBR’s. In side stream MBR’s, mixed wastewater is pumped from the aeration tank to the membrane. The MBR markets are shifting from the initial regions of adoption such as Europe, U.S.A and Japan and gradually moving towards emerging economies (China, South Korea and Brazil) with larger populations and limited fresh water supply.
This research is designed to estimate, analyze, and forecast the market revenue of MBR systems across the global market. The study explains the value chain for MBR systems that includes primary value adding activities and important actors of the value chain including membrane module suppliers, manufacturers and assemblers. The research provides in-depth analysis of MBR system manufacturers, product sales, trend analysis by segments, and market revenue by geography. The report covers key applications, configuration and product segments of the MBR systems market. It also provides detailed analysis, historical data and statistically refined forecast for the segments covered. MBR systems aid in wastewater treatment and assist in saving substantial amount of water through recycling and reuse. The report analyses the MBR systems market and determines the attractive segment of the overall market. The study focuses on the surging market segments justifying with their increasing popularity. Key market players are analyzed and their market share is determined based on the revenue generated by each player for MBR systems. The study also encompasses different segments of the market explaining their growth rate followed by a justification for their growth rates.
The market size of MBR systems has been estimated on the basis of indicators in end user industries. This report also discusses various applications and applications of MBR systems. All the market revenues have been calculated by considering the whole system installation cost including numerous components and parts plus installation labor, engineering and project management cost. The major applications considered under the MBR systems market cover the municipal wastewater treatment and industrial wastewater treatment. Whereas, key product segments analyzed in this report include on hollow fiber, flat sheet and multi tubular. The market is also analyzed based on configuration including submerged and side stream MBR systems. Furthermore, the market is analyzed based on geography that constitutes different regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW).
The price for MBR systems is volatile in nature and changes depending upon the application and the type of end use market. The prices of overall MBR systems are decreasing primarily of existing technologies, leading to a slight squeeze in profit margins. The study presents a comprehensive assessment of the stakeholder strategies, winning imperatives for them by segmenting the MBR systems market as below: