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Global Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029

  • Chemical and Materials
  • Upcoming Report
  • May 2022
  • Global
  • 350 Pages
  • No of Tables: 220
  • No of Figures: 60
  • Chemical and Materials
  • Upcoming Report
  • May 2022
  • Global
  • 350 Pages
  • No of Tables: 220
  • No of Figures: 60

Global Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market, By Material Type (Cellulose-Based Membranes, Thin Film Composite Membranes, Others), Filter Module (Plate and Frame (PF), Tubular-Shaped Membranes, Spiral-Wound Membranes, Hollow-Fiber Membranes), End-Use Industry (Water and Wastewater treatment, Industrial Processing), Application (Desalination, Utility water treatment, Wastewater treatment and Reuse, Process water) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029

Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market

Market Analysis and Size

Over the years, the global reverse osmosis membrane market has largely benefiting from increased water scarcity and various government regulations for the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater. The market is estimated to show an upsurge owing to various government’s initiatives which necessitates the water purification thus leading to acceleration in demand for the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market.

Global Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market was valued at USD 3.10 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 6.50 billion by 2029, registering a CAGR of 9.70% during the forecast period of 2022-2029. The market report curated by the Data Bridge Market Research team includes in-depth expert analysis, import/export analysis, pricing analysis, production consumption analysis, and climate chain scenario.

Market Definition

Reverse osmosis (RO) is a process for deionizing or purifying water by forcing it through a semi-permeable membrane at high pressure. The reverse osmosis (RO) membrane is a thin layer of filtering material that removes contaminants and dissolved salts from water. A polyester support web, a microporous polysulfone interlayer, and an ultra-thin polyamide barrier layer make up the three layers. These membranes can be employed in industrial processes as well as in the production of potable water.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2022 to 2029

Base Year

2021

Historic Years

2020 (Customizable to 2019 - 2014)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Billion, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

By Material Type (Cellulose-Based Membranes, Thin Film Composite Membranes, Others), Filter Module (Plate and Frame (PF), Tubular-Shaped Membranes, Spiral-Wound Membranes, Hollow-Fiber Membranes), End-Use Industry (Water and Wastewater treatment, Industrial Processing), Application (Desalination, Utility water treatment, Wastewater treatment and Reuse, Process water)

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa

Market Players Covered

Dow (U.S.), Freudenberg SE (Germany), The Chemours Company (U.S.), Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan), LG Chem (South Korea)., Vontron Membrane Technology Co Ltd. (China), MEMBRANIUM (Russia), Keensen (China), Koch Separation Solutions (U.S.), LANXESS (Germany), Hydranautics (A Nitto Denko Group Company) (U.S.),  GENERAL ELECTRIC (U.S.), Dupont (U.S.), TOYOBO CO., LTD.  (Japan), MANN+HUMMEL Water & Fluid Solutions (Germany), SOLVAY (Belgium) and Axeon Water Technologies (U.S.)

Market Opportunities

  • Significant investments in research and development activities
  • Various developments by the market players such as finding a sustainable avenue to manage brine and safeguard the marine environment

Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market Dynamics

This section deals with understanding the market drivers, advantages, opportunities, restraints and challenges. All of this is discussed in detail as below:

Drivers

  • High Demand of Clean Drinking Water

The demand for water and wastewater treatment is rising owing to the high demand for clean, processed drinking water as well as growing regulatory rules requiring clean water. The provision of water from seawater desalination facilities is becoming increasingly significant, particularly in areas where water is scarce. Moreover, the conversion of surface water to drinkable water will become increasingly significant.

  • Increased Government Initiatives across Globe

The governments from many countries have adopted various steps for safe and clean drinking water, such as Australia's Environmental Resource Efficiency Plan, the US Clean Water Act, and China's Special Plan for Seawater Utilization. The World Health Organization (WHO) has established numerous guidelines for drinking safe water in various nations, resulting in a surge in demand for reverse osmosis (RO) membranes in water treatment.

Furthermore, the increasing industrialization in both emerging and established nations has resulted in a significant increase in the discharge of industrial pollutants in waterbodies, posing a greater risk to public health, which further propels the demand for reverse osmosis (RO) membrane.

Opportunities

  • Developments and Investments

Furthermore, various developments by the market players such as finding a sustainable avenue to manage brine and safeguard the marine environment further extends profitable opportunities to the market players in the forecast period of 2022 to 2029. Additionally, the significant investments in research and development activities will further expand the future growth of the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market.

Restraints/Challenges

  • High Price

The price bar of membranes is very high, which further creates lesser adoption across the consumers. This factor will create hindrances for the growth of the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market.

  •  Fouling and Scaling

The main disadvantages of reverse osmosis (RO) membrane are fouling and scaling. Fouling basically occurs in both cellulose-based and thin-film composite membranes. Biological, colloidal, scaling, and organic fouling are the four forms of fouling. Scaling in desalination facilities is caused by the saturation of salts on the membrane's surface, and fouling results in lower flux and membrane life span. The fouling and scaling pose as a challenge for the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market growth rate.

  • Dense Brine Discharge

Brine is water with a salt concentration more than 50 parts per thousand, though some brines are several times saltier. Removing the salt from sea water to produce fresh water in the world's driest regions is resulting in a flood of brine, posing a serious issue, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa region.

This reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.

COVID-19 Impact on Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market

The recent outbreak of coronavirus had a negative impact on the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market. Food and beverage, textile, pulp and paper, power, and other industries have all been touched by the ongoing pandemic. At the beginning of lockdown era in 2020, the pandemic hindered the expansion of the water sector. Supply chain disruptions, shifts in demand patterns, and other emergency measures have to be dealt with by the sector. Due to shutdowns or curtailed activities, several major water consumers lowered their use. During the crisis, there was a drop in revenue and a reduction in capital expenditures, which weighed on the market's revenue trajectory.

On the brighter side, the importance of proper water and sanitation access has been emphasized by Covid-19. Domestic water consumption grew as a result of the pandemic, whereas business demand fell. Moreover, the long-term capex planning to develop resilience, government fiscal support, maintaining adequate sanitation at workplaces, better supply chain planning, proper communication, resuming industrial activities and similar steps are projected to boost revenue and stabilize growth in the short term. The long-term, greater investments in crisis preparedness, resiliency of employees, systems, and equipment in the water treatment industry, and higher governmental prioritization of water are likely to drive sectors growth, propelling demand for treatment materials and systems.

Global Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market Scope

The reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market is segmented on the basis of material type, filter module, end-use industry and application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.

Material Type

  • Cellulose-Based Membranes
  • Thin Film Composite Membranes
  • Others

Filter Module

  • Plate and Frame (PF)
  • Tubular-Shaped Membranes
  • Spiral-Wound Membranes
  • Hollow-Fiber Membranes

End-Use Industry

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Industrial Processing

Application

  • Desalination
  • Utility water Treatment
  • Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
  • Process water

Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market Regional Analysis/Insights

The reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market is analyzed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, material type, filter module, end-use industry and application as referenced above.

The countries covered in the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market report are U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America.

Asia-Pacific dominates the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market in terms of market share and market revenue and will continue to flourish its dominance during the forecast period of 2022-2029. The market growth over this region is attributed to the growing awareness about water-borne diseases coupled with rising population and rapid industrialization.

North America on the other hand, is estimated to show lucrative growth over the forecast period of 2022-2029, due to the growth in the requirement to provide additional potable water to increasing populations and support mining needs, agricultural needs and electric utility needs within the region.

The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.   

Competitive Landscape and Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market Share Analysis

The reverse osmosis (RO) membrane 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 reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market.

Some of the major players operating in the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market are

  • Dow (U.S.)
  • Freudenberg SE (Germany)
  • The Chemours Company (U.S.)
  • Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan)
  • LG Chem (South Korea)
  • Vontron Membrane Technology Co Ltd. (China)
  • MEMBRANIUM (Russia)
  • Keensen (China)
  • Koch Separation Solutions (U.S.)
  • LANXESS (Germany)
  • Hydranautics (A Nitto Denko Group Company) (U.S.)
  • GENERAL ELECTRIC (U.S.)
  • Dupont (U.S.)
  • TOYOBO CO., LTD.  (Japan)
  • MANN+HUMMEL Water & Fluid Solutions (Germany)
  • SOLVAY (Belgium)
  • Axeon Water Technologies (U.S.)


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The Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market growth at a rate of CAGR 9.70% by 2029.
The reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market is expected to reach USD 6.50 billion by 2029.
The major players operating in the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market are Dow (U.S.), Freudenberg SE (Germany), The Chemours Company (U.S.), Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan), LG Chem (South Korea)., Vontron Membrane Technology Co Ltd. (China), MEMBRANIUM (Russia), Keensen (China), Koch Separation Solutions (U.S.), LANXESS (Germany), Hydranautics (A Nitto Denko Group Company) (U.S.), GENERAL ELECTRIC (U.S.), Dupont (U.S.), TOYOBO CO., LTD. (Japan), MANN+HUMMEL Water & Fluid Solutions (Germany), SOLVAY (Belgium) and Axeon Water Technologies (U.S.).
North America is estimated to show lucrative growth over the forecast period of 2022-2029, due to the growth in the requirement to provide additional potable water to increasing populations and support mining needs, agricultural needs and electric utility needs within the region.