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 2030.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market Analysis and Size
Over the years, the global reverse osmosis membrane market has largely benefited 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 initiatives which necessitate water purification, thus leading to an acceleration in demand for the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market.
Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the methanol market which was USD 3.40 billion in 2022, would rocket up to USD 7.13 billion by 2030, and is expected to undergo a CAGR of 9.70% during the forecast period. “Water and Wastewater Treatment” dominates the end-use industry segment of the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market due to improving regulations globally by government authorities mandating wastewater treatment along with the growing water shortage is anticipated to drive the growth of the segment. In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market Scope and Segmentation
2023 to 2030
2021 (Customizable to 2015-2020)
Revenue in USD Billion, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD
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)
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.)
The reverse osmosis membrane market refers to the industry that produces and supplies membranes used in reverse osmosis systems. Reverse osmosis is a water purification process that uses a semi-permeable membrane to remove impurities and contaminants from water. RO membranes are widely used in various applications, including desalination, water treatment, wastewater recycling, and industrial processes.
Global Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market Dynamics
- High Demand for 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
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) membranes.
- 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 extend profitable opportunities to the market players in the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. Additionally, significant investments in research and development activities will further expand the future growth of the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market.
- High Price
The price bar of membranes is very high, which further creates lesser adoption across consumers. This factor will create hindrances to the growth of the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market.
- Fouling and Scaling
The main disadvantages of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes 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 a challenge for the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market growth rate.
Dense Brine Discharge
Brine is water with a salt concentration of more than 50 parts per thousand, though some brines are several times saltier. Removing the salt from seawater 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.
This global reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, the 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 methanol market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief. Our team will help you make an informed market decision to achieve market growth.
In November 2022, Saudi-Abunayyan Holding and Japan's Toray Industries announced a joint venture to construct Saudi's first RO membrane plant. The plant will be designed at an annual capacity of 254,000 membranes and will begin operations in 2025
In October 2022, Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. and EnviroNor AS announced the signing of a MoU for discussing collaboration on a Floating Desalination Vessel (FDV). An FDV is a floating infrastructure equipped with seawater desalination equipment, including RO membranes, to produce fresh water and supply it to the shore.
Global Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market Scope
The reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market is segmented by 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.
- Cellulose-Based Membranes
- Thin Film Composite Membranes
- Plate and Frame (PF)
- Tubular-Shaped Membranes
- Spiral-Wound Membranes
- Hollow-Fiber Membranes
- Water and Wastewater Treatment
- Industrial Processing
- Utility water Treatment
- Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
- Process water
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market is analysed, and market size insights and trends are provided by country, material type, a 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 2023-2030. 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 regulation in the market domestically that impacts 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, the 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 competitors. 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 the 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.)