Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market by Type (Thin Film Composite Membranes and Cellulose Based Membranes), Application (Desalination, Utility Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment and Reuse, and Others): Global Market Size Estimates and Forecast (2022-2030)

Code: BMIRE00026233 | Pages: 100 | Industry: Chemicals and Materials | Date: Sep 2022 | Type: Global

The market crossed US$ 3.5 billion mark in 2022 and is expected to hit US$ 7.2 billion by 2030, recording a CAGR of 9.6% during the forecast period.

Reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market has been significantly growing with the increasing demand for clean drinking water

Increasing demand of clean drinking water is mainly driving the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market growth. In addition, various government regulations for clean processed drinking water are driving the water and wastewater treatment industry growth. In different countries across the globe, the governments have initiated various programs, such as the Environmental and Resource Efficiency Plan in Australia (2008), and The Special Plan for Seawater utilization in China (2005). The governments are also emphasizing on treating and reusing contaminated water. All these regulations for water treatment initiatives are driving the market growth. The thin film composite membranes segment is expected to pace up with the growing their use in water and wastewater treatment plants. Further, other segment such as cellulose based membranes are also expected to gain traction during the forecasted year.

Within the report, the market is segmented into type, application, and geography. By type, the market is further segmented into thin film composite membranes and cellulose based membranes. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into desalination, utility water treatment, wastewater treatment and reuse, and others.  Geographically, the market is sub segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and Middle East & Africa.

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Strong growth of the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market in Asia Pacific

Countries such as, China, Japan, and India are the major markets in the region. The increasing government initiatives for providing water access to all, growing population, and rising urbanization are some of the factors driving the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market growth in Asia Pacific region. Moreover, rapid growth in industrial activities is also fuelling the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market growth in the region.

Increasing focus on water and wastewater treatment activities

Across the globe, water and wastewater treatment is becoming increasingly important. Various European countries are progressing toward wastewater treatment targets, protection of sensitive water systems, and the use of wastewater sludge. The European Environment Agency (EEA) published data in 2021, which show that the collection and treatment of wastewater are improving across Europe.  During the last few decades, the treatment of wastewater in Spain has experienced a positive evolution. Further, the increasing demand for clean water, growing water contamination, stringent government regulations on water treatment, and increasing industrial waste discharge into water bodies have necessitated initiatives to expand wastewater treatment facilities in Southeast Asia. Indonesia is making efforts to address the wastewater challenge by strengthening the capacities of local Indonesian government bodies to design and manage citywide services. Hence, the increasing focus on water and wastewater treatment activities is creating a demand for reverse osmosis (RO) membranes.

Recent strategic developments in reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market

The reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market has undergone several significant developments, and a few of these have been mentioned below:

  • In January 2019, LANXESS expanded its range of membrane elements for reverse osmosis with the new Lewabrane HP (high performance) series for the treatment of brackish water.
  • In 2020, DuPont Water Solutions launched Dry-Tested Seawater reverse osmosis elements. Newly launched next-generation SWRO technology enables customers to transition from wet to dry testing, which increases shelf life and offers more flexibility for storage.

The reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market is driven by several players by implementing strategic activities such as investments, new launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships. DuPont; TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.; TOYOBO CO., LTD.; LG Chem; and Koch Separation Solutions are among the prominent players operating in the market.

Target audience for the report:

  • Raw material providers
  • Reverse osmosis (RO) membrane related associations, organizations, forums, and alliances
  • Government bodies, such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Venture capitalists, private equity firms, and start-up companies
  • Applications of reverse osmosis (RO) membrane
  • Research institutes, organizations, and consulting companies

Scope of the report:

In this report, the market has been segmented on the basis of:

  • Type
  • Thin Film Composite Membranes
  • Cellulose Based Membranes 
  • Application
  • Desalination
  • Utility Water Treatment
  • Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
  • Others
  • Region
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • South & Central America
    • Middle East & Africa
  • Companies profiled
  • DuPont 
  • LG Chem
  • Koch Separation Solutions

Companies profiled
- DuPont 
- LG Chem 
- Koch Separation Solutions 

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