Membrane Water and Wastewater Treatment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Technology (Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, and Reverse Osmosis), End-user Industry (Municipal, Pulp & Paper, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Power, and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

Membrane Water And Wastewater Treatment Wwt Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Middle East and Africa
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: >7 %
Membrane Water And Wastewater Treatment Wwt Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The market for membrane water & wastewater treatment is expected to grow at with a CAGR greater than 7% during the forecast period. One of the major factors driving the market is the rising demand for low-pressure membrane technologies. However, poor fouling resistance of nanoporous membranes is likely to hinder the growth of the market studied. 

  • Municipal Industry dominated the market whereas the food & beverage industry is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period.
  • Lack of access to safely managed drinking water in some countries is anticipated to provide numerous opportunities over the forecast period. 
  • Europe dominated the market with the largest consumption, followed by Asia-Pacific and North America. However, Middle East & Africa is likely to register the highest CAGR through the forecast period. 

Scope of the Report

The membrane water and wastewater treatment market report include:

Microfiltration (MF)
Ultrafiltration (UF)
Nanofiltration (NF)
Nanofiltration (NF)
End-user Industry
Pulp and Paper
Food & Beverage
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Municipal Industry to dominate the Market

  • Supply of pure water to households is one of the chief requirements for all the countries across the globe. The global water consumption rate is increasing by 100% every twenty years. The rising scarcity for potable water, coupled with the growing population and increasing water demand, are the major concerns which are driving the demand for membrane water and wastewater treatment market across the globe.
  • Additionally, to increase the availability of water, wastewater which is generated from the domestic households have been treated and reused in countries where there is severe water scarcity.
  • Municipal wastewater refers to the water that drains from toilets, showers, sinks, bathrooms, washing machines, dishwashers, and liquid industrial waste. Municipal wastewater should be treated before releasing it into the environment to avoid damage to the environment and to avoid spreading of harmful diseases.
  • Countries like China, the United States, and Saudi Arabia have increased their water reclamation and reuse in municipality through several government sponsored projects in order to improve their efficiency in water usage.
  • Hence, owing to the above-mentioned factors, the municipal industry is likely to dominate the market studied during the forecast period.
Membrane Water And Wastewater Treatment Wwt Market Key Trends

Europe Region to Dominate the Market

  • Among the geographical segments, Europe accounted for the highest share of global membrane water & wastewater treatment market. Among the European countries, Germany was the largest market for membrane water and wastewater treatment in the region.
  • In Germany, the increasing water treatment activities, primarily in the northern region of the country, are boosting the demand for membrane water and wastewater treatment. Environmental protection and human health are considered extremely important in Germany. This importance has led to efficient water and wastewater treatment methods, and nearly 100% of the wastewater in Germany is treated to meet the highest standards set by the European Union.
  • Additionally, Germany has the largest market for industrial wastewater treatment in Europe, with almost 3,000 treatment plants in around 12,000 discharging companies. More than 920 million cubic meters of industrial wastewater is treated annually in the country, before being discharged to the outside environment.
  • Apart from Germany, there is a significant demand for water & wastewater treatment from other European countries the United Kingdom, France, and Russia, among other countries.
  • Hence with the growing water treatment activities in various countries, Europe is projected to dominate the membrane water and wastewater treatment market during the forecast period.
Membrane Water And Wastewater Treatment Wwt Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The global membrane water and wastewater treatment market is highly fragmented with the top five players accounting for a significantly less share of the total market. The major players include Alfa Laval , Suez, Toray Industries Inc., Veolia Water Technologies, and Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rising Demand for Low-pressure Membrane Technologies

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Poor Fouling Resistance of Nano porous Membranes

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Microfiltration (MF)

      2. 5.1.2 Ultrafiltration (UF)

      3. 5.1.3 Nanofiltration (NF)

      4. 5.1.4 Nanofiltration (NF)

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Municipal

      2. 5.2.2 Pulp and Paper

      3. 5.2.3 Chemicals

      4. 5.2.4 Food & Beverage

      5. 5.2.5 Healthcare

      6. 5.2.6 Power

      7. 5.2.7 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Alfa Laval

      2. 6.4.2 Aquatech International LLC

      3. 6.4.3 Asahi Kasei Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 AXEON Water Technologies

      5. 6.4.5 DuPont

      6. 6.4.6 Evoqua Water Technologies LLC

      7. 6.4.7 Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 MICRODYN-NADIR.

      9. 6.4.9 Pall Water

      10. 6.4.10 Suez

      11. 6.4.11 TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.

      12. 6.4.12 Veolia Water Technologies

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing usage of membrane bio-reactors

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Membrane Water and Wastewater Treatment Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Membrane Water and Wastewater Treatment Market is growing at a CAGR of >7% over the next 5 years.

Middle East and Africa is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2021.

Suez, Evoqua Water Technologies, Veolia Water Technologies, ALFA LAVAL, Toray Industries, Inc. are the major companies operating in Membrane Water and Wastewater Treatment Market.

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