Moving Bed Bioreactor (MBBR) Market - Global Analysis, Current Trends, Forecast to 2024

Moving Bed Bioreactor (MBBR) Market - Global Analysis, Current Trends, Forecast to 2024

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Moving Bed Bioreactor (MBBR) Market

The market was valued at USD 780 million in 2014; it is expected to reach USD 2,357.1 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 20.24% during the forecast period. The North American and European markets are expected to grow at a rapid pace due to fast adoption of new age technologies in water treatment. The Asia-Pacific market trails the North American and European markets as these countries are yet to adapt efficient water treatment practices.

Moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) is a new form of water treatment solution, which is growing rapidly in terms of usage, particularly in developed countries. MBBRs are cheaper than some solutions available in the market such as membrane biofilm reactors (MBRs). They occupy less area in comparison, one-third of the area occupied by activated sludge process treatment. They are used extensively in sewage water treatment, industrial water treatment like food and beverage, pulp and paper, packaging, healthcare, marine, poultry and aquaculture, chemical and other industries. They are mainly used in biological or chemical oxygen demand removal, nitrification, denitrification and other purposes.

MBBRs are made from thin films of polyethylene or polypropylene. Large amounts of bacteria are allowed to grow on these polymer films, and the bacterial thickness ranges from fifty to three hundred microns. Bubble diffusers are used to maintain the dissolved oxygen concentration. Screens are used to contain the media escaping through the effluent. MBBRs are used in for the secondary treatment of water, where biological content is processed. MBBRs process sixty to eighty percent of the BOD content.



  • MBBRs offer more advantages when compared to other conventional processes. They are tolerable to high loads and are limited only by the tank size. Their processing rate is higher than other activated sludge processes. They are cost-effective to use as well. It is the foremost reason for the wide adaptation of MBBRs in recent times. Successful trials were conducted in the last decade, and they proved effective for secondary treatment of wastewater. Lack of fresh water resources, increasing industrialization and an increasing population are the major drivers for the adaptation of MBBRs. Lack of awareness on wastewater treatment in developing regions is one of the major constraints for the MBBR market growth.

Key Deliverables in the Study

  • Market analysis for the global moving bed bioreactor market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.
  • Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
  • Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale.
  • Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
  • Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global moving bed bioreactor market on both global and regional scale.
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
  • A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
  • Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped.

1. Introduction

              1.1 Scope of the Report

              1.2 Market Definition

              1.3 Study Assumptions

              1.4 Study Deliverables

              1.5 Research Phases 

2. Executive Summary 

3. Market Insights   

              3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis

              3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Model 

                            3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                            3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

                            3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

                            3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

                            3.2.5 Degree of Competition

              3.3 Regulatory Policy Analysis

4. Market Dynamics

              4.1 Drivers

                            4.1.1 Diminishing freshwater resources

                            4.1.2 Other Drivers

              4.2 Restraints

                            4.2.1 Lack of Awareness on Appropriate Use of Water Treatment Techniques

                            4.2.2 Other Restraints

              4.3 Opportunities

                            4.3.1 Active Research on Water Treatment Technologies

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)

              5.1 By End-user Industry

                            5.1.1 Municipal Wastewater Treatment

                            5.1.2 Food and Beverage

                            5.1.3 Pulp and Paper

                            5.1.4 Packaging

                            5.1.5 Healthcare

                            5.1.6 Marine

                            5.1.7 Poultry and Aquaculture

                            5.1.8 Chemical and Other End-user Industries

              5.2 By Application

                            5.2.1 Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) / COD Removal

                            5.2.2 Nitrification/De-nitrification

                            5.2.3 Other Applications

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)

              6.1 Asia-Pacific

                            6.1.1 China

                            6.1.2 India

                            6.1.3 Japan

                            6.1.4 South Korea

                            6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

              6.2 North America

                            6.2.1 United States

                            6.2.2 Canada

                            6.2.3 Mexico

                            6.2.4 Rest of North America

              6.3 Europe

                            6.3.1 Germany

                            6.3.2 United Kingdom

                            6.3.3 France

                            6.3.4 Italy

                            6.3.5 Rest of Europe

              6.4 South America

                            6.4.1 Brazil

                            6.4.2 Argentina

                            6.4.3 Rest of South America

              6.5 Middle East & Africa

                            6.5.1 Saudi Arabia

                            6.5.2 South Africa

                            6.5.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa

7. Competitive Landscape

              7.1 Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

              7.2 Market Shares Analysis**

              7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, and Recent Developments)

              8.1 Aquatech International

              8.2 Degremont Technologies Ltd

              8.3 Veolia Water Technologies

              8.4 Aquapoint Inc.

              8.5 Biowater Technology AS

              8.6 Evoqua Water Technologies

              8.7 Ovivo

              8.8 Siemens Water Technologies

              8.9 Wock-Oliver Inc.

              8.10 World Water Works Inc.

              8.11 AqWise - Wise Water Technologies Ltd

              8.12 Headworks International

*List not exhaustive

9. Disclaimer

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