North America Membrane Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT) 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 and Paper, Chemical, Food and Beverage, Healthcare, Power, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (United States, Canada, and Mexico).

Market Snapshot

North America Membrane Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT) Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >6 %

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Market Overview

The market for membrane water and wastewater treatment (WWT) in North America is expected to grow at a CAGR greater than 6% during the forecast period. One of the major factors that is driving the market studied is the growing demand for low-pressure membrane technologies. However, poor fouling resistance of nano porous membranes is restraining the demand for the market studied.

  • Among the end-user industries, municipal industry accounts for the highest growth rate and is expected to continue dominating during the forecast period.
  • Surface Grafting of Fouling-resistant Membrane is expected to provide a major growth opportunity for the market studied.
  • The United States accounts for the major share of the market studied and is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The North America membrane water and wastewater treatment (WWT) report includes:

Reverse Osmosis
End-user Industry
Pulp and Paper
Food and Beverage
Other End-user Industries
United States

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Key Market Trends

Municipal Industry to dominate the Market

  • The municipal end-user industry accounted for the largest share of membrane water and wastewater treatment market in north America.
  • Supply of pure water to households is one of the chief requirements for all the governments. 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 in the municipal industry.
  • Additionally, to increase the availability of water, wastewater which is generated from the domestic households are being treated and reused in the north American region.
  • 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.
  • Currently, the United States is one of the largest water reclamation and reuse markets across the globe. With the growing demand for clean water in the country, municipal industry is likely to dominate the market studied during the forecast period.
North America Membrane Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT) Market - Revenue Share

United States to Dominate the Market

  • The United States accounts for the largest market share of membrane water treatment chemicals in the region. 
  • The demand for low-pressure membrane in North America is on rise, due to the high level of pollution from industrial, commercial, and residential waste.
  • There has been increasing adoption of water and wastewater treatment plants in the coastal regions of the country owing to the overcrowding and increasing residential waste in those regions.
  • Low-pressure membranes are used by plants to provide effective physical disinfection and solids removal, which helps in achieving good wastewater effluent quality. This water can then be used suitably for direct and indirect potable reuse. Specialized applications of pressure membrane process, along with technical innovations, have given rise to its demand in the country.
  • Hence, owing to the above-mentioned reasons, United States is expected to dominate the market.
North America Membrane Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT) - Revenue Share

Competitive Landscape

The North America membrane water and wastewater treatment (wwt) market is moderately fragmented with the major players accounting for a significantly less share of the total market. The major players in the market studied include Ecolab , Suez, Aquatech, Evoqua Water Technologies , and Kurita Water Industries Ltd., 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 Technology

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Cost of Membrane Water Treatment Technology

      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

      2. 5.1.2 Ultrafiltration

      3. 5.1.3 Nanofiltration

      4. 5.1.4 Reverse Osmosis

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Municipal

      2. 5.2.2 Pulp and Paper

      3. 5.2.3 Chemical

      4. 5.2.4 Food and Beverage

      5. 5.2.5 Healthcare

      6. 5.2.6 Power

      7. 5.2.7 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 United States

      2. 5.3.2 Canada

      3. 5.3.3 Mexico


    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 Aecom

      2. 6.4.2 Aquatech International LLC

      3. 6.4.3 WS Atkins Plc

      4. 6.4.4 Black & Veatch Holding Company

      5. 6.4.5 Dow

      6. 6.4.6 DuPont

      7. 6.4.7 Evoqua Water Technologies

      8. 6.4.8 Ecolab Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 IDE Technologies

      10. 6.4.10 ITT Corporation

      11. 6.4.11 Kurita Water Industries Ltd

      12. 6.4.12 Louis Berger

      13. 6.4.13 Mott Macdonald

      14. 6.4.14 Organo Corporation

      15. 6.4.15 Ovivo

      16. 6.4.16 Paques

      17. 6.4.17 Remondis

      18. 6.4.18 Schlumberger Limited

      19. 6.4.19 Suez

      20. 6.4.20 Tetra Tech Inc.

      21. 6.4.21 Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing usage of membrane bio-reactors

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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Membrane Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT) Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The North America Membrane Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT) Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Ecolab, Suez, Aquatech International LLC , Evoqua Water Technologies LLC are the major companies operating in North America Membrane Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT) Market.

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