Membrane Separation Technologies

As Quoted In D&WR Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly

Advances will be driven by replacement demand in municipal water treatment and desalination plants, and by rapid gains in other water treatment segments such as ultrapure and wastewater.

US demand to rise 7.9% annually through 2018

Demand for membranes in the US is projected to increase 7.9 percent per year through 2018 to $6.2 billion. Advances will be driven by factors that affect the water and wastewater industries, which will record the largest gains through the forecast period. In the more mature municipal segment, growth will stem primarily from demand for replacement membranes for the large existing base of membranes in use, but will also receive a boost from use in desalination plants. Demand for membranes in other water treatment segments -- such as ultrapure and wastewater -- will see rapid gains, supported by factors such as a rebound in manufacturing and related fixed investment activity over the 2013-2018 period. Growing interest in sustainable practices such as closed-loop systems will also propel sales as membranes are installed to reduce the volume of and associated costs for waste products and to reclaim valuable input materials from waste streams. The implementation of additional government regulations that establish higher purity standards for water and wastewater streams, particularly in industrial applications, will lead some facilities to convert to higher quality membranes.

Membranes compete with other less expensive alternative treatment methods -- including conventional filtration and chemical treatment -- in many applications, particularly in the large water and wastewater treatment market. However, membranes benefit from an ongoing shift in preference for the finer separation available only with membranes and for mechanical separation over chemical treatment in a growing number of applications.

Reverse osmosis among fastest growing types

Microfiltration membranes, which provide the coarsest separation of any membrane type, account for the largest share of membrane demand. Microfiltration membranes benefit from relatively low prices compared to other membrane types, as well as use both as a primary treatment method and as a pretreatment step for membranes with finer pores. This relatively widespread use in pretreatment means these membranes do not necessarily lose sales even as users shift toward more advanced membranes.

At the other end of the spectrum are reverse osmosis membranes, which have the smallest pores and provide the finest level of separation. Reverse osmosis membranes are used in applications requiring the highest purity fluid streams, including pharmaceuticals and chemicals processing and electronics production, which will experience rapid growth through 2018. As a result, reverse osmosis will be one of the fastest growing membrane types.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, Membrane Separation Technologies, presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and forecasts (2018 and 2023) by material (e.g., polymeric, nonpolymeric), type (e.g., microfiltration, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, pervaporation, gas separation, nanofiltration) and market (e.g., water and wastewater treatment, food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical and medical uses, chemical processing, industrial gas processing). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 industry players, including EMD Millipore, Pall and General Electric.

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  1. Membrane Separation Technologies

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | US MEMBRANE DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Trends

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Consumer Spending Trends

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        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      4. 3.4 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      5. 3.5 Pollution Control Equipment Outlook

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        1. Table | POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Pricing & Product Mix

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        1. Table | SELECTED MEMBRANE MATERIAL PRICES

      7. 3.7 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

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      8. 3.8 Membrane System Demand

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        1. Table | MEMBRANE SEPARATION SYSTEM DEMAND

      9. 3.9 World Membrane Separation Outlook

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        1. CHART II-1 WORLD MEMBRANE DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

        2. 3.9.1 North America

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        3. 3.9.2 Asia/Pacific

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        4. 3.9.3 Western Europe

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        5. 3.9.4 Other Regions

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    4. 4 TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Membrane Separation Processes

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        1. CHART III-1 DEAD-END & CROSSFLOW MEMBRANE SEPARATION PROCESSES

      3. 4.3 Membrane Configurations

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      4. 4.4 Membrane Advantages

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        1. Table | ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF MEMBRANE SEPARATION TECHNOLOGIES

      5. 4.5 Liquid Processing Membrane Technologies

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        1. Table | MEMBRANE SEPARATION SPECTRUM

        2. 4.5.1 Microfiltration

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        3. 4.5.2 Ultrafiltration

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        4. 4.5.3 Nanofiltration

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        5. 4.5.4 Reverse Osmosis

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        6. 4.5.5 Other

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      6. 4.6 Gas Separation Membrane Technologies

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      7. 4.7 Membrane Maintenance

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      8. 4.8 Competitive Technologies

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        1. 4.8.1 Liquid

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        2. 4.8.2 Gas

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    5. 5 MATERIALS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      2. 5.2 Polymeric Membranes

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        1. Table | POLYMERIC MEMBRANE DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-1 POLYMERIC MEMBRANE DEMAND IN AREA & VALUE TERMS, 2013

        3. 5.2.1 Fluoropolymer Membranes

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          1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 5.2.2 Polyamide Membranes

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          1. Table | POLYAMIDE MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 5.2.3 Cellulosic Membranes

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          1. Table | CELLULOSIC MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MARKET

        6. 5.2.4 Polysulfone & Polyethersulfone Membranes

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          1. Table | POLYSULFONE & POLYETHERSULFONE MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MARKET

        7. 5.2.5 Other Polymeric Membranes

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          1. Table | OTHER POLYMERIC MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 5.3 Nonpolymeric Membranes

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        1. Table | NONPOLYMERIC MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MARKET

        2. 5.3.1 Ceramic Membranes

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          1. Table | CERAMIC MEMBRANE DEMAND

        3. 5.3.2 Other Nonpolymeric Membranes

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          1. Table | OTHER NONPOLYMERIC MEMBRANE DEMAND

    6. 6 TYPES

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | MEMBRANE DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART V-1 MEMBRANE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

      2. 6.2 Microfiltration

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        1. Table | MICROFILTRATION MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.2.1 Markets

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        3. 6.2.2 Characteristics

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        4. 6.2.3 Producers

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      3. 6.3 Reverse Osmosis

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        1. Table | REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.3.1 Markets

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        3. 6.3.2 Characteristics

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        4. 6.3.3 Producers

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      4. 6.4 Ultrafiltration

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        1. Table | ULTRAFILTRATION MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.4.1 Markets

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        3. 6.4.2 Characteristics

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        4. 6.4.3 Producers

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      5. 6.5 Pervaporation

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        1. Table | PERVAPORATION MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.5.1 Markets

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        3. 6.5.2 Characteristics

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        4. 6.5.3 Producers

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      6. 6.6 Other Membrane Types

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        1. Table | OTHER MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.6.1 Gas Separation

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        3. 6.6.2 Nanofiltration

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        4. 6.6.3 Dialysis

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        5. 6.6.4 Electrodialysis

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    7. 7 MARKETS

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      1. 7.1 General

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        1. Table | MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VI-1 MEMBRANE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      2. 7.2 Water & Wastewater Treatment

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        1. 7.2.1 Water Withdrawal & Use Trends

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          1. Table | WATER WITHDRAWAL & USE

        2. 7.2.2 Membrane Demand

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          1. Table | WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT MARKET FOR MEMBRANES

          2. Table | WATER TREATMENT MARKET FOR MEMBRANES BY TYPE & SEGMENT

          3. CHART VI-2 WATER TREATMENT MARKET FOR MEMBRANES BY MARKET SEGMENT, 2013

          4. Table | MUNICIPAL WATER TREATMENT MARKET FOR MEMBRANES

          5. Table | INDUSTRIAL WATER TREATMENT MARKET FOR MEMBRANES

          6. Table | ULTRAPURE WATER TREATMENT MARKET FOR MEMBRANES

          7. Table | RESIDENTIAL WATER TREATMENT MARKET FOR MEMBRANES

          8. Table | WASTEWATER TREATMENT MARKET FOR MEMBRANES

      3. 7.3 Food & Beverage Processing

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        1. 7.3.1 Food & Beverage Industry Outlook

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          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.3.2 Membrane Demand

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          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING MARKET FOR MEMBRANES

          2. Table | FOOD PROCESSING MARKET FOR MEMBRANES BY TYPE

          3. Table | BEVERAGE PROCESSING MARKET FOR MEMBRANES BY TYPE

      4. 7.4 Pharmaceutical & Medical Uses

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        1. 7.4.1 Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Outlook

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          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL & HEALTHCARE INDICATORS

        2. 7.4.2 Membrane Demand

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          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL MARKET FOR MEMBRANES BY TYPE

      5. 7.5 Chemical Processing

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        1. 7.5.1 Chemical Processing Outlook

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          1. Table | CHEMICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.5.2 Membrane Demand

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          1. Table | CHEMICAL PROCESSING MARKET FOR MEMBRANES BY TYPE

      6. 7.6 Industrial Gas Processing

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        1. 7.6.1 Industrial Gas Outlook

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          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL GAS SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.6.2 Membrane Demand

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          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET FOR MEMBRANES BY TYPE

      7. 7.7 Other Markets

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        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR MEMBRANES BY TYPE

        2. 7.7.1 Environmental

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        3. 7.7.2 Fuel Cells

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    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 8.1 General

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      2. 8.2 Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US MEMBRANE SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      3. 8.3 Market Share

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        1. CHART VII-1 US MEMBRANE MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY, 2013

      4. 8.4 Competitive Strategies

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      5. 8.5 Research & Development

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      6. 8.6 Marketing

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      7. 8.7 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      8. 8.8 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 8.9 Company Profiles

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        1. 8.9.1 Air Liquide Group

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        2. 8.9.2 Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated

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        3. 8.9.3 Applied Membranes Incorporated

          $155.00

        4. 8.9.4 Ballard Power Systems Incorporated

          $107.00

        5. 8.9.5 Baxter International Incorporated

          $120.00

        6. 8.9.6 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $167.00

        7. 8.9.7 Bio-Rad Laboratories Incorporated

          $84.00

        8. 8.9.8 Corning Incorporated

          $114.00

        9. 8.9.9 Culligan International Company

          $82.00

        10. 8.9.10 Donaldson Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        11. 8.9.11 Dow Chemical Company

          $184.00

        12. 8.9.12 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $149.00

        13. 8.9.13 Entegris Incorporated

          $189.00

        14. 8.9.14 ESCO Technologies Incorporated

          $82.00

        15. 8.9.15 Evoqua Water Technologies LLC

          $82.00

        16. 8.9.16 General Electric Company

          $360.00

        17. 8.9.17 Gore (WL) &Associates Incorporated

          $154.00

        18. 8.9.18 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $82.00

        19. 8.9.19 Innovative Gas Systems Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 8.9.20 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $182.00

        21. 8.9.21 Linde Group

          $82.00

        22. 8.9.22 Medtronic Incorporated

          $82.00

        23. 8.9.23 Merck KGaA

          $287.00

        24. 8.9.24 Nitto Denko Corporation

          $187.00

        25. 8.9.25 Pall Corporation

          $368.00

        26. 8.9.26 Parker-Hannifin Corporation

          $231.00

        27. 8.9.27 Polypore International Incorporated

          $210.00

        28. 8.9.28 Praxair Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 8.9.29 Sartorius AG

          $180.00

        30. 8.9.30 Siemens AG

          $82.00

        31. 8.9.31 Sigma-Aldrich Corporation

          $82.00

        32. 8.9.32 Spectrum Laboratories Incorporated

          $82.00

        33. 8.9.33 SpinTek Filtration LLC

          $82.00

        34. 8.9.34 SPX Corporation

          $82.00

        35. 8.9.35 Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporated

          $82.00

        36. 8.9.36 3M Company

          $158.00

        37. 8.9.37 Xylem Incorporated

          $88.00

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