Greentech Lead U.S: Microfiltration and nanofiltration
will lead the total market for Membrane Wastewater Treatment (MWWT)
technologies, which will post a 15.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR)
through 2021, a recent report from SBI Energy.
The report, “Global Market for Membrane Wastewater
Treatment,” finds that lower capital and operation costs, combined with
more effective technology, is inviting to municipal water utilities throughout
the world, driving the market.
Applications of MWWT included in this report include
treatment of both industrial and municipal wastewater, in support of discharge
to natural waters or other disposal; reclamation for recycled water including
municipal, agricultural, and industrial reuse; and emerging applications
including potable water supply enhancement.
Membrane wastewater treatment technologies use
semi-permeable membranes to divide effluents and are presented in four
primary categories: microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration,
and reverse osmosis.
“Membrane wastewater treatment technologies
promise to gain in competitiveness over the near to midterm. Membranes’
market share for wastewater treatment will encroach on conventional
technologies due to near term capital cost reductions and near to midterm
operations cost reductions,” said Robert Eckard, SBI analyst and author of
“Market drivers reflect infrastructure development
and replacement demands, technology costing, public health needs, environmental
regulations, and water supply availability,” said
Eckard. “Currently the market is valued at $817 million with strong
growth expected to raise sales through $3 billion by 2021.”