(Food-Beverage-News.Com, November 16, 2021 ) The report “Membrane Filtration Market by Type (RO, UF, MF, NF), Application (Water, Dairy, Drinks & Concentrates, Wine & Beer), Module Design (Spiral, Tubular, Plate & Frame), Membrane Material (Polymeric & Ceramic), and Region – Global Forecast to 2025″ The membrane filtration market is estimated to be valued at USD 13.5 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 19.6 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2019 to 2025. The rapidly growing dairy industry, stringent regulations for water safety & filtration, and rising demand for premium alcoholic drinks products are some factors driving the growth in the membrane filtration market.
By application, the water & wastewater segment is projected to account for the largest share in the membrane filtration market
Membrane filtration technologies are increasingly being used for the removal of bacteria, microorganisms, particulates, and natural organic material from water, which can change the color, taste, and odor of water. The growing awareness among consumers is enabling water processing plants as well as government bodies to place more emphasis on limiting the concentrations and number of chemicals that are utilized during water treatment. Thus, considering factors such as the growing emphasis on reducing the usage of chemicals in water treatment and advantages such as effective purification and reduced operation cost offered by membrane filtration technology, government bodies across the globe are also adopting this technology to provide safe and clean drinking water to the households.
By type, the reverse osmosis (RO) segment accounted for the largest market size in the membrane filtration market for food & beverages during the forecast period
The reverse osmosis (RO) technology is used to remove the harmful contaminants from water by increasing the pressure on the water to move through a semi-permeable membrane. This process generally removes minerals such as iron, fluoride, lead, salt, manganese, and calcium. Reverse osmosis offers high efficiency in terms of water purification; it can typically remove up to 99% of most of the mineral contaminants. Thus, RO witnesses a huge demand for water purification purposes. This process generally removes minerals such as iron, fluoride, lead, salt, manganese, and calcium. The water used in the beverage industry comes typically from municipal sources. This water is drinkable, but contains elements of hardness or deposits of heavy metals that are usually from the pipes that transport the water; such elements in the water may affect the taste of the water, and thereby, the taste of the beverages. Therefore, to avoid these issues, RO is highly used in beverage producing plants as well.
By module design, tubular systems segment in membrane filtration market for food & beverages is projected to record a faster growth during the forecast period
Tubular membrane modules are tube-like structures that contain porous walls. These modules are generally used for processing feed streams, which consist of high dissolved solids, high suspended solids, and/or oil, grease, or fats. These modules are also widely utilized for water applications, as they are highly efficient in removing contaminants and producing high-quality processed water. This water can then be treated with a reverse osmosis system to generate high-quality fresh water; it is, hence, widely used in the beverage industry. Apart from water, tubular system modules are steadily gaining ground in the dairy and wine industries. In dairy applications, they are used for the reduction of bacteria in milk, whey, whey protein concentrates, and brine. In the wine industry, they are used for the filtration of wine.
Asia Pacific is projected to account for the largest market share during the forecast period
In 2018, Asia Pacific constituted over one-third market share within the membrane filtration market. Increasing usage of membrane filtration in water processing plants for purification and the dairy & food industries for pasteurization, sterilization, and concentration processes in this region create huge demand for membrane filtration technology. China dominated the Asia Pacific membrane filtration market. The membrane filtration market in this country is majorly driven by the increasing use of membrane filtration technology for water purification. The growing population in this country has led to a rising need for sustainable purification technologies to ensure the supply of safe drinking water. India is projected to be the fastest-growing membrane filtration market for food & beverages during the review period. The increase in demand for dairy products, government support for membrane filtration technology in water purification, the growth in the purchasing power of the middle-class group for quality products, and the rise in consumption of functional food are some of the key factors that are projected to drive the demand for membrane filtration technology in this country.
The key players profiled in the membrane filtration market include DowDuPont (US), Suez Water Technologies and Solutions (US), Alfa Laval AB (Sweden), GEA Group AG (Germany), Pall Corporation (US), 3M Company (US), Koch Membrane Systems Inc (US), Veolia (France), SPX Flow, Inc. (US), Prominent GmbH (Germany), Pentair Plc. (US), and Porvair Filtration Group (UK). These companies are focusing on strategies such as new product launches, expansions, mergers & acquisitions, and agreements & partnerships to expand their operations across the globe.