Membrane Bioreactors : Global Markets

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The global market for membrane bioreactor systems (MBRs) totaled $425.7 million in 2014 and is projected to approach $777.7 million by 2019, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.8% through 2019.

This report provides:
-An overview of the global membrane bioreactors markets used for wastewater treatment.
-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013 and 2014, and projections of CAGRs through 2019.
-Identification of the challenges for major water users specifically in the municipal, industrial, and environmental sectors.
-Analysis of the membrane component of MBRs, the biological component, system configurations, and typical MBR performance.
-Evaluations of system applications, market share, and industry structure.
-Profiles of major players active in the market.

INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
This comprehensive market research report evaluates the global membrane bioreactors (MBRs) market used for wastewater treatment. Existing and potential markets for MBRs on the global stage are identified. The goals are to provide meaningful information, unbiased analysis, and an assessment of the roles that MBR systems can play now and in the future of wastewater treatment technology. Twenty-eight countries’ water needs are evaluated in four global regions.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
The need for pure water is a problem of global proportions. In the earth’s hydrologic cycle, fresh water supplies are fixed and constant, while global water demand is growing. With each passing year, the quality of the planet’s water measurably deteriorates, presenting challenges for the major users: the municipal, industrial, and environmental sectors. Water treatment has become an area of global concern as individuals, communities, industries, countries, and their national institutions strive for ways to keep this essential resource available and suitable for use. Membrane bioreactor systems (MBRs) have, over the past years, emerged as an effective solution to transforming various wastewaters into high-quality effluent suitable for discharge to the environment and increasingly into a reusable product.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This report is designed to be as comprehensive as possible and to be useable by a broad audience of business, technical, and regulatory practitioners on a global scale. The document is an information source on the industry, a reference manual on an advanced technology and its system components, and a resource that provides information to decision-makers who need to stay abreast of the state of the art.

This report presents analysis and forward-thinking knowledge that will be of advantage to manufacturers, suppliers, and to local, state, and federal government as well as foreign governments. Engineers, utilities, and corporate planners will benefit in accessing the global demand for membrane bioreactors.

SCOPE OF REPORT
The study is divided into chapters dealing with the membrane component of MBRs, the biological component, system configurations, typical MBR performance, cost analyses, system applications, companies active in the market, market share, and industry structure. Quantitative evaluations are given for the major market segments, historically and for a five-year horizon. The global scope of the MBR market is identified within four major geographical regions with information on regional economics, water needs, MBR experience, and proposed projects.

The MBR market in this study is centered on biological/membrane wastewater treatment for the municipal, industrial, and environmental sectors. The evaluated market does not include catalytic membrane reactors or enzymatic membrane reactors.

METHODOLOGY
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. Research for this report began with a re-analysis of the available technical and business literature, as well as an evaluation of the personal records of the water treatment industry available to the author. Conversations with industry experts and company representatives and a review of their published works provide the backbone for an evaluation of the water treatment equipment industry. Other sources of information include product literature from system suppliers, patent information, and annual reports. .

Growth rates of MBR systems are not the same for all world regions and are not increasing from the same base. Common to all regions, however, is the fact that sales of the technology are growing faster than the gross domestic products (GDPs) of countries installing the systems and more rapidly than the industries that use them. Forecasts in this report are based on announced projects and anticipated capacity additions over the next 5 years.

MBR costs are based on published data and interviews with industry participants. MBR “systems” include headworks (screens, pumps, grit chamber) and other pretreatment systems, membrane units, reactor vessels, and other process tanks. Site costs, system installation costs, piping, instrumentation, and electrical/ electronic controls are not included in the cost analysis.

The capital cost of a 50,000 gpd plant is estimated at $350,000, a 100,000 gpd plant at $500,000, and a 500,000 gpd plant at $2 million. For systems 1 mgd and larger, capital costs start at $3.5 million. The largest percentage of new system installations, 90% or more, will continue to fall into the 5,000 gpd to 500,000 gpd range (most of those, 60% or so, will have capacities of less than 25,000 gpd). About 5% or fewer will be larger than 1 mgd.

Currency conversions are normalized in so far as possible. Much of the historic information is from BCC Research data.

INFORMATION SOURCES
The information sources for this study include online research, patent literature, technical journals, and interviews with principals in the industry. In evaluating the global market for membrane bioreactors, information was obtained from the U.S. Department of Commerce; U.S. Department of State; Aquastat, the United Nations’ global water information system; and publications from the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation, the European Commission, the Water Resources Institute, and various academic institutions. Projections for each market are made in terms of constant dollars. Historical values are for the year given.

Table of Contents :

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY
INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC REPORTS
BCC ONLINE SERVICES
DISCLAIMER

CHAPTER TWO: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SUMMARY TABLE MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR MARKET, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR MARKET, 1990-2015 ($ MILLIONS)

CHAPTER THREE: OVERVIEW
HISTORY
AMOUNTS OF WATER TO BE TREATED
GLOBAL WATER RESOURCES, WITHDRAWALS

FIGURE 1 GLOBAL FRESH WATER STRESS, 1995 AND FORECAST FOR 2025

U.S. WATER RESOURCES, WITHDRAWALS
MBRS IN BRIEF
MICROORGANISMS
AEROBIC, ANAEROBIC

TABLE 1 COMPARISON OF AEROBIC, ANAEROBIC MBRS
TABLE 2 GLOBAL VALUE OF MBRS, BY TYPE OF MICROBIAL PROCESS, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL VALUE OF MBRS, BY TYPE OF MICROBIAL PROCESS, 1990-2015 ($ MILLIONS)

MEMBRANES
MATERIALS, MANUFACTURING METHODS, MODULES
FLUX
FOULING
SELECTING MEMBRANES FOR MBRS
SYSTEM CONFIGURATION: SUBMERGED, EXTERNAL

FIGURE 3 SCHEMATIC OF SUBMERGED MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR
FIGURE 4 SCHEMATIC OF EXTERNAL MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR
TABLE 3 VALUE OF MBRS, BY CONFIGURATION, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 5 VALUE OF MBRS, BY CONFIGURATION, 1990-2015 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 4 ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MBR CONFIGURATIONS
TABLE 5 MAJOR MANUFACTURERS OF MBRS AND THEIR PRODUCTS

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
PERFORMANCE
PARTICLE REMOVAL AND DISINFECTION
REMOVAL OF ORGANIC MATTER
NUTRIENT REMOVAL
TRACE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
COMPETING WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES

TABLE 6 TECHNOLOGIES USED IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT

CAPITAL AND OPERATING COSTS

TABLE 7 CAPITAL COST COMPARISONS OF NEW CAS PLANT AND NEW MBR PLANT, 1,000 P.E.
TABLE 8 REDUCTIONS IN AERATION ENERGY CONSUMPTION, 1998-2006 (SCFM/FT2)
FIGURE 6 REDUCTIONS IN AERATION ENERGY CONSUMPTION, 1998-2006 (SCFM/FT2)
TABLE 9 DECREASES IN MEMBRANE REPLACEMENT COSTS, 1998-2006 ($/FT2)
FIGURE 7 DECREASES IN MEMBRANE REPLACEMENT COSTS ($/FT2)

TREND TO LARGE PLANTS

TABLE 10 WORLD’S 20 LARGEST MBR PLANTS, (AS OF JUNE 2010)

CHAPTER FOUR: APPLICATIONS FOR MBR TECHNOLOGY

TABLE 11 APPLICATION SHARE FOR MBR TECHNOLOGY, BY WASTEWATER TYPE, 2010 (PERCENT OF INSTALLED CAPACITY)
FIGURE 8 APPLICATION SHARE FOR MBR TECHNOLOGY, BY WASTEWATER TYPE, 2010 (PERCENT OF INSTALLED CAPACITY)
TABLE 12 MARKET VALUE BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 9 MARKET VALUE BY APPLICATION, 1990-2015 ($ MILLIONS)

DOMESTIC, MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER

TABLE 13 TYPICAL CONTAMINANTS IN UNTREATED MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER

DOMESTIC, MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER

TABLE 14 POTENTIAL WASTEWATER COMPONENTS BY INDUSTRY

HEAVY METALS
ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
OILY WASTEWATERS
INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
LANDFILL LEACHATE
IN-BUILDING WATER RECYCLING
OTHER WASTEWATER
SHIPBOARD WASTEWATER
Cruise Lines
World Navies
AGRICULTURAL WASTEWATER
WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE
REUSE IN THE U.S.
REUSE OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.
U.S. REGULATORY EFFORTS
FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR WASTEWATER PLANT CONSTRUCTION
INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY EFFORTS
EU REGULATIONS
REGULATIONS IN OTHER WORLD REGIONS
TRENDS AND TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER FIVE: PATENT SURVEY
BY COMPANY

TABLE 15 PATENT SURVEY, BY COMPANY, 1991-2010 (NUMBER/%)
FIGURE 10 PATENT SURVEY, BY COMPANY, 1991-2010 (%)

BY APPLICATION

TABLE 16 PATENT SURVEY, BY APPLICATION, 1991-2010 (NUMBER/%)
FIGURE 11 PATENT SURVEY, BY APPLICATION, 1001-2010 (%)

CHAPTER SIX: THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR MBR TECHNOLOGY
THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR MBR TECHNOLOGY

TABLE 17 VALUE OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR MBRS, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 12 VALUE OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR MBRS, 1990-2015 ($ MILLIONS)

U.S.
ECONOMIC TRENDS
WATER NEEDS
CANADA
ECONOMIC TRENDS
WATER NEEDS
NORTH AMERICAN MBR EXPERIENCE

TABLE 18 MARKET SHARE FOR MBR MANUFACTURERS IN NORTH AMERICA, 2010 (%)
FIGURE 13 MARKET SHARE FOR MBR MANUFACTURERS IN NORTH AMERICA, 2010 (%)

NORTH AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR MBRS
Desalination and Water Purification Technology
Roadmap
Water Environment Research Foundation
WateReuse Foundation
MWH
CHAPTER SEVEN: GLOBAL MARKETS FOR MBR TECHNOLOGY
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN WATER/WASTEWATER PROGRAMS
THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN WATER/WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
WATER CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
MILLENNIUM GOALS
BELLAGIO FRAMEWORK

TABLE 19 EVALUATION OF MBRS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

MARKET VALUE MBR SYSTEMS BY GLOBAL REGION

TABLE 20 VALUE OF MBR SYSTEMS BY GLOBAL REGION, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 14 VALUE OF MBR SYSTEMS BY GLOBAL REGION, 1990-2015 ($ MILLIONS)

EUROPE
GENERAL ECONOMIC TRENDS
WATER ISSUES
EUROPEAN MBR EXPERIENCE
Sewage Treatment Plants
Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plants
EU MBR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
AMEDEUS
EUROMBRA
MBR-TRAIN
PURATREAT
Outcomes of EU MBR Development Programs
THE EUROPEAN MARKET FOR MBRS

TABLE 21 VALUE OF THE EUROPEAN MARKET FOR MBRS, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 15 VALUE OF THE EUROPEAN MARKET FOR MBRS, 1990-2015 ($ MILLIONS)

OVERVIEW OF THE EUROPEAN MBR EXPERIENCE

TABLE 22 NUMBER OF INSTALLED MBRS IN THE EU, BY COUNTRY, 2005-2010
FIGURE 16 NUMBER OF INSTALLED MBRS IN THE EU, BY COUNTRY, 2010
TABLE 23 END-USE APPLICATIONS FOR INDUSTRIAL MBRS IN EUROPE, BY INDUSTRY, 2010
FIGURE 17 END-USE APPLICATIONS FOR INDUSTRIAL MBRS IN EUROPE, BY INDUSTRY, 2010

COUNTRY ANALYSIS
BELGIUM
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
FRANCE
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
GERMANY
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
ITALY
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
SPAIN
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
THE NETHERLANDS
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
UNITED KINGDOM
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
EASTERN EUROPE
Poland
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
Turkey
Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
THE ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET FOR MBRS

TABLE 24 VALUE OF THE ASIAN/PACIFIC MARKET FOR MBRS, 1990-2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 18 VALUE OF THE ASIAN/PACIFIC MARKET FOR MBRS, 1990-2015 ($ MILLIONS)

AUSTRALIA
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
CHINA
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
INDIA
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
JAPAN
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience

TABLE 25 MUNICIPAL MBR INSTALLATIONS IN JAPAN

SOUTH KOREA
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
SINGAPORE
Current Economic Trends
Water Issues
MBR Experience
THE MIDDLE EAST/AFRICAN MARKET FOR MBRS

TABLE 26 VALUE OF THE MIDDLE EAST/AFRICAN MARKET FOR MBRS, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 19 VALUE OF THE MIDDLE EAST/AFRICAN MARKET FOR MBRS, 1990-2015 ($ MILLIONS)

MIDDLE EAST
MIDDLE EAST MBR EXPERIENCE
Bahrain
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
Kuwait
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
Egypt
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
Israel
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
Saudi Arabia
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
United Arab Emirates
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
AFRICA
MBR Experience
THE LATIN AMERICAN/CARIBBEAN MARKET FOR MBRS

TABLE 27 VALUE OF THE LATIN AMERICAN/CARIBBEAN MARKET FOR MBRS, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 20 VALUE OF THE LATIN AMERICAN/CARIBBEAN MARKET FOR MBRS, 1990-2015 ($ MILLIONS)

LATIN AMERICA
Argentina
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
Brazil
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
Mexico
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
MBR Experience
CARIBBEAN
Bahamas
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
Jamaica
Current Economic Trends
Water Needs
CHAPTER EIGHT: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
CONGLOMERATES
WATER/WASTEWATER TREATMENT COMPANIES
SPECIALIZED PROVIDERS
STRATEGIES FOR REMAINING COMPETITIVE
MARKET SHARE

TABLE 28 MARKET SHARE OF TOTAL INSTALLED CAPACITY, BY COMPANY, 2010 (%)
FIGURE 21 MARKET SHARE OF TOTAL INSTALLED CAPACITY, BY COMPANY, 2010 (%)

COMPANY PROFILES
A3 WATER SOLUTIONS GMBH
Projects
TABLE 29 A3 REFERENCE PLANTS
ACWA SERVICES, LTD.
Memtreat MBR
Projects
TABLE 30 ACWA MBR INSTALLATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, 2002-2006
ADI SYSTEMS, INC.
AnMBR
ALFA LAVAL
Hollow Sheet
AQUA-AEROBIC SYSTEMS, INC.
Aqua-Aerobic MBR
AQUATECH INTERNATIONAL
Aqua-EMBR
ASAHI KASEI
Microza MBR

TABLE 31 ASAHI REFERENCE PLANTS, 2007-2010

ASHBROOK SIMON HARTLEY
Integrated Membrane Activated Sludge (IMAS) MBR
BEIJING EDI
BEIJING ORIGIN WATER TECHNOLOGY CO.
MBRU
BERGHOF FILTRATIONS UND ANLAGENTECHNIK GMBH
Berghof’ MBRs
BIOBOX
BioBox MBRs
BRIGHTWATER F.L.I., LTD.
Membright MBR
BUSSE GMBH
Busse-MF Small Size Sewage Treatment Plant
Projects
COLLOIDE ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
SubSnake MBR
ECOLOGIX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
EPCO AUSTRALIA
EPCO MBR
FILTER INNOVATIONS, INC.
MicroClear MBR
Projects
GE WATER TECHNOLOGIES
ZeeWeed MBR
Shipboard
Projects

TABLE 32 GE REFERENCE PLANTS

HANGZHOU H FILTRATION MEMBRANE TECH. & ENG.
CO, LTD.
HYDRANAUTICS
HYDRAsub MBR
HAMWORTHY
MK II, MK III
Projects
HANS HUBER AG
MembraneClearBox
VRM Bioreactor
BioMem
Projects

TABLE 33 HUBER REFERENCE PLANTS

HITACHI, LTD.
Hitachi Compact MBR
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ITRI)
ITT INDUSTRIES
ITT Dual-Stage MBR
KEPPEL CORP.
Keppel Seghers Technology Group BV
Unibrane Submerged MBR
Projects

TABLE 34 KEPPEL SEGHERS REFERENCE PLANTS

KIBARAN TERNAMA SDN. BHD.
KOCH MEMBRANE SYSTEMS
Puron MBR
Puron Plus
Projects

TABLE 35 PURON REFERENCE PLANTS

KOLON INDUSTRIES
KUBOTA CORP.
Kubota MBR
Projects

TABLE 36 KUBOTA REFERENCE PLANTS

LG ELECTRONICS
LITREE PURIFYING TEC. CO., LTD.
MARTIN SYSTEMS AG
Projects
MEMOS MEMBRANES MODULES SYSTEMS GMBH
MICRODYN NADIR
MBR Membrane Modules
MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
Mitsubishi MBR
Projects

TABLE 37 MITSUBISHI REFERENCE PLANTS

TIANJIN MOTIMO MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY, LTD.
NORIT
Airlift MBR
Projects
NOVASEP GROUP
Novasep MBR
Projects

TABLE 38 NOVASEP REFERENCE PLANTS

NOVOFLOW GMBH
OVIVO
Projects

TABLE 39 ENVIROQUIP REFERENCE PLANTS

PALL CORP.
Pall Aria MBR
PARKSON CORP.
DynaLift MBR
POLYMEM SA
Immem MBR
POROUS FIBERS S.L.
PURE ENVITECH
SENUOFIL (TIANJIN) CO.
SFC UMWELTTECHNIK GMBH
SHANGHAI MEGAVISION MEMBRANE ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
SHANGHAI SINAP MEMBRANE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
CO., LTD.
SHAW GROUP
Shaw MBR
SIEMENS AG
Siemens MBRs
MemPulse MBR
EcoRight
Projects

TABLE 40 SIEMENS REFERENCE PLANTS

SMITH & LOVELESS
Titan MBRs
SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT
BRM MBR
Projects
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER
TORAY INDUSTRIES
Toray MBR
Projects

TABLE 41 TORAY REFERENCE PLANTS

TRIQUA BV
Triqua MBRs
Projects
ULTRA-FLO PTE., LTD.
Ultra-Flo MBR
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Biosep MBR
Memrod
Ceramic Modules for MBRs
Projects
VINA FILTER CO., LTD.
Modules for MBRs
WEHRLE WERK AG
Biomembrat MBR
Biomembrat Processes
Projects

TABLE 42 WEHRLE WERK REFERENCE PLANTS

WEISE WATER SYSTEMS
MicroClear MBR
WJP SOLUTIONS
WPJS MBR
ZENA MEMBRANES
APPENDIX I

TABLE 43 PATENT SURVEY, JANUARY 29, 1991-DECEMBER 18, 2007



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