Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Global Market Forecast to 2024 - CAGR of 11.7% Expected During the Forecast Period -

DUBLIN--()--The "Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market by Material Type (Cellulose-Based and Thin Film Composite Membranes), End-use Industry (Desalination Systems, RO Purification Systems, and Medical Devices & Diagnostics), and Region - Global Forecast to 2024" report has been added to's offering.

The global RO membrane market size is estimated to be USD 2.6 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 5.2 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 11.7% from 2024.

RO is a desalination technology installed worldwide; it accounted for around 60% of the total contracted desalination capacities in 2018. The desalination systems segment is estimated to lead the RO membrane market in terms of value in 2019. The growth is mainly due to the rise in demand for water for human consumption, commercial utilization, and industrial applications. The low cost of RO membrane desalination and increased water scarcity are encouraging the setting up of large desalination plants across the globe.

Thin film composite membrane is projected to be the fastest-growing segment of the RO membrane market, in terms of value, between 2019 and 2024.

The thin film composite membrane segment accounted for the largest share of the RO membrane market in 2018, and it is estimated to be the fastest-growing material type segment. The growth is associated with the high tolerance of thin film composite membrane to wide operating pH and temperature compared to the cellulose-based membrane.

The Middle East & North Africa accounted for the largest share in the RO membrane market in 2018.

The Middle East & North Africa region accounted for the largest share of the RO membrane market in 2018. This is due to the high demand for seawater desalination, particularly in Saudi Arabia, that produces 20% of the world's desalinated water. Moreover, approximately 70% of the world's desalination plants are located in the Middle East.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

4.1 Significant Market Opportunities for RO Membrane Manufacturers

4.2 RO Membrane Market Growth, By End-Use Industry

4.3 Asia Pacific Market, By Country and Material Type, 2018

4.4 RO Membrane Market, By Region

4.5 Lifecycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Evolution of RO Processes & Systems

5.3 Market Segmentation

5.3.1 RO Membrane Market, By Region

5.4 Market Dynamics

5.4.1 Drivers Growing Water Scarcity Government Regulations and Increasing Demand for Clean Drinking Water

5.4.2 Restraints Membrane Fouling and Scaling

5.4.3 Opportunities Increasing Demand for Water Treatment in Developing Countries

5.4.4 Challenges Discharge of Dense Brine

6 Industry Trends

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Value Chain Analysis

6.2.1 Raw Material Suppliers & Technology Providers

6.2.2 Membrane Manufacturers

6.2.3 Component Manufacturers

6.2.4 End Users

6.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

6.3.1 Threat of Substitutes

6.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers

6.3.4 Threat of New Entrants

6.3.5 Intensity of Rivalry

6.4 Macroeconomic Indicators

7 RO Membrane Market, By Material Type

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Cellulose-Based Membranes

7.2.1 Cellulose Acetate (CA) Membranes

7.2.2 Nitrocellulose Membranes

7.2.3 Others

7.3 Thin Film Composite Membranes

7.3.1 Polyamide (PA) Composite Membranes

7.3.2 Graphene Oxide-Based (GO) Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Composite Membranes

7.3.3 Others

8 RO Membrane Market, By Filter Module

8.1 Introduction

8.1.1 Plate & Frame (PF) Spiral Membranes Pillow-Shaped Membranes

8.1.2 Tubular-Shaped Membranes Capillary

8.1.3 Spiral-Wound Membranes

8.1.4 Hollow-Fiber Membranes

9 RO Membrane Market, By End-Use Industry

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Desalination Systems

9.2.1 Seawater

9.2.2 Brackish Water

9.3 Ro Purification Systems

9.3.1 Residential & Commercial

9.3.2 Municipal

9.3.3 Industrial

9.3.4 Medical Devices & Diagnostics

9.3.5 Dialysis Equipment

9.3.6 Pacemaker

10 Policy and Regulations

10.1 North America

10.1.1 Clean Water Act

10.1.2 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

10.2 Europe

10.2.1 The Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (1991)

10.2.2 Challenges in Implementation

10.2.3 The Drinking Water Directive (1998)

10.2.4 Challenges in Implementation

10.2.5 The Water Framework Directive (2000)

10.2.6 Right2water

10.3 Asia

10.3.1 China Environmental Protection Law (Epl) The Water Resources Law Water Pollution Prevention & Control Law

10.3.2 India Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, 1974 The Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Cess Act, 2003

10.3.3 Japan Water Pollution Control Law, 1971

11 RO Membrane Market, By Region

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Middle East & North Africa Dominates The RO Membrane Market

11.3 North America

11.4 Asia Pacific

11.5 Europe & CIS

11.6 South America & Africa (Except North Africa)

12 Competitive Landscape

12.1 Overview

12.2 Competitive Situations and Trends

12.2.1 New Product Launches

12.2.2 Partnerships, Agreements & Collaborations

12.2.3 Acquisition

12.2.4 Expansions

12.3 Competitive Leadership Mapping, 2018

12.3.1 Visionary Leaders

12.3.2 Innovators

12.3.3 Dynamic Differentiators

12.3.4 Emerging Companies

12.3.5 Strength of Product Portfolio

12.3.6 Business Strategy Excellence

12.4 Ranking of Players

13 Company Profiles

13.1 Toray Industries, Inc.

13.2 LG Chem

13.3 Hydranautics (A Nitto Denko Group Company)

13.4 Dow Water & Process Solutions

13.5 Toyobo Co., Ltd.


13.7 Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.

13.8 GE Water & Process Technologies

13.9 Trisep Corporation

13.10 Membranium (Rm Nanotech)

13.11 Recsun

13.12 Vontron

13.13 Keensen

13.14 Transfilm

13.15 Seaps

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