News | September 30, 2014

Cross-Flow Membrane Market To Exceed $13B In 2019

Sales of cross-flow membrane systems and modules will exceed $13B by 2019. This is the latest forecast in RO, UF, MF World Market published by the McIlvaine Company.

Industry

2019

 Total

 13,263

 Chemical

 535

 Desalination

 4,683

 Food

 323

 Metals

 418

 Mining

 154

 Oil   & Gas

 158

 Other   Industries

 892

 Pharmaceutical

 1,029

 Power

 508

 Pulp   & Paper

 302

 Refining

 144

 Residential/Commercial

 805

 Semiconductor

 255

 Wastewater

 382

 Water

 2,675

The forecasts include reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and microfiltration systems and replacement modules.  Nanofiltration revenues are included in the ultrafiltration segment.  Desalination is the largest single market.  The Middle East has been the largest purchaser but other areas are finding that seawater is an important resource. Municipalities will be spending $2.6B for cross-flow membrane systems by 2019.  Microfiltration and ultrafiltration membranes remove more micro organisms than the traditional gravity filter. So for health reasons, cross-flow membranes are steadily gaining market share.

The power industry will be increasing its cross-flow membrane expenditures as it standardizes on zero liquid discharge systems.  These systems eliminate any wastewater discharges. China is one of the countries leading the way in this approach.

The pharmaceutical industry uses cross-flow membranes in processing.  Solids are removed from broths and liquid products. Water for injection into humans is treated in reverse osmosis systems to assure purity.

For more information, visit http://home.mcilvainecompany.com/index.php/markets/2-uncategorised/120-n020.

SOURCE: McIlvaine Company