Worldwide Membrane Bioreactor Market to 2026 – Growing Demand for Advanced Wastewater Treatment Technology Creates Opportunities –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–That “Membrane Bioreactors Market by Membrane Type (Hollow Fiber, Flat Sheet, Multi-Tube), System Configuration (Submerged, External), Application (Municipal Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Wastewater Treatment), and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” Report has been added Offer.

The size of the global MBR market is expected to reach USD 4.9 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 8.3% between 2021 and 2026. The market is driven by various factors such as growing demand for clean water, water scarcity, strict regulations and high quality effluent through advanced wastewater treatment technology. Furthermore, the high potential in emerging Asia-Pacific countries such as India and China due to population growth and industrialization is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. However, the market in developing countries is still in its infancy due to challenges such as high-cost technology, skilled labor and limited regulations for MBR in developing countries.

The growing demand for advanced wastewater treatment technology for more efficient and higher quality treated water drives the demand for MBR during the forecast period

Industrial wastewater and increasing government regulations on wastewater treatment require advanced technology to produce high-quality wastewater. MBR is a proven technology to prevent the spread of emerging micropollutants and contaminants in the environment by treating wastewater for reuse. MBR membranes are made of different polymer materials like PVDF, PE, PES and others, which are used for filtration of wastewater. An MBR system is beneficial in removing microplastics (MP) and micropollutants from the textile industry, such as threads and beads, that pollute water bodies. MBR is preferred in both municipal and industrial applications due to its scale of business and high quality wastewater treatment.

Strict wastewater regulations worldwide to boost demand for MBR

Wastewater discharge regulations in natural water bodies have increased the demand for wastewater treatment. North America, Europe and others offer opportunities for MBR market growth by implementing regulations for high quality treated water. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the EU Water Framework Directives have put in place strict rules and regulations to counteract the release of toxic effluent into water bodies and preserve clean water. Wastewater directives are national standards for industrial and municipal wastewater discharge. Furthermore, increasing environmental safety concerns and rising awareness of the improved drinking water quality are expected to increase the demand for MBR over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is set to dominate the MBR market during the forecast period

The MBR market in Asia-Pacific countries like China and India is expected to witness high growth due to industrialization and growing awareness of water reuse and recycling. In addition, serious environmental and health hazards resulted in numerous adverse impacts on people and ecosystems due to water-related issues. MBR is able to handle various water contaminants such as suspended solids, pathogens, bacteria, nitrogen and other contaminants mainly present in municipal and industrial waste. In addition, the introduction of various initiatives, laws and regulations by government agencies such as environmental protection laws to preserve natural water resources and waste water management are expected to have a positive impact on the MBR market.

market dynamics


  • Increasing demand for advanced wastewater treatment technology for more efficient and higher quality treated water

  • Limited availability of fresh water and depletion of water reserves

  • Strict sewage regulations


  • More expensive technology than conventional systems

  • Membrane fouling to reduce performance of Mbr


  • Increasing demand for high quality wastewater


  • Skilled manpower and technical expertise required to handle demanding Mbr systems

companies mentioned

  • Alfa Laval

  • Aquatech International LLC.

  • B&P Water Technologies SRL

  • Bioprocessh2O

  • Citic Envirotech Ltd

  • culligan

  • Evoqua Water Technologies LLC

  • hinada

  • HuberSe

  • Koch separation solutions

  • Kubota Corporation

  • Layne Christensen Company

  • Lenntech B.V

  • Mann+Hummel Water & Fluid Solutions

  • Martin Systems GmbH

  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

  • newterra ltd

  • Pall Corporation

  • sanitherm

  • suez

  • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

  • Toray Industries, Inc

  • Triqua International

  • Veolia

  • Wehrle-Werk Ag

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