Membrane Filtration Market Size To Worth Around USD 42.70 Bn By 2032

Published Date : 27 Dec 2022

The global membrane filtration market size is expected to be worth around USD 42.70 billion by 2032, up from USD 17.63 billion in 2022 with a CAGR of 9.30% during the forecast period 2023 to 2032.

Regional Snapshots

For membrane filtration technology, the Asia Pacific region is a favorable marketplace. In this region, there is an increasing demand for the purification of water. Increasing demand for purification in the food and beverages industry is expected to drive market growth in the Asia Pacific region. Growing consumer awareness regarding the availability of various technologies which are extremely efficient for the purification of water has led to the manufacturing of long-term technologies that will ensure good-quality of drinking water. This technology is also used in the pasteurization and sterilization of dairy products. 

Membrane filtration is used for the treatment of dairy food products as there is high consumption of dairy products in many nations across the Asia Pacific region. In the countries like India and China, the growth in population is also expected to create a demand for membrane filtration technology in the coming years. The food and beverages market in India is large and it is expected to grow well in the coming years so this will increase the demand for membrane filtration technologies in this region. Increased consumption of various functional foods Is also projected to increase the demand for this technology. The growth of the membrane filtration market is the highest in China due to its usage for concentration processes in different types of functional foods.

Report Highlights

  • On the basis of application, the water and wastewater segment is expected to dominate the market in the coming years. As consumers are becoming more conscious about the availability of safe water the government across the nations are taking steps to provide safe water for drinking. There's an increase in to your adoption of membrane filtration technologies by various governments across the globe. It helps in enhancing the quality of water by removing different organic and inorganic materials.
  • On the basis of the type of technology used the reverse osmosis segment I'll drive the market in the coming years. The reverse osmosis technology is extremely efficient in removing fluoride salt lead and calcium from the water. It provides 99% pure water which is free from most minerals. This technology is expected to drive the market as there is a great demand for RO even in households. Arrow is also used in many large-scale beverage industries as the water used in these industries could be high in terms of the chemicals which could alter the taste of these beverages.
  • On the basis of the structure, the tubular systems are expected to drive the market in the coming years. These modules are extremely useful for highly dissolved solids and fats. It is also used in suspended oil which effectively removes contaminants. There's an increased use of these modules in the wine industries and dairy industries. Increased use of tubular membrane designs in the filtration of wine will also create growth in the market.
  • The Asia Pacific market is expected to dominate the growth of membrane filtration technology as result of increasing demand for safe drinking water. Large-scale food and beverages industries across this region are also creating a great demand for this technology. The application of this technology in different fields will drive the market in this region.

Membrane Filtration Market Report Scope 

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 17.63 Billion
Market Size by 2032 USD 42.70 Billion
Growth Rate from 2023to 2032

CAGR of 9.30%

Asia Pacific Market Share in 2021 40%
Reverse Osmosis Segment Market Share in 2021 32%
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Segments Covered Type, Application, Module Design, and Membrane Material
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa
Companies Mentioned 3M Company (US), Koch Membrane Systems Inc (US), GEA Group AG (Germany), Pall Corporation (US), Suez Water Technologies and Solutions (US), Alfa Laval AB (Sweden), SPX Flow Inc. (US), Veolia (France), DowDuPont (US), Prominent GmbH (Germany), Pentair Plc. (US), Porvair Filtration Group (UK)

Market Dynamics


Increasing number of diseases that are waterborne will provide an opportunity for the growth of the membrane filtration technology in the coming years across the globe. Increasing the number of initiatives taken by government in order to support the use of membrane filtration technology in water purification plans will also drive the market in the coming years. The use of membrane filtration technology in the dairy industry it's growing well. 

For pasteurization and sterilization of dairy products does that increased use of membrane filtration technology. In order to provide advanced technologies and innovations the use of ceramic membranes was helpful in processing the food with efficiency and it also helped in increasing the production. Increased disposable income has created a demand for premium products in the developing countries and this will drive the market growth in the coming years.


The fouling effect which is associated with the use of membrane filtration leads to deposition of chemicals along the structure which may need different cleaning techniques which may be expensive and this happens to be a restaurant in the growth of the market. Precise control over the manufacturing process is extremely important for this technology. The membranes that are manufactured in a way that they have or bigger pore size will reduce the performance and hamper the efficiency.


increase in the number of waterborne diseases is expected to provide a great opportunity for the growth of the market. This technology is used in many large-scale industries or food and beverages. enhanced processing techniques and the lower energy costs associated with the membrane filtration technology is expected to create opportunities for the growth of this market in the coming years. These processes can be used effectively even at lower temperatures. Due to an increased usage of the membrane filtration technology four different types of inorganics as well as organic mixtures will also provide opportunities for the growth of the market. 

Continuous research and development in this field have led to a development of different membranes which have effective and improved chemical and thermal properties. The introduction of novel membranes will provide opportunities for the growth of the market. The extensive use of these membranes in desalinization of water and reuse of water will provide major benefits in the coming years.


Depending upon the material used in the production of the membrane the performance of this technology alters. The cost off the product used may go up during the manufacturing of such membranes. Fabrication and designing of the modules are also an issue. The use of membrane filtration technology in cleaning of the water which is produced in the offshore oil and gas industry is another challenge.

Recent Developments

  • In order to strengthen the global position AlfaLaval had announced the opening of and innovation and application Center for the fluid handling technology in Denmark. the center will help in strengthening the global position of this organization for the pharmaceutical and food application. 
  • It will help in accelerating the development of innovative products in the fluid handling technology.

Market Segmentation:

By Type 

  • Reverse osmosis (RO)
  • Ultrafiltration (UF)
  • Microfiltration (MF)
  • Nanofiltration (NF)

By Application

  • Water & wastewater
  • Food & beverages
  • Dairy products
  • Drinks & concentrates
  • Wine & beer
  • Other

By Module Design

  • Spiral wound
  • Tubular systems
  • Plates & frames and hollow fibers

By Membrane Material

  • Polymeric
  • Ceramic 

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