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Biofiltration Market Size

ID: MRFR//10125-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki| June 2024

The market for Pharmaceutical Biofiltration is vital in handling air and gas purification issues faced by pharmaceutical industry. It involves employing microorganisms like bacteria and fungi to filter and remove impurities from various air and gas streams. In the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, it is imperative to maintain a controlled sterilized environment that would guarantee the quality assurance of medicinal substances produced therein. The Pharmaceutical Biofiltration Market proposes new strategies for managing airborne contaminants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at different stages of pharmaceutical processes.

One major application of biofiltration in the pharmaceutical industry is the elimination of particulate matter and live organisms from manufacturing premises. Special microbial strains used by Pharmaceutical Biofiltration systems are able to effectively degrade or adsorb pollutants as an environmentally friendly means to purify air. This is because any contamination of drug products can be prevented through maintaining a sterile, controlled atmosphere during their production in pharmaceutical environments.

Pharmaceutical companies also have a challenge of controlling emissions resulting from their manufacturing processes which can be solved using the Pharmaceutical Biofiltration Market. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which may be emitted in activities like solvent usage or chemical synthesis, have environmental as well as regulatory implications. Through harnessing biodegradation capabilities of microorganisms’ bio-filtration systems provide an eco-friendly approach to eradication VOCs thereby minimize pollution caused by these compounds during their manufacture.

Additionally, it serves customers’ needs for compliant and efficient solutions within clean rooms for Pharmaceuticals. These air filtration systems designed with clean room ventilation systems in mind act an additional barrier against contaminants flowing in via this route. Tailoring biofilters depending on specific needs of pharma facilities ensures that there are no deviations from clean room air quality standards hence product quality plus regulatory compliance.

Among other problems encountered with respect to Pharmaceutical Biofiltration Market is highly diversifying drug manufacture calling for perpetual optimisation of biofilters. Different pharmaceutical compounds and processes produce different contaminant loads thus necessitating customized bio-filtration systems. The market addresses this challenge through continuous R and D to gain insight on the use of improved microbial strains and how rationalized designs can improve biofilters efficiency.

As the Pharmaceutical Biofiltration Market develops, there is an increasing emphasis on incorporating cutting-edge technologies. Such technologies including sensors and data analytics have been integrated into biofiltration systems for real-time monitoring and control. This implies that the system parameters can be dynamically adjusted in order to enhance system performance of these filters in pharmaceutical use industries with changes in levels of different pollutants.

Furthermore, the Market responds to pharma’s commitment to sustainability and green manufacturing principles. Biotechnology makes use of biological methods rather than chemicals which coincides with green chemistry philosophy. The method also advocates for reducing chemical consumables as well as using natural microbial processes; this makes it more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative when compared to other traditional pharmaceutical manufacturing methods.

Covered Aspects:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Growth Rate 9.80% (2023-2032)

Global Biofiltration Market Overview

The Biofiltration Market Size was valued at USD 2.3 Billion in 2022 and is projected to grow from USD 2.5 Billion in 2023 to USD 5.3 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.80% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The expansion of university activities and financing initiatives to speed up biofiltration research and the rising need for clean water, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Biofiltration market

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Biofiltration Market Trends

  • Growing demand for clean water is driving the market growth

By 2050, there will likely be 9.7 billion people on the planet, which will result in a rise in the need for clean water for drinking, agriculture, and industrial use. Effective and efficient water treatment technologies are more important than ever due to rising demand. The use of biofilters is an appealing way to meet the rising demand for clean water. To break down organic molecules, nitrogenous compounds, and other contaminants in water, they use naturally occurring microbes. Biofilters are particularly good at getting rid of waste-water pollutants like ammonia and nitrate that are nutrients. When these nutrients get into natural water bodies, they can harm the environment and impair human health if consumed. Water treatment using biofilters is also a sustainable alternative because they require little energy and chemical input to operate.

They are a desirable option for municipalities and businesses searching for affordable and environmentally friendly water treatment solutions because they are also reasonably simple to maintain and run. The market for biofilters is expanding due to the rising need for clean water, especially in arid regions and drought-prone places where water shortage is a major issue.

Market expansion is anticipated to be aided by universities' growing funding initiatives and activities to advance biofiltration research. For instance, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded Hawai'i Pacific University a grant of USD 188,000 in December 2022. The money will help with the scientific evaluation of the limu's capability for biofiltration and the rate of its growth. Similar to this, the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University received USD 280,861 from the U.S. Department of Energy in December 2022 to create a system for biofiltration-microalgae symbiotic and microalgae-based biochar-hydrogel-iron composite. The system and composition are intended to increase wastewater's microalgal production. Thus, driving the Biofiltration market revenue.

Biofiltration Market Segment Insights

Biofiltration Type Insights

The Market segments of Biofiltration, based on Type includes biological aerated biofilter system, denitrification biofilter systems, activated carbon biofilters, fixed films, and fluidized bed filter. In 2022, biological aerated biofilter system category ruled the market. It is ideal for treating sanitary and complex wastewater because it is a very efficient filtration process and has a high tolerance level for hydraulic and organic stocks.

Biofiltration Filter Media Insights

The Biofiltration Market segmentation, based on Filter Media, includes ceramic rings, bio balls, moving bed filter media, and others. In 2022, the ceramic rings market category had the biggest market share. For uses like filtration systems in aquariums, it is regarded as an important biological filtration medium. During the projection period, it is anticipated that benefits like cost, denitrifying bacteria, ease-of-use, longevity, and convenience of cleaning application would help the segment continue its leadership.

Biofiltration Application Insights

The Market segmentation of Biofiltration, based on Application, includes VOC treatment, nitrification, denitrification, odor abatement, and others. In 2022, treatment of VOC treatment accounted for the greatest market share. Regulators require a number of businesses, including the automotive industry, to construct VOC treatment facilities. For instance, the Michigan Department of Environment ordered ZF Active Safety U.S. Inc., a maker of automotive parts, to implement a treatment system for chlorinated volatile organic compounds in April 2022.

Figure 1: Biofiltration Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Biofiltration Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Biofiltration End User Insights

The Market segmentation of Biofiltration, based on End User, includes Storm Water Management, Water & Wastewater Collection, Chemical Processing, Food & Beverage, Aquaculture, Biopharma Industry, and Others. Water & wastewater collection sector segment is expected to dominate in 2022 owing to increasing water scarcity in various parts of the globe.

Biofiltration Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. Due to the presence of significant corporations, substantial government support, and a rise in research efforts in the region, North America held the highest share (45.80%) of the Biofiltration Market in 2022. In comparison to other regions, North America was the first to use the biofiltration process, making it the largest producer of biofilters. The idea of self-cleaning aquariums that utilize biofiltration is still fueling market expansion. Further, the U.S. market of Biofiltration held the largest market share, and the Canada Biofiltration market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 2: Biofiltration Market SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)

Biofiltration Market SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe Biofiltration market accounts for the second-largest market share. The growing use of cutting-edge technology and strict environmental rules that support biofilters in a variety of industries are the main factors driving the growth of the biofilteration market in Europe. The developed food and beverage business in the area also fuels the demand for eco-friendly water treatment methods like biofilters. Further, the German market of Biofiltration held the largest market share, and the UK market of Biofiltration was the fastest growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Biofiltration market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Due to the region's status as one of the world's major fishing markets, the market has been growing. The major producers of aquaculture in the area, in order of production, are India, China, Bangladesh, and Vietnam, according to a study by Sarayu Krishnan Anand that was released in November 2021. 18 million people work in aquaculture worldwide, and 94% of them are from the Asia Pacific region. Further, China’s market of Biofiltration held the largest market share, and the Indian market of Biofiltration was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Biofiltration Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their Product lines, which will help the market of Biofiltration, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Biofiltration Filter Media must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global Biofiltration Filter Media to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Biofiltration Filter Media has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Biofiltration market, including Aquael, Aquaneering, Inc., AZOO BIO CORPORATION, EHEIM GmBh & Co. KG, Pentair Aquatic Eco-systems, Inc, Aqua Design Amano Co.,Ltd., Veolia Water Technologies, Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc., and Waterlife Research Ind. Ltd, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Water treatment services are offered by Pentair Plc (Pentair). It creates, produces, and sells solutions for flow control, filtration, and aquatic systems. Its product line comprises filtration solution equipment as well as pool equipment and accessories such filters, heaters, pumps, automatic cleaners, maintenance tools, and pool accessories. Pentair also provides flow technology equipment such high-flow turbine pumps, solid handling pumps, and light duty diaphragm pumps. Aurora, Jung Pumpen, Pentair, Berkeley, Shurflo, Codeline, Kreepy Krauly, Haffmans, X-Flow, Aquatic Eco-Systems, and Sta-Rite are some of the company's most well-known brands. It provides water treatment services for the food and beverage, oil & gas, industrial, agricultural, residential, and commercial sectors. The business operates in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region.  In the United Kingdom, the corporation has its headquarters in London. Pentair announced the release of its innovative biofiltration system for aquaculture applications in February 2021.

A clean technology provider of wastewater treatment systems and solutions is Evoqua Water Technologies Corp (Evoqua). It provides a range of goods, including oil-water separators, activated carbons, filtration systems, aeration and mixing systems, biological treatment, and anaerobic digestion processes. In addition, the business offers odor control products, aquatic technologies and solutions, electrochemical, ion exchange, electro chlorination, disinfection and chemical dosing solutions, sludge management systems, speciality items, and accessories. Along with spare parts and consumables, it also provides commissioning, maintenance, and modernization services. The business provides industrial services to municipalities and clients in the power, oil and gas, food and beverage, metals and mining, life sciences, and aquatics industries. Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Singapore, the Netherlands, the United States, and the United Kingdom all have activities for it. The U.S. city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is home to Evoqua's headquarters. Evoqua Water Technologies introduced a new line of biofilters for the reduction of industrial odors and air pollutants in March 2020.

Key Companies in the Biofiltration market include

  • Aquael, Aquaneering, Inc.


  • EHEIM GmBh & Co. KG

  • Pentair Aquatic Eco-systems, Inc

  • Aqua Design Amano Co.,Ltd.

  • Veolia Water Technologies

  • Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc.

  • Waterlife Research Ind. Ltd

Biofiltration Filter Media Developments

January 2021 New biofilters have been introduced by Xylem for use in aquaculture applications.

November 2020 A new line of biofilters was introduced by Veolia Water Technologies for use in industrial water treatment applications.

Biofiltration Market Segmentation

Biofiltration Type Outlook

  • Biological Aerated Biofilter System

  • Denitrification Biofilter Systems

  • Activated Carbon Biofilters

  • Fixed Films

  • Fluidized Bed Filter

Biofiltration Filter Media Outlook

  • Ceramic Rings

  • Bio Balls

  • Moving Bed Filter Media

  • Others

Biofiltration Application Outlook

  • VOC Treatment

  • Nitrification

  • Denitrification

  • Odor Abatement

  • Others

Biofiltration End User Outlook

  • Storm Water Management

  • Water & Wastewater Collection

  • Chemical Processing

  • Food & Beverage

  • Aquaculture

  • Biopharma Industry

  • Others

Biofiltration Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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