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Membrane Microfiltration Market Research Report Information By Filtration Mode (Cross Flow, Direct Flow, and Others), By Material (Organic and Inorganic), By End User (Hospitals and Laboratories, Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Companies, Food and Beverage, Water and Waste Water Treatment, and Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CnM/10029-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| May 2024

Global Membrane Microfiltration Market Overview


Membrane Microfiltration Market Size was valued at USD 4.2 Billion in 2022. The Membrane Microfiltration market is projected to grow from USD 4.6 Billion in 2023 to USD 9.4 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.30% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Growing understanding of water and wastewater treatment, as well as increasing water scarcity, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Membrane Microfiltration Market Overview


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


Membrane Microfiltration Market Trends




  • Growth in population across the world is driving the market growth




Global population growth, expanding urbanization in developing nations, and increased industrialization have all contributed to the industry's expansion. Due to growing worries about water shortages and efforts to recycle water, membrane microfiltrations are being utilized more frequently for the treatment of water and wastewater. Membranes for microfiltration are utilized in a variety of industries, including food and beverage production, water and wastewater treatment, chemical and pharmaceutical production, and biotechnology. These membranes are used in the food and beverage industry for the filtration of beer and wine as well as the processing of milk. In the metalworking industry, they are also utilized for water and oil separation. These membranes are used in the biotechnology industry to retain biomass from fermentation broths.


The Membrane Microfiltration Market is being driven by an increase in the use of microfiltration techniques for the treatment of industrial wastewater. The quality of water is significantly impacted by the discharge of industrial and agricultural waste into various water bodies. According to the fourth World Water Development Report, high-income nations handled over 70% of all wastewater treatment in 2017. The environmental damage brought on by inadequate wastewater treatment poses a serious threat to both human life and economic activity.


Increased demand for membrane microfiltrations is a result of water reserve loss and economic growth in emerging nations. The global market for membrane microfiltrations is expanding as a result of rising water contamination, rising industrial use, and the establishment of environmental restrictions on a global scale. The demand for membrane microfiltration systems is being driven by the strict restrictions that governments throughout the world are creating in relation to wastewater. Thus, driving the Membrane Microfiltration market revenue.


Membrane Microfiltration Market Segment Insights


Membrane Microfiltration Filtration Mode Insights


The Membrane Microfiltration Market segmentation, based on filtration mode includes cross flow, direct flow, and others. During the forecast period, the cross-flow category is anticipated to rule the membrane microfiltration market. This can be ascribed to the technology's rapid uptake in a number of sectors, including the pharmaceutical, food, water treatment, and medical industries. Due to its capacity to remove built-up materials on filter surface and aid in preventing filter fouling, cross-flow filtration is becoming more and more popular in these sectors.


Membrane Microfiltration Material Insights


The Membrane Microfiltration Market segmentation, based on material, includes organic and inorganic. The most used microfiltration membranes are organic membranes. Due to their high mechanical stability and chemical resistance, they are utilized to make microfiltration membranes. The highest chemical and chlorine durability among commercially available membranes is demonstrated by polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)-based membranes. Applications for treating water and wastewater frequently use these membranes.


Membrane Microfiltration End User Insights


The Membrane Microfiltration Market segmentation, based on end user, includes hospitals and laboratories, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, food and beverage, water and waste water treatment, and others. According to application, the market for microfiltration membranes was dominated by the treatment of industrial wastewater. This is due to the worldwide increase in the demand for safe water for domestic, commercial, and industrial uses as well as the growing shortage of useable water. Additionally, the growing worry over water scarcity is anticipated to push governments all over the world to implement stricter wastewater treatment regulations. As a result, it is anticipated that these variables will increase the need for membrane microfiltration in the future for the treatment of industrial wastewater.


Figure 1: Membrane Microfiltration Market, by End User, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Membrane Microfiltration Market, by End User, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


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


Membrane Microfiltration Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. Asia Pacific Microfiltration membranes markets is the largest region. Due to industrialization and rising knowledge of water reuse and recycling, developing economies in the Asia Pacific region, including China and India, are anticipated to experience rapid expansion. A further factor that is anticipated to have a favorable effect on the market for microfiltration membranes is the implementation of numerous initiatives, laws, and regulations by governmental organizations, such as environmental protection laws to conserve natural water resources and sanitation management. Further, China’s Membrane Microfiltration market held the largest market share, and the Indian Membrane Microfiltration market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


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


Figure 2: MEMBRANE MICROFILTRATION MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


MEMBRANE MICROFILTRATION MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


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


North America Membrane Microfiltration market was the second-largest market in 2022 in terms of sales. Due to the increase in demand for industrial processes, wastewater management, and water treatment, the area is expected to grow. Additionally, it is projected that the growing healthcare sector will fuel regional product demand during the forecast period. Further, the U.S. Membrane Microfiltration market held the largest market share, and the Canada Membrane Microfiltration market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.


In 2022, Europe Membrane Microfiltration market accounted for a sizeable portion of the global market. The region is anticipated to experience significant growth as a result of rising environmental awareness and increased corporate investment in renewable energy sources like solar and wind power, which are aided by increased government initiatives in nations like Germany and France. Further, the German Membrane Microfiltration market held the largest market share, and the U.K Membrane Microfiltration market was the fastest growing market in the European region.


Membrane Microfiltration 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 Membrane Microfiltration market, 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, Membrane Microfiltration industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global Membrane Microfiltration industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Membrane Microfiltration industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Membrane Microfiltration market, including Kubota Corporation, Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., Pentair PLC, Sartorius AG, 3M Company, Alfa Laval, General Electric Company, Danaher Corporation, Aquatech International LLC, MERCK Group, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


An organization that offers environmental management solutions is Suez SA (Suez), formerly known as Suez Environment Company. Its service offering includes wastewater treatment and reuse, water regulation, control of the water cycle, production and supply of drinking water, and water distribution and treatment services. Sorting and dismantling, collection and logistics, sanitation, landfilling of non-hazardous and hazardous trash, and urban development services are only a few of the company's recycling and waste recovery services. Suez provides services to the food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical, building, site decontamination, and soil industries, as well as the oil and gas, petrochemical, pulp and paper, healthcare, retail, automotive, and aerospace industries. Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East are all regions where the company conducts business. Paris, Ile-de-France, France, serves as the headquarters for Suez. Sentinel Monitoring Systems, a company that provides real-time microbiological monitoring, was purchased by SUEZ - Water Technologies & Solutions in January 2022. Sentinel Monitoring Systems creates goods that offer real-time and almost real-time solutions for tracking the efficiency of microbial control in manufacturing processes and ultrapure water used in the life sciences.


Koch Separation Solutions offers industrial filtration solutions that are used to concentrate, clarify, and purify liquids in order to help our clients increase production, reduce waste, and achieve environmental sustainability. Hollow-fiber, spiral, and tubular membranes are among the goods available for sectors like dairy, food and beverage, automotive, textiles, municipal water sources, and more. In April 2021, Koch Separation Solutions developed INDU-COR HD (High Density) as a component of their tubular membrane product range. Different industrial waste streams are treated using this upgraded method. Crossflow filtering is more space- and cost-efficiently efficient with packing densities up to 300% greater.


Key Companies in the Membrane Microfiltration market include



  • Kubota Corporation

  • Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.

  • Pentair PLC

  • Sartorius AG

  • 3M Company

  • Alfa Laval

  • General Electric Company

  • Danaher Corporation

  • Aquatech International LLC

  • MERCK Group


Membrane Microfiltration Industry Developments


January 2021 Suez purchased reverse osmosis (RO) membranes from Lanxess, a developer of specialty chemicals. Suez was able to meet the growing demand for brackish water RO membranes thanks to this acquisition.


October 2020 Guo Chu Technology has developed a brand-new generation of electrolytic membranes for the metallurgical industry's need to control corrosion.


May 2020Filtration Group acquired Oxyphen. With this acquisition, Filtration Group is now able to serve the life science, industrial, and consumer markets with a greater selection of membranes.


Membrane Microfiltration Market Segmentation


Membrane Microfiltration Filtration Mode Outlook



  • Cross Flow

  • Direct Flow

  • Others


Membrane Microfiltration Material Outlook



  • Organic

  • Inorganic


Membrane Microfiltration End User Outlook



  • Hospitals And Laboratories

  • Pharmaceutical And Biopharmaceutical Companies

  • Food And Beverage

  • Water And Waste Water Treatment

  • Others


Membrane Microfiltration Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • K

    • 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



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 4.2 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 4.6 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 9.4 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 9.30% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Filtration Mode, Material, End User, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, U.K, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Kubota Corporation, Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., Pentair PLC, Sartorius AG, 3M Company, Alfa Laval, General Electric Company, Danaher Corporation, Aquatech International LLC, MERCK Group
Key Market Opportunities Increasing demand for water treatment in developing countries
Key Market Dynamics Rising awareness regarding water & wastewater treatment and rising water scarcity


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Membrane Microfiltration Market size was valued at USD 4.2 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.30% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

Asia Pacific had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are Kubota Corporation, Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., Pentair PLC, Sartorius AG, 3M Company, Alfa Laval, General Electric Company, Danaher Corporation, Aquatech International LLC, MERCK Group.

The Cross Flow Filtration Mode dominated the market in 2022.

The Organic Material had the largest share in the global market.

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