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Global Membrane Bioreactor Market Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Analysis Report – Segmented By Product, Application & Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa) – Industry Forecast (2022 to 2027)

Published: March, 2022
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Pages: 190
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Global Membrane Bioreactor Market Size (2022 to 2027)

The global market size for membrane bioreactors was valued at USD 3.4 billion in 2022, and this value is further estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 8.82% from 2022 to 2027 and USD 5.18 billion by 2027.

The membrane bioreactor is a technology used in wastewater treatment and gaining popularity worldwide. The study of setups, products, applications, and geographic analysis is part of the market. Membrane bioreactor technology is more advanced than the traditional activated sludge wastewater treatment method. In addition, the technology is efficient because of the lower operational and maintenance costs. A membrane bioreactor (MBR) is a hybrid of membrane filtration techniques like micro and ultra-filtration and a suspended growth bioreactor. Large-scale wastewater treatment plants frequently employ membrane bioreactors.

Impact of COVID-19 on the global membrane bioreactor market:

As a result of the pandemic, manufacturers of membrane bioreactors have been forced to create new technologies at low costs to maintain a competitive edge. To guarantee that the virus does not penetrate water sources, the Central Pollution Control Board has urged sewage treatment plants to follow COVID-19 guidelines. The development of municipal water treatment facilities is projected to be boosted by raising public awareness about basic sanitation. During the COVID-19 outbreak, most cities were put under lockdown, increasing municipal waste and demand for wastewater management services, projected to boost the market for membrane bioreactors in the next few years.


Growing wastewater generation in enterprises, offices, and households is predicted to fuel demand for wastewater management over the forecast period, complementing the expansion of the membrane bioreactors market.

The rising demand for MBRs in wastewater treatment is due to water stress and MBRs' ability to produce high-quality effluents. Because of its features, robustness, small footprint, and operational efficiency, submerged MBRs are frequently used in significant wastewater treatment applications. Furthermore, with the market sector producing market effluents, demand for membrane bioreactors (MBRs) is likely to expand as the countries return to normalcy due to vaccine rollouts and infusions of economic stimulus packages. The market is further driven by the increased use of membrane bioreactors by municipal corporations.

Membrane bioreactors have become increasingly popular due to stringent government rules and regulations governing the discharge of industrial wastewater. Membrane bioreactors are becoming more popular as issues about industrial wastewater disposal grow. The employment of wastewater treatment technology to clean the waste before it enters natural sources has become necessary due to rapid urbanization and industrial development. The wastewater sector is predicted to grow because of increased government assistance from the Ministry of Water Resources (MOWR) and private sector participation. Over the projected period, the increased usage of environmentally friendly water and wastewater management technologies in the industrial and sewage sectors is expected to fuel market expansion. In addition, the market for membrane bioreactors is expected to be driven by raising awareness about the quality of drinking water, water shortages, and demand for water from fast-growing chemical, pharmaceutical, power plant, food, and textile industries.


The high initial costs of installing membrane bioreactors have stifled demand for these bioreactors in wastewater treatment. In addition, membrane pollution caused by membrane bioreactors in companies and municipalities is a challenge to market growth.




Market Size Available

2021 to 2027

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 to 2027

Segments Covered

By Product, Application & Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Challenges, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa


This research report on the global membrane bioreactor market has been segmented and sub-segmented based on product, application, and region.

Membrane Bioreactor Market – By Product:

  • Hollow Fiber
  • Flat Sheet
  • Multi-tubular

Due to reduced operational and maintenance costs than multi-tubular and flat sheet membrane bioreactors, the hollow fiber segment led the market for membrane bioreactors. Because of the growing use of hollow fiber membranes in large-scale municipal facilities, the market for hollow fiber membranes is likely to rise over the forecast period. The hollow fiber segment grows as municipalities increasingly build membrane bioreactors with hollow fibers. Hollow fiber membranes offer a higher packing density and are more flexible than conventional filtering arrangements, making them more popular among municipalities.

Membrane Bioreactor Market – By Application:

  • Municipal Wastewater Treatment
  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment

In 2021, the municipal segment dominated the membrane bioreactor market. As a result of increasing urban population and government support to promote infrastructure development, the water and wastewater treatment equipment market is expected to see tremendous gains in municipal sectors of developing markets such as Turkey, China, India, Thailand, and Bangladesh, which is expected to benefit the MBR market growth. Municipalities increasingly use membrane bioreactors to remove suspended particles, organic debris, pathogenic bacteria, and micropollutants from municipal wastewaters. In addition, the demand for membrane bioreactors has grown as the cost of conventional water treatment techniques has increased, as they are regarded as economically viable for municipal wastewater treatment.

Membrane Bioreactor Market – By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

APAC is expected to have the fastest growth in the worldwide MBR market during the forecast period. MBRs are in high demand in rising economies like China and India. The increasing level of water stress is driving the MBR market in APAC. Increasing population and end-use market have resulted in innovation and growth, establishing APAC as a worldwide industrial hub. The market in the region is likely to be driven by high growth and innovation, and market consolidations. In the near future, rising crude oil output in China will encourage the use of wastewater treatment equipment due to favorable government policies encouraging domestic investment and application growth in the plastics sector. In addition, the favorable outlook for China's mining sector, owing to the abundance of rare earth minerals, is likely to play a key role in growing sludge treatment for landfills, boosting the market growth.

Due to population increase, economic development, and industrialization in Middle Eastern countries, the membrane bioreactor market in the Middle East and Africa is expected to grow over the forecast period. In addition, governments in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, have been increasing spending on petrochemical and refining facilities, rising demand for MBR.

The Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) market in the United States is predicted to increase steadily in the next few years. Government restrictions governing wastewater disposal are a primary motivator for MBR installation across the United States. Furthermore, the existing water infrastructure in the United States is urging the government to improve present water treatment facilities and grow expenditures in cost-effective water and wastewater recycling and reuse programs, boosting the MBR market in the United States.


Companies playing a significant role in the global membrane bioreactor market profiled in this report are Aquatech International Corp., Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Danaher Corporation, Veolia Environnement S.A., Toray Industries, UEM India Pvt. Ltd., Ion Exchange India Ltd., VA Tech Wabag Ltd, Suez Environnement S.A., and Thermax India Ltd.


  • In 2021, Water Consulting Specialists, Inc. (WCSI), a leader in the design, production, and service of industrial high-purity water treatment systems, was bought by Evoqua Water Technologies, a market leader in mission-critical water treatment solutions.
  • Toray Membrane USA, Inc. and M|MBR Systems are pleased to announce an exclusive supply agreement for particular MBR retrofit projects in 2020. The alliance will update existing membrane technologies to bring innovative MBR solutions to the municipal and industrial markets.

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