Report Description

Global Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor market is anticipated to grow robustly in the forecast period 2024-2028. Over the past several years, industrialization and population density have increased global demand for clean and fresh water. The market is expected to grow with a high CAGR in the forecast period. The activated sludge process and membrane technologies including microfiltration or ultrafiltration, are combined to create the membrane bioreactor (MBR), which is a method for treating wastewater, biologically. Today, it is often employed in the treatment of industrial and municipal wastes. There are two different MBR configurations: the first is known as a submerged membrane bioreactor (SMBR), and the second is termed as a side stream membrane bioreactor. The membrane is positioned within the biological reactor in the first configuration, immersed in the wastewater, whereas in the second configuration, the membrane is positioned outside the reactor as an extra step, following biological treatment.

Rising Demand of Freshwater and Concern of Less Carbon Emission Driving the Market in The Future

The main factor driving the global market for membrane-aerated biofilm reactors is the concern about freshwater shortages. Governments and regulatory agencies are implementing strict regulations regarding wastewater treatment. Additionally, several governments are offering tax breaks and other incentives to encourage the use of wastewater treatment systems, in both the residential and commercial sectors. Therefore, one of the ways to prevent water pollution is to implement strict rules that encourage water conservation and the reuse of treated wastewater.

The global membrane-aerated biofilm reactor market is anticipated to experience growth over the forecast period due to increased energy efficiency, improved treatment capacity, and reduced carbon emissions from such reactors. Membrane-aerated biofilm reactors boost treatment capacity by more than 50% while consuming less energy overall. It is thus an environmentally beneficial option.

The self-respiring, spirally coiled membrane envelope at the center of Fluence's MABR passively introduces oxygen into the wastewater so that beneficial bacteria can flourish. Due to these factors, the market is likely to continue expanding in the future with a high CAGR.

Rising Government Concern and Funding Towards MABR

Membrane-aerated biofilm reactors, which have higher energy efficiency and more treatment capacity than aerobic wastewater treatment, provide more advanced water filtration. The membrane-aerated biofilm reactor technology is, therefore, receiving more significant funding through companies.

For instance, GE officially announced its innovative ZeeLung* Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technology, which is four times more energy efficient than current aeration systems and accounts for 35 percent of the energy budget of a typical municipal government in the United States.

Regulatory and governmental authorities have mandated the development of wastewater treatment systems. However, companies that require significant financial inputs are hesitant to use these systems. Thus, the global market for membrane-aerated biofilm reactors is significantly restricted by this aspect, also including the lack of infrastructure and consumer awareness.

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Market Segmentation

The Global Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor market is segmented based on Application, Treatment Capacity and Type. Based on Application, the market is segmented into municipal and industrial. Based on Treatment Capacity, the market is segmented into 1 m3/d – 50 m3/d, 50 m3/d – 150 m3/d, 150 m3/d – 500 m3/d and Above 500 m3/d. Based on type, the market is segmented into modules, containerized and concrete plants.

Market player

Major players operating in the Global Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor market include Suez SA, Fluence Corporation, Oxymem Limited, GENERAL ELECTRIC, Linde Engineering India Pvt. Ltd. (LEI), Verde Environmental Group.

Recent Developments

·      GE developed the ZeeLung technology to help wastewater treatment facilities be energy neutral by drastically lowering the energy requirements of the biggest energy user in a treatment facility—the biological process of aeration. It is possible to create energy-neutral wastewater facilities where the energy generated is equal to or greater than the energy used by combining this energy reduction with improved on-site energy generation through advanced anaerobic digestion.

·         Tamil Nadu is the location of 100 MLD Sea Water Desalination Plant-Reverse Osmosis project, which are managed by Chennai Water Desalination Limited and IVRCL Infrastructure Projects Limited. The project costs 550 crores and has a 237 MLD capacity. It is at the operation and maintenance stage, as of September 2019.



Base Year


Historic Data

2018– 2021

Estimated Year


Forecast Period

2024 – 2028

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, value, and CAGR for 2018 -2022 and 2023 - 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Share, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

By Application

By Treatment Capacity

By Type

Regional scope

North America; Asia-Pacific; Europe; South America; Middle East

Country scope

United States; Canada; Mexico; China; Indian; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Singapore; Malaysia; Germany; United Kingdom; France; Italy; Spain; Poland; Colombia; Brazil; Argentina; Peru; Chile; Africa, Saudi Arabia; South Africa; UAE; Iraq; Turkey

Key companies profiled

Suez SA, Fluence Corporation, Oxymem Limited, GENERAL ELECTRIC, Linde Engineering, Verde Environmental Group.

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Report Scope:

In this report, Global Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Market has been segmented into the following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

o   Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Market, By Application:

o   Municipal

o   Industrial

o   Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Market, By Treatment Capacity:

o   1 m3/d – 50 m3/d

o   50 m3/d – 150 m3/d

o   150 m3/d – 500 m3/d

o   Above 500 m3/d

o   Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Market, By Type:

o   Modules

o   Containerized

o   Concrete Plants

o   Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Market, By Region:

o   North America

§  United States

§  Mexico

§  Canada

o   Asia-Pacific

§  India

§  Japan

§  South Korea

§  Australia

§  Singapore

§  Malayasia

§  China

o   Europe

§  Germany

§  United Kingdom

§  France

§  Italy

§  Spain

§  Poland

§  Denmark

o   South America

§  Brazil

§  Argentina

§  Colombia

§  Peru

§  Chile

o   Middle East

§  South Arabia

§  South Africa

§  UAE

§  Iraq

§  Turkey

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in the Global Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Market.

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Company Information

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Table of content

1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Impact of COVID-19 Global Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Market

4.    Executive Summary

5.    Voice of Customers

5.1.  Factors considered while selecting a supplier

5.2.  Challenges/issues faced post purchase

5.3.  Major Challenges Faced

5.4.  Technological Awareness

6.    Global Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Market

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.    By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.    By Application (Municipal and Industrial)

6.2.2.    By Treatment Capacity (1 m3/d – 50 m3/d, 50 m3/d – 150 m3/d, 150 m3/d – 500 m3/d and Above 500 m3/d)

6.2.3.    By Type (Modules, Containerized and Concrete Plants)

6.2.4.    By Region

6.2.5.    By Company

6.3.  Market Map

7.    North America Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast

7.1.1.    By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.    By Application

7.2.2.    By Treatment

7.2.3.    By Type

7.2.4.    By Country

7.3.  North America: Country Analysis

7.3.1.    United States Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Market Outlook        Market Size & Forecast           By Value        Market Share & Forecast           By Application           By Treatment           By Type        Canada Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Market Outlook        Market Size & Forecast