Membrane chemicals are used in reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and nanofiltration membranes to prevent the damages caused by scalants, foulants, microbes and other contaminants present in the feed water. Different categories of membrane chemicals include antiscalants, cleaners and pre-treatment chemicals. These chemicals are used for different functions throughout the membrane separation process. Apart from these three categories of membrane chemicals, preservative chemicals are also used occasionally to prevent membranes from drying up, while they are not functional. Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes requires all the types of membrane chemicals due to their small pore size, whereas ultrafiltration and microfiltration membranes generally employ commodity chemicals and pre-treatment chemicals for cleaning and maintenance. The major factors boosting market growth include expansion of membrane based desalination capacities and growth in other major end user industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food & beverage, etc. With the advent of shale oil & gas production, the potential market for membranes has expanded, particularly in the United States, Canada and China. Shale oil & gas production utilizes huge quantities of water for fracturing of oil or gas reserves, thereby increasing demand for efficient and effective process water and wastewater treatment procedures. 

According to the report “Global Membrane Chemicals Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019”, the global membrane chemicals market revenues are expected to grow by two folds by 2019 exhibiting a CAGR of 13% during 2014-19. Globally, membrane chemicals market is expected to be led by Asia-Pacific due to increasing membrane based desalination capacity, enforcement of government regulations for water and wastewater treatment, and shift towards membrane technology from conventional methods of separation. In North America, the growth is expected to be primarily driven by technological advancements and use of high valued chemicals based on nanotechnology and biodegradable raw materials. Along with industrial use, membrane based desalination technology is gaining ground in countries like GCC countries, China, United States, Australia, India, Singapore and Spain. In the Middle East, preference is still being given to thermal desalination plants due to abundant energy resources. In other regions of the globe, membrane desalination method is being employed more often. Global desalination industry is expected to witness a CAGR of more than 9% during 2013-18, which is one of the most important application areas for membrane chemicals. “Global Membrane Chemicals Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019” report elaborates following particulars:

  • Membrane Chemicals Market Size, Share & Forecast
  • Regional Analysis – Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, etc.
  • Market Drivers & Restraints
  • Changing Market Trends & Emerging Opportunities
  • Competitive Landscape & Strategic Recommendations
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Report Methodology 

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1. Research Methodology

2. Analyst View

3. Global Membrane Market Outlook

4. Global Membrane Chemicals Market Overview

4.1. Market Size & Forecast

4.1.1. By Value

4.2. Market Share & Forecast

4.2.1. By Membrane Type

4.2.2. By Type of Chemical

4.2.3. By Region

4.2.4. By Water Source

5. Global Membrane Chemicals Market, Regional Analysis

5.1. Asia-Pacific

5.1.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1.1. By Value

5.1.2. Market Share & Forecast

5.1.2.1. By Water Source

5.1.2.2. By Country

5.2. Americas

5.2.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.2.1.1. By Value

5.2.2. Market Share & Forecast

5.2.2.1. By Water Source

5.2.2.2. By Region

5.3. Europe

5.3.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.3.1.1. By Value

5.3.2. Market Share & Forecast

5.3.2.1. By Water Source

5.4. Middle East and Africa

5.4.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.4.1.1. By Value

5.4.2. Market Share & Forecast

5.4.2.1. By Water Source

5.4.2.2. By Region

6. Market Drivers & Restraints

6.1. Market Drivers

6.2. Market Restrains

7. Market Trends & Developments

7.1. Product Innovation

7.2. Mergers and Acquisitions

7.3. Membrane Chemicals for Shale Gas Technology

7.4. Alternate Water Treatment Technologies

7.5. Forward Integration

7.6. Innovation in Membrane Technology

8. Policy and Regulatory Landscape

9. Competitive Landscape

9.1. Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies

9.2. GE Water and Process Technologies

9.3. Ecolab, Inc.

9.4. BWA Water Additives

9.5. Genesys International Ltd

9.6. Avista Technologies, Inc.

9.7. Kemira Oyj

9.8. Kurita Water Industries Ltd.

9.9. American Water Chemicals, Inc.

9.10. King Lee Technologies

9.11. H2O Innovation Inc.

9.12. BASF SE

9.13. The Dow Chemical Company

9.14. Ashland Inc.

9.15. Italmatch Chemicals S.p.A

9.16. Reverse Osmosis Chemicals International

9.17. ChemTreat, Inc.

9.18. Hydrite Chemical Co.

9.19. Ion Exchange India Limited

10. Strategic Recommendations

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List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Membrane Market Size, 2009-2019F, By Value (USD Billion)

Figure 2: Global Membrane Market Size, By Region, By Value, 2013 & 2019F (USD Billion)

Figure 3: Global Membrane Market Share, By Type, By Value, 2013

Figure 4: Global Membrane Market Share, By Type, By Value, 2019F

Figure 5: Global Membrane Chemicals Market Size, By Value, 2009-2019F (USD Million)

Figure 6: Global Seawater and Brackish Water Desalination Market, By Value, 2013-2016 (USD Billion)

Figure 7: Global Desalination Installed Capacity, By Desalination Technology, By Volume, 2012

Figure 8: Global Membrane Bioreactor Market Size, By Value, 2013-2019F (USD Million)

Figure 9: Global Mining Water and Wastewater Market Share, By Segment, By Value, 2011 & 2016

Figure 10: Global Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Membrane Type, By Value, 2013

Figure 11: Global Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Membrane Type, By Value, 2019F

Figure 12: Global Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Type, By Value, 2013

Figure 13: Global Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Type, By Value, 2019F

Figure 14: Common Reasons of Membrane Failure

Figure 15: Global Desalination Installed Capacity, By Feed Water Category, By Volume, 2012

Figure 16: Global Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Region, By Value, 2013

Figure 17: Global Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Region, By Value, 2019F

Figure 18: Global Oil & Gas Production, By Region, By Volume, 2012 (Million Barrels per Day)

Figure 19: Global Desalination Plants Market Share, By Volume, By Region, 2009-2015F

Figure 20: Global Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Water Source, By Value, 2013

Figure 21: Global Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Water Source, By Value, 2019F

Figure 22: Global Water Requirement for Food Production, By Volume, 2010, 2015 & 2020 (Cubic kilometer per Year)

Figure 23: Global Membrane Market for Water and Wastewater Treatment, By Application, By Value, 2013 (USD Million)

Figure 24: Global Pharmaceutical Market, By Value, 2011-2016 (USD Billion)

Figure 25: Global Bottled Water Market, By Value, 2010-2019F (USD Billion)

Figure 26: Asia-Pacific Membrane Chemicals Market Size, By Value, 2009-2019F (USD Million)

Figure 27: China, Projected Urban Wastewater Expenditure in 12th Five Year Plan, By Value, 2011-2015 (USD Billion)

Figure 28: China, Number of Sewage Treatment Plants, 2011 & 2012

Figure 29: Food and Beverage Market, Asia-Pacific, By Value, 2011-2015 (USD Billion)

Figure 30: Asia-Pacific, Ballast Water Treatment Systems Market Size, By Value, 2012-2016F (USD Million)

Figure 31: Asia-Pacific Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Water Source, By Value, 2013

Figure 32: Asia-Pacific Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Water Source, By Value, 2019F

Figure 33: Asia-Pacific Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Country, By Value, 2013

Figure 34: China, Per Capita Average Water Resource, By Volume, 2000, 2007 & 2030F (Cubic Meter)

Figure 35: China Water Demand, By Sector, 2005, 2015F & 2030F, By Volume, (Billion Cubic Meter per Year)

Figure 36: Daily Treatment Capacity of Urban Sewage Treatment Plants in China, 2007-2010 (Million Cubic Meter)

Figure 37: China Desalination Plant Market Share, By Volume, By Region, 2011

Figure 38: India per capita Water Availability, By Volume, 2001, 2007 & 2011 (Cubic Meters)

Figure 39: India Water Demand, By Sector, By Volume, 2000, 2010, 2025 & 2050 (Billion Cubic Meter per Year)

Figure 40: India Wastewater Generation vs. Treatment, By Volume, 2009-2011 (Million Liter per Day)

Figure 41: India Domestic vs. Industrial Wastewater Generation & Treatment, By Volume, 2011 (Million Liter per Day)

Figure 42: India Investment in Domestic Water & Sanitation, By Value, 1951-2012 (USD Million)

Figure 43: India Desalination Capacity, By Volume, 2009-2019F (Million Cubic Meter per Day)

Figure 44: Australia and New Zealand Membrane Technologies Market, By Value, 2011-2019F (USD Million)

Figure 45: Americas Membrane Chemicals Market Size, By Value, 2009-2019F (USD Million)

Figure 46: Shale Gas Share in Total Dry Natural Gas Production, 2012 (Billion Cubic Feet/day)

Figure 47: Americas Desalination Market, By Volume, 2011-2015F (Billion Cubic Meters Per Day)

Figure 48: North America Pharmaceutical Market Size, By Value, 2013-2019F (USD Billion)

Figure 49: Americas Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Water Source, By Value, 2013

Figure 50: Americas Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Water Source, By Value, 2019F

Figure 51: Americas Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Region, By Value, 2013

Figure 52: United States Membrane Demand, By Value, 2012-2019F (USD Billion)

Figure 53: United States Bottled Water Consumption, By Volume, 2008-2012 (Billion Gallons per Year)

Figure 54: United States, Municipal Desalination Plant Numbers, By States, 2003 and 2010

Figure 55: North America Market for Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment in Food and Beverage Market, By Value, 2010-2019F (USD Million)

Figure 56: Europe Membrane Chemicals Market Size, By Value, 2009-2019F (USD Million)

Figure 57: Europe Water and Wastewater Treatment Market Size, By Value, 2009-2016F, (USD Billion)

Figure 58: Europe Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Application, By Value, 2013

Figure 59: Europe Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Application, By Value, 2019F

Figure 60: Spain, Final Uses of Reclaimed Water, By Volume. 2010

Figure 61: MEA Membrane Chemicals Market Size, By Value, 2009-2019F (USD Million)

Figure 62: Renewable Water Resources, GCC Countries, By Volume, 2010 & 2025 (Cubic meters per Person per Year)

Figure 63: GCC Total Wastewater Treatment & Use, By Country, By Volume, 2012 (Million Cubic Meter)

Figure 64: MEA Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Application, By Value, 2013

Figure 65: MEA Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Application, By Value, 2019F

Figure 66: MEA Membrane Chemicals Market Share, By Region, By Value, 2013

Figure 67: Saudi Arabia Water Consumption, By Source, By Volume, 2012

Figure 68: Global UV Disinfection Systems Market Size, By Region, By Value, 2008 & 2015 (USD Million)

Figure 69: Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies Sales, By Region, By Value, 2012

Figure 70: Ecolab, Inc. Sales, By Segment, By Value, 2012

Figure 71: Kemira Net Sales, By Region, By Value, 2012

Figure 72: Kurita Membrane Chemicals Developed for RO Membranes

Figure 73: Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Operating Income, By Segment, By Value, 2011-2013 (USD Million)

Figure 74: BASF Net Sales, By Business Segments, By Value, 2012

Figure 75: BASF Performance Products Sales, By Sub-Segments, By Value, 2012

Figure 76: BASF Performance Chemicals Sales, By Region, By Value, 2012

Figure 77: The Dow Chemical Company, Global Sales, By Region, By Value, 2012

Figure 78: The Dow Chemical Company Global Sales, By Segments, By Value, 2012

List of Tables

Table 1: Membrane Properties and Characteristics

Table 2: China Desalination Pilot Cities and Zones

Table 3: Major Desalination Projects planned in Australia, 2013

Table 4: Major Desalination Projects planned in Spain, 2013

Table 5: Major Desalination Projects planned in Spain, 2013

Table 6: Total Desalination Plants Constructed and Planned in GCC, 2013

Table 7: Saudi Arabia Population Estimate

Table 8: Saudi Arabia Water Consumption, By Volume, By Sector

Table 9: National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, United States EPA

Table 10: National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations, United States EPA

Table 11: Few Examples of Delayed Desalination Projects

Table 12: Examples of Abroad Spectrum Antiscalants Developed By Membrane Chemical Companies

Table 13: Examples of Non Chemical Water Treatment Technologies

Table 14: Examples of Major Companies Involved in Membrane and Membrane Chemicals business

Table 15: Veolia Environment Financial Details (Global)

Table 16: GE Financial Details (Global)

Table 17: GE Water and Process Technologies, Membrane Chemicals

Table 18: Ecolab Financial details (Global)

Table 19: Examples of Membrane Chemicals Manufactured, BWA Water Additives

Table 20: BWA Water Additives, Global Office Details

Table 21: Examples of Products offered, Genesys International Ltd

Table 22: Examples of Membrane Chemicals manufactured, Avista Technologies, Inc.

Table 23: Avista Technologies, Inc., Global Office Details

Table 24: Avista Technologies, Inc., Global Distributors

Table 25: Kemira Financial Details (Global)

Table 26: Kemira Oyj, Membrane Chemicals

Table 27: Kurita Water Industries Ltd. Financial details (Global)

Table 28: American Water Chemicals, Inc., Membrane Chemicals

Table 29: King Lee Technologies., Membrane Chemicals

Table 30: Professional Water Technologies, Manufacturing and Distributor Locations

Table 31: Professional Water Technologies, Membrane Chemicals

Table 32: BASF Financial Details (Global)

Table 33: The Dow Chemical Company, Membrane Chemicals

Table 34: The Dow Chemical Company, Financials, Global

Table 35: Ashland Inc., Membrane Chemicals

Table 36: Ashland Inc., Financial Details (Global)

Table 37: Chembond Ashland Water Technologies Ltd., Reverse Osmosis Chemicals

Table 38: Reverse Osmosis Chemicals International, Membrane Chemicals

Table 39: Ion Exchange India Limited, Membrane Chemicals

Table 40: Ion Exchange India Limited, Revenue By Segments, By Value

Table 41: Ion Exchange, Major Subsidiaries, Globally