Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market: By Membrane Type (Thin Film Composite and Cellulose Based), By Filter Module (Plate and Frame (PF), Tubular-Shaped Membranes, Spiral-Wound Membranes, Hollow-Fiber Membranes), By Application (Desalination, Utility water treatment, Wastewater treatment and Reuse, Process water), By End-Use Industry (Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant, Industrial Processing), and Geography

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Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market size was valued at USD 3,325.7 million in 2023 and is anticipated to reach USD 8,745.2 million by 2029, growing at an 8.2% CAGR from 2024 to 2030. Reverse Osmosis Membrane is a semi-permeable membrane that allows the passage of water molecules but not most dissolved salts, organics, bacteria, and pyrogens. The global demand for pure water is increasing with population, the osmosis membrane market benefits from obtaining clean water, and government regulations for water usage and treatment of industrial wastewater are major factors for market growth.

The demand for water and wastewater treatment, owing to the high demand for clean and processed drinking water as well as growing government regulations requiring clean water to obtain pure water from the sea, the desalination process is becoming significant, which drives the overall market with significant growth. The governments of many countries are adopting various techniques to provide clean water in their nation. The World Health Organization (WHO) has inaugurated many regulations for drinking safe water, resulting in a high demand for reserve osmosis membranes in water treatment. The emerging economic countries and high installation costs create minimum adoption across consumers and hinder the reverse osmosis membrane market.  

Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Market Key Developments:
  • In March 2022, Toray launched new ultralow-pressure RO membrane elements to significantly improve the rejection of silica, boron, and other neutral molecules from untreated water by controlling RO membrane micropore sizes and membrane structures.
  • In March 2021, DuPont Launched Biofouling Preventing Technology for Reverse Osmosis Installations. The new DuPont™ and B-Free™ pre-treatment technology reduces operational costs and boosts plant uptime and reliability.
  • In March 2020, Veolia launched SIRION™ Advanced, the new unrivaled reverse osmosis system for high-purity water.

Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Summary

Study Period

2024-2030

Base Year

2023

CAGR

8.2%

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Fastest Growing Market

Asia Pacific
Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Dynamics

The increasing prevalence of water-borne diseases worldwide is the major market driver in the Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market during the forecast period. With government regulations and increasing demand for processed drinking water worldwide to protect the public from water-borne diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid, and polio, reverse osmosis is an effective and practical solution for prevention. The regulatory bodies are spending to obtain high-quality water for drinking, and continuous research and development initiatives drive the market growth at a significant rate.

Key Features of the Reports

  • The reverse osmosis membrane market report provides granular level information about the market size, regional market share, historic market (2019-2023), and forecast (2024-2030)
  • The report covers in-detail insights about the competitor’s overview, company share analysis, key market developments, and their key strategies
  • The report outlines drivers, restraints, unmet needs, and trends that are currently affecting the market
  • The report tracks recent innovations, key developments, and start-up details that are actively working in the market
  • The report provides a plethora of information about market entry strategies, regulatory framework, and reimbursement scenario

Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Segmentation

By Member Type
  • Thin Film Composite
  • Cellulose Based
By Filter Type
  • Plate and Frame (PF)
  • Tubular-Shaped Membranes
  • Spiral-Wound Membranes
  • Hollow-Fiber Membranes
By Application
  • Desalination
  • Utility Water Treatment
  • Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
  • Process water
By End User
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Industrial Processing

Frequently Asked Questions

The reverse osmosis membrane market size was valued at USD 3,325.7 million in 2023 and is anticipated to reach USD 8,745.2 million by 2029, growing at an 8.2% CAGR from 2024 to 2030.

The leading players in the Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market are; Freudenberg SE, The Chemours Company, Toray Industries, Inc, LG Chem, Vontron Membrane Technology Co Ltd., Membranium, Keensen, Koch Separation Solutions, Lanxess, Hydranautics, General Electrics, Dupont, Toyobo Co. ltd, Mann+ Hummel Water & Fluid Solutions, Solvay, Axeon Water Technologies

Historic years considered for the market study are 2019 through 2023, 2023 is considered as the base year for market estimation and Seven years forecast is presented from 2024 – 2030.

  • Freudenberg SE
  • The Chemours Company
  • Toray Industries, Inc
  • LG Chem
  • Vontron Membrane Technology Co Ltd.
  • Membranium
  • Keensen
  • Koch Separation Solutions
  • Lanxess
  • Hydranautics
  • General Electrics
  • Dupont
  • Toyobo Co. ltd
  • Mann+ Hummel Water & Fluid Solutions
  • Solvay
  • Axeon Water Technologies

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