Ceramic Membrane Market, By Technology (Micro-filtration, Nano-filtration, Ultra-filtration, Others)

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The Global Ceramic Membrane Market is projected to reach USD 8.97 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 9.8% during the forecast period.

Ceramic Membrane Market

Ceramic Membrane Market

Ceramic membranes are man-made membranes consisting of inorganic materials such as alumina, zirconium oxide, silicon carbide, titania, and certain glassy materials used to separate aggressive acids and strong solvents. Ceramic membranes have excellent thermal stability and can, therefore, be used in activities with high-temperature membranes. It is possible to classify the ceramic membrane into a dense membrane or porous membrane. The dense ceramic membrane is used for gas separation applications such as removal of hydrogen gas from the mixture or air removal of oxygen gas. In micro or nano-filtration procedures, the porous ceramic membrane made of crystalline and amorphous solids is used. The amount of applications in the ceramic market is steadily growing and it is quickly replacing polymer membrane due to characteristics such as high mechanical strength, high chemical compatibility, high flux, long operating life, and possibly reduced life-cycle costs. Some disadvantages of ceramic membrane compared to polymer membrane are elevated initial cost and heavyweight, which is mostly offset by the ceramic membrane's long service life. Ceramic membrane's significant working parameters are porosity, crystalline nature, and its capacity to recharge once the saturation threshold has been reached.

Ceramic Membrane Market

Ceramic Membrane Market

Based on technology, the ceramic membrane market is segmented into micro-filtration, nano-filtration, ultra-filtration, and others. The ultra-filtration segment is expected to be the largest market during the forecast period. Ultra-filtration technology is suitable for pressure-related operations, and to separate molecules present in water. They are nearly free of solids and effectively remove bacteria, parasites, and viruses. The ceramic membranes with ultra-filtration (with pore size around 10nm) can be used to purify crude soybean oil from unwanted components such as free fatty acids, phospholipids, pigments, carbohydrates, sterols, proteins, and their degradation products. Ultra-filtration has a varied range of applications including sterilization, water treatment, dairy processing, petroleum refining, and others.

Based on the end-use industry, the waste & wastewater treatment segment is expected to dominate the ceramic membrane market during the forecast period. Ceramic membrane filtration technologies result in clearer drinking water generation by eliminating turbidity and impurities including protozoa and bacteria from well water as well as river systems. As of 2017, about 80% of wastewater goes back into the global ecosystem which is neither treated nor reused. On account of their bio-inertness and high abrasion resistance, ceramic membranes serve as supreme materials for many applications in pharmaceuticals, chemicals as well as wastewater processing. These membranes perform a significant role in the purification of the drain of sewage plants, recycling of water from swimming pools, etc. In the future, ceramic membranes will also see significant growth in the food and beverage industry. The prevalent usage of the membranes in this sector includes sterilization of milk & whey, clarification of natural fruit juices and beer, separation and fractionation of milk ingredients, the concentration of juice, dewatering of products, purification of drinking water, desalination of whey, etc. Increasing investments in food processing industries, particularly in the Asia Pacific region will propel ceramic membrane market size over the forecast timespan.

The ceramic membrane market in the Asia Pacific region is expected to account for the most significant share in the global ceramic membrane market in terms of value and is expected to grow at a high rate primarily due to ever-increasing application in all the segments in emerging and developed nations such as Japan, India, and China. China's ceramic membrane industry is increasing rapidly. Government initiatives and favorable investment policies to promote industrial growth are the main reasons for the ceramic membrane market growth in Japan and India. Continuous development in the manufacturing sector and increasing industrialization procedures have resulted in numerous techniques such as micro-filtration, ultra-filtration, and nano-filtration, all using ceramic membranes to separate.

Key Factors Impacting the Growth of Ceramic Membrane Market:

    • Have excellent thermal stability, high mechanical strength, high chemical compatibility, high flux, long operating life, and reduced life-cycle costs.
    • Escalating demand for high purity components
    • Growing demand for wastewater treatment
    • High manufacturing cost

Key Developments in the Ceramic Membrane Market:

    • In July 2014, LiqTech International Inc. (Denmark) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the operations of Provital Solutions A/S, a Denmark-based water solutions company specialising in integrated filtration solutions for the swimming pool and spa market segments.
    • In February 2017, Hyflux Ltd. (Singapore) signed a memorandum of understanding with Nanyang Technological University's Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute to collaborate on the commercialization of advanced membrane technologies.
    • In November 2017, CTI-Orelis (France) acquired Veolia Water Technologies’ CeraMem assets. The purchase includes all assets of CeraMem based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, including the membrane manufacturing plant, staff, patents, and inventory.

What Does This Report Provide?

This report provides a detailed understanding of the global ceramic membrane market from qualitative and quantitative perspectives during the forecast period. The report also provides dynamic indicators with potential impact on the market during the forecast period and an in-depth analysis of the leading companies operating in the ceramic membrane market.

Market Segmentation:

By Technology:

    • Micro-filtration
    • Nano-filtration
    • Ultra-filtration
    • Others

By Material:

    • Alumina
    • Titania
    • Silica
    • Zirconia
    • Others

By End-Use Industry:

    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Food & Beverages
    • Waste & Water Treatment
    • Chemicals
    • Textile
    • Others

By Region:

    • North America
      • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
      • By Technology
      • By Material
      • By End-Use Industry
    • Western Europe
      • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
      • By Technology
      • By Material
      • By End-Use Industry
    • Eastern Europe
      • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
      • By Technology
      • By Material
      • By End-Use Industry
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country (China, Japan, India, Rest of Asia Pacific)
      • By Technology
      • By Material
      • By End-Use Industry
    • Middle East
      • By Country (UAE, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Rest of Middle East)
      • By Technology
      • By Material
      • By End-Use Industry
    • Rest of the World
      • By Region (South America, Africa)
      • By Technology
      • By Material
      • By End-Use Industry

Companies Covered: Major Companies profiled in the report which are key players in the global ceramic membrane market are TAMI Industries, Pall Corporation, Atech Innovations GmbH, Hyflux Ltd., SIVA, Jiangsu Jiuwu Hi-Tech Co. Ltd., Veolia Water Technologies, Metawater Co. Ltd., GEA Group, ITN Nanovation AG, CEMBRANE, Lenntech, LiqTech, Nanostone Water, Novasep, Qua Group, Hyflux Membranes, Membrane Specialists LLC., Berghof Membrane Technology GmbH, Applied Membrane Technology Inc, Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC, DNP, The Toyo Ink Group, Suntar, Shijie, and Jiusi.

Years Considered In The Study

Historic Year

2016, 2017

Base Year


Forecast Period


CAGR % (2019-2028)


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