GVR Report cover Biofiltration Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Biofiltration Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type, By Filter Media, By Application, By End-user, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 To 2030

  • Report ID: GVR453417
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Biofiltration is the technique to control pollution. This is done with the use of a bioreactor which contains live material that captures and deteriorates the pollutants. The filter used in the filtration process contains porous material like sand, synthetic carrier material, or granulated active carbon (GAC) colonized by native microbes. A biofilter is a media that allows the growth of microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, and yeast that produce a biofilm layer. The pollutants in the air and water flow through the media and the degradation is done by the biofilms. A typical biofilter has three phases (solid-media, liquid-water, gas-air) depending upon the feed.

Biofiltration has a wider application in wastewater treatment, gas and oil plants, petrochemicals, and paint industries. Some examples of biofiltration are seaweeds, which filter the pollutants released from the gills of fish and other aquaculture animals. According to the research on horticulture from Penn State University, the root of the plants with limestone and soil can be used to create a biofilter to filter wastewater. Bacteria present at the roots eliminated the pollutants and wastewater is converted into a usable resource. Following are the applications of biofiltration –

  • Drinking water

  • Wastewater treatment

  • Crude oil processing

  • Air pollutants filtration

  • Control of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions and odors

  • Assimilable organic carbon (AOC) removals

The demand for biofilters for aquarium cleaning and filtration is growing which boosts the biofiltration market. As per the research, biofilter manufacturers are developing cost-effective recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) for small capital investment in fish farming. Aqua Shark company has collaborated with BioFishency company to develop simple operating RAS beneficial for fish farmers. The global biofiltration market is projected to have exponential growth in the upcoming years due to the increase in demand for fish farming. The market companies manufacturing biofilters mainly focus on improving the filtration rate and efficiency of the product and increase in sustainability. These factors enhance the overall cost of the filters which boosts the global biofiltration market.

The biofiltration market is segmented based on the type, filter media, application, end-user, and region. Asia and Africa serve the major fishery market globally contributing to the growth of the biofiltration market. In terms of biofilter markets, North America is the leading manufacturer of biofilters as the early implementation of biofiltration technique compared to other regions. The concept of self-cleaning aquariums with the application of biofiltration is emerging boosting the market in the upcoming forecast period. FAO is adopting a project in Western Africa for five years. It is the part of GEF-finalized Coastal Fisheries Initiative conducted by the partners globally. The government and the lead authorities are also funding the biofiltration process due to the increased awareness to treat the water and air-based pollutants in the view to reduce pollution.

Biofiltration Market Segmentation




Biological Aerated Biofilter Systems, Denitrification Biofilter Systems, Activated Carbon Biofilters, Fixed Films, Fluidized Bed Filter.

Filter Media

Ceramic Rings, Bio Balls, Moving Bed Filter Media, Others (Sand, rock, etc.)


VOC Treatment, Nitrification, Denitrification, Oil and Gas, Odor Abatement, Chemical and Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals.


Storm Water Management, Aquaculture, Land-Based Aquaculture, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Others


North America (U.S., Canada)

Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, U.K.)

Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea)

Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina)

Middle East And Africa (Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE)


Major companies operating in the biofiltration market include Aquael, Aquaneering, Inc., AZOO BIO CORPORATION, EHEIM GmBh & Co. KG, Pentair Aquatic Eco-systems, Inc., Spectrum Brands Inc., Marukan Co., LTD., Penn-Plax, Tropical Marine Centre, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, OdaTech, Anua International LLC, Ambio Biofiltration Limited and Biorem Inc., Velda B.V., Gulfstream Tropical Aquarium Inc., Bohn Biofilter Corporation among others.

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