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Ceramic Filters Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By End-use (Industrial (Bio-filtration, Hot Gas Filtration), Residential, Commercial), By Product (Water Filter, Air Filter), And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-456-7
  • Number of Pages: 124
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global ceramic filters market size was estimated at USD 1,506.0 million in 2022 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% from 2023 to 2030. Favorable regulations for water filtration coupled with heightened awareness regarding clean and safe drinking water across key regions has provided a significant push to the market. Agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA), and European Environment Agency (EEA) have issued several guidelines and standards concerning environmental pollution as well as water filtration systems. Mandates such as Safe Drinking Water Act govern water filtration systems, thereby supporting the demand in the forecast period.

U.S. Ceramic filters market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has set standards for drinking water filtration systems for use in residential and commercial applications. These systems should be able to filter water and bring down its toxicity to acceptable limits for drinking. NSF regulations majorly govern domestic water filtration systems.

The is further witnessing growth on account of rising awareness amongst general public regarding water management, bio-filtration and waste disposal in various industrial and commercial sector. The product is used for managing waste water, it filters water to separate bacteria, debris and dirt. These factors are further expected to propel the growth.

The U.S. ceramic filter market is anticipated to experience growth on account of saturation in end-user application industries. However, stringent norms and industrial laws governing water filtration performance & standards by EPA are projected to further augment the market in the country.

Government initiatives to encourage sustainable development are also playing a pivotal role in the development of the market. Furthermore, technological advancements such as implementation of nanotechnology in filtration processes and bio-ceramic filtration are estimated to boost product demand.

Growing population in regions such as Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Africa has resulted in a severe strain on availability of drinking water. Such a trend, in turn, is encouraging water treatment and water reuse solutions to conserve water.

The high initial system cost is projected to inhibit the growth of the market. High cost of the product is owing to significant production cost of raw material such as ceramic, which is a high energy-intensive process that operates at extremely high temperature. Furthermore, production of raw material is impacted by volatile crude oil and gas prices that influences profit margins and operating expenditures, thereby restraining the demand for ceramic filters.

Product Insights

Ceramic water filter product segment dominated the market with the revenue of USD 817.5 million in 2022. The product is used in domestic, commercial, and industrial structures for multiple applications spread across diverse industries. The product applications range from filtering water for drinking to treating industrial wastewater for disposal. Furthermore, initiatives taken by governments as well as organizations such as the World Health Organization to provide potable water are poised to supplement market growth.

Rising environmental concerns regarding industrial water disposal and treatment are likely to stir up the demand for ceramic water filters. In addition, they are well suited for water treatment and water disposal applications, owing to their superior inherent properties such as high cleaning capacity as compared to polymer filters.

Harmful air emissions include toxic gaseous and volatile organic compounds that are emitted during industrial operations. Regulations governing gaseous air emissions and particulate matter emissions are bolstering the demand for ceramic air filters in applications across diverse industries.

Moreover, government initiatives for safeguarding the environment are expected to contribute to the growth of the ceramic air filters segment. Industrial and commercial end-use industries were mandated to install these filtration systems to reduce toxic gaseous and volatile organic compounds emission into the atmosphere.

End-use Insights

Rapid urbanization coupled with rising number of start-ups is resulting in increased demand for commercial construction globally. Growing mandates for installation of air filtration systems in commercial structures are estimated to stoke the demand for the commercial segment over the forecast period.

Residential application dominated the ceramic filters market and accounted for the revenue of USD 628.5 million in 2022. Increasing utilization of ceramic candles in households for water filtration is anticipated to escalate the growth of the segment. This method of water purification is one of the basic and most economical techniques for obtaining potable water, which is used in several African countries owing to low cost associated with it.

Global Ceramic filters market share and size, 2022

Ceramic filters have applications in the industrial segment for separating suspended solids and oil from wastewater effluents of oil refineries, natural gas processing plants, chemical plants, petrochemical plants, and other industrial sources. These products are resistant to chemicals and thereby, aid in obtaining clear liquids.

Utilization of hot gas filters in the protection of downstream equipment including catalyst units, heat exchangers, scrubbers, and turbines from erosion and fouling aids in boosting the demand for ceramic filters in industrial applications. Moreover, the ability of these filters to prevent de-sublimation or condensation aids in fueling its demand over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

The Middle East & Africa ceramic filters market is projected to witness growth with the highest CAGR of 8.2% from 2023 to 2030 on account of surge in the demand for clean water and wastewater treatment in the region. In addition, rising petrochemical investments are poised to benefit the growth of the regional market.

The growing demand in Europe can be attributed to rising environmental concerns, which have resulted in regulations favoring environment protection and compelling companies to adopt air emission norms. In addition, soaring requirement for water treatment solutions, coupled with quantitative easing, is estimated to spur the growth of the regional market.

Ceramic Filters Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Asia Pacific dominated the market in 2022 with the revenue of USD 541.4 million in 2022 and is further estimated to witness a CAGR of 6.3% over the forecast period. The demand is likely to grow due to the increasing demand from end-use industries coupled with government initiatives favoring economic growth.

Furthermore, growing population and water scarcity issues, especially in emerging economies of India and China, are expected to bode well for the market in the region. Additionally, the mentioned countries further face the challenge of unsafe drinking water, this is further expected to drive the use of ceramic filters around the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is characterized by presence of a large number of buyers and manufacturers. Major industry players manufacturing ceramic filters include Anguil Environmental Systems Inc.; 3M Company; and Glosfume Ltd. The players are integrated across the value chain by supplying raw materials, manufacturing, and distributing the product globally.

Market players are further focused on adopting strategies such as joint ventures, agreements, partnerships, collaborations, and new product development for increasing their market penetration and catering to changing technological requirements of end-use applications. In addition, these players are investing heavily in R&D activities for broadening their ceramic filter product portfolio. Some prominent players in the global ceramic filters market include:

  • Unifrax I LLC

  • Haldor Topsoe A/S

  • Doulton Ceramics

  • Glosfume Ltd.

  • Aquacera

  • KLT Filtration

  • Ceramic Filters Company, Inc.

  • Global Water Ceramic Filter Manufacture Corporation

  • Anguil Environmental Systems Inc.

  • Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Pall Corporation

  • Veolia

  • Clear Edge Filtration

  • 3M Company

Ceramic Filters Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 1,600.8 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 2,449.3 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.3% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; U.K.; Germany; India; China; Japan

Key companies profiled

Unifrax I LLC; Haldor Topsoe A/S; Doulton Ceramics; Glosfume Ltd.; Aquacera; KLT Filtration; Ceramic Filters Company; Inc.; Global Water Ceramic Filter Manufacture Corporation; Anguil Environmental Systems Inc.; Tri-Mer Corporation; Pall Corporation; Veolia; Clear Edge Filtration; 3M Company.  

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Global Ceramic Filters Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global ceramic filters market report based on product, end-use, and region:

Global Ceramic Filters Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Ceramic Water Filter

    • Ceramic Air Filter

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Residential

    • Commercial

    • Industrial

      • Hot Gas Filtration

      • Oil-water Separation

      • Bio-filtration

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

    • Middle East & Africa

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