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Depth Filtration Market Analysis By Media type (Diatomaceous Earth, Activated Carbon, Cellulose, Perlite), By Product (Cartridge Filters, Capsule Filters), By End-use, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-972-2
  • Number of Pages: 97
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Industry Insights

The global depth filtration market size was valued at USD 1.52 billion in 2016. Growing applications in healthcare, medical, and food & beverages sector are expected to boost the market growth over the forecast period. Significant advantages including low cost and ease of use are projected to propel the industry growth.

Healthcare emerged as the largest application segment and is expected to maintain its share over the forecast period. Rising use of filters in the pharmaceutical industry owing to the efficiency of filtration procedure and to ensure the validation of products is anticipated to augment the market over the coming years.

U.S. depth filtration market revenue by media type, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)

U.S. depth filtration market

Rising developments of wastewater purification plants are anticipated to drive the market over the next eight years. Increasing concern among customers about health risks and consequences associated with drinking contaminated water is projected to benefit the global demand. Regeneration techniques, such as thermal regeneration and chemical recovery processes are used to produce activated carbon. 

Media Type Insights

The Diatomaceous earth system has an extensive evaluation prior to processing & mining. Diatomaceous earth technology is largely used for water filtration; it is utilized in the production of low cost & high-quality drinking water from surface & groundwater sources. Growing use for fluid purification for the mechanical separation of microorganisms and solids from raw water is projected to propel the segment demand from 2016 to 2025. The raw materials are analyzed based on their physical and chemical properties, then they are measured to critical conditions before the filter process. 

Activated carbon, also known as carbon block filter, is used in post-carbon block filter in order to remove unpleasant odors, dechlorination, taste, and organic contaminant absorption. Each particle of carbon delivers a large surface area structure, which allows the contaminants to attain maximum exposure in the filter media.

Various grades of the cellulose filters offer high degrees of hardness, purity, and chemical resistance. Cellulose filters are manufactured using high-quality cotton linter which is usually treated to accomplish a minimum alpha-cellulose content of 98% to attain superiority, reproducibility, and uniformity in the finished product. Perlite filter offers no odor and no taste to the liquid being filtered, and it is insoluble in organic acids and minerals at all temperatures.

Product Insights

Cartridge filters was the largest product segment and accounted for over 48.85% of the total market revenue in 2016. Industrial process filter cartridges provide reliable, high performance, and cost-effective solutions for industrial applications, varying from pre-filter for high purity water up to final filtration for paints & lacquers, and total filtration for various chemicals. Precise control from dirt increases the filtration characteristics of categorized density, tight micron limits for high efficiency, and increases void range for dirt-holding capacity 

Global depth filtration market revenue by product, 2016 (%)

Global depth filtration market

Capsules filters are utilized for the filtration of material containing particles. The dispensable filtration unit is used for the manufacturing of small and medium scale liquid & gas applications such as hydrophobic PTFE and hydrophilic PES films using borosilicate glass and polypropylene creased media.

The depth filter sheet is specially designed for the filtration of highly viscous liquid and media holding particles. These sheets have high dirt holding ability for gel-like impurity and are used for the retention of activated carbon particles for filtration purposes.

End-use Insights

Healthcare was the largest end-use segment and accounted for over 37% of the total revenue share in 2016. Depth filters provide quality Silt Density Index (SDI) which reduces the pressure drop with higher dirt holding ability and is highly efficient based on lifecycle compared to conventional filter used for water filtration. Ultrafiltration pretreatment offers benefits for Seawater Desalination Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) which includes less cleaning costs, lower membrane fouling, longer membrane warranty, increased membrane life, and increased flux. 

Water filtration end-use segment is largely used in medical services and for water treatment structures that supply water for a wide variety of purposes from hemodialysis to wound cleaning. In these purposes, depth filters are used to trap dirt particles and prevent them from causing any harm to the patient.

Water scarcity is the major concern in gulf countries, removal of pathogens and contaminants from wastewater is an important fact for water reuse in different activities. Many adsorbents such as fly ash, bagasse fly ash, industrial waste materials, and jute processing waste are widely used to remove the inorganic pathogens present in the wastewater.

Excessive groundwater withdrawal for irrigation has caused major problems such as soil salinization. As a result, the wastewater can be reused and used as a viable option for cultivation purposes. Desalinization technology is an important method for the treatment of wastewater.  

Regional Insights

North American region dominated the market with a share of around 40% in 2016 and is anticipated to grow significantly over the forecast period. The increasing number of manufacturers and suppliers in this region is projected to propel industry growth. Growth in the water filtration, food & beverages, healthcare, raw material purification product is expected to drive the depth filtration demand in the U.S.

Growing concern for the assurance of quality, consistent color, and protection from contaminants in the beverage industry is expected to boost the demand for filtration products. Countries such as France, Italy, Germany, and the UK are major manufacturers of automotive and transportation products owing to the use of fuel filter.

Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market, owing to the increasing importance of filtered drinking water especially in developing nations such as India and China. Rising demand from developing and emerging countries such as India, China, Indonesia, and Malaysia is expected to drive the market in the region. 

Competitive Insights

Key market players include Merck KGaA, 3M Company, Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Amazon Filters Ltd., Pall Corporation, Eaton Corporation PLC, Sartorius AG, Filtrox AG, Graver Technologies, LLC, and Donaldson Company, Inc. Some of the players have forward integrated their operations in order to cut down on raw material procurement and operation costs.

Manufacturing companies have adopted partnership strategies with raw material suppliers and manufacturers to increase their presence in the industry. In June 2016, Merck has extended its improve risk assessment program to involve a selection of products used for filtration & single-use processing which provides regulatory information and documentation on material that is used in the manufacturing of drug products.

Report Scope 



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation                                                

Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

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

Country scope

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

Report coverage             

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

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional& country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global depth filtration market on the basis of media type, product, end use, and region: 

  • Media type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Diatomaceous Earth

    • Activated Carbon

    • Cellulose

    • Perlite

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Cartridge Filters

    • Capsule Filters

    • Others

  • End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Water filtration

    • Food & beverages

    • Healthcare

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

    • Europe

      • The U.K.

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Central & South America

    • The Middle East & Africa

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