A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the membrane bioreactor market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:
Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for membrane bioreactor market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.
Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of membrane bioreactor market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.
Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.
Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.
Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.
Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.
Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.
Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.
Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.
This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.
Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.
The membrane bioreactor market was categorized into four segments, namely product (Hollow Fiber, Flat Sheet, Multi-Tubular), configuration (Submerged, Side Stream), application (Municipal, Industrial), and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa).
The membrane bioreactor market was segmented into product, configuration, application, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:
Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.
Variable analysis for demand forecast.
Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.
Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.
Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.
Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.
Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.
The membrane bioreactor market was analyzed at a regional level. The global was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into fifteen countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; Italy; France; the UK.; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; South Africa.
All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.
The membrane bioreactor market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:
General Electric - General Electric is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Massachusetts, the U.S. The company operates through various business segments, including aviation, healthcare, appliances & lighting, transportation, oil & gas, power, renewable energy, and energy management. General Electric offers a wide range of products for different applications such as boiler water treatment, cooling water treatment, desalination, dust control, drinking water treatment, enhanced oil recovery, metal removals, mobile water treatment, sulfate removal, wastewater treatment, and zero-liquid discharge. The company also offers products for hydrocarbon processing and water quality monitoring. General Electric caters to the requirements of mines, municipalities, pharmaceutical manufacturing units, power plants, etc. The company has a global presence in over 39 countries across the world, with approximately 227 production plants located in 39 states in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and approximately 275 manufacturing plants worldwide. As of December 2021, General Electric had approximately 168,000 employees.
B&P Water Technologies s.r.l. - B&P Water Technologies s.r.l., headquartered in Rome, Italy, specializes in the design, development, and supply of various water treatment systems and potabilization plants. The company offers a wide range of products for different applications, including boiler water treatment, cooling water treatment, desalination, dust control, drinking water treatment, enhanced oil recovery, metal removal, mobile water treatment, sulfate removal, wastewater treatment, and zero-liquid discharge. B&P Water Technologies s.r.l. also provides products for hydrocarbon processing and water quality monitoring. The company primarily focuses on the preassembling and testing of water plants and has ISO 9001 certification. Additionally, B&P Water Technologies s.r.l. manufactures a wide range of biological wastewater treatment systems based on membrane bioreactor technology that are containerized. These membrane bioreactor systems eliminate the need for onsite system construction and piping work, as they are fabricated inside metal shipping containers. The company’s products are used in various industries, including metals, refining, oil & gas, and pulp & paper.
CITIC Envirotech Ltd - CITIC Envirotech Ltd, established in 2003 and headquartered in Singapore, is a major player in the water and environmental industry. The company specializes in wastewater treatment, water supply, and recycling, offering integrated environmental solutions based on membrane bioreactor technology. CITIC Envirotech Ltd is involved in the treatment of sludge and hazardous waste, river rehabilitation, and the operation and maintenance of water and environmental plants. The company also undertakes turnkey and investment projects. As a subsidiary of CITIC Limited, CITIC Envirotech Ltd is a key platform for the growth and enhancement of CITIC Group’s water and environmental operations. The company’s largest shareholders are CITIC Environment Investment Co. Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of CITIC Limited, and China Reform Fund Envirotech Co., Ltd.
MANN+HUMMEL Water & Fluid Solutions - MANN+HUMMEL Water & Fluid Solutions, a family-owned company established in 1941 and headquartered in Ludwigsburg, Germany, is a leading provider of filtration solutions for various applications, including wastewater reuse, agriculture, and industrial processes. The company is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for the automotive industry and has expanded its product range to include various areas of filtration. MANN+HUMMEL Water & Fluid Solutions offers a wide range of products under different brands, such as MANN + HUMMEL HYDROMATION, Seccua, WIX Filters, MANN Filter, and others. The company’s products are designed to provide cleaner water, cleaner air, and cleaner mobility worldwide. As of December 2021, MANN+HUMMEL Water & Fluid Solutions had over 23,211 employees and a global presence across six continents, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.
Suez - Suez, a French-based utility company, was established in 1997 and is headquartered in Paris, France. The company is a major player in the water and waste management sectors, with a global presence in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. Suez provides a wide range of services, including water distribution and treatment, wastewater treatment and reuse, and recycling and waste recovery services. The company operates through five segments: Water Europe, International, Recycling & Recovery Europe, WTS, and Other. Suez serves various industries, such as food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical, construction, mining and metals, oil and gas, power, and pulp and paper. The company’s service portfolio includes water distribution and treatment services, recycling and waste recovery services, and water and waste management services.
Calgon Carbon Corporation - Calgon Carbon Corporation, a subsidiary of Kuraray Group, is a leading manufacturer of activated carbon products. The company was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Calgon Carbon Corporation’s product portfolio includes a wide range of products, such as granular activated carbon, powdered activated carbon, activated carbon cloth, pelletized activated carbon, and ultraviolet (UV) technologies. These products cater to a wide range of applications, including municipal water treatment, environmental water treatment, environmental air treatment, ballast water treatment, metal recovery, mercury removal, food & beverage, and pharmaceuticals. In addition to its product offerings, the company also provides reactivation services, equipment leasing services, field services, and transportation services. As of February 2020, the company owned over 240 patents and had 25 global offices with around 17 manufacturing and reactivation facilities. Furthermore, as of February 2021, the company employed more than 1,100 personnel worldwide.
Veolia - Veolia Group, a multinational company founded in 1853 and headquartered in Paris, France, is a major player in the water, waste, and energy management sectors. The company operates through three business segments: water management, waste management, and energy management. Veolia’s energy management business segment focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy production, and heating and cooling network management. The waste management business focuses on the management of solid or liquid hazardous or nonhazardous waste, covering the complete waste life cycle from collection to final treatment. The water management business segment focuses on various aspects of water management, including the production and delivery of industrial process water and drinking water, resource management, and the collection, treatment, and recycling of wastewater. As of 2020, the company had around 178,894 employees worldwide. Veolia Water Technologies (VWT), a subsidiary of the Veolia group, is engaged in the design and manufacturing of wastewater and drinking water treatment plants and small water treatment equipment for municipal and industrial applications. Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation, providing game-changing solutions for water, waste, and energy management.
Reynolds Culligan - Reynolds Culligan, established in 1936 and headquartered in Rosemont, U.S., is a major player in the water treatment and filtration industry. The company manufactures a wide range of products, including water filters, water softeners, salt-free alternatives, whole-home water filter systems, drinking water filters, water dispensers, bottle-free coolers, and microfiltration products for homes, restaurants, offices, and industrial facilities. Culligan operates in four business sectors, including commercial, residential, office, and industrial, and produces and distributes water treatment and filtration systems for each of these sectors. The company has an extensive network of more than 800 franchised and company-owned dealers in over 90 countries to distribute bottled water and treatment units that contribute significantly to the company’s revenue. Additionally, Culligan provides bottled water delivery, drinking water systems, industrial membrane solutions for distribution and storage, on-site surveys, expert services, pre-treatment solutions, deionization solutions, and commercial water filtration systems. The company is engaged in industrial and commercial water treatment services in the Mid-Atlantic region, providing a comprehensive water treatment technology platform for any industry and application. Reynolds Culligan has an employee strength of about 5,000 personnel and has a presence in North America.
Kemira - Kemira, a global chemicals company, was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. The company operates in three primary business segments: oil & mining, pulp & paper, and municipal & industrial. Kemira provides a wide range of products and services, including water treatment and filtration systems, membrane solutions, and industrial and commercial water treatment services. The company serves various industries, such as pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining, medicines, and food & water treatment. Kemira has a global presence, with 64 manufacturing facilities across the world and R&D centers in Brazil, China, Finland, and the U.S. As of 2021, the company had around 5,000 personnel working across these facilities. Additionally, it has R&D centers in Asia, Europe, and North America. Kemira’s relevant market was estimated to be around EUR 26 billion in 2022, and it is expected to grow to EUR 30 billion in 2027. The company’s Pulp & Paper segment has unique expertise in applying chemicals and supporting pulp & paper. Kemira’s growth strategy includes targeting above-the-market revenue growth and focusing on renewable solutions and recyclable materials for its customers.
Buckman - Buckman Laboratories International Inc. is a driver in the water treatment market. The company offers services for water technologies to various sectors including fertilizer, food & beverage, hydrocarbon/chemical processing, leather, metals smelting/steel, mining & mineral processing, municipal, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, power & utilities, pulp & paper, refineries, sugar & ethanol, and textile. It also offers water treatment chemicals & smart technologies for pulp and paper utilities, such as influent/effluent treatment, recovery boiler leak detection, and others. Buckman has a market presence in over 90 countries including Australia, Mexico, India, Japan, South Africa, Singapore, Russia, the UK, and Germany.
Supply Side Estimates
Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.
Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.
Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.
Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.
Demand side estimates
Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets
Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent
Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts
Forecasting via variable analysis
Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.
Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.
Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2022, historic information from 2018 to 2021, and forecast from 2023 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.
The report provides market value for the base year 2022 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.
The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.
We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.
All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.
Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.
Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.
Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).
Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent
Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.
GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.
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Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.
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