Desalination to account for 35% of membrane market
Global desalination will account for 35% of the $11 billion membrane market next year, driven by reuse and the necessity for pre-filter systems, according to a market update...
Global desalination will account for 35% of the $11 billion membrane market next year, driven by reuse and the necessity for pre-filter systems, according to a market update.
In its latest report - McIlvaine RO, UF, MF World Market – said that the increasing use of ultrafiltration pre-filter systems in conjunction with reverse osmosis (RO) systems is helping to drive the market.
The McIlvaine Company credited water reuse as another factor for the high growth rate of the cross-flow membrane industry, referencing the Middle East. It said 40% of treated wastewater is disposed into the seas, which could be economically and efficiently reused.
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