Frost & Sullivan: The Membrane Bioreactor Market in China Flies High

By 2017 it will reach $1.35 billion, six times larger than it is at present: full details will be discussed in a web conference

The water stress in China calls for effective water regeneration technologies to cope with insufficient supply, especially in northern China. Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) technology, an advanced solution recommended by many of the industrial experts, is set to embrace high growth, both in municipal and industrial wastewater reclamation markets.

According to Frost & Sullivan, the Chinese MBR market is witnessing exponential growth and was worth $228.1 million in 2010. It is expected to continue the momentum with the 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP), a key element in central planning in China as it shapes the nation's economic and social development allocating resources among different sectors and industries, and setting rules for redistribution. By 2017 the market will reach $1.35 billion, six times larger than it is at present.

The Chinese Government's 12th FYP (2011 to 2015) provides guidelines for water reclamation and reuse, which will strongly influence the wide spread use of MBR systems. About $1.76 billion was planned to be invested in wastewater reclamation during the 11th FYP and this allocation is expected to double in the 12th FYP.

Frost & Sullivan Consulting Analyst Jennie Peng in Beijing says: "We are forecasting a CAGR of 28.9% over the next seven years. High market growth rate is anticipated with the drive to meet the ambitious target of the Chinese government of water reclaim and recycling with new emphasis on ammonia-nitrogen and phosphorous removal. Membrane and operational cost reduction and especially energy efficiency are key focus areas of MBR market".

The price of water for industrial customers is much higher than for domestic users, and it is planned that the industrial water tariff would continue to rise during the 12th FYP. Under such circumstances, it is economically beneficial for industrial end users to acquire water recycling facilities such as MBR for self operation. It is also important to highlight that the Chinese government is encouraging the development of wastewater reclamation and reuse projects by compensating 50% of the construction costs for treatment facilities.

On the Membrane Bioreactor Market in China, Frost & Sullivan is organising a web conference titled "China Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Market Outlook - Ambitious Water Reuse Targets Boosting Membrane Industry" that will take place on 31 August 2011, at 3 pm BST. In that occasion, Ms Peng will give an overview of the study on this subject that will be published soon. In particular, she will present an analysis of current market forces, emerging trends and she will provide forward projections for the China Membrane Bioreactor Market.

To attend the conference or to receive a link to the recording after the briefing please contact Chiara Carella, Corporate Communications, at with your full contact details.

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