Membrane Technology Zone
"A recent World Bank report said 300 million people live in areas of
serious to severe water shortage and could reach three billion, 25 years
from now. The option of tapping into what may be considered
less-than-desirable water resources continues to be explored as the
increasing demand for water supply increases and available unpolluted
water resources are depleted.
An ever-increasing number of water and wastewater treatment facility
managers have decided to incorporate membrane-related filtration
technology as part of their treatment systems. As evidence, the value of
the membrane market in the U.S. was around $2 billion last year. Average
annual growth has been estimated just above 8% in the U.S., which would
put the value of the market in the neighborhood of $3 billion by 2008.