DUBLIN, Apr. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets
(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5lj6vt/global_crossflow) has announced the addition of the "Global Cross-flow Membrane Market 2015-2019" report to their offering.
The analysts forecast the Global Cross Flow Membrane market to grow at a CAGR of 6.22 percent over the period 2014-2019.
Cross flow filtration, also known as tangential flow filtration, is a process in which the feed flows parallel to or tangentially across the surface of the membrane, rather than perpendicular to it, as is the case in conventional filtration processes.
Increase in industrialization is one of the major trends being witnessed in this market. The increase in the use of water for domestic and industrial purposes has necessitated water reuse and recycling. This requirement has led to an increase in the demand for cross-flow membranes in industrial and municipal wastewater treatment processes.
According to the report, the increase in applications of cross-flow membranes in end-user segments, especially in the desalination, municipal water purification, and residential/commercial segments is driving the market growth. Industrial expansion in China and India has resulted in an increase in the demand for these membranes.
Further, the report states that one key challenge faced by the market is the high initial investment and operating costs for manufacturing cross-flow membranes. The process of setting up a new production facility for manufacturing cross-flow membranes is capital-intensive. In addition, the equipment and technical expertise required are expensive.
The principal advantages of cross flow filtration are:
- Longer duration of filtration as the filter cake is constantly washed away during the filtration process
- Continuous process as the feed stream can be recirculated for further filtration
The cross flow membrane filtration technique is widely used in several industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Power, Metal, Food, Chemicals, and Oil and Gas. The membrane used in cross flow filtration is either polymeric or ceramic, depending on the application.
The principle techniques used in cross flow membrane filtration are:
- Reverse osmosis
- GE Healthcare
- GEA Filtration
- OSMO Membrane Systems
- Siemens Water Technologies
Other Prominent Vendors
- Applied Membrane Tech
- EMD Milipore
- Graver Technologies
- Koch Membrane Systems
- Pall Corporation
- TAMI Industries
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