Membrane Separation

Technology Map Detailed Contents March 2016

Importance of the Technology

The Technology in Brief

  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Membrane Technologies
    • Polymeric Membranes
    • Ceramic Membranes
    • Liquid Membranes
    • Metal Membranes
    • Smart Membranes
    • Nanomaterials
    • Aerogels
    • Molecular Imprinting
  • Membrane Characteristics
    • Membrane Configuration
    • Pore Sizes and Materials
  • Separation Techniques
  • Membrane Fouling

Commercial Development Parameters

  • Demand Factors
  • General Constraints
  • Synergistic Technologies
  • Competing Technologies
  • Required Resources
  • Regulatory Factors

Areas to Monitor

  • Advanced Membrane Materials
  • Advances in Biotechnology
  • Advances in Medical Membranes
  • Battery Developments
  • Biomimetic Membranes
  • Carbon Capture
  • Fouling-Resistant Membranes
  • Hybrid Desalination
  • Light Olefin Recovery
  • Membrane Reactors
  • Nanomaterial Membranes
  • Renewable Desalination
  • Shale Exploration
  • Smart Membranes
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Scarcity

Implications of Commercialization

  • Membranes Find Greater Use in Water Purification
  • Desalination Continues to Grow
  • Membrane Systems Improve
  • Diverse Membrane-Separation Markets Emerge

Opportunities

  • Water Applications
    • Desalination
    • Water Purification
    • Wastewater Processing
    • Point-of-Use Water Purification
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Food and Agriculture Applications
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Medical Applications
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Gas-Separation Applications
    • Air Separation
    • Hydrogen Separation
    • Carbon Dioxide Separation
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Chemical and Energy Applications
    • Chloralkali Industry
    • Industrial Water Use
    • Pervaporation
    • Hydrogen-Based Energy
    • Salinity-Gradient Power
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities

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