Reverse Osmosis Systems Market Global Scenario, Market Size, Outlook, Trend, and Forecast, 2020 – 2030

The global reverse osmosis systems market was valued at US$ 8.10 Billion in 2020 and is expected to reach US$ 16.53 Billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2021 – 2030.

Reverse osmosis systems (RO) remove the chlorine & sediments present in the water by the prefilter before forcing water through the semi-permeable membrane to remove the dissolved solids. Reverse osmosis systems are used for the purification of water so that it can be used for various purposes such as drinking, cooking, and other important purposes. These systems are largely used for the desalination of seawater as they can separate dissolved solids, bacteria, viruses, and other selected dissolved substances. The reverse osmosis membrane is non-porous, and it let pass the liquid eliminating the solutes including ions. The upsurge in water-borne disease is a major concern, hence people are getting inclined towards RO water. Dysentery, cholera, diarrheas, polio, and typhoid occur due to the usage of contaminated water. Contaminated drinking water has been estimated to lead to 485,000 diarrheal deaths, annually. World Health Organization states, 785 million people are devoid of clean drinking water, and around 144 million people depend on surface and groundwater, around 2 billion people drink such water that has been contaminated with feces. The growing consciousness regarding health is propelling people to opt for safe and cleaner water which in turn drives the global reverse osmosis systems market.

Reverse Osmosis Systems Market

Market Dynamics

Growing awareness among the people regarding health, hike in water-borne diseases, rising disposable income, rising living standards, increasing income of middle-class people, the inclination of people towards urbanization, and raised healthcare expenditure are driving the global reverse osmosis systems market. Also, advancements in technology, rapid industrialization, a hike in investments by various key players, and depleting surface water sources are the major reasons boosting the global market. However, extensive pretreatment and stringent government regulation hinder the growth of the global reverse osmosis systems market.

Market Segmentation

The global reverse osmosis systems market is bifurcated on the basis of Material Type, Filter Module, Application, and Region. The Material Type segment is further fragmented into Cellulose-Based and Thin-Film Composite. Among all the segments, the Thin-Film Composite segment is the fastest-growing owing to its high usage in the purification of water and sweater desalination. By Filter Module, the global reverse osmosis systems market is divided into Plate & Frame, Tubular-Shaped, Spiral-Wound, and Hollow-Fiber. The Spiral-Wound segment accounted for the largest share and is anticipated to remain dominant in the forecast period. By Application, the scope of the report offers Desalination System, RO Purification System, and Medical Devices & Diagnostics. By Application, the RO Purification System dominated the market and held the largest market shares owing to immense popularity & high usage globally whereas, Desalination System was the fastest-growing segment.

Geography Analysis

Based on Region, the global reverse osmosis systems market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. North America is further classified into The U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Europe is further segmented into Germany, the U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and the rest of Europe. Asia-Pacific is fragmented into China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and the rest of APAC. The RoW includes South & Central America, the Middle East, and Africa. North America is dominating the global market among all the geographies and accounted for one-third share in the global reverse osmosis systems market.

Prominent players of the global reverse osmosis systems market are The Dow Chemical Company, Koch Membrane System, Toray Industries, Inc., Microdyn-Nadir GmbH, Membranium (JSC RM Nanotech), Axeon Water Technologies, LG Chem., Hydranautics (A Nitto Group Company), Toyobo Co., Ltd., and Lanxess AG, among others.

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Market Segmentation and Scope of the Global Reverse Osmosis Systems Market

Material Type

  • Cellulose-Based
  • Thin-Film Composite

Filter Module

  • Plate & Frame
  • Tubular-Shaped
  • Spiral-Wound
  • Hollow-Fiber


  • Desalination System
  • RO Purification System
  • Medical Devices & Diagnostics

By Region

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe


  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Rest of the World

  • South & Central America
  • Middle East
  • Africa

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Prominent Players of the Global Reverse Osmosis Systems Market

  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Koch Membrane System
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Microdyn-Nadir GmbH
  • Membranium (JSC RM Nanotech)
  • Axeon Water Technologies
  • LG Chem.
  • Hydranautics (A Nitto Group Company)
  • Toyobo Co., Ltd.
  • Lanxess AG
  • Others.
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