Nanoporous Membranes Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Organic, Inorganic, Hybrid), By Application (Food Processing, Water Treatment, Biomedical, Fuel Cells, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jan 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061615237
  • Pages : 129

The nanoporous membranes market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.56% from a market size of US$423.455 million in 2021 to reach US$969.12 million in 2028.

Nanoporous membranes are thin, porous sheets with pores on the nanometer scale, typically ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers in diameter. These membranes are designed to selectively filter and separate molecules based on size, shape, charge, and other properties. They are widely used in various applications, such as water filtration, gas separation, drug delivery, and DNA sequencing. One of the most significant advantages of nanoporous membranes is their high selectivity and efficiency in separating molecules, as the nanopores are sufficiently small to allow only molecules of a certain size or shape to pass through while blocking larger or differently shaped molecules. This makes them ideal for separating molecules of similar size, which can be challenging to separate using conventional techniques.

Nanoporous membranes are typically made from various materials, including ceramics, polymers, and metals. The choice of material depends on the application and the desired properties of the membrane. For example, ceramic membranes are known for their high chemical and thermal stability, while polymer membranes are more flexible and can be easily modified to achieve specific properties.

Nanoporous membranes market drivers:

  • Increasing demand for nanoporous membranes for water purification- The demand for clean water is growing rapidly due to the increasing global population and industrialization, leading to water scarcity and contamination. Nanoporous membranes are widely used in water purification applications, such as desalination, wastewater treatment, and water softening. The use of nanoporous membranes in water treatment allows for the efficient removal of contaminants, including bacteria, viruses, salts, and heavy metals, thereby producing safe and clean water for various end-uses. In addition to the United Nations report mentioned earlier, it's worth noting that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that contaminated water is responsible for over 485,000 diarrheal deaths each year. This highlights the importance of advanced water treatment technologies, such as nanoporous membranes, in improving public health and reducing the burden of waterborne diseases.
  • Growing demand in the medical industry- Nanoporous membranes have a wide range of medical applications, such as drug delivery, tissue engineering, and biosensors. The use of nanoporous membranes in drug delivery allows for targeted delivery of drugs to specific tissues or organs, improving drug efficacy while minimizing side effects. In tissue engineering, nanoporous membranes are used as scaffolds to support tissue growth and regeneration, allowing for repairing or replacing damaged tissues or organs. In biosensors, nanoporous membranes are used as selective filters to detect specific biomolecules, such as glucose or cholesterol, in biological fluids.

The hybrid segment is expected to witness robust growth. 

Hybrid nanoporous membranes combine organic and inorganic materials, resulting in enhanced properties and performance. They have gained popularity in various applications due to their unique properties, such as high stability, selectivity, and durability.

North America accounted for a significant share of the global nanoporous membranes market.

Based on geography, the nanoporous membranes market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. The North American nanoporous membranes market is expected to grow substantially due to the region's high demand for water treatment solutions. The increasing adoption of desalination and wastewater treatment processes is expected to boost the demand for nanoporous membranes in the region. The US is expected to be the major contributor to the market growth in this region, driven by the growing demand for water treatment and purification processes in the country.

Market Developments:

  • In June 2021, Researchers at McGill University developed a hybrid nanoporous membrane that could make osmotic energy generation more efficient. According to the researchers, this development could potentially overcome the challenges of turning nanomaterials into components suitable for real-world applications.
  • In June 2022, Meta Materials Inc. planned to extend its capacity in Thurso, Québec, and fortify its exclusive collection of battery materials by utilizing NPORE nano-composite ceramic separators to augment safety, performance, and cost in electric vehicles. This acquisition allowed Meta to enhance its nanomaterials library and core proficiency to address significant challenges in battery safety and other applications, opening up multi-billion-dollar markets. Additionally, there are several uses for NANOPORE nanoporous membrane technology used by the NPORE separator in various areas, including ultrafiltration and medical metamaterial devices.

Nanoporous Membranes Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021
US$423.455 million
Market Size Value in 2028
US$969.12 million
Growth Rate CAGR of 12.56% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Million
Segments Covered Type, Application, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered SmartMembranes GmbH, inopor, Axeon Water Technologies, Hydranautics, InRedox, SimPore, Fraunhofer IKTS, Synder Filtration, NX Filtration BV, Hunan Keensen Technology Co.
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

    • Organic
    • Inorganic
    • Hybrid
    • Food Processing
    • Water Treatment
    • Biomedical
    • Fuel Cells
    • Others
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East And Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global nanoporous membranes market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 12.56% during the forecast period.
The nanoporous membranes market is expected to reach a market size of US$969.12 million by 2028.
Nanoporous Membranes Market was valued at US$423.455 million in 2021.
The nanoporous membranes market is driven by the increasing demand for nanoporous membranes for water purification as well as driven due to their demand in the medical industry.
North America accounted for a significant share of the global nanoporous membranes market due to the high demand for water treatment solutions in the region.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Organic

5.3. Inorganic

5.4. Hybrid


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Food Processing

6.3. Water Treatment

6.4. Biomedical

6.5. Fuel Cells

6.6. Others


7.1. Introduction 

7.2. North America

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. Germany

7.4.2. France

7.4.3. United Kingdom

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East And Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Israel

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Indonesia

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Taiwan

7.6.8. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. SmartMembranes GmbH 

9.2. inopor 

9.3. Axeon Water Technologies

9.4. Hydranautics 

9.5. InRedox 

9.6. SimPore

9.7. Fraunhofer IKTS

9.8. Synder Filtration 

9.9. NX Filtration BV

9.10. Hunan Keensen Technology Co.

SmartMembranes GmbH


Axeon Water Technologies




Fraunhofer IKTS

Synder Filtration

NX Filtration BV

Hunan Keensen Technology Co.