The growing use of membrane filtration has offered an effective treatment solution in areas with poor water quality, fast-growing populations and increased demand for safe drinking water.
The interest in membrane technology is not only driven by its ability to deliver high-quality drinking water to consumers regardless of the source, but also by the dramatic cost reduction of this type of technology.
In recent years, membrane technology that guarantees the consistent removal of all particles, from viruses to harmful pathogens such as Cryptosporidium, has become available at competitive prices. This, along with end-users’ continued awareness of the benefits of membrane technology at every market level, ensures the scope of the membrane market will continue to expand.
According to a recent McIlvaine report, worldwide revenue of cross-flow membrane systems is expected to reach more than $10 billion in 2010. Half of that total will be for reverse osmosis systems, and the other half will be split between ultrafiltration and microfiltration.
Last year, many of you had a chance to read the first issue of Membrane Filtration. In response to the increasing interest in membrane technology, the editorial staff of Water Quality Products is pleased to bring you the 2006-2007 edition of Membrane Filtration—A Guide to Current Technologies and Applications.
In a continued effort to provide you with the most current membrane water treatment options, within the pages of Membrane Filtration, you will find a variety of technical articles, special focus articles, case studies and new product information.
Additionally, be sure to visit our Membrane Filtration Zone, an online informational zone covering the latest in small system membrane technologies, available at www.wqpmag.com . We trust that these comprehensive sources will offer you all the necessary membrane information to help you get ahead in this competitive water treatment market.