The Dawn of Membrane Forward Osmosis: A Tiny Industry Targeting Multibillion-Dollar Markets

March 30, 2016 | State of the Market Report

Recent investments in forward osmosis (FO) have helped technology providers gradually bring this innovative technology to market. The first FO deployments failed to gain traction in crowded markets like seawater desalination and frac water treatment, but advances in membrane design and strong draw solutions have created an opportunity for FO in difficult-to treat wastewater and high-value industrial markets.

Coverage Area

  • Owning the Energy Transition

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
  • Analysis
  • Potential addressable markets for FO in 2025
  • Outlook

Lead Analyst



Brent Giles, Ph.D.