The liquid chromatography market was $944 million in 2004 and will rise to more than $1.1 billion in the year 2006. This market has been showing exceptional growth due to its ability to separate large molecules before major analysis. This market is expected to reach $2.1 billion by 2011, an AAGR of 13.0%. Membrane filtration is $538 million in year 2006 with an AAGR of 10.8% and is predicted to grow to $898 million in year 2011. Though the capital costs involved in membrane filtration are higher than chemical treatments, the system increases energy and utilizes less company space as compared to chemical processes. This enables companies to reduce costs by upwards of 65%.
|Separation systems market, 2006-2011|
|Source: BCC Research|