Biofilter Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Biological Aerated Biofilter System, Fixed Films), By Filter Media, By Application, By End-user, By Region- Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Regional Outlook and Forecasts, 2023-2032

The global biofilter market size was exhibited at USD 2.98 billion in 2022 and is projected to hit around USD 7.15 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 9.15% during the forecast period 2023 to 2032.

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Key Pointers:

  • By type, the biological aerated biofilter system segment accounted for the largest share in 2022. These remain popular due to the numerous advantages such as compact process, lack of need for secondary settlers, and quick recovery after a problem
  • By filter media, the ceramic rings segment held a large share in 2022. Ceramic rings are gaining popularity as a low-cost and efficient bio medium. These are ideal in setting such as aquariums due to high biocompatibility, and extensive application
  • By application, the VOC treatment segment held a large share in 2022. This is attributed to the increasing air pollution and associated infections
  • By end-user, aquaculture held a large share in 2022. The growing demand for land-based aquariums & fisheries is expected to make a notable contribution to the revenue growth
  • North America held the largest share in 2022. The U.S. is one of the major markets for biofilters due to rigorous water quality regulations and rising environmental consciousness among industry sectors such as food processing, pharma, and others
  • The Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period. India is a major market for bio-filtration products due to rigorous water quality requirements, high pollution levels and rising prevalence of waterborne diseases

Biofilter Market Report Scope

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 3.25 Billion
Market Size by 2032 USD 7.15 Billion
Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 9.15%
Base year 2022
Forecast period 2023 to 2032
Segments covered Type, Filter media, Application, End-user
Regional scope North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central and South America; the Middle East and Africa
Key companies profiled Aquael, Aquaneering, Inc.; AZOO BIO CORPORATION; EHEIM GmBh & Co. KG; Pentair Aquatic Eco-systems, Inc; Aqua Design Amano Co.,Ltd.; Veolia Water Technologies; Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc.; Waterlife Research Ind. Ltd


The market is primarily driven by rising water pollution and the global spread of waterborne diseases. According to CDC, in the U.S., waterborne pathogens are estimated to cause 7.9 million diseases, 118,000 hospitalizations, and 6,630 deaths each year. This has significantly increased the need to manage wastewater in order for it to be used for a variety of purposes. Furthermore, rising fish consumption also benefits biofilter manufacturers in aquaculture & fisheries and further boosts market growth.

The increased demand for aquarium fish is projected to drive continued growth for biofilters in the future years. To meet rising demand, several companies concentrate their efforts on product innovation & technological advancements. For instance, in April 2021, CerMedia LLC introduces the MarinePure biofilter media, which achieves this balance by offering a large surface area for the good bacteria that will decompose these pollutants. Furthermore, associated benefits connected with biofilters such as affordability, ecological sustainability, and widespread accessibility in various designs & sizes, and others, are likely to boost biofiltration industry expansion during the projection period.

Biofilters is also used to treat domestic wastewater. This is expected to drive the biofiltration industry forward. To make it safe for drinking, biofilteration technology can efficiently remove microbiological pollutants and organic and inorganic hazardous substances. The increased need for wastewater treatment technologies in emerging nations is likely to drive the global biofilteration industry over the coming years. For instance, in February 2021, the industrial Services of Geneva (SIG) extended the contract for biological treatment using biofiltration at the Aïre wastewater treatment plant in Geneva. The contract is one of the initial steps in the "Aïre 2+" initiative, which intends to develop the facility into an all-encompassing environmental tool.

The need for biofilters to prevent a wide range of infections has increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The development of biofilter applications enables the expansion of new approaches for the prevention and detection of waterborne diseases & other viral infections. However, the imposition of lockdowns impeded the biofiltration industry’s growth for a few years.

Furthermore, there has been a distinguishable trend toward association in recent years, with players trying to form strategic associations to support the industry’s growth. For instance, in July 2022, the US department of agriculture awarded a $300,000 grant to a researcher in Penn State's college of agricultural sciences. The grant is aimed at reducing methane from enteric emissions generated in livestock facilities with the help of biofiltration. Such emissions arising at meat production facilities remain a major concern for the environment. Hence, environmental concerns, sustainability initiatives, and subsequent research and development continue to propel the industry’s growth.

Biofilter Market Segmentation

By Type By Filter Media By Application By End-user
  • Biological Aerated Biofilter System
  • Denitrification Biofilter Systems
  • Activated Carbon Biofilters
  • Fixed Films
  • Fluidized Bed Filter
  • Ceramic Rings
  • Bio Balls
  • Moving Bed Filter Media
  • Others
  • VOC Treatment
  • Nitrification
  • Denitrification
  • Odor Abatement
  • Others
  • Storm Water Management
  • Water & Wastewater Collection
  • Chemical Processing
  • Food & Beverage
  • Aquaculture
  • Biopharma Industry
  • Others

Frequently Asked Questions

The global biofilter market size was exhibited at USD 2.98 billion in 2022 and is projected to hit around USD 7.15 billion by 2032

The global biofilter market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.15% from 2023 to 2032

North America dominated the biofiltration market with a share of 41.15% in 2022. This is attributable to rising biofilter awareness coupled with rising environmental consciousness among industry sectors including such food processing, pharma, and others.

Some key players operating in the biofilter market include Aquael, Aquaneering, Inc., EHEIM GmBh & Co. KG, Pentair Aquatic Eco-systems, Inc, Aqua Design Amano Co.,Ltd., Veolia Water Technologies, Aqua Design Amano Co.,Ltd., Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc., and others.

The biofiltration market is primarily driven by rising water pollution and the global spread of waterborne diseases. Furthermore, rising fish consumption also benefits biofilter manufacturers in aquaculture & fisheries and further boost the biofiltration market growth.

Report Detail

  • Report Code:7888
  • No. of Pages:150+
  • Format:PDF/PPT/Excel

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