DALLAS, December 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the report " Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market By Types [Hollow Fiber, Flat Sheet, Multi Tubular], Configuration [Internal (Submerged/Immersed) & External (Sidestream)] & Applications [Municipal & Industrial Wastewater Treatment]-Trends & Forecasts To 2017" published by MarketsandMarkets ( http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), MBR market was worth an estimated $746 million in 2011. This value is expected to increase at a CAGR of 14.6% during the period from 2012-2017. APAC leads the global MBR market with share of 38.7% followed by Europe and North America in terms of revenue in the year 2011. Browse 150+ market data tables/figures spread through 254 pages and in-depth TOC on"Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market By Types [Hollow Fiber, Flat Sheet, Multi Tubular], Configuration [Internal (Submerged/Immersed) & External (Sidestream)] & Applications [Municipal & Industrial Wastewater Treatment]-Trends & Forecasts To 2017".http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/membrane-bioreactor-market-484.htmlEarly buyers will receive 10% customization on reports. The report defines and segments the global MBR market with analysis and forecasting of the global volume and revenue for MBRs. It also identifies driving and restraining factors for the global MBR market with analysis of trends, opportunities, winning imperatives, burning issues, and challenges. The market is segmented and revenues are forecasted on the basis of major regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (ROW). The key countries are covered and forecasted for each region. Further, market is segmented and revenues are forecasted on the basis of applications, types, and configurations of MBRs. The global membrane bioreactor systems market is growing due to its ability to meet stringent effluent criteria along with its compact size and less operational cost as compare to other systems and equipments which are use for wastewater treatment. According to WHO, about one fifth of the world's population resides in areas where water is physically scarce, while one fourth face scarcities due to lack of infrastructure to transport water. Governments and industries have realized the importance of wastewater treatment, as a necessity and also as means to improve the bottom line. Stringent legislations for the implementation of the treatment facilities, combined with the space and operational advantages that MBRs provide, are expected to be key drivers of the market going forward. The sophistication and high capital costs associated with the system could however prove to be key obstacles.