Global UV Disinfectant Equipment Market: Overview

The global market for ultra violet disinfectant is expected to witness a steady rise in the coming years. This market is being fueled by the increasing awareness about the benefits of UV disinfection. This process is chemical-free and relatively easy, which is has garnered attention wide range of end users. However, the key growth driver for the uptake of UV disinfection equipment remains the increasing need to provide clean drinking water in cities as well as rural areas. Thus, the unfortunate rise in water pollution and deteriorating quality of water is expected to create a huge demand for UV disinfection equipment in many water treatment processes. 

Transparency Market Research states that the global UV disinfection equipment market was valued at US$1.62 bn in 2016 and is expected to be worth US$6.73 bn by the end of 2025. During the forecast years of 2017 and 2025, the global market for UV disinfection equipment market is expected to register a CAGR of 17.40%. The significant rise will be attributable to the process of disinfection used by UV disinfection technology that leaves behind no disinfection by-products. Furthermore, the cost-effective nature of this technology to ensure end-to-end cleaning is also winning the market for UV disinfection equipment tremendous popularity. 

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Need for Safer and Cleaner Water Ups Demand for UV Disinfection Equipment

Rapid industrialization and unstoppable urbanization have collectively resulted in a need for better quality of water. This has definitely increased the uptake of UV disinfection equipment for treating wastewater. UV disinfection method for wastewater is slowly replacing chlorine-based disinfection methods. Thus, the demand for cleaner and safer water is expected to create many lucrative opportunities for UV disinfection technology, thereby propping up the demand for its equipment. 

As an obvious result of the aforementioned trends, the UV disinfection equipment will find extensively application in the water segment during the forecast period. As of 2016, the water treatment segment held a share of 56.5% in the global UV disinfection equipment market. In the coming years, the wastewater treatment segment will outdo the water segment as manufacturing units are facing flak for not treating wastewater before letting it out in the environment. The non-corrosive and cost-effective nature of UV disinfection is expected to bode well for the market in the near future. 

Asia Pacific to Show Progress as Emerging Economies Strive to Improve Water Supply

Geographically, the global UV disinfection equipment market is segmented into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. Out of these, the North America UV disinfection equipment market is expected lead the global market in the coming years as the U.S. accounted for nearly 36.7% of the total revenue. Strong presence of disinfecting companies that are open to trying better and cleaner technologies are expected to propel North America’s presence in the overall market in the coming years. Meanwhile, Asia Pacific is also expected to show phenomenal growth in the global UV disinfection equipment market as emerging economies such as India and China are facing water problems. Growing population, increasing pollution, and demand for safer water supply in the face of scarcity of water are projected to drive the demand for UV disinfection equipment across Asia Pacific. 

Some of the leading players operating in the global UV disinfection equipment market are Severn Trent Plc, Calgon Carbon Corp., Trojan Technologies, Xylem Inc., Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp., First Light Technologies Ltd., Aquionics, Atlantium Technologies Ltd., Green Water Technologies, General Lighting, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, Advanced UV, Inc., Enaqua, and Hydro-Photon.

Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market: Overview

UV disinfection is physical disinfection method. There has been a substantial increase in the adoption of UV disinfection technology to carry out disinfection. The adoption of physical disinfection methods has grown on account of their chemical free approach of disinfection. The disinfection technology using UV radiations finds its application in disinfection of water, wastewater, air, food and beverages, and surfaces.

The demand for UV disinfection equipment is highest in the water and wastewater treatment industry. Water scarcity issues across the globe have made it essential to develop effective and efficient techniques to reuse water. In order to meet the ever increasing demand for water, municipalities have started to adopt efficient water management model. There has been a substantial increase in the investments made in developing effective water and wastewater treatment technologies. Water and wastewater treatment using chemical disinfectants, results in disinfection by-products which can be harmful to human and aquatic life. On the contrary, disinfection of water and wastewater using UV technology does not leave any residue after disinfection.

Apart from applications across water and wastewater treatment industry, UV disinfection technology is used widely in industries such are healthcare, pharmaceutical, life sciences, and food and beverages. Risks related to Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) are major factors driving adoption of the UV disinfection technology in the healthcare industry. UV disinfection plays a vital role in maintaining a non-infectious environment in hospital premises and helps minimize transmission of life threatening diseases. Along with sterilization and sanitation purpose, UV disinfection is also used in Healthcare for disinfection/purification of air and surfaces. Air and surface disinfection using UV has potential to be quickly adopted across other applications as well. In the food and beverages industry UV disinfection technology is used to disinfect stored, processed, and packaged food. In the industrial sector, the UV disinfection technology is used mostly to undertake disinfection of air and surfaces.

Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market: Segmentation

This research report provides an in-depth analysis of the global UV disinfection equipment market based on application and geography. The global UV disinfection equipment market is categorized based on application as water, wastewater, air, food and beverages, and surface. The report analyzes each of these segments for the various geographies considered under the scope of the study. The report provides market revenue estimates and forecast for its application segment across the regions of North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW).

The report provides country level revenue for the UV disinfection equipment market. The U.S., France, Germany, Japan, and China are the countries for which country level market estimates have been are provided in the report.

The report includes analysis of the factors that drive and restrain the growth of the UV disinfection equipment market. It discusses the prevailing market trends and prospective growth opportunities in the global UV disinfection equipment market. The report offers an overview of the UV disinfection equipment market across its fields of application. The report also throws light on the value share analysis and market attractiveness of the application and region segments. The report profiles the players in the UV disinfection equipment market by providing information regarding their company description, business overview, SWOT analysis, financials, and strategic overview.

Companies Mentioned in the Report

Also provided in the report is the competitive landscape of the major players in the UV disinfection equipment market. The players profiled in the report include Severn Trent Plc, Calgon Carbon, Corporation, Xylem Inc, Trojan Technologies, General Lighting, Aquionics, Atlantium Technologies Ltd., Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation, First Light Technologies Ltd., Green Water Technologies, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, Advanced UV, Inc., Hydro-Photon, makers of SteriPEN, and Enaqua.

The global UV disinfection equipment market is segmented into:

By Application

  • Water
  • Wastewater
  • Air
  • Food and Beverages
  • Surface

By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
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