Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market: Snapshot
With the recent rise in the demand for physical disinfection using ultraviolet (UV) technology, the global market for UV disinfection equipment has witnessed a phenomenal progress since the last few years. The rapid, easy and chemical-free approach of UV disinfection technology and various other benefits it offers in disinfection have fueled the demand for UV disinfection equipment significantly across the world.
Since UV disinfection technology is a cost efficient and easy-to-use physical disinfection method which does not leave disinfection by-products, its popularity is growing by leaps and bounds, reflecting positively on the growth of the worldwide market for UV disinfection equipment. This market, which stood at US$1.62 bn in 2016, is anticipated to witness continued growth over the next few years. Expanding at an impressive CAGR of 17.40% between 2017 and 2025, the opportunity in this market is projected to increase immensely to US$6.73 bn by the end of 2025.
Demand for UV Disinfection Equipment High in Water and Wastewater Treatment
Water and wastewater, air, food and beverages, and surfaces are the main areas, where UV disinfection equipment find a widespread application. The adoption of UV disinfection technology is significantly higher in water and wastewater treatment. Researchers expect this rate to remain high, as people across the world are preferring UV disinfection technology – it does not generate disinfection by-products – over chlorine-based disinfection.
In 2016, the UV disinfection equipment for water treatment led the global market with a share of 56.5%. However, the wastewater segment is anticipated to surpass the water segment over the forecast period, owing to the increasing emphasis on the need to treat wastewater before it is pumped into the environment. The usage of UV disinfection equipment is also expected to increase substantially in the segments of air, food and beverages, and surface over the next few years.
North America to Retain its Dominance
North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the World are the key geographical categories of the worldwide UV disinfection equipment market. In 2016, North America, driven by demand from the U.S., emerged as the leading contributor to the global market for UV disinfection equipment market, accounting for a share of nearly 36.7% in the overall revenue. Researchers expect it to maintain its dominance over the forthcoming years. With a fairly high number of UV disinfection companies, North America and Europe are coming out as mature regional markets for UV disinfection equipment.
Amongst others, the Asia Pacific market for UV disinfection equipment is likely to report a potential growth in its share over the years to come. Most of the countries in Asia Pacific face water scarcity, driving the need to invest in the development of highly efficient infrastructure for water management. The augmenting need to cleanse wastewater and put it to use across various industries is likely to increase investments in effective wastewater treatment technologies in this region over the next few years. India, China, and Japan are at the forefront in using UV disinfection in water and wastewater treatment in Asia Pacific. The adoption of UV disinfection in the Rest of the World, especially in Southern Africa and South America, is slower as compared to the other regions of the world. The scenario is likely to remain same in the near future due to the fluctuating economic conditions in these regions.
Severn Trent Plc, Calgon Carbon Corp., Xylem Inc., Trojan Technologies, Aquionics, Atlantium Technologies Ltd., Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp., First Light Technologies Ltd., Green Water Technologies, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, General Lighting, Advanced UV, Inc., Hydro-Photon, and Enaqua are some of the leading players operating in the global market for UV disinfection equipment.
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:
- Food and Beverages
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World (RoW)