GVR Report cover Emission Monitoring Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Emission Monitoring Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (CEMS, PEMS), By Component (Hardware, Software), By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-068-2
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global emission monitoring systems market size was estimated at USD 3.31 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.74% from 2023 to 2030. The growth can be attributed to advancements in sensor technologies, data analytics, and remote monitoring capabilities that have significantly enhanced the functionality and efficiency of emission monitoring systems. Improved accuracy, reliability, and real-time data availability are driving the adoption of these systems. Emission monitoring systems (EMS) provide real-time data and analytics that enable organizations to identify areas of excessive emissions, energy waste, and process inefficiencies. Companies can enhance their overall operational efficiency and reduce costs by optimizing operations, reducing emissions, and minimizing energy consumption.

U.S. Emission Monitoring Systems Market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

Moreover, the demand for these systems is significantly driven by stringent environmental regulations enforced by governments and regulatory bodies, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), European Union Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), and National Environmental Laws and Regulations in Canada, among others. Industries are compelled by environmental regulatory authorities to implement EMS to track the release of pollutants.

These systems enable companies to measure various air pollutants' concentrations or emission levels. EMS is deployed to monitor and assess multiple environmental pollutants, including Mercury (Hg), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Hydrogen Chloride (HCI), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitrogen dioxide (NOx), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Ammonia (NH3), Methane (CH4), Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6), Hydrogen Fluoride (HF), and Total Organic Carbon (TOC), among others.

An EMS is designed to measure and monitor the release of pollutants and emissions into the environment. It tracks and analyzes the emissions generated by industrial processes, power plants, vehicles, and other sources. These systems ensure compliance with environmental regulations and standards. Through continuous monitoring of emissions, the system provides real-time data on the quantity and composition of released pollutants. This information is crucial for assessing the environmental impact, identifying sources of pollution, and implementing measures to mitigate and control emissions.

Various industries are subject to specific emission standards and guidelines they must adhere to. Sectors such as power generation, oil and gas, chemical manufacturing, and transportation have distinct emission requirements tailored to their operations. To meet these industry-specific regulations, companies rely on EMS designed to cater to their unique needs. The demand for these systems continues to grow as businesses strive to fulfill their regulatory obligations and ensure compliance with industry-specific emission standards.

COVID-19 Impact

The global markets experienced a downturn due to mandatory shutdowns and stay-at-home orders implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19. This led to a significant increase in layoffs and a reduction in planned expansions across various industries. In 2020, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimated that approximately 400 million jobs were lost worldwide during the second quarter of 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19. This subsequently impacted the EMS market as well. The pandemic led to widespread disruptions in industrial activities across various sectors due to lockdowns, restrictions, and supply chain disruptions. This resulted in a temporary decline in the demand for EMS systems as industries scaled back or halted their operations, leading to reduced emissions and a lower need for immediate monitoring.

On the other hand, the pandemic drew attention to the importance of air quality and its impact on public health. This heightened awareness of the link between air pollution and respiratory health issues may lead to increased focus and investments in EMS as part of long-term measures to improve air quality and public health. In addition, the growing focus on environmental regulations, climate change mitigation, and sustainable practices may drive the demand for EMS in the long term. As governments and industries continue to prioritize emission reduction targets, investments in these systems will be seen as essential for compliance and responsible business practices.

Type Insights

The CEMS segment led the market and held more than 79.5% share of the global revenue in 2022 and is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 10.3% during the forecast period. Based on type, the EMS market is bifurcated into continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS) and predictive emission monitoring system (PEMS). CEMS provides accurate and real-time data on emissions, enabling industries to monitor and track their pollutant levels continuously.CEMS encompasses a range of activities focused on identifying and reporting pollutant emissions from stationary sources to the atmosphere. Various industries, including coal-fired power plants, biomass power plants, oil-fired power plants, kraft pulp mills, waste incinerators, and cement plants, are required by regulatory authorities to continuously monitor their emissions, implement emission control measures, and provide ongoing documentation of their emissions to local environmental control agencies.

The Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems (PEMS) segment is anticipated to witness a CAGR of 9.3% throughout the forecast period. PEMS are software-based solutions that leverage advanced mathematical or statistical models to provide dependable real-time estimations of pollutant emissions. PEMS offers precise monitoring capabilities, significantly reducing capital investments and ongoing operational expenses associated with maintenance and spare parts. They also minimize disruptions to plant operations. By using PEMS, plant owners and operators gain better cost control and mitigate unforeseen expenses resulting from issues with traditional hardware analyzers. In addition, PEMS typically does not require the installation of additional hardware or equipment, minimizing interference with plant operations. This allows organizations to integrate emission monitoring seamlessly into their existing infrastructure without disruptions, reducing downtime and maximizing operational efficiency.

Component Insights

Based on component, the hardware segment led the market and held more than 56.4% share of the global revenue in 2022. The EMS market is bifurcated into hardware, software, and services. The hardware components work together to enable the continuous monitoring, measurement, and recording of emissions from stationary sources, providing accurate and reliable data for regulatory compliance and environmental management purposes. The hardware components in EMS include sensors, gas analyzers, opacity &, particulate matter monitors, sampling systems, control units, and data acquisition systems, among others. These devices are used to measure and quantify pollutant concentrations in the emissions.

The hardware components of EMS are often housed in protective enclosures or cabinets to safeguard them from environmental factors such as dust, moisture, and temperature variations. EMS often includes communication and networking devices to facilitate data transfer and integration with other systems. These devices can include modems, Ethernet interfaces, or wireless communication modules. They enable remote access to the data, data transmission to central databases, or integration with control systems or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

The services segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth, growing at a CAGR of 9.8% throughout the forecast period. The services segment is further categorized into installation & deployment, training, and support & maintenance. EMS services provide a comprehensive suite of solutions to assist industries in monitoring, managing, and reporting their pollutant emissions. These services provide comprehensive support to organizations in effectively managing their emissions, meeting regulatory obligations, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, and driving continuous improvement in environmental performance.

These services help businesses enhance their sustainability efforts, minimize environmental impact, and maintain a strong reputation for environmental responsibility. In addition, EMS service providers offer assistance in the installation and configuration of emission monitoring hardware and software components. This involves setting up sensors, analyzers, data acquisition systems, and networking devices, ensuring proper calibration and integration with existing systems.

End-use Insights

In terms of end-use, the oil & gas segment led the market and held more than 26.5% share of the global revenue in 2022. Based on the end-use segment, the market is bifurcated into oil & gas, metals & mining, power generation, chemical & fertilizers, pulp & paper, pharmaceuticals, and others. Oil and gas companies utilize EMS to comply with regulations, demonstrate environmental responsibility, reduce costs, and optimize operations. Emission monitoring plays a crucial role in ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and minimizing the environmental impact of operations. Oil and gas companies utilize various technologies and strategies with EMS to achieve this. One primary application of these systems is the measurement and control of greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These systems allow companies to accurately track and quantify their emissions, identifying sources of pollutants and implementing targeted emission reduction measures.

Global Emission Monitoring Systems Market share and size, 2022

The power generation segment is anticipated to grow at a considerable CAGR of 11.1% throughout the forecast period. Power generation facilities, including thermal power plants, rely on these systems to monitor and manage the release of pollutants into the atmosphere. These systems play a vital role in the power generation sector by enabling accurate measurement and control of emissions to ensure regulatory compliance and reduce environmental impact. EMS is used in power generation to track and quantify emissions of various pollutants, such as sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and carbon dioxide (CO2). These systems provide real-time data on pollutant levels, enabling power plants to assess their environmental performance and implement appropriate mitigation measures.

Regional Insights

North America led the overall market in 2022, with a share of 31.6% in terms of revenue. The growth is driven by a robust and dynamic economy, that is remarkable for its thriving industries such as manufacturing, technology, finance, and healthcare. The region's economic growth fuels demand for a wide range of products and services, fostering market expansion and driving innovation. Moreover, the region benefits from a thriving ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation.

Emission Monitoring Systems Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Moreover, government regulations and policies play a significant role in shaping the North American market. Regulatory frameworks prioritizing fair competition, consumer protection, and environmental sustainability create a favorable business environment. In addition, sector-specific regulations in energy, healthcare, and finance profoundly impact market dynamics and drive the demand for solutions that comply with these regulations. Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, National Ambient Air Quality Standards, and National Pollutant Release Inventory are a few environmental regulations in the region.

The Asia Pacific region is expected to grow notably with the fastest CAGR of 12.5% during the forecast period. The Asia Pacific region is home to some of the fastest-growing economies globally, including China, India, Japan, and Southeast Asian countries. The region's expanding middle class, rising disposable incomes, and urbanization contribute to increased consumer spending, driving demand for various goods and services. Urbanization is rapidly transforming cities across the region, leading to increased infrastructure development and demand for construction-related products and services.

The growth of smart cities, transportation networks, and sustainable infrastructure projects presents opportunities in sectors such as construction, real estate, and engineering, leading to increased adoption of EMS. Growing concerns about environmental sustainability and climate change have raised the focus on eco-friendly practices and renewable energy sources. The Asia Pacific region is investing in clean energy technologies, sustainable infrastructure, and green initiatives, driving market opportunities in renewable energy, energy-efficient solutions, and environmental services.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The EMS market is highly competitive. Major players are investing in Research & Development (R&D) to drive innovation. These major players are adopting various development strategies such as product launches, mergers & acquisitions, and others to expand their presence and market share. Along with key strategies, these players are introducing new features to improve the customer experience. Moreover, governments worldwide are also introducing EMS essential for comprehending the primary air pollutants.

For instance, in April 2023, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the U.S. introduced a state-of-the-art device called Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO). This device aims to monitor air pollution in North America with unparalleled accuracy. This groundbreaking solution for air quality monitoring has the potential to unveil disparities in pollution exposure. Some prominent players in the global emission monitoring systems market include:

  • ABB Ltd.

  • Ametek, Inc.

  • Emerson Electric Company

  • General Electric Company

  • Enviro Technology Services Plc.

  • Horiba Ltd.

  • Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.

  • Siemens AG

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Emission Monitoring Systems Market Report Scope



Market size value in 2023

USD 3.51 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 6.71 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 9.7% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historic year

2017 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Type, component, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; India; China; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Mexico; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA); UAE; South Africa

Key companies profiled

ABB Ltd.; Ametek, Inc.; Emerson Electric Company; General Electric Company; Enviro Technology Services Plc.; Horiba Ltd.; Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.; Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Siemens AG; Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

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Global Emission Monitoring Systems Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, as well as at country levels and offers qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market trends for each of the segment and sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global emission monitoring systems market report based on type, component, end-use, and region:

Global Emission Monitoring Systems Market Report Segmentation

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS)

    • Predictive Emission Monitoring System (PEMS)

  • Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Hardware

    • Software

    • Services

      • Installation & Deployment

      • Training

      • Support & Maintenance

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Oil & Gas

    • Metals & Mining

    • Power Generation

    • Chemical & Fertilizer

    • Pulp & Paper

    • Pharmaceutical

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • India

      • China

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

      • UAE

      • South Africa

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