The global Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment market size was estimated at USD 1.70 billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 23.6% over the forecast period. Easy installation and low environmental impacts associated with the UV disinfection system as compared to conventional chemical disinfection methods are expected to drive demand.
Commercially the equipment is available with various specifications such as varying sizes and capacities depending upon its application in drinking water, wastewater, and process water treatment. High R&D investments by the manufacturers to increase its performance for large volume applications such as municipal drinking water and industrial process water treatment is expected to drive demand.
Majority of the equipment manufacturing companies hail from the U.S., which include Xylem Inc., Calgon Carbon Corporation, Aquionics Inc. and Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation. Early adoption coupled with supporting government policies for water and wastewater treatment has accelerated the technology growth in the country.
Rapid industrialization in developing countries including India and China has resulted in air and water pollution, which in turn affected the rain falls and purity of natural water resources. Increasing demand for clean and safe drinking water owing to rising population and declining freshwater resources is expected to have a positive impact on UV disinfection equipment market.
Presence of low-cost alternative disinfection techniques including chemical, ultrasonic treatment, and ozonation is expected to hamper growth. However, UV disinfection equipment is environment-friendly, more effective and non-corrosive which is expected to offer it a distinctive competitive advantage over its counterparts.
The demand for the equipment in wastewater treatment was valued at 442.2 million in 2016. The rapid growth of chemical, textile and oil & gas industries in emerging economies have resulted in the generation of large quantities of wastewater. Increasing investments in wastewater treatment recycling by various private and public bodies across the globe are expected to drive growth.
Air treatment is becoming an essential aspect of urbanized countries owing to rising consumer attention towards health and safety. Increasing R&D to control various airborne diseases including swine flu and Ebola is expected to open new opportunities for the product over the projected period.
North America was largest market for the technology, accounting for 40.5% of global revenue in 2016. Extensive use of the technology in food and beverage, and water & wastewater treatment industry is expected help North America to maintain its leadership over the projected period. In addition, the U.S. EPA also favors the use of these equipment, which led to early commercialization of the market.
Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25.3% over the projected period. Rapid population growth in China and India coupled with declining freshwater resources owing to unusual rainfalls has resulted in shortage of potable water, which is expected augment industry growth in water and wastewater treatment.
The leading companies in the global UV disinfection equipment market are in quest of growth opportunities for advancement in the market as well as to enhance their industry share. The key players in the industry include Severn Trent Services, Xylem Inc., Trojan Technologies, and Calgon Carbon Corporation.
The leading players are adopting acquisition, partnership and new product launch as key strategies to in order to attain market penetration. For instance, in October 2014, Trojan Technologies launched a new UV system called TrojanUVTelos. The system offers various advantages including low lamp cost, low energy, and easy maintenance.
This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis on latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2012 to 2022. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global UV disinfection equipment market report on the basis of application, and region:
Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)
Municipal water treatment
Residential water treatment
Commercial water treatment
Waste water treatment
Residential & commercial
Process water treatment
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)
Rest of the world
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The ongoing pandemic and consequent protocols that have been purposed to address public health and safety concerns have led to a rise in demand for disinfectant chemicals. Companies across the globe are ramping up their production to facilitate the sudden spike in demand from healthcare organizations, food retail, municipal departments and households alike. The report will account for Covid19 as a key market contributor.