GVR Report cover Ultraviolet Disinfection Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Ultraviolet Disinfection Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Component Type ( UV lamps, Ballasts/Controller Units), By Application, By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-660-8
  • Number of Pages: 152
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Report Overview

The global ultraviolet disinfection equipment market size was estimated at USD 3,629.3 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% from 2023 to 2030. The rising demand for ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment in healthcare organizations is likely to boost industry growth. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the supply of this equipment and its components since manufacturers are unable to satisfy the increasing demand and have reached their maximum production capacity. These firms should expand their manufacturing facilities to address the increasing demand from end-users, which is not possible in a short period.

U.S. ultraviolet disinfection equipment market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

UV air purification is an established technique, and several organizations such as WHO and CDC have repeatedly promoted its usage in labs, hospitals, operating rooms, and colleges. Furthermore, UV air purifiers are advised to enhance the air quality in both the residential and commercial sectors by removing particulate matter and dust, which is thought to reduce coronavirus transmission.

With the rise of COVID cases, several hospitals have begun implementing UV systems to disinfect high-risk indoor settings, which is projected to increase product demand in the coming years. UV disinfection systems have a lower environmental effect than sodium hypochlorite and chlorine gas since UV is largely controlled by the composition of the electrical grid.

UV disinfection systems have been acknowledged by public health agencies as an effective technique for treating drinking water, reclaimed water, and wastewater. This has prompted nations throughout the world to implement these systems since they are safe and do not require the use of toxic chemicals to conserve water resources and meet sustainability goals.

Component Type Insights

The UV lamps segment led the market in 2022 with a revenue share of 36.9%. Various UV lamps, such as low-pressure bulbs, are generally used in applications with low flow rates and longer exposure durations, whereas amalgam lamps are employed in commercial-type applications because they can effectively remove microbial contamination. As a result, increased demand for UV lamps is likely to fuel industry expansion.

Quartz sleeve fouling is typically caused by the accumulation of magnesium, algae, and calcium ions, as well as an iron layer, developed owing to poor equipment maintenance. According to the US EPA wastewater technology fact sheet, quartz sleeves are anticipated to last up to 8 years and are typically replaced after five years, thus propelling the product demand.

Reactor chambers are estimated to witness a steady CAGR of 6.4% from 2023 to 2030. Reactor chambers provide high flow capacity despite their smaller dimensions, are easy to install, and have head losses lower than 0.5 meters. These features are likely to drive the growth of the industry.

Electronic ballasts are built from a variety of electronic components that work together to generate a power supply. These ballasts may send up to 50,000 pulses per second of electrical current. When compared to magnetic ballasts, electronic ballasts are efficient, lightweight, and smaller in size, which is expected to boost demand for UV disinfection equipment.

Application Insights

The water and wastewater segment led the market and accounted for 48.1% of the global revenue share in 2022. Rapid industrialization in developing economies has resulted in rising water pollution along with the increase in demand for clean and safe drinking water owing to the increasing population, which is expected to propel the product demand.

Most of the educational facilities are in areas of high population density, and the air can be polluted by a wide range of contaminants in both indoor and outdoor spaces. As a result, a wide range of schools and educational institutions have started utilizing air purifiers, such as UV disinfection systems, to curb the spread of coronavirus and reduce indoor air pollution.

Since the onset of COVID-19, countries have witnessed an increased demand for processed fruits and vegetables, wherein consumers are visiting retail stores for stockpiling these products. The risk of exposure to respiratory pathogens in a closed environment is higher than in an open environment, hence more and more retail store owners are using UV air disinfection systems.

Poor indoor air quality leads to several health problems, such as allergies and asthma, which affect both breathing and the overall well-being of humans. UV air purifiers are specially designed to use UV-C light to inactivate microorganisms and airborne pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, and molds.

End-Use Insights

The municipal segment led the global UV disinfection equipment market in 2022 with a revenue share of 41.2% on account of the increased penetration of the technology in water & wastewater treatment plants in developed countries. Municipal wastewater treatment plants have started adopting UV disinfection treatment solutions over conventional technologies as it is cost-effective, safe, and eco-friendly.

Global ultraviolet disinfection equipment market share and size, 2022

Increasing consumer awareness regarding air pollution, coupled with the rising prevalence of airborne diseases, has forced manufacturers to invest in green technologies to curb pollution levels across the globe. As a result, manufacturers are integrating technologies like filtration, UV disinfection, and photocatalytic purification to eradicate all causes of air pollution.

In recent years, industrial operations and urbanization in emerging nations have resulted in environmental degradation due to untreated or improperly treated industrial wastewater effluents. As a result, all microbes are amenable to chemical-free UV disinfection, thus the need for UV disinfection for industrial wastewater treatment is rising.

UV decontamination tunnels and UV surface disinfection conveyers are becoming more popular as a means of reducing microbial contamination on the surfaces of food items, packaging materials, medical equipment, and medicines. This, in turn, is projected to drive the demand for UV disinfection equipment across industrial end-use applications.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for the largest revenue share of over 32.2% in 2022. The growing investments in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food & beverage, and automotive sectors in the U.S. and Canada are likely to play a significant role in driving demand for wastewater treatment, and hence UV disinfection equipment, during the projection period.

Ultraviolet Disinfection Equipment Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Europe is one of the most polluted regions across the globe on account of the rising industrialization and urbanization. Furthermore, the advancing automobile industry, attractive industrial regulations, and regional economic growth are some of the major factors driving product demand for air purification.

Water and wastewater treatment product demand is expected to expand significantly in China during the forecast period owing to it being an important component of the country's overall municipal and industrial water management. The major priorities for researchers are the optimization of existing recycling technologies and the creation of innovative recycling systems.

Rising pollution levels and the increasing frequency of airborne illnesses in Central & South America have increased consumer awareness, which is raising product demand for air purification. Domestic investments in the water treatment sector are likely to have a favorable influence on the regional market during the projection period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Major manufacturers are increasing their focus on product innovations and technological advancements owing to the rising demand for devices equipped with UV technology amid the COVID-19 outbreak. For instance, GermFalcon is using a UV-C light system that is explicitly designed for airplanes and can disinfect a 30-row aircraft in less than three minutes.

In addition, Puro is supplying UV-C light to New York City transportation services to clean subway cars and buses. Manufacturers are also undertaking other strategies, such as mergers & acquisitions, to strengthen their foothold in the global market. Some prominent participants in the global ultraviolet disinfection equipment market include:

  • Xylem

  • Trojan Technologies

  • Halma PLC

  • Calgon Carbon Corp.

  • Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp.

  • Evoqua Water Technologies LLC

  • Advanced UV, Inc.

  • American Ultraviolet

  • Atlantium Technologies Ltd.

  • Dr. Hönle AG

  • Lumalier Corp.

  • Xenex


  • S.I.T.A. Srl

  • Hitech Ultraviolet Pvt. Ltd

Ultraviolet Disinfection Equipment Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 3,857.3 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 6.17 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.9% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Component type, application, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Argentina; South Africa; UAE

Key companies profiled

Xylem Inc.; Trojan Technologies; Halma PLC; Kuraray Co., Ltd; Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp.; Evoqua Water Technologies LLC; Advanced UV, Inc.; American Ultraviolet; Atlantium Technologies LTD.; Dr. Hönle AG; Lumalier Corp.; Xenex; ENAQUA; S.I.T.A. Srl; Hitech Ultraviolet Pvt. Ltd.

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Global Ultraviolet Disinfection Equipment Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global ultraviolet disinfection equipment market report on the basis of product, end-user, and region:

Global Ultraviolet Disinfection Equipment Market Report Segmentation

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Municipal

    • Residential

    • Commercial

    • Industrial

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Water & Wastewater Treatment

    • Air Treatment

    • Surface Disinfection

  • Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • UV Lamps

    • Ballasts/Controller Units

    • Quartz Sleeves

    • Reactor Chambers

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • U.K.

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • UAE

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