Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market was valued at US$ 3.6 Bn in 2022, and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 16.4% over the forecast period (2023-2030) and is expected to reach US$ 12.1 Bn by 2030. Ultra-violet (UV) disinfection is a highly effective way of eradicating microbial contamination in water. In this process microbes are exposed to UV-C light in order to disinfect the water and are widely used across a range of application such as purification of water, disinfecting water supply, and industrial wastewater treatment. It is the most safer and cost-effective way of disinfecting the water for industrial applications. UV technology destroys the DNA of microorganism, which cause the death of bacteria, which ultimately stop the growth of the bacteria as DNA plays very important in the growth and multiplication of bacteria. Moreover, this technology is also used to disinfectant surface and removal of TOC.
Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market - Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Due to COVID-19, the demand for UV disinfection equipment and their components has increased as it is effective in inactivating the coronavirus. Also, UVC radiations provide physical disinfection and do not have residual effects such as chemical disinfection. Various players have ramped up production of UV disinfection equipment and associated components to cater to the increasing demand from municipal, residential, industrial, and commercial end users. Companies in the UV disinfection equipment market developed devices that sanitized various items such as wallets, smartphones, and others through UV light. These aspects fueled the growth prospects of the UV disinfection equipment market. As a result, the pandemic had a positive effect on market growth.
Figure 1. Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market, By Application, in 2022
Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market: Growth Drivers
Increasing implementation of regulations for disinfection of water by government
Increasing implementation of regulations for disinfection of water by the government is expected to foster the market growth of ultra-violet (UV) disinfection equipment. Moreover, China is focusing on replacing traditional methods and instruments for wastewater treatment with advanced and new technologies such as UV disinfection. Additionally, other regions such as the U.S. and European are also adopting UV disinfection technique for wastewater treatment, which is further propelling the market growth of ultra-violet (UV) disinfection equipment. For instance, according to data published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in 2022, the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR) reduces drinking water exposure to disinfection byproducts. The rule applies to community water systems and non-transient non-community systems, including those serving fewer than 10,000 people that add a disinfectant to the drinking water during any part of the treatment process.
Growing population rate around the globe
Growing population rate around the globe is demanding clean and high-quality water is projected to foster the market growth of ultra-violet (UV) disinfection. As per the United Nations, the world population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030. As a result of which, the public demand for water is expected to rise significantly by 2030. Hence, the rising population base rate around the globe will favor the market growth of ultra-violet (UV) disinfection equipment.
UV Disinfection Equipment Market Report Coverage
|Base Year:||2022||Market Size in 2022:||US$ 3.6 Bn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2021||Forecast Period:||2023 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR:||16.4%||2030 Value Projection:||US$ 12.1 Bn|
Key players operating in the global UV disinfection equipment market includes Severn Trent Plc, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Xylem Inc., Trojan Technologies, General Lighting, Aquionics, Atlantium Technologies Ltd., Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation, FirstLight Technologies Ltd., Green Water Technologies, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, Advanced UV, Inc., Hydro, Photon, makers of SteriPEN, and Enaqua.
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Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market: Market Restraints
Availability of alternative for UV disinfection
Availability of alternative option that is cost-effective such as ultrasonic treatment, chemical, and ozonation is expected to restrict the market growth of ultra-violet (UV) disinfection. Additionally, high maintenance and operational cost of ultra-violet (UV) disinfection is also expected to hinder the market growth of ultra-violet (UV) equipment over the forecast period.
Despite the fact that it has so many benefits there are few challenges are also associated with these technologies. UV light disinfection system requires to need electricity to operate, which them not suitable for emergency needs if electricity is not available, especially in an underdeveloped or developing region. This factor is projected to restrict the market growth of ultra-violet (UV) disinfection equipment over the forecast period.
Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market: Market Segmentation
On the basis of application, in 2022, the water segment has accounted the largest market share of 54% in terms of value, followed by the wastewater and air. 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 by 2030.
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.
Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market: Regional Analysis
On basis of the region, North America region dominated the global UV disinfection equipment market in 2022, accounting for 37% share in terms of volume, followed by Asia Pacific and Europe respectively. 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.
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.
Due to the rising demand from numerous end-use industries in the region, North America dominant the largest position in the market for UV disinfection equipment.
Figure 2. Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market, By Region, 2022
Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market: Recent Developments
Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market: Key Companies
Key players operating in the global UV disinfection equipment market includes Severn Trent Plc, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Xylem Inc., Trojan Technologies, General Lighting, Aquionics, Atlantium Technologies Ltd., Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation, FirstLight Technologies Ltd., Green Water Technologies, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, Advanced UV, Inc., Hydro, Photon, makers of SteriPEN, and Enaqua
*Definition: An Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system transfers electromagnetic energy from a mercury arc lamp to an organism's genetic material (DNA and RNA). When UV radiation penetrates the cell wall of an organism, it destroys the cell's ability to reproduce. UV disinfection system is used to disinfectant the water by eliminating microbial contamination. The UV disinfection is widely used in water purification, air, food & beverages and wastewater treatment among others. Moreover, it is a cost-effective way of disinfecting the water for industrial applications.
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