UV disinfection system is used to disinfectant the water by eliminating microbial contamination. The UV light of wavelength 253.7 nanometers is used to disinfect the bacteria, algae, molds, and other microorganisms. UV light directly destroy the DNA of the bacteria which stops the multiplication of pathogens and leads to the death of the bacteria. This technology can be used to disinfect the drinking water and surface. In food, &beverage industry UV lights help to achieve high-quality water that meets the standard of FDA. In pharmaceutical industry this technology helps to obtain chemical-free water such as ozone, chlorine, and pathogen. Moreover, in cosmetic industry it can be used to obtain free of microorganism and other toxins and enhance the shelf-life of the cosmetic products.
The global UV disinfection equipment market is estimated to account for slightly less than US$ 2.1 billion in terms of value in the year 2018 and it predicted to grow at a CAGR of 18% during the forecast period (2019-2027).
Rising cases of infections caused by infected water supply such as malaria and typhoid around the globe are projected to propel the market growth of ultra-violet (UV) disinfection equipment. According to the World Health Organization, in 2018, there were an estimated 228 a million cases of malaria worldwide and the estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 405 000 in 2018. Moreover, the WHO African The region held a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2018, the region was home to 93% of malaria cases and 94% of malaria deaths.
Rising adoption of LEDs to disinfectant the water is expected to offer potential growth opportunities to the market growth of ultra-violet (UV) disinfection equipment. LEDs lamp does not contain mercury which makes them ideal for disinfecting water and reduce the risk of contaminating the water. Moreover, UV LEDs also lower the rate of energy consumption compared to conventional mercury lamp which is further expected to propel the market growth of ultra-violet (UV) disinfection.
The high cost of installation of the UV disinfection system is restricting the adoption of this system and this factor is expected to hinder the market growth of ultra-violet (UV) disinfection equipment. Moreover, the manufacturers are facing challenges in term of designing the application-specific disinfectant equipment which is further expected to hamper the market growth of ultra-violet (UV) disinfection equipment over the forecast period.
On the basis of application, water segment has dominated the global UV disinfection equipment market in 2018 with a 54% of market share in terms of value, followed by wastewater and air.
Growing demand for air and surface UV disinfectant equipment from the healthcare industry is a major trend that is expected to accelerate the market growth of ultra-violet (UV) disinfection equipment. For instance, in September 2016, Fresh-Aire UV, a manufacturer of UV, gas-phase carbon media air filtration and PCO air purification products, has introduced the Environmental Surface Disinfection System (ESDS), a stationary ceiling-mounted ultraviolet (UV) light system for irradiating pathogenic organisms on high-touch surfaces. The ESDS is a No-Touch-Disinfection (NTD), a fully-customizable system designed for healthcare rooms and spaces requiring surface disinfection.
Increasing adoption of growth strategies by major players for strengthening their footholds on a regional and global level is expected to propel the market growth of UV disinfectant equipment equipment. For instance, in September 2019, AquiSense Technologies, the global leader in UV-C LED water disinfection technology, announced a partnership with SUEZ to provide SUEZ with AquiSense’s patented ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UV-C LED) Water Treatment Technology for water disinfection directly at the point of use in critical laboratory applications.
Key players operating in global UV disinfection equipment market are 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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